About Us

Why Choose Us for Your Dental Treatment?


At City of Oaks Dental, we spend time with each of our patients to provide them with the necessary knowledge to help make the right decisions. We believe a conservative approach to dental care is the best and our staff is knowledgeable about the latest trends and discoveries in dentistry.

The financial concerns about dentistry often keep people away from the dentist. Don’t worry if you don't have dental insurance. We have a membership plan to help clarify the costs. We also have in-office payment plans and accept Care Credit.

We are currently accepting new patients and are looking forward to meeting you and your family!
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Dr. Vivian Ariail Throop

Dentist

Dr. Vivian Ariail Throop earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The Ohio State University Dental School with magna cum laude honors. She then attended a General Practice Residency (GPR) at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. During her residency, she focused on dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and smile redesign. She returned to Raleigh and worked as an associate until beginning City of Oaks Dental.

When outside of the office, Dr. Throop enjoys spending time with her husband and her pets, Ricky and Lucy. She is a huge UNC Tarheels fan and Ohio State Buckeyes fan.

Dr. Throop is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Seattle Study Club, and the Raleigh Wake County Dental Society.

Meet the Team


Kaitlin Holder

Dental Assistant

Kaitlin was born and raised in North Carolina and she is the oldest of three siblings. She attended NC Dental U in Wake Forest for dental assisting and is really excited to be a part of the team! She is married and they have three fur babies, a dog and two cats. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, laying by the pool, and getting lost in a good book.

Phoenix Mitchell

Dental Assistant

Phoenix was born in Buffalo, NY and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine. She attended the Triangle School of Dental Assisting right after moving to NC. Outside of work, she enjoys doing logic and Sudoku puzzles, dancing and traveling.

Amanda Hartfelder

Receptionist

Amanda was born and raised in New Bern, North Carolina. She has an associate degree from Wake Tech and is pursuing her bachelor's degree at North Carolina Wesleyan. In her free time, she enjoys instructing Zumba classes at her local community center, kart racing, reading, camping, and spending time with her family.

Jodi Nation

Hygienist

Jodi is a native of Washington state, but has enjoyed living and working as a dental hygienist in Raleigh for the past few years. Outside of work, she loves spending time traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

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Schedule a new patient cleaning or book a virtual consult with Dr. Throop today.

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Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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