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.



photoJamel McDuffie, DDS

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.

Dr. McDuffie has three children who are now all taller than she is and remains the stars in her life.  She has a passion for travel and learning about other cultures.  Dr. McDuffie enjoys dancing in styles of salsa, rueda, bachata, Chicago style stepping, and both country and R & B line dancing.  She loves all arts and crafts and as in dentistry, she loves working with her hands. 


Team Members


Alex McDuffie- PR Liaison

My name is Alex and I attend High Point University. My major is business administration with a minor in sales. One of my biggest achievements at High Point University is making the Dean’s List. Along with academics, I am a member of the club baseball team as well as the sales club.

At McDuffie dentistry I am the PR Liason. I market the dental office to the community and create partnerships with businesses and people that may not be aware of the many services that we offer. There are also times I am able to assist Dr. McDuffie with certain dental treatments. Either way, I love working here at McDuffie dentistry!

Growing up, I was always scared to come into a dental office because of my fear of getting teeth pulled. But now the dental office has become one of the places I desire to work. The reason why I have such a strong interest in dentistry is so that I can help people feel confident about their smile and their oral health. Seeing someone happy because of their smile makes my day and I want to continue to make people happy!

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 (Iya) Alabat - Dental Assistant

I'm native from the Phillippines, married to my wonderful husband Nico and we have a sweet daughter named Zoe Heart. I started working as a dental assistant in 2005 and have now joined McDuffie Dentistry. My duties are to assist the doctor and make the patients feel comfortable. The 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 putting me at ease!" It's truly a great feeling and makes my day! I love working at McDuffie Dentistry because I'm enjoying my patients while I'm working at the same time!



Lourdes Velasquez - Office Administrator

My name is Lourdes and I am thrilled to be a member of the McDuffie Dentistry team. I was born and raised in Durham,
NC and graduated from Northern High School in 2016. I began working in
the dental field a few years ago. Even though I am fairly new to the field, I know this is where I want to be. I love working with all of our
wonderful patients and learning new things about our office each day. The best part of my job
is seeing our patients happy about their dental work and providing them an amazing smile that
they feel confident in. When I am not in the office I am usually at home spending time with my
two sisters and my brother.


Emily Rivera - Office Administrator

I am originally from Guatemala and moved to Florida with my family when I was 11 years old. I got married to my wonderful husband and we have two beautiful children. I am also a mom to a very furry German Shepherd who goes by the name Maxx!  My husband and I moved our family to North Carolina around 2017 to pursue our professional dreams!  This is why I am so excited to work with you at McDuffie Dentistry.  I love the field of dentistry and helping people. I also love to spending my time free time with family and eating a lot of food!
I am so excited to be here at McDuffie Dentistry and help you get the best dental health care possible! 



Tabitha Choma - Patient Care Coordinator

My name is Tabitha Choma and I am from  sunny Florida. I have lived in a few additional states soaking up the
fresh beginnings, new people and increasing my personal growth through the experiences each place provided. My hobbies include staying active anyway I can. Whether it
is going to the gym, hiking, swimming, or just dancing around my house with my dogs. 

I love working hard for the office and the patients at McDuffie Dentistry. It gives me a feeling and sense of achievement, accomplishing
my personal and career goals.
Seeing patients happy after their appointment is the number one reason I love working at McDuffie Dentistry.
I love to see the nice smiles with bright, white, smiling teeth. The sense of confidence our Dr.
and hygienists give our patients to make them smile a little brighter is awesome! That is something
all of our patients can take with them and have everyday. It's like we are giving a gift, from our family to theirs.


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