Office Hours:

MON – TUE 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

WED 8:30 am – 1:30 pm*

THURS 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

FRI 8:30 am – 1:30 pm*

*Closed – Alternating Weekly Call For Appointment

About Us

Dental Office in Durham – Meet the Team!

Dr. S Alicia Ramos | Dentist in DurhamDr. Ramos

is a general dentist in Durham who is passionate about partnering with her patients to co-discover ways to improve their health. Dr. Ramos’ focus in dentistry is individualized care for patients, emphasizing patient education to foster true collaboration in achieving optimal health. Dr. Ramos believes her role as a dentist in Durham also involves health education in addition to providing care. Dr. Ramos has been in the dental field for more than 25 years first as a dental hygienist for 2 years prior to dental school. She graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1989, where she graduated in the top of her class and served as class president. Dr. Ramos completed the Advanced General Dentistry Residency Program at the University of North Carolina, followed by a Geriatric Fellowship at the Duke University and UNC Program on Aging . Dr. Ramos also taught and practiced Special Care Dentistry at UNC as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Dr. Ramos has practiced in various settings in the Triangle area and began her solo private practice in 1996 in SW Durham. Dr. Ramos is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, NC Dental Society, Durham/Orange County Dental Society and the Triangle Chapter of the NC Association of Women Dentists. Dr. Ramos currently is a member of a Pankey Affiliated Multidisciplinary Study Club, and completed (along with staff) the Management for Excellence Program at the Schuster Center for Professional Development.

She lives in Durham with her physician husband and two daughters. When not in the office, Dr. Ramos enjoys running, reading, oil painting, and serving in her church community and serving on the Advisory Council of Trinity School where her daughters attended. Most of all, Dr. Ramos loves spending time with her family and traveling together.


Vicki Farmer | Dental Office Durham

Vicki Farmer, Dental Assistant

Vicki has been a dental assistant since moving to Durham from Goldsboro NC in 1985. Vicki came to work with Dr. Ramos in 1998. While working for Dr. Ramos, Vicki attended the UNC Dental Assisting Program and completed her training in 1999. Vicki also had seven years experience as an optometric assistant. She is a graduate of the Schuster Center for Professional Development. When not in the Dental Office in Durham, Vicki enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter.


Christy VanAuken | Dental Office DurhamChristy VanAuken, Dental Hygienist

Christy graduated from UNC Dental Assisting Program in 1998. Christy worked for two years as a dental assistant in an endodontic office before deciding to return to school to become a dental hygienist. She graduated from Wayne Community College in 2002. Christy joined the practice in July of 2002. Christy has completed the first year of the Schuster Center for Professional Development since joining the practice. When she is not in the Dental Office in Durham she enjoys spending time with her family.


Lynn Wilder RDH, BSDH

Lynn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from The Dental School of University of Maryland Baltimore in 2005. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was a recipient of the Philips Oral Healthcare Linda E. Devore Professional Integrity Award. She has had experience working in periodontal specialty practice in Maryland prior to her move to North Carolina in 2008. Lynn enjoys studying nutrition and its relationship to total health as well as oral health. She is a mother of two grown daughters and several grandchildren that reside here in North Carolina. She enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and spending as much time with her grandchildren. She also spends time with her hobby of making stained glass mosaic art. We are excited to add Lynn to our team and grateful that she lends extra knowledge in health and nutrition to her patient care.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“Dr Ramos and staff are extremely professional but also friendly Having extremely sensitive teeth, I really appreciate the extra care taken to ensure I am comfortable with all procedures. Dr Ramos, too, is very logical in her approach and does not recommend a plan to do a service that is not necessary I gladly make the drive from Garner to Durham to keep Dr Ramos as my dentist.”

– Dawn G.

“Dr. Ramos and staff are phenomenal. I always value her expertise and knowledge and appreciate her walking me through each step towards my dental health. The staff are friendly and always strive to make you as comfortable as possible. She has a terrific practice and I always recommend her to those looking for a new dentist.”

– Anne B.

“Dr. Ramos and her staff provide the best dental care I have ever had. Kristi is an amazing hygienist and teaches you tricks about brushing and flossing that no one else ever tells you. This is not a corporate office where they give minimal care and maximize profit. Dr. Ramos and her staff really care and give individual attention way beyond what you get in other dental practices.”

– Lori B.

Coronavirus Message To Our Patients

In response to the Coronavirus crisis the NC State Dental Board and the American Dental Association have advised closure of dental offices for 2 weeks at this time. We will be closed for all appointments from March 17 through April 6. We will be checking messages and emails sent to the office regarding scheduling and insurance issues on a daily basis during the closure, so please leave a message and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

If you are a patient of record of this office and have a true dental emergency, call Dr. Ramos at 919-270-8200, she will be available for consultation regarding the best course of action for emergency care.

Patients exhibiting fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches or having foreign travel with in the last 30 days or travel to high risk American cities (including connections) or in close contact with anyone with these symptoms or travel, can not be seen and will be referred to the emergency department or UNC school of Dentistry.

Thank you for your understanding as we care for you and the community.

We look forward to seeing you as soon as we can.

Dr. Ramos and Team