Jose I. Arauz, DMD, PA
Dr. Arauz received his first dental degree (Doctor in Dental Surgery, D.D.S.) from the University of Panama in Panama City, Panama in 1997 and then his second dental degree (Doctor in Dental Medicine, D.M.D.) from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio in 2004.
He completed his specialty degree in Periodontology at the University of Rochester's world-renowned Eastman Dental Center in New York in 2002, and completed a two-year residency in advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) and general practice residency (GPR) as well.
While at Case Western Reserve University, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and he taught to residents and dental students for five years. He was also Clinic Director of the residency in Periodontics, and directed courses in Implantology, Sedation, and Surgical Periodontics. Additionally, Dr. Arauz was a staff periodontist and consultant in periodontology and dental implants at the Department of Dentistry of the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, and practiced periodontics and dental implantology in private offices located in Westlake, Lyndhurst and Mentor, Ohio.
Dr. Arauz has been in practice in this area since December 2007. And, moving to the beautiful Eastern Carolina area has been a "dream come true" for him and his family.
Dr. Arauz is a Board Certified periodontist, Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology, and an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration and the American Board of Periodontology.
The dental practice of Dr. Jose Arauz is limited to Periodontics, Implants, and Oral Medicine. He is fluent and proficient in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Irene our office manager was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Irene has been working in the dental field for over 15 years accumulating great and valuable experience which is a benefit to our office and our patients here in Jacksonville. Irene is married and has three beautiful children that she loves to spend time with on her time off.
Jill is a registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2006. She is a local girl from Richlands, NC. She has one son, who she spends all her spare time with. She loves the beach, outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with family
Kerestin is a Certified Dental Assistant who graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2014. After graduating she spent 3 years working in general dentistry and had always had the interest and ambition to work in the periodontal specialty. She joined Dr. Arauz's team September of 2018. Kerestin was born and raised in central Illinois. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Katie in the past worked as the lead assistant for Dr. Arauz for almost 5 years. She then moved to Colorado and worked for an Oral Surgeon as an assistant. Katie then moved back from Colorado and is happy to be a part of Dr. Arauz's team again. Katie has a 2 year old daughter and loves spending time outdoors with her daughter and her dog.
Nicole has been a Dental Assistant since 2011. She has wanted to be an Assistant since she was 6 years old! Nicole is from California and has recently moved to North Carolina with her husband and children. She previously worked for a Periodontist in California and has also worked in General Dentistry. During her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and decorating her home.
Sam is from the area of Wilkesboro, North Carolina. She recently graduated from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School in July of 2020. In her free time, Sam enjoys shopping, hunting, and fishing. Sam also enjoys going to the beach, however, the mountains are her favorite!
Ashley was born and raised in Maryland. She has a son who is her entire world. Ashley has been in the world of dentistry since 2010. She started her journey within General Dentistry, then moved to Oral Surgery, and now she is in Periodontics. In Ashley’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, fishing, and riding her motorcycle.
Janet started working with Dr. Arauz April of 2018. She was born and raised in North Carolina and has been blessed with three beautiful daughters and one handsome son. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys working on her talk radio show 2 to 3 with Janet Leigh.
Anastasia has been working with Dr. Arauz and his team since 2015. Anastasia is responsible for bookkeeping, accounting and various other duties within the office. She grew up in Clearwater, Florida and moved to Jacksonville in 2012. She was a school counselor for 9 years and has always enjoyed working with children and families. She is married to Dr. Arauz and enjoys spending time with their family.
Laura was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She obtained her Associates Degree in business from Briarcliffe College in New York. After graduation she worked in mortgage banking for ten years. She moved to North Carolina in 2009 with family. Laura began to work with Dr. Arauz in December of 2016. Laura enjoys spending time with her family.
Sarah is originally from coastal Texas, She attended Coastal Carolina Community College and graduated as a CDA in 2014. She joined Dr. Arauz’s team January 2019. She spends her spare time with her son, traveling, and volunteering with a local nonprofit called Raising Raiders.
Ashleigh was born and raised in South Carolina. She has experience in military administration and office administration for a Prosthetic and Orthotic company. In September 2020, she moved to Richlands, NC with her family and joined Dr. Arauz and his team as the Insurance Coordinator. She loves crafting and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter.
Abby is our treatment coordinator. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and relocated to North Carolina in 2019. Abigale enjoys the beach and spending time with her husband and she is currently obtaining a Bachelors in Health Care administration at Western Governors University.
Jon works as the marketing specialist and study club coordinator in the practice. Jon has his bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from East Carolina University. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family and taking his dog on hikes and finding the next greatest brunch spot.
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