Your Greensboro Dentist: Guy A. Ribando, D.D.S
Educated in New Orleans at the LSU School of Dentistry, Dr. Ribando comes from a family that is deeply committed to oral health. His father, Guy Sr., practiced dentistry for over 40 years. His two sisters, Maria and Valerie, are also graduates of the LSU School of Dentistry, and have held a practice together in New Orleans for over 15 years. Dr. Ribando graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry in 2000, and opened his own practice soon after graduating. He relocated to Greensboro in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Dr. Ribando proudly served our troops as a general dentist in 2004 and 2009, helping to ensure our troops’ optimal oral health. In 2007, Dr. Ribando traveled to Belize with his Army Reserve unit to provide humanitarian aid to Belizean children. He retired from the United States Army Reserve after 10 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Throughout his career, Dr. Ribando has remained an avid learner in the world of dentistry. He has attended courses at the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Studies, the Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Education, and more. In addition, he is an active member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the Guilford County Dental Society, and also served as a delegate to the Louisiana Dental Association. He believes that is is vital for dentists to stay informed about the latest dental technologies and techniques in order to deliver the best care possible.
Dr. Ribando now resides in Northwestern Greensboro with his wife Kerrie, his three children Guy Evan, Olivia, and Evelyn; and two dogs–a golden retriever named Baylea and a poodle named Melody. He is a member of St Pius X Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and Gate City Rotary Club. He enjoys fishing and golf, and is currently learning to play the piano. Dr. Ribando is also an avid follower of LSU football, and travels to see a game every year.
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Your Greensboro Dentist: Brittany Semones, D.D.S.
Dr. Semones has fallen in love with Greensboro and loves working at Friendly Dentistry. She enjoys getting to know new patients and helping them achieve excellent oral health. Dr. Semones has been a Friendly Greensboro dentist 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, Dr. Semones completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA. However, she was happy to return to her home state of North Carolina so that she could be closer to her family.
Dr. Semones strongly believes that the key to providing the best quality dental care is through continuous dental education. In 2012, she completed a year-long course at the Triangle Dental Institute, where her sole focus was the placement of dental implants. In addition, she has obtained a Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Semones also travels to Seattle twice a year, where she takes advanced courses under the direction of John Kois, a world-renown dental instructor. Due to her strong focus on dental implants, Dr. Semones has had excellent success in placing dental implants here in our Greensboro dentist office. Thanks to her, our patients are able to obtain almost all of their dental treatments right here in Greensboro.
Dr. Semones has a strong commitment to the Greensboro dentist community. She is the acting Special Programs Chair for the Guilford County Dental Society, and is also an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the North Carolina Dental Society.
Dr. Semones also has a strong commitment to community service, volunteering each year at the Greensboro Missions of Mercy Clinic. She is also an active member of the Junior League of Greensboro, focusing her volunteer efforts on Cone Elementary School.
A born-and-bred Tar Heel, Dr. Semones enjoys all things Chapel Hill, especially Carolina Basketball. She enjoys staying active, spending time with her family and friends, and taking trips to the Greensboro Farmer’s Market. She loves experiencing new things, and you are likely to find her checking out the local haunts of Greensboro (new and old) and traveling. She is most cozy, however, sitting on her deck with some good conversation, good food, and her dog, Penny!
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Your Greensboro Dentist: Mark A. Wilkinson, D.D.S.
Dr. Wilkinson has been helping people in Greensboro restore and maintain positive oral health for over 20 years. He is committed to changing the common misconception that a visit to the dentist is a painful, fearful experience.
Dr. Wilkinson believes that people should not be judged by their pasts, but given help, hope, and a plan for the future. We are proud to have Dr. Wilkinson as a part of our Greensboro dentist team.
Dr. Wilkinson attended the University of Tampa, holds 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 ultimately settling in Greensboro.
A lifelong learner, Dr. Wilkinson has attended many advanced dentistry courses across the country. In 2002, he was trained in sedation dentistry, and has since made it his mission to seek out and help people who avoid the dentist due to shame or fear. Over the course of his career, Dr. Wilkinson has helped over 1,000 people overcome their dental phobias and receive the dental treatments they need and deserve.
Though he lives in Greensboro, Dr. Wilkinson is still a Buckeye at heart, and follows Ohio State football regularly. He is an avid motorcyclist, and has traveled much of the country on just two wheels. Dr. Wilkinson is passionate about art, architecture, and history. He enjoys traveling the world to explore and experiencing the richness of many cultures.
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