Our Practice

Debra Gong Choe, MA, DDS

Dr. Gong is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Dental School
and Rutgers University. After finishing her general practice residency within the Veterans Administration hospital system she continued to served the Chicagoland veteran population for
several years before returning to private practice in North Carolina. She
has expertise in general dentistry including direct and indirect
restorative care, dentures, implants, root canals, extractions and treating
periodontal disease. She focuses on preventive dental care and patient
education. She believes that many dental diseases are preventable and with
proper management and patient cooperation healthy smiles can be maintained
for a lifetime.  In her off time she enjoys her two dogs and spending time with her husband.  They like to traveling, culinary experiences, and the outdoors.

Lily, Certified Dental Assistant

Lily originally from Indiana performs patient care, lab duties and office duties in support of Dr. Gong.  Her early background included obtaining her National Certification and working with pediatric dental patients.  Lily enjoys New Bern and our proximity to the coast.  When not occupied with her love of dentistry she enjoys shopping and spending time her family.

Susan, Dental Assistant

Susan has over 3 decades of dental experience with a focus on crown and bridge and clinical dental logistics.  She serves our patients with her enthusiasm and general dentistry sensibilities.  Her hobbies include shopping, good food and good family time.

Melissa, Registered Dental Hygienist

Melissa grew up in New Bern and attended college at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC. In her 25 years of experience, she has refined her skills to a gentle, yet effective technique. Her professionalism and enthusiasm are integral to the practice. The mother of three active children, Melissa also enjoys tennis, cooking, and outdoor & church activities.

Sam, Registered Dental Hygienist

Sam is a native of North Carolina and attended Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC.  She has a well rounded dental background including specialty care experience.  She loves to direct patients in effective ways to keep healthy happy smiles.  She is a mother to two and enjoys spending time with her family.

Carol, Registered Dental Hygienist

Carol comes from upstate New York but now happily calls North Carolina and New Bern Family Dentistry her home.  She brings over 25 years of experience with an emphasis in periodontal specialty hygiene care.  She prides herself on being thorough yet gentle.  She has raised  two boys.  Along with her husband, she enjoys the outdoors, boating, and baking.

Tara, Office Staff

Tara works in our front office specializing in the arrangement of our schedule including appointments, accounts, and insurance.  She excels at helping patients access dental care by providing an efficient and accurate administrative experience.  When not at work she is busy with her family. She enjoys being outdoors and boating.

Lisa, Office Staff

Lisa grew up in Virginia but has called North Carolina her home for almost two decades now.  She has been working in the dental field for many years.  We are fortunate to call upon her for her friendly face and thorough attention to front office duties that support the everyday practice at New Bern Family Dentistry.