About Us

Meet Dr. Safia Azizi, DMD

Dr. Azizi

Dr. Azizi is a graduate of the Boston University Dental School. She began practicing dentistry over ten years ago in the Wilmington area & is very proud of her state of the art dental office.

She is best known for her gentle nature & connecting with her patients in a way that makes them feel comfortable. She enjoys watching her dental families grow throughout the years & values being a part of that experience. She is committed to staying up to date & furthering her education yearly & has taken courses on cosmetic dentistry, dental implants & periodontal therapy.

Dr. Azizi’s professional credentials include the following memberships: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Wilmington Tri-County Dental Society & North Carolina Dental Society.

A message from Dr. Azizi:

“Skill & compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me & my team. That is just one reason why I value each & every patient relationship.

I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site & find out more about my dental practice & the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.”

Dr. Stephanie Chapman

Dr. Chapman

Dr. Chapman received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from East Carolina University. Prior to dental school, Dr. Chapman attended Appalachian State University where she graduated magna cum laude in chemistry. Dentistry has been a strong interest of hers since middle school whilst undergoing orthodontic treatment. She is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, & Wilmington Tri-County Dental Society. In Dr. Chapman’s spare time she enjoys crafting, group fitness classes, & spending time with her fiancé, Matt.

Jennifer Bowden CDA II—Certified Dental Assistant

Jennifer Bowden

I began my career in dentistry in 2004 when I graduated with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Dental Assisting from Coastal Carolina Community College. Upon graduation I began working with Dr. Azizi as her Dental Assistant. I have always loved every aspect of the dental field & I look forward to meeting & getting to know all of our patients. I currently live in Burgaw with my husband, Trey, & our daughter, Laura Ann. As a family we enjoy all outdoor activities, & photography is my favorite hobby.

 

Ashley Pate RDH—Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashley Pate

I began my career in dentistry as an on-the-job trained dental assistant in 2000. I fell in love with dentistry & completed the Dental Assisting program at Cape Fear Community College. After taking some time off to start a family, I continued my education at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC, graduating with honors with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Upon graduation, I joined the Racine Dental Care family. I am a self-motivated learner who strives to provide the most up-to-date care for my patients. When not at the office, I spend most of my time with my husband, Adam, & our three daughters, Alexis, Alaina & Alivia.

 

Brooke Sutton—Patient Coordinator

Brook Sutton

Hi my name is Brooke, I graduated as a dental assistant from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2001. I have been in the dental field for 15 years & I recently joined Dr. Azizi’s team as a front desk receptionist. It’s great working with doctors & staff that are passionate about what they do & make it a great environment for our patients. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family. I certainly look forward to meeting new patients & enjoying the relationships developed with those who have been here for years.

 

Maggie Phelps—Dental Assistant

Maggie Phelps

I began my career in the dental field in 2015 when I graduated from the Cape Fear Community College dental assisting program. I was lucky enough to start my career at Racine Dental Care alongside Dr. Azizi & it has been a wonderful experience. I learn something new every single day & my passion for the dental field grows. Outside of work I enjoy being with family & spending time on the beach with my bulldog.

 

Reyna Ramirez-Diaz—Dental Assistant

Reyna Ramirez-Diaz

My name is Reyna, I am a certified dental assistant. My family & I moved to the Wilmington area in 2005. I went to Cape Fear Community College for dental assisting & graduated in summer of 2016. I chose this field because I knew I would be able to provide support & encouragement to patients, plus have the opportunity to educate them on the importance of a good oral health. Some of my hobbies are cooking, outdoor activities, learning & traveling.