Our Team

Alliance Dentistry has assembled one of the best, most highly trained dental care teams in the Cary, North Carolina area to provide exceptional patient care. Our patients in the Cary, Apex, Morrisville and greater Raleigh area will appreciate the quality people and caring approach that our team offers.

“This Dentist office is fantastic.”

They treat you like family – the front desk staff, the hygienists, and the dentists. They are fast, thorough and gentle. I even had a filling replaced with no medication. Alliance is by far the best I have ever been too.”
– Stanley Levine

Dental Hygienists

Lisa Waters


Lisa was born and raised in Cary. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, she and her husband moved to Greenville, NC. They returned to Cary in 1991 where she has been practicing dental hygiene ever since. Patients from all over the Triangle have followed her for years because of her deep experience, gentle hands and compassionate care. Lisa and her husband Rick enjoy spending time with their daughter Ally, their son Kyle and his wife Katie, and especially their precious new granddaughter, Tatum.

Lauren Rickman Leager

Born and raised in Raleigh, Lauren joined our team in January, 2011. She attended Broughton High School and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication. After working a few years in medical marketing and public relations, Lauren decided she wanted a more fulfilling career, so she enrolled in the dental hygiene program at Wake Tech Community College, graduating in 2010. She and her husband, Travis, are the parents of two active boys, Weston and Ames. In addition to enjoying her role as a mother, Lauren enjoys cooking, reading, traveling to the beach and spending time with friends and family.

Lorrie Manning

Lorrie grew up in Durham and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been a dental hygienist for over three decades and we are thrilled she has brought that experience to our office. Many patients have followed her for years, a testament to her warmth, dedication and skilled care. Lorrie and her husband Mark have three children, Macy, Jamie and Zach. She enjoys spending time with Macy and her son-in-law Ryan, and supporting Jamie and Zach‘s sports teams at Middle Creek High School.

Michelle Ray

Michelle is from Stedman, NC and earned her Dental Hygiene degree at Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2010. She worked in dental offices in the Fayetteville area until moving to Ohio for a couple of years. After returning to North Carolina, she filled in for a maternity leave at Alliance Dentistry and we were pleased when she became a permanent full time hygienist at our office in early 2017. She is a skilled embroiderer and enjoys hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Dental Assistants

Stephanie Bowman

Stephanie has worked with Dr. Tim for more than 12 years and has been a member of the Alliance Dentistry team since we opened. She grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated with a Certificate in Dental Assisting II from Wake Tech Community College. She is the head Dental Assistant and plays a critical role in the success of our clinical operations. When not working, Stephanie and her husband are always on the go, keeping up with their three sons and their sports schedules.

Holly Hornick

Holly has been a member of the Alliance Dentistry team since 2014. Growing up in Danville, VA, she relocated to the Triangle area to enroll in the Dental Assisting Program at Wake Technical Community College. Upon graduation, Holly received honors for Outstanding Clinical Achievement, Academic Achievement and Pediatric Dental Assisting. Outside the office, Holly and her husband love being with their young son Noah and their three dogs.


Kalei Daniels

Practice Manager

Kalei grew up in Wake County and brings a wealth of experience to our dental office. She began working in the dental field as a dental assistant, has served as practice administrator and patient care coordinator, and now manages our practice. In addition to her proficiency in management, she is a skilled photographer. Kalei and her husband live in Apex and enjoy relaxing with their friends and family, especially their two adorable daughters.

Rebekah Stone

Patient Care Coordinator

Rebekah has been in the dental field for over seven years. A native of Danville, VA she has served as dental assistant, front office coordinator and patient care coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys exploring art, traveling, helping out in the community and spending time with her niece and nephews.