Meet Our Team
Cecilia Akintonde, DDS
Dr. Cecilia Akintonde is a pediatric dentist focused on serving the unique dental needs of infants, children, adolescents, and special needs patients – all populations who require a great deal of care, patience, and heart alongside specialized training. She understands that oral health is an important part of overall systemic health and she focuses on helping her patients develop the skills necessary to build the foundation for healthy smiles.
Dr. Cecilia completed her undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, College Park where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in kinesiology. She then attended Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following dental school, she completed her residency training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, serving as Chief Resident during her final year.
Dr. Cecilia is very excited to be joining the team and is ready to explore the Carolinas and most of all – continue following her passion for working with children and their families. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, discovering new restaurants, and watching football.
Stephanie R. Boone-Smith, DDS
Dr. Stephanie R. Boone-Smith is a native of Sumter, South Carolina. She is a 1998 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in which she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. She is also a 2005 Howard University College of Dentistry graduate.
Dr. Boone is an avid motorcyclist. She also enjoys playing the piano, singing, and fast cars. Family is very important to her. She and her husband, Leroy, currently reside in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Her motto is, “Remember who and whose you are and you’ll never forget whence you came.”
Cecilia (Sun) Hwang, DDS
Dr. Cecilia (Sun) Hwang grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Myers Park High School. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003, after first earning a Bachelor of Science in chemistry at UNC. During dental school, Dr. Hwang participated in rotations at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and the pediatric dental clinic at Gaston Health Services in Gastonia.
Immediately following dental school, Dr. Hwang completed her training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Iowa. After her training in Iowa, Dr. Hwang moved back home to North Carolina to join a private practice. She has been providing dental care to many families in Charlotte since 2006. Dr. Hwang has been voted as “Top Dentist” by Charlotte Magazine for several years.
Dr. Hwang is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, NC Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, NC Dental Society and Charlotte Dental Society.
Dr. Hwang chose her career in pediatric dentistry due to her own fear of dentists as a child. She strives to make a difference in each of her patient’s dental and overall health by providing individualized and compassionate care. Outside the office, Dr. Hwang enjoys reading, cooking and volunteering at her sons’ schools. She and her husband also love to spend family time together exploring NC mountains, camping and trying new restaurants.