Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau
Meet Your Knightdale Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Leslie Yuan Gazdeck, DDS, MSD
Dr. Leslie Yuan Gazdeck (Dr. Gazdeck) was raised in North Carolina ever since she was 2. She graduated from Enloe High School in Raleigh and already had an inkling she wanted to be an orthodontist after getting her braces in high school...she went to college at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gazdeck is a proud alum of UNC School of Dentistry.
Dr. Gazdeck then completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA treating medically complex patients. It was during that year that she realized how much she loved pediatric dentistry during a rotation and so she decided to further train for an extra 2 years to receive her Masters in Sciences in Dentistry at the University of Washington. She worked in NYC for a year as her husband completed a fellowship and now she's back in North Carolina.
She is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, which means she went through rigorous written and oral examination in order to achieve this status.
Dr. Gazdeck is married to her husband Dr. Robert K. Gazdeck who is a maxillofacial prosthodontist (they met in dental school!) and they have 3 boys, Nate (4.5), Matt (2.5). and Baby Will (6 months old). They attend Summit Church. She loves frequenting the gym and traveling (she's been to all 7 continents)!
Meet The Cultivate Team
My name is Caitie and I am a dental assistant and also help with the administrative tasks for the office. I have worked in dentistry for over 5 years and working with kids is what I enjoy the most about my job. They say the funniest things.
I enjoy spending time with family especially my infant son Waylon, Starbucks and off roading on ATVs.
My name is Allie, and I am a dental assistant at Cultivate Kids Dentistry. I graduated from NC Dental U earlier this year and I decided to pursue a job in the dental field because as a kid I went to the dentist quite often for my own dental needs. I really want our patients to have a positive experience so that they can be great patients in the future. I enjoy spending time outside with my family; as well as staying in and watching a good movie. In my down time you can catch me drawing or journaling my day away.