Dentist of the Week: Drs. Danielle Funny and Sonya Maynor in Charlotte, NC

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Dentist of the week

The friendly dentists and team at University Pediatric Dentistry are committed to providing excellent patient care with exceptional customer service. They are dedicated to helping children achieve healthy smiles for a lifetime, and they work hard as a team to ensure that each child they meet feels at ease and that each parent feels welcome to speak with them at any time.

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"The culture in our practice is one that embodies our core governing principles: healthy environment, mutual respect, professionalism and collegiality."

M. Danielle Funny, DDS

    Dr. Funny began her career in pediatric dentistry by treating patients in both public health and private practice before coming to University Pediatric Dentistry in 2009. A native of Elmsford, NY, she has grown to love the pace and weather in Charlotte! Dr. Funny was interested in science and in health-related issues even as a child, hoping to pursue a career in healthcare and make a positive impact on her community. Her first strides toward becoming a healthcare professional were at Howard University in Washington, DC. At Howard, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry before returning to New York to further her studies at New York University, where she earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.

    As a dental student and later as a pediatric resident, Dr. Funny was very active in local and international dental outreaches. Her outreach interests afforded her opportunities to travel to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, where she provided much-needed dental care to adults and children in underserved areas. It was through these outreach ventures and her personal experiences that she focused her career path on pediatric dentistry. Dr. Funny has continued her commitment to the underserved both locally and abroad by supporting the Ada Jenkins Dental Clinic, North Carolina Missions of Mercy clinics, and many other dental outreach initiatives.

    Dr. Funny currently holds memberships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, North Carolina Association of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, National Dental Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Locally, she actively participates in the Old North State Dental Society and Sharon L. Holley Study Club. Dr. Funny is a board-certified pediatric dentist and has earned the distinction of becoming a fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. When she is not treating patients, she enjoys reading, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with her husband, children, family, and friends.

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"Our goal is to deliver excellent patient care with exceptional customer service."

Sonya Maynor, DMD

    Dr. Maynor received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Louisville, where she held office as Class Vice President, Admissions Committee Officer, and representative for Colgate Kids Programs.

    She completed a General Practice Residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the South Bronx, New York, where she treated underserved minorities. She went on to obtain a Special Needs Certificate as Senior Fellow at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York, where she later served as Junior Attending. Dr. Maynor treated individuals with physical, developmental, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities.

    She completed an Advanced Education Program in pediatric dentistry at New York University, where she held the position of Chief Resident. Dr. Maynor has taught at the dental graduate and undergraduate levels, served as a Task Force member for the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, has been involved with the Public Policy Advocacy Conference on Capitol Hill, and was once a key-note speaker to the Student National Dental Association graduating class at the University of Tennessee at Memphis. She has worked professionally in private practice and public health, and she is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Special Care Dentistry Association.

    Her passion is to provide excellent and comprehensive oral care to children by using a Multi-Specialty Care Model because she believes every child should have the opportunity to become a healthy, happy, and productive adult.

    When she is not caring for children, Dr. Maynor enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, Broadway theatre productions, and ballet, and she loves dogs.

Give them a call at (704)688-1664 or request an appointment online here.

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