Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Julia Mulnick
Dr. Julia Mulnick was born and raised in California. After moving to North Carolina, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She spent over 12 years practicing dental hygiene in private practice and spent a year as a clinical instructor at the University of Chapel Hill for dental hygiene students. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and now practices dentistry in Wake Forest. She is passionate about patient care and enjoys devoting volunteer dental hours to the NC Missions of Mercy clinics throughout the state and participating with international mission trips.
Her inspiration to provide quality dental care is harmonized by her desire to be a loving mother to her two teenage children and spend time with family and friends.
Dr. Tran M. Nguyen
Dr. Tran Nguyen escaped from Vietnam with her family at the age of three and grew up in Greensboro, NC. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and continued her studies there to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1999, graduating with honors. Dr. Nguyen worked in public health and private practice for several years in Southern Virginia before returning to North Carolina in 2002 to open her own practice in Wake Forest.
Dr. Nguyen chose dentistry because it enables her to build personal relationships with patients. She enjoys working with each patient one on one, helping make each and every one feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Dr. Nguyen enjoys improving patients’ overall well being and quality of life by not only creating beautiful smiles, but by also helping treat important health issues such as sleep apnea.
In addition to providing care to patients, she enjoys relaxing with her two children and family, eating desserts, and spending quiet time at the beach.
Dr. Jayme Wood
Dr. Jayme Wood was born and raised in Middlesex, North Carolina. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. She continued her studies at the University of Florida College of Dentistry where she received her DMD degree. After dental school she returned to the Raleigh area to practice dentistry. Dr. Wood enjoys treating patients of all ages and she strives to make your dental experience pleasant and comfortable.
When she is not busy taking care of her patients, she enjoys traveling, exercising, cooking, singing, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Dr. Elyse Hayes
Dr. Hayes was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Nutrition Sciences from North Carolina State University, where she attended under the prestigious Park Scholarship program. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UNC Chapel Hill but remains a die hard Wolfpack fan.
Dr. Hayes joined Gentle Family Dentistry with experience in both private practice and public health, giving her a unique perspective of patient needs. She values building positive relationships with patients and making them as comfortable in the dental chair as possible.
When she is not busy working with our excellent Gentle Family Dentistry patients, Dr. Hayes enjoys strength training, playing board games, and spending quality time with her husband and very cute dog.