Nicole J. Messenger, DMD 

Dr. Messenger is a general dentist dedicated to providing thoughtful, holistic dental care for you and your family.

In listening carefully to you and evaluating your dental health, Dr. Messenger draws upon her years of experience in private practice, two dental residencies in leading hospitals, as well as her clinical training at Harvard.

Experienced general dentist serving families in the North Carolina "Triangle" area


  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine (D.M.D., 2010) – Boston, Massachusetts

  • Vassar College (A.B., Biochemistry, 2005) – Poughkeepsie, New York

General Practice Residencies (GPR):

  • Chief Resident, NY Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College (2011 - 2012) – New York, New York

  • Resident, North Shore LIJ Medical Center (2010 - 2011) – New Hyde Park, New York


  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, UNC School of Dentistry (2015 - 2017)

Professional Associations:

  • Chapel Hill Comprehensive Study Club (Seattle Study Club)

  • Durham-Orange County Dental Society

(919) 596-1219

⍟ 2206 Page Road, Suite #103, Durham, NC 27703


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Our office accepts all dental insurances. On your behalf, we file insurance claims directly with your insurance company.

We are in-network providers for BCBS (BlueCross Blue Shield) and Delta Premier.

For all other dental insurances, we file on your behalf as an out-of-network provider.


As an experienced general dentist, Dr. Messenger welcomes patients of all ages (from kids through the elderly). She provides a full range of general dental services, including:

— Diagnosis and personalized treatment planning using digital radiographs (i.e., digital x-rays)

— Preventive dentistry (e.g., teeth cleanings, sealants, fluoride varnish)

— Restorative dentistry (e.g., fillings, dental crowns)

— Cosmetic dentistry (e.g., white fillings, veneers, teeth whitening) 

— Removable prosthodontics (e.g., partial dentures, full dentures)

— Fixed prosthodontics (e.g., dental bridges, restoration of implants)

— Periodontics (e.g., deep cleanings, scaling and root planing)

— Dental nightguards to treat teeth grinding (i.e., “bruxism”) 

— Same-day emergency dental treatment (i.e. ‘on-call’ after-hours, including weekends)