Dr. Michael Stella - Dr. Michael Kretchmer - Dr. Justin Valentine
Dr. Michael Kretchmer, Dr. Michael Stella, and Dr. Justin Valentine have extensive training in dental and implant surgery, sedation, and treatment of periodontal disease, which they combine with an evidence-based, compassionate patient care model to provide their patients the best experience possible.
Michael Stella, DDS, MS
Dr. Michael Stella is a native of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with Highest Honors in Biology and went on to attend UNC's School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery with Honors. He then elected to pursue his dream of practicing periodontics, joining the UNC Department of Periodontology and earning a Master's degree in Oral Biology and Certificate of Advanced Study in Periodontics.
Dr. Stella races in marathons and triathlons, and he loves watching the terrific assortment of college and professional sports in the Triangle. In his spare time, Dr. Stella enjoys giving back in dentistry, teaching UNC students and residents as adjunct faculty, as well as volunteering at Wake Smiles Dental Clinic and the UNC Student Health Action Coalition. He also serves on the board of the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society.
Michael Kretchmer, DDS, MS
Dr. Michael Kretchmer earned his Bachelor Degree with Honors in Biology at Binghamton University and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the prestigious University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He then completed the specialty program in Periodontics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, earning a Master's degree in Oral Biology and Certificate of Advanced Study in Periodontics.
He is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Periodontology and works closely with the residents in the training program.
Dr. Kretchmer enjoys cross fit, cycling, reading, and is an avid Tar Heel fan.
Justin Valentine, DDS, MS
Dr. Justin Valentine is a native of Danville, VA. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with honors in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and completed his dental training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He completed his initial residency in hospital dentistry at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Next, he practiced general dentistry for two years in Eastern North Carolina. He returned to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to receive advanced training in Periodontology and his Master of Science in Periodontology.
Dr. Valentine enjoys martial arts and is a black belt in Tae-kwon-do. He also enjoys traveling.