Meet our doctors

Dr. Avni Rampersaud

Dr. Avni Rampersaud is from Alexandria, Virginia.  She first moved to the Triangle to attend Duke University.  She graduated from Duke with a B.A. in English.  She then attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  She completed two additional years of specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.  In 2007, Dr. Avni Rampersaud achieved Diplomate Status as a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Rampersaud is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at UNC.  She maintains a hospital staff appointment at University of North Carolina Hospitals.

Dr. Avni Rampersaud's children

Dr. Rampersaud is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • NC Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Durham-Orange Dental Society

Academic Information:

  • Residency:  Children’s National Medical Center
  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • July 2002-June 2004
  • Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry

 Dental:  University of North Carolina School of Dentistry

  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • August 1998-May 2002
  • D.D.S. Degree

 Undergraduate:  Duke University

  • August 1994-May 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts in English

Dr. Avni Rampersaud resides in Durham with her husband, Edward, who works at Duke University Medical Center, and her daughter, Saia and son, Milan.



Dr. Yvette Thompson


Dr Yvette Thompson was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. She completed dental school at the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 2008. She quickly realized her passion was working with children and after practicing general dentistry for three years she began further training to specialize in children. She completed her residency training at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon in 2013. She achieved board certification from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2015.  Dr Yvette is an adjunct assistant professor in Pediatric Dentistry at UNC.

It is Dr Yvette's mission to treat children with gentleness, compassion and respect while making dentistry fun so that they can grow to be healthy adults without fear of dentistry.  She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Yvette spends her time with her two young sons, Joaquin and Javier, and husband, Eric.


Chapel Hill Pediatric Dentistry
205 Sage Rd., Suite # 202
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

(919) 929.0489

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