James E. Smith, DMD

Dr. Smith is a native of Natchez, Mississippi, and received his Bachelor’s Degree and Doctorate from the University of Mississippi.

After graduation, Dr. Smith accepted a residency position at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, where he received advanced training in general dentistry and hospital dentistry. He served as Chief Resident in the Division of Oral Medicine in 1994 and was responsible for both inpatient and outpatient care.

As a student and resident, Dr. Smith was involved with various research topics in the area of dental materials. He has presented his work at regional and national meetings and holds several publications and abstracts. In recognition of his work, Dr. Smith received a 1993 Award in Research Achievement from Quintessence magazine. 

Dr. Smith is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society.  He is a past President of the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry and currently serves as an examiner for the Council of Interstate Testing Agencies.

N. Danielle Tart, DDS

Dr. Tart is a native of our state. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1998. She received her DDS degree in 2003 and graduated with distinction.

As a student, Dr. Tart was involved in organized dentistry and dental research. She was president of the student governing body, as well as vice-president of her class. Dr. Tart is currently active in the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She has served as editor, membership chair, district representative and vice-president of the NCAGD.

Her past research focused on esthetic bleaching and the treatment of dental unit waterlines. She has presented her research nationwide with the International Association of Dental Research, American Dental Association, and local dental schools. Dr. Tart was honored with both the Turner Award and ADA/Dentsply Award in recognition of her work and has been published numerous times. 

Dr. Tart has always enjoyed community service. She has practiced dentistry in Mexico and Germany.  She is an adjunct assistant professor at the UNC School of Dentistry.  During Dental Health Education Month, she teaches preschool students the fundamentals of oral care.  Dr. Tart also supports the arts. She is a former artistic director and board member of the Dance Theater of Fayetteville and she is now “Official Dentist of Carolina Ballet”.

In 2005, Dr. Tart became a partner of Triangle Dentistry. She has formed lasting relationships with her patients and takes pride in their oral health.  Her long-term goal for the practice is to provide excellent clinical care and outstanding service.  Dr. Tart resides in Wake Forest with her husband and two children.

Kim M. Power, DDS

Dr. Power is proud to call North Carolina her home.  She grew up in Cary, North Carolina.  She now resides in Apex with her wonderful husband, Dalton and her two dogs, Mandy and Baxter.  She attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and received early acceptance into dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill .  During her time there, she enjoyed immersing herself in learning all aspects of dentistry, as well as giving back through dental volunteering.  She took part in a trip to Moldova to cater to the underserved in that area. 

Locally, she enjoys going to “Missions of Mercy” clinics and participating in dentistry for the underserved population of North Carolina. In the office, Dr. Power places a strong emphasis on quality care and patient comfort.  She prides herself on being able to make even the most fearful patients comfortable (including kids)!  She achieves this by making them an integral part of their treatment planning process while also providing the knowledge and expertise to demystify all parts of oral health.

She stays current on all aspects of dentistry and obtains mastery by vigorously pursuing continuing education classes.  Her passion truly is dentistry, and she is so excited to join the practice!

At home, she loves spending time with her family and friends at local events and restaurants.  She also enjoys traveling with her husband (and occasionally the dogs)!



Hygiene Coordinator

I’m originally from the Bay Area in sunny California, but I have called Raleigh my home for the last ten years.  In my free time I love spending time with my husband and two amazing kids.  We are huge Disney fans and enjoy traveling.  I am excited to be a part of such an incredible dental practice and I look forward to meeting you.


Doctor’s Coordinator

I recently graduated from Meredith College in May, 2017 with a degree in Biology.  During my studies, I was working in Dentistry part time where I quickly fell in love with it.  I have wanted to be a part of it ever since.  I’m glad to be working in a patient centered office with a wonderful team.  In my spare time I enjoy traveling, hiking, and photography.


Insurance Coordinator

I attended Appalachian State University studying Exercise Physiology and have maintained my North Carolina Massage Therapy License since 2003.  I joined Triangle Dentistry in 2010 as Insurance Coordinator and in 2015 expanded my role to Insurance and Financial Coordinator.  I enjoy helping our patients get the most from their benefits and working with them to find solutions and ensure they get the care they deserve.  In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, cooking and traveling to new places.


Office Manager

In 1999, I had the pleasure of joining this team. Business is my passion combined with all the wonderful relationships developed with our family of patients.  My husband and I live in Carolina Beach with our two husky dogs, Lizzie and Bella.  I have two wonderful married daughters and two beautiful granddaughters, Delaney and Murphy.  They are the love of my life.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends at my home in Carolina Beach.


Financial Coordinator

After eight years in orthodontics I joined the team in 1990.  Working in the dental field encompasses the whole body, not just teeth, and that’s what makes it intriguing.  Most of my weekends are spent between the mountains or the beach for fun & relaxation.

Jacob Rife

Marketing Director

I am originally from Virginia, but lived in Phoenix, Arizona until relocating to Raleigh in January of 2019. In February, I started working for Triangle Dentistry. I graduated college with a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing and management and have a Master’s degree in management and leadership. I enjoy being able to interact with our patients and the community of Raleigh to help provide a great experience along with the rest of the team at Triangle Dentistry. During my spare time, I enjoy taking trips and exploring all the great things North Carolina has to offer as well as staying active and being outdoors.



I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in 2015.  I was born in McComb, Mississippi and moved to North Carolina when I was 16 years old.  I now live in Raleigh with my husband but we love to go home to Alamance County, NC and visit our families as much as we can.  I have been so blessed to work in the field of dentistry and love providing excellent dental care to my patients here at Triangle Dentistry!


After graduating NC State in 2007, I decided to pursue my Associate’s degree in Hygiene at Wake Tech.  In my free time I enjoy being with my husband, son, and our dog, Dungo.  I love interacting with patients as well as providing excellent patient care!


I graduated dental hygiene school from Wake Technical Community College and ever since I’ve been passionate about patient education.  I am originally from Bedford, Virginia and have lived in the triangle since 2008.  I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends, and spoiling my son.


I am a native of North Carolina and was raised in the Raleigh area.  I graduated dental hygiene school from Wake Technical Community College.  I truly enjoy helping my patients achieve their optimal oral health.  When I’m not at Triangle Dentistry, I love to explore the outdoors, listen to live music, and spend time with my friends and family.



Dr. Tart’s Assistant

I joined the practice in 2005. I received my training at Wake Tech in 1991.  I enjoy helping patients with their dental needs. I am married and have a son and daughter. We spend our free time enjoying our family and friends. We have a great team here at Triangle Dentistry.


Dr. Tart’s Assistant

I have been a team member since 2007. I enjoy helping others achieve their best smile. I am originally from Ohio and have lived in North Carolina for over 20 years. In my spare time I enjoy going to beach with my friends and family.


Dr. Smith’s Assistant

I am originally from western North Carolina but have called Raleigh home for over 10 years.  I attended UNC Chapel Hill where I graduated with my CDA dental assisting degree in 2010.  My favorite specialties are pediatric and cosmetic dentistry.  I highly enjoy being around others and making patients feel at ease.  When I’m not improving patients’ smiles, I love spending time with my family and my 3 year old son Mason. Typically we can be found at the beach or the mountains enjoying the outdoors. I also have a passion for photography.


Dr. Smith | Dr. Power’s Assistant

I graduated from Fayetteville Community College in 1987.  I have been employed at Triangle Dentistry since January, 2011.  I enjoy being a dental assistant and love helping patients with their dental needs.  I was also a nurse in high school, and have experience in aviation.  I have been married since 1982 to a wonderful man.  I have two great children and two grandchildren; I enjoy spending time with them.  I love to take vacations to the beach with my family.


Dr. Power’s Assistant

I am originally from Canada and I graduated from Fanshawe College.  I moved to NC in 1995 and now call Apex my home.  I have been with this practice since 2003.  I love our patients and appreciate the relationships I have established here.  In my spare time I like to volunteer at my daughters school and I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.