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


Nickkie Grant - Office Manager

Hi my name is Nickkie and although I was born in Fayetteville NC, I was raised a Georgia peach in a small military town named Hinesville, GA. I was very inquisitive as a child, always the one with the mirror in my hand, wanting to see everything the Dentist was doing while working in my mouth.  I would watch TV and talk to my family about teeth all the time. That's when I knew I wanted to be a part of Dentistry.

A few years after graduating from high school, I moved to Europe and was given the opportunity of a lifetime by the American Red Cross. With over 100 applicants, I was one of the 11 chosen to learn Dentistry without cost. In 2001, I dedicated 560 volunteer hours and graduated top of my class. In 2002, I began working as a dental assistant, and continued in that field. In 2004, I was able to further my education at The University of Louisville School of Dentistry, to become an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary. I moved to Raleigh in 2014 with my family, and decided to make it my home. I am a member of Trademark Women of Distinction, and proud to be the Office Manager here at McDuffie Dentistry. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that I helped put a smile on someone's face.

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!

Lourdes Velazquez - Patient Care Coordinator

Hi, my name is Lourdes and I am the Patient Care Coordinator. I was born and raised in Durham, NC and graduated from Northern High School. Since then, I decided to pursue my interests in the dental health field and joined the awesome dental family at McDuffie Dentistry.

I am the first face you see and am ready and eager to greet you when you call or walk through the door. As your Patient Care Coordinator, I ensure that you, as our patient, have any questions and concerns answered and are scheduled appropriately. 

I love making our patients feel welcomed into our amazing office. During my free time I enjoy spending it in the outdoors, especially at West Point on the Eno.

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 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!





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