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 United States Veterans Administration hospital system she continued to served the Chicagoland veteran population for several years before returning to private practice in North Carolina. She enjoys helping her patients manage their oral health. She loves having a smiling healthy patient family. Dr. Gong emphasizes preventive dental strategies 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 pups and traveling adventures.

Lily, Certified Dental Assistant

Lily originally from Indiana performs patient care, lab duties and office duties in support of Dr. Gong. She has National Certification and expertise 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.

Samantha, Registered Dental Hygienist

Sam is a native of North Carolina.  She gained her expertise here in Eastern North Carolina. She has a well rounded dental background including specialty care experience.  She loves to direct patients in effective ways to keep happy healthy smiles.  She is active in her time away from the office and enjoys spending time with her family.

Jeribeth, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jeribeth prides herself on being thorough and efficient yet gentle. Her lovely smile is contagious and she comes to work to spread those smiles. She trained in Eastern North Carolina and enjoys country living. She is an outdoors enthusiast especially during birding season.

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.

Meghan, Office Staff

Meghan identifies with our patient family readily due to her past experience as a dental assistant and dental administrator. She takes pride in assisting our patients in all manners of accessing excellent dentistry. In her off time she enjoys baking and the Eastern North Carolina Sunshine.

Lisa, Office Staff

Lisa 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. She supports practice needs at New Bern Family Dentistry with a heartfelt smile!