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 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 teenage sons, Kyle and Riley, as well as a cat, KD and dog, Chewy. In her spare time, Dr. Swart enjoys decorating, gardening and boating. 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.
Donna is our amazing registered dental hygienist at Serene Smiles Dentistry. She always has a big warm smile and treats all of the patients like her children. During her studies, she won the Proctor and Gamble Award for Excellence in Hygiene and graduated at the top of her class. She loves the sense of family at our office and the good working relationship everyone has with one another. She loves helping other people achieve good dental health, which in turn benefits their overall well-being. She works hard to meet our patients’ needs by providing the best care she can and through educating each of our clients about oral hygiene.
In her spare time, Donna enjoys spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and puppy, who is also her fur baby.
Rebekah is our fun and friendly dental assistant. 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 appreciates the calm and serene environment at Serene Smiles Dentistry and enjoys working for a doctor that truly cares about our patients. She makes sure to manage her time wisely and effectively every day and 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 Great Dane mix named Bullitt. All of her dogs have been named after Ford® Mustangs. When she is not at work, 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 and children.
Nick is a full-time college student currently enrolled at North Carolina State University and he has interest in becoming a future dentist. At the office, Nicholas helps out by running errands, answering the phones, sanitizing the equipment, sterilizing and setting up the treatment rooms. He also takes inventory and assists the team wherever he is needed. He appreciates the supportive, talented, cooperative and close-knit team at Serene Smiles Dentistry. Nicholas also values his relationship with his mother and his sister, Victoria. His family has two dogs, Mel and Tigger. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys weightlifting, gaming, adventure-seeking and “car stuff.”
Lauren is our patient care coordinator and has been with our team since the end of 2019! She is originally from Fort Lauderdale but moved to North Carolina back in 2011. We love having her warm and friendly personality here, and she always makes our patients feel at home and relaxed. She especially loves her coworkers! Lauren has two boys, Alex and Max, her boyfriend, Claude, and three cats, Lynyrd, Waffles and Patches! She enjoys entertaining, cooking, trying out different coffee shops and going to the beach.