About Your Dentist

Deric Lembree, DDS

"Dentistry allows me to form long-lasting, collaborative relationships with a fascinating variety of patients from many different backgrounds. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their health and quality of life."

My Mission

"My goal is to provide excellent, personalized care to my patients and help them feel at ease. I am always trying to find new ways to help patients achieve optimal oral health and enjoy a beautiful smile. I am committed to professional excellence by staying abreast of the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques."


Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency - University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Michigan School of Dentistry – Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Albion College – Albion, MI

Continuing Education

Dr. Lembree has received advanced training in Laser Dentistry, Implant Overdentures, Digital Dentistry, Digital Impressions, and Full Arch Implant Restorations.

Life & Hobbies

"I grew up in Michigan and moved to North Carolina in 2014. My wife and I have a wonderful family of two boys and one grown daughter. I enjoy spending time with the family, playing golf, tennis, traveling, exploring new restaurants, watching movies, and learning French."

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Trishna Patel, DDS

My Mission

“My mission is to effectively communicate with patients and make them feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair. I strive to listen to each patient’s needs and concerns to better tailor their individual care.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery University of Maryland School of Dentistry – Baltimore, Maryland

Master of Science in Biomedical Science - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Newark, New Jersey

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology - University of Maryland at College Park – College Park, Maryland

Dr. Patel completed her general practice residency at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and University Hospital where she gained additional training in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, and endodontics. She is a certified Invisalign® provider.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Patel is a proud member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Patel grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and prior to moving to Wake Forest, practiced in New Jersey. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Patel is an avid Baltimore Ravens fan, and in her free time, she loves to try out new restaurants, eat dessert, go to the gym, and spend time with her friends, family, and husband, Tejas