Meet the Doctors

At Sunrise Dental, our highly trained, skilled, dedicated dentists are proud to serve the communities of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Cary, NC. We offer comprehensive dental care for all ages, including cosmetic options, restorative solutions, general dentistry, and more. Please visit our page here for a complete list of our services. Below you will find links to learn more about each of our wonderful doctors. To schedule an appointment, please call us or send us a message via our online form. We can’t wait to meet you!

Dinah Vice, DDS

(Chapel Hill, Durham & Cary Locations)

Dr. Dinah Vice first became interested in dentistry while an undergraduate at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Her teeth were very crooked, and she lacked self-confidence when she smiled. Dr. Vice entered The Ohio State University Program of Dental Hygiene in 1970. Upon completion, she practiced dental hygiene on and off for eight ...

Dirk Vice, DDS

(Raleigh Location)

Dr. Dirk Vice is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, with a master’s degree in cellular and molecular biology. He chose this career when he realized he had a passion for service and for creating with his hands as well as his mind. Dr. Vice considers his work akin to sculpture. He also has a ...

Chad Ceremuga, DDS

(Raleigh Location)

Dr. Chad Ceremuga lives in Cary, NC, with his wife, Gina, and twin baby girls, Sadie and Callie. Dr. Chad grew up in Hermitage, PA, and attended the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. While there, Dr. Chad earned degrees in Health and Rehabilitative Science and Neuroscience. Dr. Chad chose dentistry as his academic and professional ...

Esther Vice Hanson, DDS

(Durham Location)

You might say Dr. Vice Hanson was born into dentistry, as she indeed was sitting chairside with her mother before she was even born. When she was 6, her mother, Dr. Dinah Vice, graduated dental school. Dr. Vice Hanson remembers many days since then visiting the office and watching her mother work. Dr. Vice Hanson grew up in Chapel Hill and ...

Laura Azzu, DDS

(Durham Location)

Dr. Laura Azzu is originally from Chapel Hill, NC. After completing her undergraduate degree in biology from Peace College in Raleigh, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2014. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Laura enjoys cooking, making jewelry, ...

Dr. Natalie Kirkman

General Dentist, Sunrise Dental

Dr. Natalie Kirkman was raised in Greensboro, NC. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Textile Chemistry from North Carolina State University—Go Wolfpack!  Afterward she moved to Chicago, IL where she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Midwestern University. Following dental school, Dr. Kirkman completed a 1-year advanced general dentistry residency with East Carolina University. She is passionate about building relationships with her patients and making them feel comfortable when they are in the chair. 

In her free time, Dr. Kirkman enjoys painting, going on walks outdoors, and listening to true crime podcasts with a cup of coffee in hand. She is excited to be a part of the practice and provide great dental care to her patients. 

Dr. Jiger Shah

Born in Toronto, Dr. Jiger Shah was raised in Columbus, Ohio. It was there that he became a diehard Buckeye fan (Go Bucks!).  Dr. Shah attended The Ohio State University where his curiosity for dentistry grew.  He immersed himself in the dental community at Ohio State, which led to a passion for the profession. While there, he met his wife, Pinal, who is also in the healthcare profession.  Dr. Shah received his Bachelor’s degree from tOSU in 1998. 

Rachelle J. Malit, D.M.D.

(Raleigh and Durham Locations)

Dr. Rachelle Malit grew up in Apex, North Carolina. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned degrees in Dental Hygiene, Spanish, and Biology. She worked as a hygienist for 6 years before attending dental school at Midwestern University in Arizona...