Nora Barber, D.D.S.
Dr. Nora Barber moved to North Carolina from Connecticut in 2001. She lives in Cary Park with her husband Ed and two children James and Claire.
Dr. Barber believes strongly in the preventative approach to dentistry, that every guest should have the opportunity to be well educated about his or her own dental health and also be given the resources to improve it. She has been to preschools and elementary schools to help educate young children about the importance of good oral health.
Dr. Barber loves getting to know all her guests and she treats them as if they were her family! When she is not practicing dentistry, she loves being with her own family enjoying the outdoors. A few activities they are passionate about are hiking, swimming and playing basketball.
An interesting fact that many people do not know about Dr. Barber is that she met her husband while playing together on the Boys basketball team at age 12, she was inducted into her high school’s Hall of Fame and she played Division 1 Basketball for four years at Hofstra University.
- BA in Biology – Hofstra University LI, NY
- Teaching Certification – Southern Connecticut State University (Biology)
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Certified in Lumineers
- Certified in Invisalign
Jonathan Puza D.M.D.
Dr. Jonathan Puza was raised in Lexington, SC. He attended the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, prior to his dental studies at the James B Edwards College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Puza was recognized as the top clinical student in his class upon graduation.
Dr. Puza was then commissioned as a Captain in the United States Army. He completed a 12 Month Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Fort Jackson, SC, and was again recognized as the top of his class. He served four years in the Army between Fort Jackson and Fort Bragg, NC, before leaving the service with an honorable discharge. He continues to serve in the US Army Reserves.
Dr. Puza rejoins Triangle Family Dentistry after spending the last year in private practice in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Puza works with his patients to provide them with the highest level of care, whether they require simple fillings or complex tooth replacement. He is looking forward to expanding his services to include sedation dentistry.
He is joined in the Triangle by his wife Amber and their toddler Margot. Dr. Puza mostly spends his free time chasing around his daughter but also tries to find time to go fly fishing when he can.
Reid Appleby, D.D.S.
Dr. Appleby is originally from Dallas, TX. He attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH for his Bachelor’s degree. He moved to Durham, NC after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Dental School in Richmond, VA.
A biking accident at 8 years old caused the loss of his front two teeth and sparked an interest in Dentistry. As someone who spent a lot of time in the dental chair as a child, Dr. Appleby empathizes with the patients who he is treating. His favorite aspect of Dentistry is restoring patients’ smiles by combining the art and science of dentistry with the most up-to-date techniques. He also enjoys educating patients on how to prevent dental disease.
In his free time Dr. Appleby enjoys playing tennis, running, exploring new restaurants around town, and performing comedy