Jamel McDuffie-Watson, DS, PA

Dr. Jamel McDuffie is a native of Durham, NC. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Howard University in Washington, DC.

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Dentist - Durham

6104 Fayetteville Rd. Ste 107
Durham, NC 27713
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All our professionals at the office of Dr. Jamel McDuffie maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.



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Dr. Jamel McDuffie is a native of Durham, NC. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Howard University in Washington, DC.

Dr. McDuffie completed an externship at Harlem Hospital in New York City, NY and a General Practice Residency at the VA hospital in Palo Alto, CA. She served as dentist in a few offices in Cary, NC and at a medical/dental facility in Roxboro, NC. She also served as Dental Director at a medical/dental in Warrenton, NC. Currently, Dr. McDuffie operates her own private practice in Durham, NC.

Dr. McDuffie completed additional training in Implantology and Orthodontics. She remains at the forefront of dental technology and quality care through extensive continuing education.

She is an active member of the National Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Durham Academy of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, American Orthodontic Society, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Team Members


Jennifer Salinas - Office Manager

I have been in dentistry for over 16 years.  Dentistry has become a passion and it has been a thrill to help others achieve a beautiful health smile.  When not in the office I enjoy spending time with friends and family, gardening and curled up with a good book.  If there is anything I can do to help you or make your visit with us more comfortable just let me know.  See you at your next appointment!






Christine Moditz - Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Christine.  I am originally from New Jersey, which is where I obtained my Dental Hygiene degree in 1999.  I was also a dental assistant for six years prior to graduating from college.

My interest in dentistry began as a child, and to this day I feel very fortunate to have found a career I still love.  The best part of my job is getting to know my patients and having the opportunity to work with them as a team to achieve a beautiful healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

When I am not in the office I enjoy reading, working out, spending time with my son and walking my dachshund.

I look forward to meeting you at McDuffie!




Sheronda Harris-Haskins - Dental Hygienist

Sheronda Haskins-Harris, RDH, BS is a native of Durham, North Carolina.  She received her undergraduate education at UNC-Chapel Hill. Initially, Sheronda graduated in 2008 with a Certificate in Dental Hygiene and decided to further her educational experience as a Dental Hygienist.  She pursued her B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene and successfully graduated in 2014. 

Sheronda loves being a part of the dental profession. Helping to change the oral health of others one individual at a time is a passion she has developed over the years.  She is always challenging herself to stay informed in this constantly changing field embracing any new educational experiences or new developments. 

Sheronda currently lives in Durham with her husband, Steve and their two children, Hydia and Juwon.  When they are not hard at work, they love traveling and spending quality time with friends and family.

Sheronda is dedicated to maintaining a reputation of excellence in dental care to all her patients and looks forward to providing excellent care and impeccable service to the surrounding communities of the Triangle area.





Maria Alabat - Dental Assistant

I'm native from the Phillippines, married to my wonderful husband NICO and we have a sweet 2 year old daughter named Zoe Heart. I started working as a dental assistant in 2005 and this past year joined McDuffie Dentistry. My duties are to assist the dentist(s) and make the patients feel comfortable. My favorite part of my job is when the patients come in and leave the office with a big smile on their face saying “Thank you for making me at ease!" It's truly great feeling and makes my day! I love working with doctors because I'm learning while I'm working at the same time! When I'm not at work I mostly spend quality time with family and friends.


Laura Khatambakhsh - Front Desk

I was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina and have been in dentistry for almost 5 years. I began working as a dental assistant,
then fell in love with the administrative side. My favorite part of working with our patients is seeing people feel confident about their
smile when we they walk out!

When not at work, I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my two dogs, Jessie and Chloe. I love
football, baseball and of course, the Carolina Tar Heels!

I look forward to seeing you and assisting you with all of your dental needs!


Lauren Johnson - Front Desk

I have been a Dental Assistant for 6 years; but I also enjoy working at the front desk. My interest in dentistry started as a child, my mother always had the prettiest set of teeth, a beautiful smile and I always wanted to know how she kept them so healthy, vibrant, and white.  As I got older I visited other dental offices, the staff seem so nice, like they enjoy what they do; it made me want to learn more about the field.

I have lived in Raleigh all my life,  have a Chihuahua that keeps me busy and in my free time I love to travel, spend time with family and fiancé and listen to music.

I really enjoy working here at McDuffie Dentistry.  I love the staff and patients.  I am so excited to be here and I look forward to seeing more of our patients!














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