Dr. Shamik S. Vakil
Dr. Shamik S. Vakil, also called Dr. V, was born in Houston, TX and grew up in Cleveland, TN where he graduated from Cleveland High School. Dr. V went to college at Samford University where he completed dual undergraduate degrees, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology and in political science. He then served on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and abroad as a Congressional Fellow working with the International Foundation. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
While completing a two-year post-doctoral residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry, he also earned a Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master of Science (MS). His residency training gave him the opportunity to gain additional skills in pediatric medicine, sedation, anesthesia, orthodontics, and behavior management.
Outside of the office, Dr. V enjoys traveling, scuba diving, hiking, concerts, cooking, and is an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast! He is also a proud supporter of all Charlotte sports teams, especially the Carolina Panthers!
- Board Certified Diplomate
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Dental Society
- International College of Dentists
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – Fellow
Dr. Jenny Tu
Dr. Jenny Tu is a board-certified pediatric dentist practicing at our Morrisville location. She graduated from Columbia School of Dental Medicine and completed her pediatric dental residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2003. Originally from New York, Dr. Jenny moved to our beautiful Tar Heel State over 10 years ago. Last year she joined Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and continues to see her long-time patients in our new modern dental home.
Dr. Jenny loves kids! Since high school she knew she wanted to be in a profession where she can make a difference in the lives of children. She feels so blessed to be able to fulfill that dream as a pediatric dentist. She also feels blessed to have a great team at Morrisville that strives to provide the best care for our littlest patients.
Outside of the office, you will find Dr. Jenny running local races or around the neighborhood on weekends. Her hubby is also a dentist and they have two high schoolers and a kitty named Oscar. They love to try new restaurants, watch movies, and travel when they can. Dr. Jenny and her team look forward to meeting you and your child in Morrisville!
Dr. Harpreet Wasson
Dr. Harpreet Wasson was born in Canada and grew up in Cary and Raleigh, NC. Having completed her undergraduate program at North Carolina State University in 2002, she continued her education by obtaining a doctorate of dental surgery (DDS) in 2006 at the University of North Carolina. As a member of our practice since 2018, Dr. Wasson enjoys working with children and parents to ensure healthy smiles.
Outside of work, Dr. Wasson has several interests, including traveling! Among her favorite travel destinations are Egypt, Kenya, and Australia. Locally, she likes spending time with family, exploring the best restaurants, or relaxing on the beach. As someone who loves learning about nutrition and health, she also enjoys sharing her knowledge with friends, family, and patients.