Meet our Team

Meet Dr. Stephenson & The Colonnade Dental Team

  • Dr. Mark R. Stephenson, DDS, PLLC

    Dr. Stephenson is a general dentist. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the UNC School of Dentistry in 1985.

    Dr. Stephenson grew up in Fayetteville, NC, and graduated from Terry Sanford High School.  He earned a degree in Chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill.

    He is a member of the American Dental Association, as well as the Wake County Dental Association.  He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support through the American Heart Association.

    Dr. Stephenson offers a wide range of family dentistry services with a special interest in FastBraces (orthodontics), implants, cosmetic dentistry, and denture placement.

  • Cynthia Driggers-Practice Manager

    Cynthia has more than 25 years of dental experience and extensive training in office management and she has dealt with the nuances of the insurance world for 25 years. She earned her A.A.S. in Web Technologies in 2015 and enjoys all things technical. You could say she is a computer 'geek'.

    She is married with three adult children, has one granddaughter, one grandson, and three fur-babies. When she isn't helping patients get the smile they have dreamed of she enjoys long walks with her fur-babies, chilling on the beach with a good book, or designing websites for fun.

  • Tacara Cannady, Dental Assistant II

    Tacara completed the dental assisting program at the Sunrise School of Dental Assisting.  She has management experience, is X-Ray certified, and BLS certified.

    For fun, she loves cheering for the other blue- Ole Blue Devils Duke but we love her anyway. Tacara also models part-time and has been featured in several print materials. In 2017, Tacara was nominated for Best Model at the Carolina Music Awards held here in Raleigh, NC. Our very own celebrity!

  • Candice Phillips, Front Desk Associate

    Candice has more than 14 years of customer service experience. She is your first point of contact when calling our office and she is passionate about helping people. Candice is cross-trained in dental insurance and front duties and she is well-equipped to answer all of your questions. 

    Candice and her partner have 2 German Shepherd fur babies named Blau & Haus. In her free time, she loves hiking with her fur babies, reading a good book, and enjoys an occasional day of shopping! We are excited to welcome her to our dental team & family.  

Join us in Welcoming both of our new Hygienists to The Colonnade Dental Family!

  • Monica Lawson, Registered Dental Hygienist

    Monica will be your hygienist on Monday and Wednesday

    Hi! My name is Monica and I am from Sumter, SC! I love being outdoors and around the water. I completed my Associate of Dental Hygiene degree in 2018 at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. I have two beautiful children and I love to keep it old school in the millennium! Oral Hygiene has always and will always be a top priority for me. I am so thrilled to share my desire for helping people with the Colonnade Dental family. I'm looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm for all things hygiene with all communities and I am excited to be a part of Dr. Stephenson's growing dental family. Come on over and allow us to change the way you smile and improve your overall health. Smiles are free, so you can count on me to give you mine and help to enhance yours today!


Tuesday and Thursday your hygienist will be one of several wonderful hygienists working with us with a combined total of hygiene experience of 37 years. As always, here at Colonnade Family Dental, our patient's oral health is our top priority! We care about YOU!

Family Dentistry Services:

This includes teeth cleaning, examinations, teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, root canals, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, Fast Braces, Invisalign, Clear Correct, missing teeth replacements like Implants, partials, dentures, and more. If you live in the 27615 area stop by and meet our dentist.

 Our dental office is located in Raleigh. We are your local dentist, serving people that live in the 27615 area. We pride ourselves on providing the best in patient care and put our patient's needs above all else. Believing that it should be easy for people to obtain quality dental care, we offer a variety of services in our office that include teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, root canals, crowns, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, bridges, veneers, and more. Patients can receive the care they need from our experienced and compassionate dentist. We understand that some people have had negative experiences with dental treatments and our team goes above and beyond to make sure that patients are relaxed and feel comfortable from the moment they walk in the door, throughout the appointment, and after their procedure has been completed.

Our Raleigh dentist's office is the destination for quality patient care.

We invite you to contact Mark Stephenson, DDS at 919-241-5161 for all of your Family Dentistry and Dentist Raleigh NC questions.

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Colonnade Dental

8511 Colonnade Center Dr. Suite #160

Raleigh, NC 27615

(o) 919-241-5161 (f) 919.457.1411 

Email:  [email protected]





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