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Our team would like to welcome you to our practice. We are a family practice serving the needs of adults and children of all ages.  Stansell Dentistry Associates prides itself in confident and healthy smiles.  We utilize the latest dental technologies and strive to exceed customer expectations.

Stansell Dentistry Associates has two locations, one in the Brier Creek area of Raleigh, NC and the second in North Raleigh off of Falls of Neuse Road.  One of the many fantastic things about being a dentist is serving the community and seeing patients from all across the triangle.


With our convenient hours and locations patients can schedule appointments and still be within driving distance to the surrounding Triangle area and vicinities. This allows us to meet the demands and flexibilities of our patient's work schedules. 

For children who have no cavities at their checkup receive a special invite to our No Cavity Club! See office for details.

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We are glad you stopped by for a visit. Take some time to browse our website and let us know how we can assist with your oral healthcare and make your dream smile a reality.  We are dedicated to providing the best dental service in Raleigh and the surrounding areas and offer the following patient amenities:

  • Coffee/Beverage Bar

  • In Chair Entertainment

  • Blankets

  • Children's Waiting Area

  • Warm Towels

  • Intraoral Camera

  • IsoLite

  • No Cavity Club!

  • Itero Scanner

  • Free Wifi

We are now scheduling patients! You can schedule an appointment by contacting us.


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Preventative Dentistry
  • Digital X-rays

  • Dental Cleanings

  • Sealants

  • Scaling and Root Planing

  • Oral Cancer Screening

Restorative Dentistry
  • Tooth Colored Fillings

  • Crowns and Bridges

  • Implants

  • Onlays and Inlays

  • Simple Extractions

  • Gum Grafts

  • Root Canal Therapy

Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Invisalign (Clear braces)

  • Lumineers 

  • Veneers

  • Cosmetic Bonding

  • Gum Contouring

  • Snap-On Smile

Removable Dentistry
  • Partial Dentures

  • Full Dentures

  • Valplast

Teeth Whitening
  • Zoom Tooth Whitening (In office whitening system)

  • Take home tray whitening

Specialty Dentistry
  • Athletic Mouthguards

  • Nightguards

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Snoring

  • Picasso Laser

Sedation Dentistry

Nervous about your dental appointment? Our offices offer the following to make your dental appointment pleasant:

  • Minimal Sedation Medication

Please contact our office for more information.

Emergency Appointments
For established patients, please call the office number for further instructions.



Dr. Dani Stansell

Dr. Dani Stansell was born in Hollywood, FL, and relocated to Raleigh, NC in 2003.  She holds a B.S. in Microbiology and Biotechnology from Florida Atlantic University and received her dental degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dental School. While in dental school Dr. Stansell was involved in many community activities, spent a summer doing dentistry in a Mexican orphanage, and was the president of AAWD.  

Dr. Stansell resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband and three children. In her free time, Dr. Stansell enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family. 

Professional Associations:

  • American Dental Association

  • American Association of Women Dentists - Past Triangle President

  • Academy of General Dentist - Working on Fellowship

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

  • North Carolina Dental Society

Dr. Srinivas Mandala

Dr. Mandala is currently in his 10th year of practicing Dentistry in the United States and received his Dental Degree from Boston University. He is also a member of the United States Army and has been for 5 years. Dr. Mandala became a member of the American Dental Association in 2008 and still holds his membership to date.


Dr. Mandala currently lives in Apex with his wife and daughter. And he has an interest in sports; cricket and volleyball.


Dr. Nicole Cucchi

Dr. Cucchi is a graduate of the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. She relocated to Raleigh from Asheville, NC.  An avid soccer player, Nicole attended Clemson University on a soccer scholarship and completed her undergraduate work in Biomedical Engineering before deciding to become a dentist. Dr. Cucchi is trained in all of the latest dentistry advances, specializing in general and cosmetic dentistry.


In her spare time she enjoys hiking, live music, and spending time with her family, friends, and her french bulldog named Barnes. Feel free to call her Dr. C!  


Dr. Leah Rankin

Dr. Leah Rankin grew up in Cornelius, North Carolina.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from NC State University and Dental Degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.  Following Dental school, Dr. Rankin completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency with the United States Air Force at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  She then went on to complete her Health Professions Scholarship with the United States Air Force, serving as a Captain and then Major at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.  


Dr. Rankin recently relocated to the Triangle with her husband and two children.  In her free time, she enjoys running, painting, traveling, sailing, and cooking.  She is thrilled to become a part of the Stansell Dentistry team and can’t wait to meet you and your family!   

Dr. Cher Lu

Dr. Cher Lu recently moved to the area from NYC and joined Stansell Dentistry in June of 2020. Dr. Lu attained her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors. She completed dental training at Columbia University and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. She was awarded the membership of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society for her didactic and clinical achievements. Dr. Lu continued her studies by completing a general practice residency program at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. 


Dr. Lu is patient and compassionate. She has been praised by many for her gentle hand skills. She is understanding of patients’ needs and always strives to deliver excellent care. DR. Lu takes her time to educate her patients and to answer their questions. Through communicating with her patients, Dr. Lu is able to create personalized treatment plans. 


Dr. Lu lives in Chapel Hill with her boyfriend, who is pursuing Orthodontics at UNC, and their puppy, Sawyer. In her spare time, Dr. Lu enjoys working out, cooking, playing with Sawyer, and outdoor adventures. She loves to travel and scuba dive.


Locations & Hours

Brier Creek
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10207 Cerny Street, Ste 106

Raleigh, NC 27617

Tel: 919-336-2981 \\ Fax: 919-249-1375

Office Hours

Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm

Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

North Raleigh
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1911 Falls Valley Drive, Ste 107

Raleigh, NC 27615

Tel: 919-327-1770 \\ Fax: 919-249-2145

Office Hours

Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm

Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

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1101 Great Falls Ct, Ste 102

Knightdale, NC 27545

Tel: 919-415-1855 \\ Fax: 919-415-1849

Office Hours

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