Our office will be closed on Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th for Thanksgiving. We will return to normal business hours on Monday the 27th.

Your Gateway Commons Dental Team

Take a few moments and get to know a little bit more about our fantastic group of doctors and the team at Wells Family Dental Group.

Getting To Know Your Team Of Dental Professionals

From the first face you see as you walk through the door, to the last smile you wave goodbye to on your way out, our team is dedicated to making you feel at home, safe and comfortable during your visit with us. Take a few minutes and get to know a little bit more about our fantastic team.

Gateway Commons Team - Wells Family Dental

Our Dentists

Our doctors are passionate about your comfort and care at Wells Family Dental Group. Get to know a little bit about us by clicking on our dentists’ profiles below.

Dr. Emily Hodgin, DMD

Dr. Emily Hodgin


Dr. Emily Hodgin was born in Arkansas but has called North Carolina home for her whole
life. Growing up in Winston Salem, Dr. Hodgin has fond memories of visiting NC beaches and
mountains, and everywhere in between. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Biology and North Carolina State University with a Masters in
Physiology. Despite attending rival schools, Dr. Hodgin will always be a Tar Heel at heart!

After graduating from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine with a DMD,
her passion for helping patients regain function and confidence by rehabilitating their smiles led
her to further her skills during a 1-year residency at the prestigious Fayetteville VA Medical
Center. Through this residency, Dr. Hodgin was able to gain proficiency in oral surgery,
prosthodontics, implantology, and advanced restorative dentistry. Serving our country’s
veterans was an extremely rewarding experience for her. Dr. Hodgin was recognized as having
provided more clinical care to veterans than any other resident in the history of the program.

In her free time, Dr. Hodgin can be found exploring Raleigh with her fiancé, Joc. Dr.
Hodgin enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, trying local Triangle restaurants, and cycling
classes. She is also an avid runner and baker. To see some of Dr. Hodgin’s confectionary
creations, follow her on Instagram at @flossingandfrosting! Dr. Hodgin looks forward to
meeting you and helping you create or maintain a beautiful smile!

  • Undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Masters degree from North Carolina State Univeristy
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

  • American Dental Association

  • North Carolina Dental Society


Ellyse Julien-Dalton


Dr. Ellyse Julien-Dalton, aka Dr. JD, grew up in Apex, NC, and she chose to stay in North Carolina for college and dental school. Although she cherishes the time she spent in Chicago, Dr. JD always knew that she would return to North Carolina to practice dentistry near her hometown.

Dr. JD graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BS in Psychology. During her time at UNC, Dr. JD had the opportunity to shadow several health care professions and discovered her passion for dentistry. Dr. JD received her Doctor of Dental Medicine at ECU School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, she completed a 1-year General Practice Residency at Jesse Brown Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, IL. During her residency, she received advanced training in prosthodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and hospital dentistry. 

When she is not at the office, Dr. JD likes to spend her time searching for the best fries in the Triangle and working off that research on her Peloton. She is also a huge Harry Potter fan, enjoys standup comedy, loves binging reality TV, and cheering on the Tarheels. Dr. JD’s favorite part of dentistry is connecting with patients and she looks forward to helping you reach your oral health goals!

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Undergrad

  • Eastern Carolina University School of Dental Medicine - Doctor of Dental Surgery

  • Residency attended at Jesse Brown VA Hospital 

  • American Dental Association

  • North Carolina Dental Society 

  • Academy of General Dentistry 

The Wells Family Dental Group Team

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