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), Matt (2). and Baby Will (4 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 Kendall Harris and I am the Dental Insurance Coordinator. I've always wanted to be in the dental field growing up, due to having to wear braces for over 3 years. I’ve been in the dental field for a little over 7 years. Graduating Sunrise School of Dental Assisting in 2015, I started my work as a DA and quickly fell in love with the insurance side of the office.
I was born and raised in Wake Forest, NC. I have an 8 year old daughter Harmony, who's the highlight of my life. If Harmony had the choice we would travel to Disney about 10 times a year. But I love visiting the beach, road trips to new places, and even though I work in the dental field I have a real sweet tooth. I've always believed that having a beautiful smile can give someone a huge boost in self confidence.
My name is Cecilia Hernandez and I am the Front Desk Scheduling Coordinator. I have always loved the dental field ever since I was 5 years old when my mom used to bring me. I was born and raised in Raleigh and I graduated from the Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy in Cary, NC. I plan to continue my studies to become a dental hygienist in the future. I am a dog mom to a handsome German Shepard/Husky mix named Zeus. I love to go bowling, play mini golf, bake, and go on road trips. I am fluent in both Spanish and English. I am always open to learning new things and I think a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear!