Dr. Cheryl Siegel
Celebrating thirty years at this location, and over 38 years in practice Dr. Cheryl Siegel is dedicated to quality patient care in a welcoming environment.
In 1984 she received her DDS from prestigious Northwestern University Dental School and started working with her father and mentor, Dr Irving Siegel in Far Rockaway NY. In 1988, she moved to Raleigh with her husband Jim Pollan and worked as an associate dentist downtown. Shortly thereafter she opened her practice at this location
Professionally, Dr Siegel has always strived to improve her dental and leadership skills. In 1997 she received her Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. After many years on the NCAGD board, she was president in 2001. She was one of the founding mothers of the North Carolina Association Women Dentist Triangle Chapter and was president in 1994 and 2017. She is currently an active member in the ADA, NCDS, the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society, and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.
Volunteering her time and skills she donates her time at Wake Smile Clinics, is a supporting dentist for Donated Dental Services and has attended in several MOM Clinics. New Orleans, in 2006, was her first MOM Clinic where she volunteered performing dental treatments on the victims of Katrina. Currently, she is on the board for Wake Smiles.
Since 2013 Dr Siegel has participated in the Moldova/UNC STEGH(Short Term Experience in Global Health) through the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, an educational, cultural and dental program, teaching UNC and Moldovan dental students dentistry while working on Moldovan children in need. She is currently on the Global Initiative Board and an Adjunct Professor at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.
In her free time, Dr. Siegel loves outdoor activities- running, fishing, skiing and gardening. To keep in shape for the physicality of dentistry, weight training, indoor rock climbing and yoga has become a regular part of her life. Her quieter activities include painting and photography of which she shares on the walls at the office.
Dr. Pinnix was born and raised in the small town of Hiddenite in the foothills of North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS). Prior to finding her home in the Triangle, she attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Following dental school, Dr. Pinnix worked in a community health center providing dental services as well as working as an associate in private practice.
During Dr. Pinnix’s time at UNC, she had the opportunity to participate in multiple volunteer opportunities including Crest Healthy Smiles programs at local Boys and Girls clubs, leading the philanthropy committee for the Student Dental Association, hosting a blood drive in the dental school, and serving the dental needs of people in Malawi on a month-long dental mission trip.
As a dentist, Dr. Pinnix enjoys all aspects of dentistry and prides herself on giving patients the quality care they deserve. She enjoys staying up to date on the latest developments in the field. She loves being able to educate patients on the importance of their oral health and giving them a smile they can be proud to show off. Dr. Pinnix places a focus on continuing education to give her patients the best possible care. She has completed invisalign certification, the implant pathway continuum, and AAFE certification in botulinum toxin for TMJ and orofacial pain. She stays up to date with specialists in the community in her monthly Spear study club and is currently a member of the AGD, NCDS, AAFE, and Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband Tyler, family and friends, and her sweet fur-baby, a bernedoodle named Oliver. Dr. Pinnix also enjoys traveling, experiencing new places and adventures, working out, and running or biking local greenways.
Lynn Williams opened Dr. Siegel’s office with her in 1992 as the office manager and is that friendly voice you hear when you call our office. She grew up in Raleigh and went to Wake Tech Community College. Lynn enjoys travel, fitness classes, reading and spending time with family and friends. She also spends a lot of her free time training and showing her dogs in obedience trials.
Carrie Speerschneider joined Dr. Siegel’s team in April 2015. She had been a hygienist in the Raleigh area since 1998. When not treating patients’ dental fears, she loves spending time with her 2 kids, hiking and doing anything adventurous.