Meet Dr. Safia Azizi, DMD
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 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 with a degree in chemistry. Dentistry has been a strong interest of hers since middle school, when she underwent orthodontic treatment. She is a member of the American Dental Association and North Carolina Dental Society. In Dr. Chapman’s spare time, she enjoys group fitness classes, salsa dancing & spending time with her husband, Matt.
Andia Cort — Registered Dental Hygienist
I’ve been working as a dedicated Hygienist for close to 15 years. I graduated with honors with a degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Over the years I have acquired a wealth of knowledge in the dental field that I am thankful to be able to share with my patients. I truly enjoy helping people have a healthier and happier smile. Originally from Montana, I moved to North Carolina 24 years ago. When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family including my husband, Chris, and our three sons, Jesse, Christian & Jackson. I also enjoy reading, watching movies, biking, hiking & spending time at the beach.
Ashley Pate RDH — Registered Dental Hygienist
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.
Valarie Fluker — Dental Hygienist
After four years of active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in Jacksonville, NC, I began my dental care journey. I earned my Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Coastal Carolina Community College, where I graduated with honors. Within a year, I joined the Racine Dental Care family. Each day I strive to provide quality dental care and empathy to all my patients. My goal is to educate individuals on how important optimal oral health is to the overall human body. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, DeOndre, who I married while on active duty, & our six-year-old son, Elijah.
Jennifer Bowden CDA II — Certified Dental Assistant
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.
Reyna Ramirez-Diaz — Dental Assistant
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.
Yadira Hernandez — Certified Dental Assistant
I’m proud to be a member of the Racine Dental Care team since I graduated from Cape Fear Community College in 2018. I am very passionate about what I do here at the office, especially when it comes to helping patients receive the best care. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time at the beach, eating out & going to the movies.
I have significant experience & a passion for helping our patients get the most out of their yearly benefits, educating them on their treatment & scheduling them to come in regularly for their dental appointments. I enjoy being a part of this professional dental team that provides exceptional dental care. When I’m not helping our patients, I enjoy spending time with family & friends.