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Rachel Jewell Swart, DDS

For Dr. Swart, dentistry is a passion and a calling. She started her dental career at an early age working at her neighborhood dental practice as a teenager. It was there that she learned to love interacting with patients, which fueled her desire to become a dental hygienist. After spending 10 years as a hygienist, Dr. Swart took the next natural step, which was to go to dental school. She attended The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. In May of 2013, she graduated receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Swart is a member of the American Dental Association® and has completed a fellowship in implantology. She is SMART (safe amalgam removal) certified and a participant in the Baby Oral Health Program. In addition, she is also an Invisalign® aligners preferred provider. She strives to provide high-quality, compassionate dentistry to her patients in a friendly and relaxed environment. She loves dental cosmetics and places a strong emphasis on holistic dental care and prevention of oral disease.

Dr. Swart was born and raised in northern Virginia. There, she met her husband, Keith, a veteran of the U.S. Army who was stationed at Fort Meyer, Arlington National Cemetery. They moved to North Carolina in 1999 and have called it home since. They have two sons, Kyle and Riley, as well as a pompom dog named Chewy. In her spare time, Dr. Swart enjoys decorating, gardening and boating, as well as her new favorite hobby, playing the violin. Her favorite place to be is at the lake and if it were possible she would practice dentistry on a lake every day at sunset.

Meet Our Team

At Serene Smiles Dentistry, our team is a family, and we look forward to making you a part of it. We take the time to get to know you and to make sure that you understand and are comfortable with any procedure before moving forward. We also encourage you to call us at 919-460-7025 ahead of your visit if you have any specific needs when it comes to your dental appointment in Cary, North Carolina. You can learn more about us below or make an appointment to come see us in person.

  • Amy
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Dr. Swart offered Amy a job at the dental office she worked at as a hygienist back in 1998 and Amy has been in the dental field ever since. After working at the front desk and as a hygiene assistant, Amy went back to school and graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associates in Science, Dental Hygiene. She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist in North Carolina since 2002 and in California since 2005. She later finished her Bachelors in Science, Health Sciences. She recently moved back to North Carolina with her family and reunited with Dr. Swart in the dental office. She’s happy to be back on the east coast and has loved getting to know the patients and staff at Serene Smiles.

  • Rebekah
    Dental Assistant

    Rebekah is our fun and friendly dental assistant that's been with us since 2018. She loves the family atmosphere at our office and making her patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their treatments. Rebekah believes in being a team player and notes that our practice runs so efficiently due to the commitment everyone has to working as a team. Rebekah has been married to her husband Dennis since 2004. They have three great kids, Hannah, Julia and Gabriel, and three dogs: Oreo, Cookie and Blue. She loves to spend time with family and friends, drink coffee on the porch, eat peanut butter and go to CrossFit.

  • Nicole
    Insurance Coordinator

    Nicole appreciates the calm and serene environment at Serene Smiles Dentistry and enjoys working for a doctor that truly cares about our patients.  She's been with the practice since 2018 and is working remotely behind the scene now. She values the doctor, the practice, and her team members. Nicole married her husband in 2005, and they have two sons, two coonhounds named Shelby and Eleanor, and a Rottweiler/Boxer mix named Bullitt. All of her dogs have been named after Ford® Mustangs. When she is not working, Nicole looks forward to reading and shopping. She also likes to catch up on her favorite TV programs, watch movies, and spend time with her husband, children, and dogs.

  • Raeven "Rae"
    Office Manager

    Raeven has been in dentistry for many years. She likes to make sure every patient understands the importance of dental care. She, along with their high schooler son, came to North Carolina for her husband's job. They come from the great state of Louisiana. Lets Geaux Cajuns! She loves that Dr. Swart can offer the ultimate dental care for each patient with being a one doctor office. In Raeven's free time she enjoys reading and relaxing in her hammock. She also loves to spend time with her family and two rescue dogs, Uncle Dave and Felicia.

  • Alyson
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Alyson is a great addition to our team. She's been in dentistry for over 14 years. She loves to be able to help patients feel welcomed and comfortable while they are at the dentist. She's looking forward to building personal relationships with each of our patients and their families. Alyson and her husband, Anton, enjoy spending time with their dog, Henrik, while at home. In her spare time she loves to read, hike, and share her style by decorating.

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Our Location

600 Gathering Park Circle, Suite 102 (in Carpenter Village)

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


Upon Special Request


8:00 am-4:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm