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Meet Our Chapel Hill Dentistry Team

Dr. Jessica Bishop Funk graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a B.S in Moleclular 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 Jessica’s life. She started out as a helper in her father’s dental practice at the young age of three and by the age of ten, she was pouring molds and assisting her father with patients. She opened her practice in Chapel Hill in 2001. Her affiliations include the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Her newest passion in patient care is helping patients with sleep disordered breathing, working alongside a patient’s physician to help draw attention to this major health risk.

Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband Ron Funk and their five children, Walker, Cole, Zoe, Madilyn, Matthew and her beloved dog, Shirley (read about her below!). When not creating beautiful smiles, Jessica loves to run, swim, golf, hike, sew, knit and work at job sites with her husband.

Krystal and Dr. Bishop met and worked together at UNC School of Dentistry while obtaining their degrees. Working together after graduation was high on their wish-lists and they have worked side-by-side since 2000. Krystal, and her husband, Stephen, live in Granville County, with their children Cameron and Karleigh. Krystal likes to vacation at the beach and spend time with her family.
Laura has been with the practice since 2001. She came to Chapel Hill from the Mocksville area to obtain her dental hygiene degree from UNC School of Dentistry. She is an avid Tarheel fan. She and her husband, Garrett, are in the midst of raising two children, Elizabeth and Walter. Her “fur child”, Bradley keeps everyone in line. While not at work, Laura enjoys watching sports and traveling.
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 and her husband, Philip, enjoy vacationing at Myrtle Beach with their 17 year old daughter, Courtney and her dachshund, Bailey Boy.
Misty brings over ten years of dental assisting experience to the dental practice and has been with our team since 2013. She grew up just down the road in Julian, North Carolina. She currently lives in Mebane with her husband Brandon and their two sons Kolten and Bowen. Her additional family members include three dogs Dixie, Beanie and Gus; a cat named Lily and their multitude of chickens. Her favorite getaway is the annual family beach trip to the Carolina coast.
Since 2000, Sandra has worked side-by-side with Dr. Bishop as her assistant. With over 30 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. When not cooking up a storm in her kitchen, she enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with her family.
Shannon is a graduate from the UNC School of Dentistry with a B.S. in dental hygiene and joined the practice in 2007. She also takes on the task as our patient care coordinator and marketing director. Shannon volunteers countless hours with the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties. She and her husband, Steven, live in Durham with their three boys Greyson, Cooper and Sanders and their rescue mutt, Ginger. Shannon enjoys browsing thrift stores and estate sales to find furniture pieces to refinish.
Shirley Mae Funk
Shirley Mae Funk is the office canine. Shirley is likely the favorite staff member of most patients. She is a sweet Shih Tzu that mostly sleeps all day even though she is only 4 years old. When requested, Shirley will snuggle in the lap of a patient who wants the company of something soft and cuddly. Otherwise, Shirley can be found napping by Laurie’s feet or begging for treats from the sweet patients who spoil her rotten.