Smiles of Carolina
William Ko DDS, MPH
and Mark Pcolinsky DMD

Meet the Team at Smiles of Carolina

Our Staff

As a patient of Smiles of Carolina, you can count on our team to get to know you and your family. Because we are a small family practice with consistent staff, you can get to know us too and be helped by the same familiar people every time you come to our office.

Our team is made up of smart, fun, kind, and intelligent people who also happen to be skilled and talented dental professionals -- and we love what we do! We look forward to meeting you and your family and welcoming you to our practice!

Dr. William Ko, DDS

Dr. Ko is one of Smiles of Carolina’s partner dentists.  He is a graduate of UNC dental school and upon receiving his dental degree, continued his education, receiving a Masters degree in Public Health at UNC.  Dr. Ko spent three years, while in pursuit of his masters, providing care to the under-served population of Halifax county and Eastern regions of North Carolina.  He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly treating children. When away from the office, Dr. Ko enjoys time with his family and exploring new cultures. He will be happy to answer any questions you have about your dental health.

Dr. Mark Pcolinsky, DMD

Dr. Mark is one of Smiles of Carolina’s partner dentists.  Originally from the state of NJ, Dr. Mark graduated UMDNJ –NJ Dental School in 2003. He went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Air Force, during which he obtained immeasurable experience in many aspects of Dentistry.  Throughout his training and practice, Dr. Mark has never forgotten what matters most, which is helping others in need.  In his spare time, Dr. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling, skiing and playing hockey.  He strives to ensure your visit at Smiles of Carolina is pleasant and comfortable.


Office Manager

Mona is our office Manager since 2011 has over ten years of experience in the dental field. Born in Washington DC, raised in northern VA, is a graduate of George Mason University with a major in Biology & Minor in Business.  She enjoys exploring God's beautiful land with her children and husband, and getting stronger at Crossfit Knightdale and Crossfit Clayton. Fluent in English, Vietnamese, Spanish and primary school level Cantonese. Having worked in healthcare since 1998, Mona enjoys all aspects of educating the public of their health, insurance plans and being rewarded with smiles.


Dental Assistant II

Ayalivis is our Dental Assistant II since 2012, and received certification from Wake Technical Community College. She has been assisting for ten years, and still loves it. Originally from Dominican Republic, is fluent in both Spanish and English, enjoys spending time with her three children, as well as cooking and visiting her family in the DR whenever possible.  Working in the dental field has been very enjoyable because she loves to help people achieve their dental goals and leave with a smile.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Codi is our Registered Dental Hygienist since 2015, graduated from Halifax Community College. She was born and raised in north Raleigh, NC. She enjoys weekend trips to the beach and spending time with friends and family. Codi has "always had a thing for teeth" and knew at a very young age she wanted to be a hygienist because "smiles are the first thing noticed on people". Building relationships with patients is one of her favorite parts about being a dental hygienist.


Certified Dental Assistant

Karina is our DANB Certified Dental Assistant since 2016, graduated from the dental assisting program at Wake Technical Community College in 2012. Born in Mexico and has been living in NC since she was a child.  In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.  She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Working in the dental field has been very rewarding for her because she gets to help patients feel comfortable while taking care of their dental needs during their visit. 


Dental Assistant

Yesenia is our Dental Assistant II since 2009 and works both as a patient coordinator and DA. Originally from Florida she enjoys spending quality time with her family & loves to help others when they need a hand. Fluent in both Spanish and English. Yesenia enjoys working in the dental field because she loves to see great smiles.

A Healthy smile is just a click away.
Cristina M.

So far so good. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and seemed genuine. Usually my blood pressure sky rockets when it comes to the dentist but they kept me calm and assured me everything would be fine. I will be going back. Debbie was very sweet and down to earth

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