Olive Chapel Family Dentistry
Dustin J. Prusik, DDS

Meet the Team at Olive Chapel Family Dentistry

Our team focuses on giving our patients exceptional care and personalized service. Take a moment to read about us and know that you will always be treated with compassion and respect while in our care.

Dr. Dustin Prusik

Dr. Prusik is a true native of this area having grown up just a few miles down the road in Cary, NC.  He attended Green Hope High School where he was recently inducted into the GHHS Athletic Hall of Fame. It was there that he met his future wife, Lauren, and many other friends who currently live in Apex and the surrounding communities.

Dr. Prusik attended UNC Chapel Hill and earned a bachelor’s in biology with minors in chemistry and Spanish before moving on to dental school at UNC Chapel Hill. After achieving his DDS, Dr. Prusik completed a one-year residency program at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.  During residency he received advanced training in all areas of general dentistry including restorative, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and implant dentistry.  He believes this residency program was one of the best opportunities of his career having trained him to treat complex dental problems and manage patients with challenging medical conditions.  It was also a very rewarding experience working with veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country.  Dr. Prusik worked in private practice in Durham, NC and Fayetteville, NC prior to opening his Apex location.

Dr. Prusik is a strong believer in community service.  He was named a Public Service Scholar during his time at UNC and has participated in many volunteer projects including the Durham Rescue Mission, the Fayetteville Care Clinic, and even a 4-week mission trip to rural Mexico.

Dr. Prusik is a current member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
“I was drawn to dentistry because it allows me to work with my hands and help people live a healthier, happier life. I have always sought to put others first in everything that I do, and I feel truly honored to be able to give back to the community that has given me so much over the years.” – Dr. Prusik

 

Dr. Prusik is a die-hard Tar Heel fan having spent 8 years in school at Chapel Hill.  He did, however, marry a Wolfpack graduate and will forever live in a house divided!  Both Dr. Prusik and Lauren enjoy traveling and exploring the outdoors.  They are proud to call North Carolina home and make a point to enjoy everything this great state has to offer. They have a three-year-old golden retriever named Murphy who loves to swim, meet people, and play with other dogs.  Dr. Prusik and Lauren have attended The Summit Church together since college.

 

Amber

Hygienist

Amber lived in Southern California for three and a half decades until recently calling North Carolina her home in August of 2015.  Before becoming a Dental Hygienist she was a Dental Assistant for five years attending school at night to pursue Dental Hygiene, graduating in 2007.  She enjoys helping you feel more confident with your smile and listening to patients tell her their personal life experiences.  While in hygiene school she married her husband, Billy...recently celebrating 10 years of marriage together.  They have a daughter, Heidi and a son, Henry.  When Amber isn't at the office she enjoys cooking with her family, date nights with her husband, Yoga and thrift shopping.

Linda

Hygienist

Linda was born and raised in Texas and then lived in Savannah, Georgia for 7 years before moving to Raleigh in 2017.  She obtained a bachelor's degree in Public Relations from The University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'em Horns!) and continued her education at Savannah Technical College where she earned her Dental Hygiene degree.  Linda enjoys building relationships and educating patients on how to reach a healthier smile.  When she is not caring for patients, Linda enjoys exploring Raleigh with her husband, Francis, and their Jack Russell Terrier, Zoe.  She also loves crafting, thrifting, and trying new foods.  Linda is so excited to be a part of such a dedicated and caring team here are Olive Chapel Family Dentistry and can't wait to meet you at your next appointment!

Tanika

Dental Assistant

Tanika is originally from Northwest Indiana and moved to North Carolina in 2012.  She grew up in a large family and is the youngest of 7 children!  She has 11 nieces and nephews and enjoys seeing them as much as possible.  Being part of a large family encouraged her to work in a family practice where she loves to make people feel welcome and at ease.  Outside of dentistry, Tanika is an avid photographer and loves spending time with friends and family.  She enjoys traveling to new places and is a member of The Summit Church where she is a regular volunteer with the Summit Kids program.

Carla

Dental Assistant

Carla was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida.  She has Peruvian nationality and speaks fluent Spanish!  She relocated with her family to North Carolina in 2005 and has lived in Apex for the last 12 years.  She attends St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church where she teaches Faith Formation Elementary Classes.  She lives with her husband, Dereck, of 18 years, and has 3 children Christopher, Emily, and Collin.  She also has a pup named Packer.  Carla came to NC with over 15 years of dental experience. She attended Brevard Community College and Wake Tech. Community College.  Carla enjoys a healthy lifestyle of dancing, running, and yoga.  She also enjoys eating and experiencing new cultures.  She loves spending time with her family, listening to music, and spending time at the beach.  She also is a very passionate FSU football fan.  Go NOLES!  Carla enjoys meeting new patients, establishing long-lasting relationships, and helping them achieve a beautiful and healthy smile!

Tanya

Front Desk Administrator

Tanya was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She and her husband and young daughter moved to Apex in 2008 in search of warmer weather and a good area to raise a family. They love exploring the area and enjoying all of the great activities close by. Her daughter is in 4th grade at Olive Chapel Elementary. Tanya has been assisting patients with their dental needs for over 15 years and is so excited to meet you at Olive Chapel Family Dentistry!

Kelsey

Front Desk Administrator

Kelsey is a recent transfer to Chapel Hill from Ridgeland, Mississippi.  She and her husband, McGinty, moved to North Carolina for the residency program at UNC hospital.  Kelsey has grown up in the dental field with her father being a general dentist in MS for over 35 years!  She loves meeting patients and assisting them with their dental needs.  In her spare time she enjoys teaching workout classes, playing with her precious yorkie, any outdoor activity, and spending time with friends and family.  Kelsey is thrilled that she found a great dental practice and a new work family here at Olive Chapel Family Dentistry!

Lauren

Front Desk Administrator

Lauren was born in Iowa and moved to North Carolina when she was in high school.  The southern lifestyle (and Dr. Prusik!) won her over and she chose to go to NC State where she graduated with a degree in business administration.  She was also fortunate enough to enjoy 4 years on their collegiate dance team.  Go Pack!  She has over 7 years of administrative/front desk experience which made for a great transition into the receptionist role here at Olive Chapel Family Dentistry.  Her compassion for others and big smile will make your experience at our office more than pleasant!  In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking with her dog Murphy, traveling and exploring new places, reading a good book, and spending time with friends and family.

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The most enjoyable dental appointment I have experienced

"Apex is not only the Best Place to Live, it also has the Best Dental Services provided by Dr. Dustin Prusik and staff at the Olive Chapel Family Dentistry. I needed surgery on my teeth and Dr. Prusik provided painless and enjoyable appointment. After brewing a free cup of coffee from the selection of several international coffees I laid back in the comfortable dentist chair and watched a great movie on Netflix as Dr. Prusik resolved my dental issues. It was the most enjoyable dental appointment I have experienced. I recommend Dr. Prusik and the complete staff at the Olive Chapel Family dentistry for anyone or family in the Apex and surrounding areas." -Richard C.