Meet Our Chapel Hill Dentistry Team
Dr. Jessica Bishop graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Molecular Biology with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. She then attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University Of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 2000.
Dentistry has been a major part of Dr. Bishop’s life, as she started out as a helper in her father’s practice at the young age of three pouring molds and assisting in the operatories by ten. She opened her current practice in Chapel Hill in 2000. Her affiliations include the American Dental Association, Dental Foundation of NC, NC Dental Society, Association of Women Dentists, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Hundreds of hours of continuing education have been completed in the areas of Invisalign, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and pharmacology.
Dr. Bishop enjoys traveling to the mountains with her husband, Lewis, and their children, Madilyn and Matthew. Her time is spent in the pool as an avid swimmer and on the road as a long distance runner. Simba and Sammi, her beloved Shitzus, will always be her first “children”.
Dr. Steven Bishop completed his undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia. Since then he has practiced dentistry for over 35 years in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Continuing education is important to Dr. Bishop and has included courses on Lumineers, Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Steve Bishop and his wife, Ruth, have been married for over 40 years and enjoy the company of their growing family that now includes 4 grandchildren. They never travel without their Yorkies, Dylan and Daisy. Most days you will find him outdoors, tending to his flowers or improving his golf game.
Jackie is a Colgate STAR award recipient. It is awarded to hygienists who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the hygiene profession. Jackie volunteers for North Carolina Missions of Mercy. This organization is focused on access to care for our states’ most underserved. Originally from Long Island, NY, she currently lives in Raleigh with her husband Michael and their son Noah. She has a black lab named Bella and two cats, Dolce and Texas. When Jackie has free time she’s cooking, spending time with her family or traveling!
Krystal and Dr. Bishop worked together at UNC while they were both in school. They always hoped they could work together after graduation. Krystal and Dr. Bishop have worked side-by-side since 2000. Krystal, and her husband, Stephen, live in Mebane with their son, Cameron, and their 3 dogs. While not at work, Krystal likes to vacation at the beach and spend time with her family.
Laura has been with the practice since 2001. Laura is a UNC alumnus and huge Tarheel supporter. She is highly involved in the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties. She lives in Durham and has a Bichon Frise, Bradley. When not working, Laura likes to vacation in Hawaii and pull for her Carolina Tarheels.
Laurie has been with the practice since 2002. She keeps the office running as our Office Manager and is an expert in navigating the maze that is dental insurance. She will answer all of your billing and scheduling questions with a smile! Laurie also has years of experience as a dental assistant and won’t hesitate to jump in and help out if needed. Laurie and her husband, Philip, enjoy vacationing at the North Carolina coast with their 9 year old daughter, Courtney. In her off time, Laurie likes to go shopping and spend time with her family.
Misty brings over seven years of dental assisting experience to the dental practice. She grew up just down the road in Julian, North Carolina. She currently lives in Mebane with her husband Brandon and their son Kolten. Her additional family members are her three dogs Dixie, Sasha, and Beanie and her cat Lily. Her favorite getaway is the annual family canoe and tube trip down the New River in West Jefferson.
Since 2000, Sandra has worked side-by-side with Dr. Bishop as her assistant. With over 26 years of experience in the dental field, Sandra is very knowledgeable and valuable to the practice.
Sandra and her husband, Kenneth, live and work on a tobacco farm in Prospect Hill. Sandra likes walking the tobacco fields with her Airedale terrier, Toby. When not cooking up a storm in her kitchen, she enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with her family.
Shannon is a dental hygienist and also takes on the task as our patient care coordinator. When not seeing patients in the clinical setting, she creates treatment plans and caters to new patients. Shannon is a UNC alumnus and involved with the Junior League. She and her husband, Steven, live in Durham with their dog, Ginger. Shannon enjoys browsing antique stores and estate sales to find furniture pieces to refurbish.