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.



Cameron, NC Dentist Mark S. Cummings, DDS
Tatiana Parker, DDS
General Dentist

 Dr. Parker was born in the tropical island of the Dominican Republic and was raised in Providence, RI. She graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology.  Dr. Parker went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Dental Medicine and received her DMD degree at Boston University. After receiving her Dental degree she went into a one year residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn where she was able to provide comprehensive dental treatment to members of a very diverse community. During her residency she was able to reach out and educate on the importance of Dental Health and its correlation to overall health.  Dr. Parker worked in Brooklyn, NY for 2 yrs before relocating to North Carolina with her husband. She loves to travel, doing esthetic dentistry and focuses mainly on patient care. Dr. Parker is very excited to join the team at Carolina Lakes Dental and is ready to make a positive impact while providing great dental treatment. 


Ahmed U. Metwally, DMD
General Dentist 

Dr. Metwally was born in Egypt and moved to the US when he was 7. Growing up, his family moved around from South Carolina, to Georigia, and finally settling down in Albemarle, NC. He attended undergraduate school in UNC-Wilmington where he graduated with a BS in Biology and attended the University of Pittsburgh for dental school. He volunteered in Missions of Mercy and at various underserved clinics during dental school. He enjoys dentistry and has wanted to become a dentist since high school. Dr. Metwally is committed to furthering his education in dentistry to stay up to date with the latest clinical advancements. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, sports, and fishing.


Cameron, NC Dental Hygienist April J. Wagner
April Wagner
Dental Hygienist

April Wagner 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 Drews (Tasha)
Dental Hygienist

Natasha Shove (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.


Breanna Jones
Dental Hygienist

Breanna (Bre) was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC. She graduated from Howard Health and Life Sciences High School in May 2010 & started the dental hygiene program at FTCC in August 2010.  She graduated from FTCC with an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences in 2012. Breanna has gained experience working at a general practice in Fayetteville & filling in at more than 10 offices in North Carolina. She enjoys treating pediatric & adolescent patients. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach and playing with her son. She plans on giving back to her community this year by volunteering at the Care Clinic and Missions of Mercy. 


Whitney Beal
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!


Chante Gibbs
Dental Hygienist

Chante’ was born and raised in Fayetteville N.C. She graduated from Pine Forest Senior High and attended Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science for Dental Assisting in 2004. She returned to FTCC to get an Associates of Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene in 2007. She was the Class President of the graduating Dental Hygiene Class of 2009. Chante’ has a true passion for educating her patients about their oral hygiene. She has given back to her community by volunteering at The Care Clinic and The Mission of Mercy.