About Us

Cary Prosthodontics was founded in 1991 by Karen Bruggers, DDS.  Dr. Bruggers completed her training in Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988 after which she taught full time as a member of the dental school faculty for three years.  After a very successful career treating patients in her full time private practice, Dr. Bruggers decided to retire from private practice and return to teaching at Louisiana State University, where she grew up, attended dental school and where her father, also a prosthodontist, served as an associate dean.  Dr. Bruggers retired from private practice on May 15, 2017 and is a wealth of knowledge and experience for many budding restorative dentists!

In January 2016, Dr. Bruggers approached Dr. Brandon Kofford who was also practicing prosthodontics in Cary and asked him if he would be interested in assuming stewardship for her prosthodontics practice.  Dr. Kofford gave her an unequivocal "Yes!"  and joined the practice in November 2016.  Dr. Bruggers and Dr. Kofford are kindred spirits and share in treatment philosophies and a common culture of compassion and excellence.  We invite you to get to know who we are as a team, as well as who we are as individuals, after all, contrary to popular misconception, Prosthodontists are people too!

Meet Your Experienced Team

Andrea - Dental Assistant

Hello my name is Andrea. My friends call me GG. I was born in Wuppertal Germany and moved to the U.S. in 2007. In 2020, I became a U.S. Citizen.  I have a son who is 21 years old and is a senior at SLU University. In my free-time I enjoy kickboxing, Zumba, playing tennis, and baking. I also like taking trips to the beach.

In 1986, I started my dental assistant education. I then made the choice to further my career by becoming a dental hygienist in 1998. When in Germany, I worked for the same office my entire career until I decided to move to the United States of America. I joined Cary Prosthodontics in March 2021 and am so happy to be a part of this family.

Brandy  -  Practice Manager

Hi, my name is Brandy. I moved from my native state, Ohio, in May 2018. I started in the dental field as a dental assistant in 2009. After nearly five years of assisting, I transitioned to dental administration which has included scheduling, overseeing all aspects of insurance and finances, and managing a practice. I enjoy working with the highly skilled doctors at Cary Prosthodontics and making sure all patients have a pleasant experience.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as my dog. I love attending rock concerts, shooting, watching Ohio State University football games, and taking beach vacations. I look forward to making sure that you have a great experience at Cary Prosthodontics!

Claudia  -  Insurance Coordinator

I started as a dental assistant at 19 years old and have worked in a variety of dental specialities. Throughout my career, I developed a love for helping patients achieve their smile goals.

When I'm away from the office, I like to spend time with my family and my fur baby.




 

Natalia  -  Patient Care Coordinator

I am originally from Colombia and grew up in California. I got my degree from the University of the Pacific and have been a dental hygienist for 15 years. During this time, I have practiced in different states and overseas. I love the life-changing experiences we provide our patients and the fun and supportive work environment at Cary Prosthodontics.

During my free time, I enjoy traveling, trying out new restaurants, and hiking with my husband and two daughters.

Janki  - Dental Assistant  

I am a senior studying Nutrition Science with a minor in Business Administration at North Carolina State University. I hope to attend dental school after graduating. I worked as an assistant lab technician at Real Time Dental Lab before starting as a sterilization technician and dental assistant at Cary Prosthodontics earlier this year.

In my free time, I love reading, going to concerts, and traveling.

Neli  - Dental Assistant

My name is Nelidia and I have been a member of the Cary Prosthodontics Team since 2019. Dr. Kofford gave me the opportunity to start here as a sterilization tech. After taking some courses and gaining experience, I became a dental assistant. I really like working here and being surrounded by this special team.

I am originally from Cuba which taught me to value every moment and to work hard for what I want. I love enjoying family moments, cooking, dancing, and being outdoors. I like caring for plants, mostly succulents and bonsai, because it relaxes me. 

Johanna - Dental Assistant

I'm from Colombia. I have been working in the dental field for 14 years. I worked in a private practice in Atlanta, GA for 10 years until I moved to NC with my family in 2018. I love getting to know my patients and being there with them during their process of transforming into healthy and beautiful smiles.

In my free time, I love to spend time with my two daughters, baking, and watching movies. I also like to travel.

 

Laurie  -  Patient Care Coordinator

I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BS in Dental Hygiene in 2004.  My first full-time position was working for a prosthodontist in Greensboro, NC and I immediately fell in love with the specialty.  I love guiding patients through the treatment process and seeing the transformation in their lives through their smiles.  I have taken a lot of continuing education courses to learn more about the prosthodontics specialty and the care and maintenance of implants.  I worked as a hygienist and treatment coordinator for 14 years in Greensboro before moving to Cary Prosthodontics to be closer to family.  

I love spending time with my 3 boys and my husband.  We enjoy doing all things outdoors whether it is boating, biking, fishing, skiing, soccer, or any other outdoor activity.  The most unique thing people like learning about me is that I have two pet pigs, Tyler and Oliver!

A "Team Culture" relies upon the talents of each individual of the team to effect the most optimal outcome for the team. At Cary Prosthodontics, we rely on each member of the team to use their talents for the betterment of the team. 

Our Culture

"Find the Fun"

One thing every visitor to Cary Prosthodontics notices immediately is that our team really looks like they have fun and enjoy their work.

My mom raised me on "Mary Poppins" and often quoted her before or during a project that she needed me to do:
"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.  [When] You find the fun, 'SNAP,' the job's a game.  And every task you undertake becomes a piece of cake. . ."

"The Happiness Advantage"

Shawn Achor gives a very humorous and concise explanation for the power of positivity as well as 5 recommendations for becoming a positive thinker.

At Cary Prosthodontics, we have built our culture around the principles outlined in this video clip.

"Problem Solvers"

There are so many different ways to restore and optimize a dentition, our team at Cary Prosthodontics work to find the best solution for each individual and their budget.

We feel a great urgency in providing solutions for our patients not unlike what the Apollo 13 support team problem solvers felt as demonstrated in this video.

Our Values

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Dr Kofford served as a Commissioned Officer in the US Air Force for 6 years rising to the rank of Major.
The Air Force ingrained in him the Core Values of the Air Force:

  • Integrity First
  • Service Before Self
  • Excellence In All We Do

The Air Force tradition of Integrity, Service and Excellence continues in Dr Kofford's professional life as the steward of Cary Prosthodontics.
Dr Kofford and his team are committed to:

  • Integrity To Do The "Right Thing" At All Times
  • Serving Others And Putting Their Needs Above Our Own
  • Excellence: "If A Job Is Worth Doing, It's Worth OVERDOING!"

Our Vision

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We constantly strive to be the premier dental clinic in Southern Wake County for prosthodontic treatment and education.
Whether patient needs are as basic as a single crown or as complex as full mouth rehabilitation with crowns, implants or dentures, Cary Prosthodontics will always be the leader in treatment outcomes.

Cary Prosthodontics will continually strive for improved efficiency by incorporating advanced technologies, but the efficiency must also enhance quality and never decrease quality outcomes.
Cary Prosthodontics will be a resource to all dental providers in the community for prosthodontic education, training, mentoring and expert opinions.

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Cary Prosthodontics

Cary Prosthodontics was founded in 1991 to provide the finest care to residents of Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, and surrounding areas. Our compassionate and caring prosthodontists are members of a number of professional associations, including:

  • American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)
  • Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI)

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (919) 858-8193 to speak to a member of our team today.

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