Cosmetic and Family Dentist in Raleigh
Hoda Bassiri, DDS- Dentist/Founder of Fusion Dental Care
Dr. Hoda Bassiri developed a passion for dentistry while attending Cummings High School in Burlington, NC. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. With the honor of Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship, she was able to study abroad in Rome, Italy and also do 2 years of dental chemistry research at UNC.
She wasted no time in pursuing her dreams after completing her undergraduate studies. With a full scholarship from the Board of Governors, Dr. Hoda Bassiri, earned a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Dr. Hoda Bassiri’s interest in developing her skills would lead her to complete a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. The residency proved to be vital in her understanding and ability to surgically place and restore dental implants. Dr. Hoda Bassiri has continued to hone her skills as a general and cosmetic dentist by being an active member of American Dental Society, NC Dental Society and Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society and through continuing education in orthodontics, root canals, oral surgery, periodontal treatment, and prosthodontics.
Her artistic and perfectionist nature has allowed her to create beautiful smiles by providing advanced cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, dental implants as well as Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. In fact, Dr. Hoda Bassiri was given the “Best of the Best in Prosthodontics” Award at UNC School of Dentistry.
Dr. Hoda Bassiri’s true passion for her profession is best seen when she is volunteering and donating countless hours to Wake Smiles Dental Clinic in Raleigh and Missions of Mercy free dental clinics across the state of North Carolina, serving those in great need who would not be able to afford dental care otherwise.
She strives to make her office unique by being the leader in customer service, providing beautiful and lasting dentistry using the most advanced technology. Dr. Bassiri’s top priority is your comfort and she finds it extremely rewarding to get patients out of pain and rid of any of their fears of dentistry.
She is also very involved in the dental community, educating and learning with other well-known dentists all around the United States. She was the founder of a large dentist group of 2500 members called “Dentists on Facebook”, the CE Vendor Specialist at Dental Success Network and the leader of a Spear Study Club.
When Dr. Bassiri is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, cooking, dancing, going outdoors, swimming, playing soccer, and cherishing every moment of life with her husband and two wonderful boys, Kiyan & Ryaan.
Dr. Bao Hoang
Dr. Hoang received his undergraduate degree in Biology from UNC Greensboro and graduated with Honor Distinction. He earned his DMD from Western University of Health Sciences where he graduated in 2015. Upon graduation, he was awarded the HPSP scholarship from the U.S. Army. While commissioned as a dental officer, he received numerous military decorations and awards for his outstanding contributions to the Soldiers and was honorably discharged after completing his term of service at Fort Bliss in 2018.
Dr. Hoang is committed to providing all of his patients with the same quality of care that he would want for himself and his family. He is dedicated to continuing education and excellence in the practice of dentistry, and maintains a membership in both the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Hoang lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and son.
When Dr. Hoang is not in the clinic, he enjoys his time off with family, traveling, and trying out new restaurants.
Maria- Registered Dental Hygienist
Maria went to Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC to obtain her Dental Hygiene Degree. She graduated in May 2017 and is truly thankful for working at Fusion Dental Care where everyone works together to provide a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere!Maria is very passionate about her career; she is bilingual and enjoys getting to know her patients while listening to their concerns to provide them with the best dental care and education!
On her spare time, Maria loves spending time with her family and friends! She enjoys her big and loud family of 7 where she is the oldest of 5! Maria is an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys working out and doing activities in natural areas such as hiking, fishing, rock climbing, swimming, soccer and so much more!
Madison – Registered Dental Hygienist
Madison grew up in Sanford, North Carolina, and graduated from Central Carolina Community College in May of 2017.
Dental hygiene is Madison’s passion and has been a profession she’s admired since high school. She chose Fusion Dental Care due to the quality care that she witnessed being provided to each patient. “The optimistic, welcoming atmosphere and dental team allows me to enjoy coming to work each day to help others love their smile, and educate them on how to maintain their oral healthcare. I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to surround myself with as I grow as a hygienist!”
In her spare time, Madison enjoys spending time with her friends and family, relaxing at the beach, shopping, working out at the gym, and going on walks with her dog, Benji. She is also excited to be recently engaged to her fiancé Alex.
Karen – Insurance Coordinator
Karen has worked in the dental field for 6 years and previously attended WakeTech to obtain her Human Resources Degree. She is very passionate about oral health care and truly enjoys helping our Fusion family of patients receive the dental care they want and deserve. She is also very experienced in insurance billing and verifying eligibility and discussing treatment plans and financial options.
Karen is originally from Peru and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is also involved with the Latino Community in the Triangle area and enjoys helping organize events that benefit the community as a whole. Outside of work, Karen loves spending time with her two beautiful daughters.
Zuly- Patient Care Coordinator
Zuly has been part of the Fusion Dental Care team for 7 months. She has been working in the dental field for over 3 years. When you come in to our office, she will be the first person to greet you. Zuly loves interacting and meeting new patients. She will also make sure all your insurance information is verified thoroughly.
When Zuly is not at Fusion, she loves spending time with her family. She has been married for 16 years to her wonderful husband Fernando. They have two adorable children, Zhak and Zhaskya. They love going on family outings to the mountains and the beach. Zuly also enjoys a good book with a Starbuck’s Frappuccino at hand and is always up for a volleyball game!
Alicia- Treatment Coordinator
Alicia recently moved to Raleigh from Charlotte, NC. She has 5 years of experience as a Pediatric and Orthodontic Dental Assistant as well as numerous clinical certifications. While working as a Dental Assistant, Alicia has grown to love and excel in marketing and social media. You will often find her with a camera in her hand capturing our day to day moments. With confidence and professionalism, Alicia has transitioned into the position of Treatment Coordinator at Fusion Dental Care and is eager to grow in her new role. Alicia loves ensuring every patient has the BEST experience and hopes to make a lasting impression on everyone she meets.
Outside of work Alicia enjoys spending her time with her 6 month old German Shepherd puppy, Titan. A true girly girl at heart, she enjoys shopping and routine pedicures! In the summertime you can find her soaking up the sun at the beach. Spontaneous and ambitious, she lives every day to the fullest.
Pamela – Lead Dental Assistant
Pamela’s passion for dentistry is driven by her love of meeting new people and building relationships that make a difference in patients’ lives. A native of North Carolina, she is a graduate of Central Carolina Community College with over 10 years of experience as a DANB Certified Dental Assistant.
Pamela is fluent in English and Spanish and joined the Fusion team due to her desire to work at a practice focused on the highest level of patient care.
Outside of work, Pamela loves spending time with her family: husband, Paul, son, Paul IV, and Boxer dogs, Spike and Tuffy. She also loves photography and capturing priceless moments.
Gabrielle (Gabby)- Dental Assistant II
Gabby is one of our amazing Dental Assistants with four years in the dental field. Her love for dentistry started at a young age. Gaby graduated From a DA1 program in 2014 but is proud to say she recently took the coronal polishing class and is now a DA11. Gabby plans to continue her dental assistant certifications and become a Registered Dental Assistant in the future.
She loves working with patients from their first initial appointment to the final product of the procedures. The results and the patients excited reactions is what keeps her love of dentistry on fire.
In her free time Gabby loves to swim and hangout at the beach and pool. She also enjoys hiking with her dog lily.
David- Dental Assistant II
David is a native of Oxford, NC and our youngest employee. He has two years of experience in dental assisting with various credentials.
David is very easy to talk to. He makes his patients feel at home and like family. He loves to make people smile and meet new people!
David enjoys to spend time with his family, fiancé and friends. He is a musician and loves to play whenever the chance arises. David also helps in a church to serve the community.