Meet Our Team
Charles Cooke, DDS, MS
Dr. Charles Cooke is a pediatric dentist who proudly offers gentle dental care to infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs. Dr. Cooke received his Bachelor of Arts in music from Duke University and his Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Dr. Cooke’s devotion to caring for his community and those in need led him to participate in service and teaching opportunities both nationally and abroad, serving in global dental missions, traveling to Florianopolis, Brazil and Lilongwe, Malawi. Dr. Cooke is an avid Duke Basketball fan! He enjoys spending time with his wife and children!
Lisa Candon, DDS
A native of Charlotte, Dr. Lisa Candon is thrilled to be practicing pediatric dentistry in her hometown! She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry for her undergraduate studies and completed a pediatric dental residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital which is often ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country. When not treating patients, Dr. Lisa enjoys hiking, sports, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Stephanie Hukill, DDS
Dr. Stephanie Hukill grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and is excited to serve her community. After graduating from Duke University, Dr. Stephanie began her dental training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and continued her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, ranked as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation! Dr. Stephanie is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. When she is not providing children’s dental care, Dr. Stephanie and her husband are busy chasing around their little ones!
Oscar Mvula, DDS
Dr. Oscar Mvula found his passion for pediatric dentistry by participating in clinical rotations focused on children and patients with special needs. Dr. Oscar earned his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2007 and received his Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2011. Dr. Oscar is a board certified pediatric dentist and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Oscar is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and now calls Charlotte home.
Max Rudie, DDS
Dr. Max grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and strives to create a positive experience for children when visiting the dentist. Dr. Max attended North Carolina State University and received his dental training at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following dental school, Dr. Max completed his pediatric dental residency at the University of Florida. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Association and the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Max loves playing all sports, especially soccer! He also enjoys traveling and spending his time with his wife, Amanda, and their two Maltipoos, Charlie and Ollie.
Ashley Goss, DDS
Dr. Ashley Goss is passionate about working with children, shaping positive oral habits in the youth and building long trusting relationships with patient parents. Dr. Goss pursued her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and she proudly holds her board certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Her professional affiliations include the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Diplomat, Southeastern Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the National Dental Association.
Carson Rutledge, DDS
Dr. Carson Rutledge found his passion for helping children at a young age while volunteering as a mentor for children with special needs. Dr. Carson received his Bachelor of Science in psychology from Clemson University in 2010. He then completed a two year postdoctoral program in advanced pediatric dentistry with NYU Lutheran Medical Center, in conjunction with Rady Children’s Hospital. Dr. Carson has been skydiving, enjoys snowboarding, and loves watersports!
Jessica Simon, DMD
Dr. Jessica Simon is from Brooklyn, New York. She always had a passion for working with children and realized in her early college years that being a pediatric dentist was her calling. Dr. Simon attended the University of Rochester and received her Bachelors of Arts in public health. While in college, she was given the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Malawi, Africa helping children in need by volunteering at a medical and dental clinic. Dr. Simon received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Case Western Reserve University. While in dental school, she received the National Health Service Corp Scholarship where she provided dental care services to underserved communities in need. After completing her dental education, Dr. Simon obtained her certificate in pediatric dentistry at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center Northwell Health.
Dr. Simon is committed to creating a fun and supportive environment. She provides optimal dental care to children of all ages and persons with special health care needs, as she understands what they need to feel comfortable in the dental office. In her free time, Dr. Simon enjoys shopping, exercising and spending quality time with her husband, Pernell, and their two children, Jayla and Jordan.
Charles F. Cangemi, JR, DDS, MS
Dr. Charles Cangemi completed dental school at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, where he received the Grover C. Hunter Jr. Award for academic and clinical excellence in periodontics. He then completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, also at the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Cangemi provides anesthesiology services for general dentists, pediatric dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and other dental specialists for a wide variety of dental, pediatric dental, maxillofacial and facial cosmetic surgical procedures.
Dr. Cangemi is a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, an American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Fellow, a member of the Anesthesia Advisory Committee and an Anesthesia Examiner for the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners, an author of publications in dental and anesthesiology journals, and an anesthesia lecturer. He is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Basic Life Support.