Meet Our Staff

“It’s always a pleasure to visit Dr. Walker’s dental office.
The staff is pleasant and courteous and the service is professional.
They are always friendly andI know I’m getting the best dental care available.
They treat everyone like family.”


Phyllis Buie

Office Manager
A native of Wilmington, Phyllis has worked for Dr. Walker for over 22 years as Office Manager. She has has two children and one grandson, who is now serving in the US Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Wayne E. Myer. based in San Diego, CA.. Her passion out of the office is flowers and gardening and spending time with family.

“Phyllis is always pleasant and very encouraging. Keep up the good work and thank you for your professional and personal service!”
—K. Burbridge

Tracy Darder
Front Office Coordinator
Tracy has been in the dental field for over 30 years. As an assistant,  she enjoyed the opportunity to help people get over their fear of dentistry and restore beautiful smiles. Tracy has moved to the front office for the past seven years, learning about insurance processes and helping patients with their treatment plans.

Originally from Callicoon,NY, Tracy and her family moved south in January of 2019 and settled in Leland as their permanent residence. She is looking forward to sunny days at the beach, enjoying her new home and all the experiences that Wilmington has to offer!

“The office itself is state-of-the-art, very warm and accommodating. I felt immediately welcome and the ladies at the front desk were very nice too. The chairs were comfortable and I loved the fish tank.”
—M. Johnson!


Raina Brothers, CDA
Certified Dental Assistant

Raina was born and raised in Wilmington, as well as completing college at CFCC for Dental Assisting in 2003. She loves being able to help put smiles on her patients’ faces. She has worked with Dr. Walker since 2013. She is married with her first child on the way. Raina enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Photography is a hobby dear to her heart.

“Always great, always prompt, always friendly…..could not ask for more.”
—Katherine E.


Courtney Hall, CDA
Certified Dental Assistant
As a recent graduate of Cape Fear Community College’s Dental Assistant Program, Courtney is excited to be part of the compassionate team at Junction Park Dentistry. Courtney is a beach girl and loves spending her free time on the water with her fiancé and their dog.

“Dental Assistant was reassuring, confident and professional. It was overall an excellent experience.!”


Laura Triece, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Laura is a Wilmington native and a graduate of the UNC School of Dental Hygiene. She stays busy with her grandchildren, all of whom live in Wilmington. She has been with Dr. Walker’s practice since 1988.

“I had my teeth cleaned by Laura and she is the very best! She is thorough and professional and very conscientious of her patient and their comfort. She is a keeper!”
—M. Thrasher


Cindy Carroll, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Cindy is a Wilmington native who has worked with Dr. Walker since 1999. She truly loves her profession and enjoys getting to know her patients.

“Imagine that I travel from the airport area over to Monkey Junction just for my teeth cleanings by Cindy. I’ve done this for about 4 years, and my trips are always worthwhile. My teeth and gums feel wonderful. Cindy is the best hygienist I’ve ever had, and I went through five dental offices when I first moved here, before I locked in on Dr. Walker and Cindy.”
—B. Holliday

Connie Jo Evans, RDH Registered Dental Hygienist
Connie Jo has been a Dental Hygienist for over 25 years. She has enjoyed meeting the wonderful people in Dr. Walker’s practice and is passionate about providing the best dental care and experience possible. Living in Kure Beach, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking on the beach and riding her bike around the Island.

“Does anyone look forward to going to the dentist?…no one I know. But….Dr. Walkers office is the friendliest and most comforting dentist’s office I’ve ever been to. I love my hygienist!!” —Renee T.

Portia Pridgen, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Portia is from Wilmington and a graduate of the Cape Fear Community College Dental Hygiene Program. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and daughter, riding in her Jeep seeing all the beautiful scenery that Cape Fear has to offer. She loves quiet time at home, snuggling with her two bengal cats—Dany and Drogo. Portia is passionate about patient education and stays up-to-date on the latest advances to be able to better serve her patients.  As well as an active member of her Association, she is also on the CFCC Dental Hygiene advisory committee.

Best dentist experience I have ever had! Thank you all for being so wonderful and fantastic at your job!” —Charlene B.