Meet The Staff

We have a unique staff that has been serving Triangle’s children and their children for the past 40 years.  In fact our doctor Dr. Gary Hill was the first pediatric dentist in Durham and now is passing the baton to Dr. Sindhura “Jenny” Citineni.  Our staff has a combined experience of over 100+ years and the one thing everyone has in common is that we love seeing children smile!!  Patients are not just numbers with us. Our clinic prides ourselves on our patients and parents joining our growing family!


Pat is one of our certified dental assistant who has been on our staff for over 39 years, she loves it so much that it is the only place she has ever worked. She is so special to us and is an expert in making children feel comfortable, safe and excited about visiting the dentist. She is also our Dental Health Educator (DHE) and she visits multiple daycare centers and schools throughout the year in an effort to stress the importance of good oral health to children, teachers, and parents. When she is not in the office, you can find her working in her garden or playing with her 10-year-old chocolate lab.


Tracy is a certified dental assistant from Burlington and she has been with this practice for over 30 years.
She is such a special part of our team and loves making a difference in the lives of our patients. It’s important for kids to know that coming to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary and it doesn’t have to be a place where kids are afraid of. She has two daughters Brooke and Brittany and she has 2 dogs, a pug and a Yorkie. When she is not working with kids in the office, she loves laying out in the sun, planting flowers, being with friends and traveling.


Kellie is one of our certified dental assistants and we are so happy to have her. She began her career in pediatric dentistry in 2003 and has 15 years of experience. She is also our OR coordinator for children that need treatment under general anesthesia at Duke Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about helping kids feel comfortable and happy during their visits and doing what’s best for their needs. When she’s not working hard in our office, she enjoys spending time with her 2 pit bulls named Brutus and Luna and a cat named ‘Kitty’.


Stephanie is one of our patient coordinators as well as a financial analyst  in the Duke Emergency Department. She loves working with Triangle Kids because the staff and the patients are the best, they always keep a smile on her face with their funny stories. Outside of the office, Stephanie enjoys spontaneous road trips, singing in church, and volunteering on mission trips. Stephanie is also a proud pet parent of a brilliant (and sometimes bossy) Umbrella Cockatoo named Tiki, as well as a Chihuahua named Aspen and a Yorkie named Gage.


Cristina has been working in dental for 4 years as a dental assistant. She loves being with Triangle Kids because she gets an opportunity to connect with and interact with kids with so many different personalities; there’s never a dull moment! When she’s not helping kids have an incredible experience during their visit, she is slinging heavy weights at her Cross fit gym, working as a personal trainer or reading a good book.