Dentist in Cameron, NC

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.

Cameron, NC Dentist Laurence R. Mester, Jr. DDS

Laurence R. Mester Jr. DDS
General Dentist

Dr. Mester was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University in Jamaica, New York, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship by the United State Army to attend dental school and he graduated with a DDS degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 2004. He received several awards upon graduation including the Outstanding General Practicioner Award, and Divisional excellence in Oral Radiology Awards.

In June of 2004, Dr. Mester went on Active Duty in the Army. As the Chief of Operations for the 257th Medical Company (Dental Services), Captain Mester has deployed in support of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His ribbons include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Humantitarian Service Medal.

As a General Dentist, Dr. Mester has practiced dentistry Fayetteville and Spring Lake since 2005.  From various crowns, bridges, molar root canals as well as implants and wisdom teeth extractions, Dr. Mester enjoys improving and maintaining every patient’s total oral health.  He is dedicated in continuously practicing and improving his knowledge and mastery of the latest dental technologies, and providing a wide range of dentistry services to our community. 


Marisol Lopez, DMD
General Dentist

Born in Stamford, CT, Dr. Marisol Lopez relocated to North Carolina with her family at the age of six. Proud of her Colombian heritage, Dr. Lopez is fluent in Spanish and immersed in Latin culture. She discovered her love for dentistry during a summer medical and dental education program at The University of Virginia. Her ability to integrate her artistic abilities with the human sciences allowed her to recognize how she can offer a positive impact on the lives of her community. 

Dr. Lopez completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at East Carolina University and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lopez enjoys all facets of dentistry and dedicates herself to providing an optimal level of comprehensive dental care while treating each patient with the dignity and respect they deserve. Dr. Lopez is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the Hispanic Dental Association. 

In her spare time, Dr. Lopez enjoys traveling and being a proud dog mom to her 14-year old rescue schnauzer, Lily. In addition, Dr. Lopez loves to watch sports and is an avid fan of the New York Giants and her beloved Colombian International Soccer Team. 

Dr. Lopez is excited to be joining the phenomenal team at Carolina Lakes Family Dental and looks forward to providing you and your family’s dental needs.


Chung Lee, DDS
General Dentist
Dr. Lee was raised in Fayetteville, NC ever since he and his family moved to the US from South Korea when he was 10. He received both bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and doctorate dental degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also completed one-year residency program at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he served local veterans with many dental needs. Dr. Lee has been in South Florida for the past two years due to his family circumstance, but he is glad to be back home and is excited to serve the Carolina Lakes community.


Lauren Chiang, DDS
General Dentist

Dr. Chiang was born in New Jersey and moved to Massachusetts when she was 7. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, and her DDS from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Chiang did a general practice residency at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx where she gained experience in providing dental treatment to medically complex patients in a hospital setting. Dr. Chiang is dedicated to providing high quality dental care to all her patients. In her free time, Dr. Chiang enjoys cooking, playing squash, skiing, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. 


Cameron, NC Dental Hygienist April J. Wagner

Dental Hygienist

April was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She was raised in NY, Massachusetts, Washington State and Ohio. After high school, she joined the U.S. Army to be an airborne Russian voice interceptor. She served 4 ½ years in the Army beginning in 1987. She attended schools through the Army in S.C, Georgia, California, Texas and Massachusetts and was finally stationed in Garlstedt, Germany during Desert Storm. After she was honorably discharged, she attended Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah, Georgia and received her dental hygiene degree in 1999. She practiced 8 years in a periodontal practice in Savannah. She has lived in NC since 2007. She loves being a dental hygienist and singing in the choir at church.


Cameron, NC Dental Hygienist Natasha Drews

Natasha (Tasha)
Dental Hygienist

Natasha (Tasha) was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC and she has made Cameron her home for the last 17 years. She went to FTCC to become a dental hygienist and graduated with honors in the spring of 2008. After passing her state board for licensure with a perfect score, Tasha gained experience as a dental hygienist by working at multiple offices around the triangle area. Tasha is very excited to be a member of the Carolina Lakes Family Dental family. She is dedicated to providing best dental care to her patients and is very compassionate about her job. She loves to spend time with her family and reading and is the proud mom of two children.


Dental Hygienist

Whitney was born, raised, and still resides in Sanford NC with her husband Michael, and her stepson.  She attended Central Carolina Community College, and graduated in 2009 with an Associates in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.  Whitney's desire to advance her knowledge in patient care led her to work in the specialty of periodontics for 3 years before returning to general dentistry.  She loves spending time with her family, enjoys spending the summer at the beach, and is an avid UNC fan.

Whitney is excited to be a member of Carolina Lakes Family Dental, and can't wait to meet you and help keep your smile beautiful!


Dental Hygienist

Whitley was born and raised here in Cameron N.C. She attended Central Carolina Community College and graduated in 2017 with an Associates in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. After graduating she filled in at various offices around the triangle. When she is not working she enjoys outdoor activities from riding horses to days at the lake or beach with her two children. Whitley is thrilled to become a member of Carolina Lakes Family Dental. She’s very passionate about her job and makes patient care her number one priority. She enjoys getting to know her patients individually and making them feel at ease. She can’t wait to meet you and your family and make your smile bright!


Dental Hygienist
Octavia was born and raised in a small community named Eastwood, next to Pinehurst, NC. She attended Central Carolina Community College and obtained her Associates in Dental Hygiene in 2016. After graduation,  Octavia worked in various offices throughout the triangle. She loves to spend time with her family, fellowshipping, and traveling. Octavia is super excited to be a member of Carolina Lakes Dental and can't wait to make you smile!