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Meet The Doctors

Sree Nadella, DDS

Chief Dental Officer / Invisalign Gold Provider

Sree is honored to be the Chief Dental Officer for Better Dental. She was born in Virginia and moved to Roanoke Rapids, NC at a young age. She attended UNC Chapel Hill for both undergrad and dental school. Her dental niche is sedation dentistry, and she enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. Sree helps patients with dental anxiety receive dental care in a safe and relaxing environment. She considers it an honor and pleasure to listen to patient needs, provide excellent dentistry, and take care of each one personally. She looks forward to meeting you! 

Her blood runs blue…go HEELS!  She married her husband, Praveen, in 2004. They have two sweet teenage daughters, Jaya and Sona, and a Maltese named Murphy. 

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Tia Joyce, DDS

Meet Dr. Tia Joyce, a passionate and dedicated general dentist with a history of exceptional patient care and commitment to community service.

Dr. J’s journey into dentistry began while she was in college, where she triple-majored in chemistry, biology, and psychology. While in college, a chance encounter with a dentist from her hometown, during a dental emergency of her own, completely changed her career trajectory. She hasn’t looked back since. This pivotal moment ignited a spark that redirected her from a path in medicine and inspired her to pursue her passion for dentistry.

Continuing her quest for knowledge, Dr. J earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Dedicated to staying at the forefront of her field, Dr. J is highly skilled and trained in various dental procedures, including IV sedation dentistry, implants, root canals, extractions, and more. Dr. J strives to stay up to date to ensure comprehensive and compassionate dental care for her patients.

Dr. J’s number one goal is to create a welcoming and comforting atmosphere for every patient, from their initial consultation to subsequent treatment visits. With her compassionate approach and unwavering commitment to quality care, Dr. J strives to make every dental appointment a positive experience for her patients. 

Throughout her academic journey, she remained actively involved in various community organizations, all while maintaining her same level of academic excellence. She also made time to maintain strong relationships with her friends and family and love on her rescue dog, Gubbs, which she still enjoys doing to this day.

Dr. Anu Palokdeti

Anu Palakodeti, DMD

Invisalign Gold Provider

Dr. Anu Palakodeti is a skilled and compassionate dentist who has dedicated her career to helping patients achieve optimal oral health. She completed her undergraduate studies in GDCH, Hyderabad India as summa cum laude. and was awarded the “Best Outgoing Student Award” before earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University, graduating magna cum laude.

Dr. Anu has had an exciting career journey, having worked as lead dentist for 15 years in Ohio and as the dental director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at NYU Langone. She’s committed to staying up-to-date with the latest dental advancements and techniques to ensure her patients receive the highest quality care.

Dr. Anu takes a patient-centered approach to dental care and strives to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for all her patients. She understands that many people may feel anxious about visiting the dentist and works hard to help patients feel at ease during their appointments. She takes the time to listen to her patients’ concerns and develops personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs. Dr. Anu is a highly skilled dentist who is passionate about giving back to the community through volunteering her time and expertise at Give Kids a Smile Day and senior care facilities.

When she’s not in the office helping patients achieve their best smiles, Dr. Anu loves to spend quality time with her family. She’s always up for a fun adventure, whether it’s exploring a new hiking trail or trying out a new recipe in the kitchen.

Even after practicing for over a decade in the Midwest, Dr. Anu never got used to the cold winters of Ohio. So she and her family decided to move to the warmer climate of North Carolina. She has a loving husband, and two wonderful boys – Pranav and Abhi. She and her family fell in love with the state’s natural beauty, friendly people and charming little towns. She’s thrilled to be practicing in the area and serving the local community with her expertise and caring personality.

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Dr. Hassana Ansari

Born in Pakistan, Dr. Hassana Ansari grew up with the hopes of becoming a dentist one day. She attended dental school in Pakistan and after graduation moved to the United States with her husband. She kept her dream alive and once again attended dental school, this time at UNC School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. 

Until recently, Dr. Ansari has been serving as a general dentist in the triangle area and now she is very excited to take care of the patients at her new dental home—Better Dental. 

In her free time, Dr. Ansari enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. She loves being outdoors and considers herself a foodie.

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