Guy A. Ribando, D.D.S
Educated in New Orleans at LSU School of Dentistry, Dr. Ribando comes from a family that is committed to oral health. His father, Guy Sr., practiced dentistry for over 40 years. His two sisters Maria and Valerie, graduates of LSU School of Dentistry, have had a practice together in New Orleans for over 15 years. One of 5 children, Dr. Ribando relocated to Greensboro in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina and had practiced in New Orleans since graduating from LSU school of Dentistry in 2000. Dr Ribando is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans where he earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy.
Dr. Ribando resides in North Western Greensboro now with his wife Kerrie, three children Guy Evan, Olivia, and Evelyn as well as their golden retriever Baylea and poodle Melody. He is a member of St Pius X Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and Gate City Rotary. A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, Dr. Ribando was active duty in the military in 2004 and 2009 where he proudly served our troops as a general dentist helping to insure our troop’s optimal oral health. Dr. Ribando traveled to Belize with his Army Reserve unit in 2007 to provide humanitarian aid to Belizean children. He retired from the United States Army Reserve after 10 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel. Visit www.goarmy.com for more information.
Dr. Ribando is an avid learner and has attended courses with the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies as well as the Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Education, DOCS (sedation) and regularly attends courses throughout the country to continue to practice the best dentistry possible.
Dr. Ribando was a delegate to the Louisiana Dental Association, and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the Guilford County Dental Society. He enjoys fishing and golf and is currently learning to play the piano. Dr. Ribando is an avid follower of LSU football, and travels to see a game every year.
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Brittany Semones, D.D.S.
Dr. Semones has fallen in love with Greensboro and Friendly Dentistry. She enjoys getting to know new patients and helping them achieve oral health. Dr. Semones has been a team member since August 2011, and she truly feels that this practice has something special.
Dr. Semones grew up in Charlotte, NC, and received both her Bachelor’s Degree and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in school, she was honored to be the recipient of various educational scholarships, including the Hinman Scholarship in 2009. After graduating from Dental School in 2010, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA. Dr. Semones was anxious to return to her home state of North Carolina, so that she could be closer to her family.
She strongly believes that continuing education is key to providing the best quality dental care. In 2012, she completed a year long course at the Triangle Dental Institute, focusing solely on the placement of dental implants. She has obtained a Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Semones now has excellent success placing dental implants here in our office, allowing our patients to obtain all of their dental treatment in house, where they are comfortable. She also travels to Seattle, WA twice a year, taking advanced courses under the direction of John Kois, a world-renown instructor. Her goal is to graduate from his program and continue to travel to the west coast as an adjunctive faculty. She is the acting Special Programs Chair for the Guilford County Dental Society, and she is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the North Carolina Dental Society.
Dr. Semones also has a commitment to community service. She has volunteered her time each year at the Greensboro Missions of Mercy clinic, held at the Greensboro Coliseum. She is also an active member of the Junior League of Greensboro, focusing volunteer efforts on Cone Elementary School.
A Tar Heel born and bred, Dr. Semones enjoys all things Chapel Hill, especially Carolina Basketball. She enjoys staying active, being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and trips to the downtown farmer’s market. She also loves experiencing new things, and you will find her checking out the local haunts of Greensboro (new and old) and staying busy with travel. She is most cozy, however, sitting on her deck with good conversation, good food, and her dog, Penny!
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Mark A. Wilkinson, D.D.S.
Dr. Wilkinson has been helping people in Greensboro to restore and maintain their oral health for over 20 years. He is committed to changing the common belief that a visit to the dentist is a painful and fearful experience. Dr. Wilkinson believes that people should not be judged by the past, but given help, hope and a plan for the future.
Dr. Wilkinson attended the University of Tampa, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from The Ohio State University, and is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He also completed a post graduate residency in advanced general dentistry at Ohio State before settling in Greensboro.
A lifelong learner, Dr. Wilkinson has attended many advanced courses across the country to enhance his skills and enable him to provide a wide variety of services for his patients. In 2002, he was trained in sedation and embarked on a crusade to seek out and help those people who avoided the dentist because of shame or fear. Since then, Dr. Wilkinson has helped over 1000 people to overcome their fear and complete the dental treatment they need and deserve.
Dr. Wilkinson is still a Buckeye at heart, and follows Ohio State football. He is an avid motorcyclist, and has traveled much of the country on two wheels. Dr. Wilkinson is passionate about art, architecture, and history. He enjoys traveling the world to explore and experience the richness of many cultures.
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