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Dr. Hobbs is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has over 25 years of dental and periodontal experience. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and went on to receive her DDS from the University of Maryland Dental School, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Hobbs completed her General Practice Residency at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania and was the Chief Resident the following year at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Hobbs worked as general dentist in Charlotte for a year before deciding to specialize in Periodontics. She attended the University of California at San Francisco where she earned her certificate in Periodontology Specialty while simultaneously earning a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology with emphasis on the link between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes and TGFB growth factor. She received the “Most Innovative” Clinical Research Award in her Senior Year at UCSF from the Western Society of Periodontology.
In 1997, Dr. Hobbs moved to Durham, NC where she established a private practice in Periodontology and Implantology. She operated a highly successful, private clinic in Durham and received her Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2000. She has been an Assistant Professor at UNC school of Dentistry Post- Graduate Periodontology Department since 1997 and she rose through the ranks of the North Carolina Society of Periodontist serving as President in 2014.
In 2015, Dr. Hobbs started the Hobbs’ Spear Study Club. She enjoys the opportunity to interact with great restorative doctors and specialists and has been a member of numerous Study Clubs in the Triangle Area including the Wake County Dental Society and the Seattle Study Club.
In 2018 she sold her practice and joined NuImage surgical center. She has presented to numerous organizations over the years, including Wake County Dental Society, Wake and Durham/Orange Hygiene Society, NC Chapter of AAWD, Durham Health Department, Duke Endocrinology Grand Rounds and numerous local Study clubs. Dr. Hobbs was born in Egypt and raised in Germany. At the age of 9, she came to the U.S. with her family.
Dr. Hobbs is married to Jim Hobbs, a Greensboro native, and they are proud parents of their daughter, Madison. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family, exercising and watching her daughter do gymnastics. Dr. Hobbs is a proud supporter of Hospice, The Food Bank of N.C., The Pulmonary Fibrosis Society, The American Cancer Society, Durham Rescue Mission, Doctors without Borders and the Salvation Army. She also volunteers for the Baptist Mission Dental Bus, Wake Smiles Dental Clinic and Miriam Dental Clinic.
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