Professional Staff

Dr. Valerie Preston Dr Preston
With an artistic eye for detail, Dr. Preston creates beautiful, naturally radiant smiles for the Triangle’s most select and highly-demanding clientele. She graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore Dental School, after receiving her undergraduate degree in dental hygiene from the Ohio State University. She has more than two decades of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. Email More information on Dr. Valerie Preston, DDS.
Katrina – Dental Hygienist katrina Katrina is a seasoned dental hygienist for 18 years, joined our team in January 2017. She attended Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC for her dental hygiene training. She enjoys helping patients improve their life by improving their smiles. She loves the team at Dr. Preston’s because they work together to help achieve the best care possible and putting patients first. With over ten years of experience in a Periodontal practice, Katrina understands the importance of good homecare and healthy gums. Rest assure, she will inform the patients of any gum disease and how to treat it as well as provide homecare tips to improve oral health. Katrina enjoys spending time outside with her two sons. on her free time.
Chloe’ – Dental Assistant Chloe Chloe’ is a dental assistant. She has been in dentistry since 2014. She joined the practice in July 2017. Chloe’ attended Dental Assisting School at North Carolina Dental Assisting School in Durham, NC. She started dentistry in Endodontics, then went into General Dentistry. Chloe’ enjoys working at our office because Dr. Preston goes out of her way to assure her patients get the best care from their initial walk in the door to the products used. Customer service is very important to us and we strive to make sure every patient’s needs and comforts are met. Chloe’ has a great attitude and is always willing to learn new things. Chloe’ has always loved dentistry. Even as a little girl, she loved going to the dentist. She has never thought about another career.
Chloe’ just got a new Pitbull puppy named Jade. She loves to sleep with Chloe’ at night and play with everything but the thousands of toys she has. Outside of work, Chloe’ spends most of her time with her family. Chloe’ and her father are huge Duke fans and watch every Duke men’s basketball game together. It’s a tradition! (Mom is a UNC fan)
Julie – Office Manager Julie

Julie is the first friendly face you will meet at the front desk. She has proudly been in dentistry for almost 10 years. She attended Wake AHEC, where she studied dental terminology and obtained her dental X-ray certification. She is experienced in dental insurance verification, treatment planning and customer service. Julie is excited to rejoin the team with Dr. Preston and looking forward to working together with the staff to make the practice better than ever.

Julie was born in PA and moved to NC in 1982. She has two boys, Brett and Bryan. She also has a Jack Russell named Jack. She enjoys the gym, pool, beach, and family time. Julie currently resides in Wake Forest.

Erin – CDA Erin

Erin received her Dental Assisting degree from OCM Boces in Liverpool, New York.  She has advanced training in ZOOM!, teeth whitening, Cerec same day crowns, Invisalign clear braces, and Implant dentistry, to name a few. She regularly attends advanced continuing education classes to make every attempt to stay on top of the ever changing dental field.

Erin joined Dr. Preston’s team in September 2000. She enjoys the relationships she develops with her patients. She considers them an extension of her family. Seeing patients who are changed by their smiles is incredibly rewarding. Erin enjoys the procedures that make an impact on patient’s confidence. She says, “To see the change in a patient’s self-confidence after dental treatment is the best part of my day. As challenging as our day can be, the reward is worth it”.

Erin is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, where she lived most of her life. Erin and her husband Daniel reside in Raleigh with their 2 year old son, Hudson. Erin also has two senior dogs, Raven and Sydney, and a 21 year old bird, Murray. When Erin isn’t helping create beautiful smiles at VP Dental, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, rooting for the Wolfpack, and advocating for Adoption.

The Smile Team


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