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 2 boys, Nate (3) and Matt (1). As you can tell by the photo below, the boys are complete opposites! :) They attend Summit Church. She loves frequenting the gym and traveling (she's been to all 7 continents)!
Meet The Cultivate Team
Sandy is a dental assistant (DAII) who specializes in the field of pediatric dentistry. She graduated from Triangle School of Assisting in 2016 and instantly fell in love with working with children and adults with special needs. She enjoys teaching them the importance of oral hygiene in hopes of setting them up for success later in life.
Sandy was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and has lived in multiple different states along the east coast. In 2012 she moved back to North Carolina where she met her railroader husband Phillip and they now have two beautiful daughters together, Elliana and Leona. When Sandy is not working you can find her with her family hiking or weightlifting. She is a firm believer that a healthy life is a happy life and it all begins with a healthy smile!