Cary - Green Level West

2613 Green Level West Road
Cary, NC 27519
Directions P: 919.589.0270
F: 919.589.0275

Meet Our Experienced Cary, NC Family Dentists

At Lane & Associates, our West Cary dentists, orthodontist and oral surgeon are proud to serve the dental needs of patients across Wake County. With a focus on comprehensive dental care, our dental staff is committed to the oral health of you and your entire family.

Learn more about our doctors below, then request an appointment — we can be reached by phone at 919-589-0270 or via the form to the right of the page.

Dr. Ying Zhao General Dentist at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry

Dr. Ying Zhao

Specialty: General Dentistry

Dr. Ying Zhao was born and raised in Shanghai, China until she was fifteen when her family moved to Raleigh, NC. She attended UNC Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with highest honors. After college, she continued her education at UNC School of Dentistry and received her DDS degree. She then completed a one-year General Dentistry residency upon graduation from dental school at Westchester Medical Center in New York. At her residency, Dr. Zhao gained a lot of experience in cosmetic dentistry, dental surgeries and treating medically compromised patients. Dr. Zhao now resides in Cary, NC with her husband. She is happy to be back in North Carolina and to join the dedicated team here at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry. She is extremely excited about this new chapter of her life, and she’s looking forward to meeting you at your next visit!

Dr. Ryan Milewski Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at NCOSO and Lane & Associates Family Dentistry

Dr. Ryan Milewski

Specialty: Oral Surgery

Dr. Ryan Milewski is a native to NC, growing up in Southern Pines. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from NCSU in Zoology, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Dental school followed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and he was awarded the Hillenbrand-Lupton Award for Academic Achievement in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Milewski was motivated and inspired during dental school by the excellent surgeons treating complex problems and their grateful patients. He completed his training with a four-year surgical residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC. His residency focused in the surgical treatment of dentofacial abnormalities, oral and maxillofacial pathology, facial trauma, anesthesia and routine oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. Dr. Milewski frequently volunteers at UNC as adjunct faculty working with dental students in the oral surgery clinics. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of numerous professional dental organizations. His surgical interests include: dental implant surgery, extractions, bone grafting, and pathology.

Dr. Milewski lives in Raleigh with his wife, Marissa, and Tucker, his husky puppy.

Dr. Milewski is a visiting NC Oral Surgery + Orthodontics (NCOSO) Oral Surgeon that currently works once per week in our Cary Green Level office and also works in Greensboro and Raleigh at NCOSO offices. Please visit the NCOSO website for more information.

Dr. Nathan Kryn Orthodontist NCOSO

Dr. Nathan Kryn

Specialty: Orthodontics

Dr. Nathan Kryn is a visiting NCOSO Orthodontist that comes to our Cary Green Level office. Please visit the NCOSO website to schedule a free orthodontic consultation with him

Dr. Kryn studied at North Carolina State University and went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He graduated first in his class with the highest honor of Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Kryn was awarded his Orthodontic Certificate from the University of Colorado Denver. During his orthodontic residency training, he received advanced certification in Invisalign clear braces treatment, training in The Damon System orthodontic appliances and temporary anchorage devices (miniscrews). Dr. Kryn has participated in various studies involving the very best advancements in orthodontics, as well as completing a professional research project in the field of Biomaterials. Dr. Kryn enjoys enhancing his orthodontic knowledge by pursuing the most advanced proven techniques the orthodontic profession has to offer. In return, Dr. Kryn is able to provide his patients with the best of care in a compassionate manner.

In addition to Dr. Kryn’s involvement in both the local and dental communities, he enjoys golfing, the beach, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Marcus Curry Endodontist at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry

Dr. Marcus Curry

Specialty: Endodontics

Dr. Marcus Curry completed his undergraduate studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. While in dental school, Dr. Curry received the Jimmy B. Sheats Award given to the highest achiever in endodontics. Dr. Curry returned to UNC-CH to complete his residency in endodontics and received his Master of Science Degree in Endodontics. During his residency, Dr. Curry served as Chief Resident, and was awarded the Jacob B. Freeland Fellowship for the highest achieving resident.

Prior to joining Lane & Associates, Dr. Curry was in private practice in Holly Springs, NC for seven years. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Curry prides himself on educating his patients so that they may make the best decision regarding their oral health, and providing each patient with exceptional endodontic care.  He continues to stay on the cutting edge of endodontics as he participates in numerous hours of continuing education each year.


Dr. Jamison Specer Lane & Associates Family Dentistry Sleep Medicine Sleep Apnea

Dr. Jamison Spencer

Specialty: Dental Sleep Medicine

Specialty: Dental Sleep Medicine / TMJ / Cranial Facial pain / Sleep Apnea

Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of Dental Sleep Medicine for Lane & Associates Family Dentistry.  Dr. Spencer is the Past-President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University.  He taught head and neck anatomy at Boise State University and is adjunct faculty at the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center in both the craniofacial pain residency and dental sleep medicine programs.  Dr. Spencer is also adjunct faculty at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Spencer has been invited to give lectures on TMD, dental sleep medicine, and head and neck anatomy throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Australia, Europe and India.  He is a founding faculty member of the AACP’s Institute, the AACP/Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine program, and the UOP Dental Sleep Medicine mini residency.

Lane & Associates Family Dentistry is proud to have Dr. Spencer head up our Dental Sleep Medicine (sleep apnea treatment) and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ) departments.  We are able to offer help to people who have given up on their CPAP treatment, or who would like to try a simple, eas- to-wear oral appliance for their sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is almost always covered by medical insurance and Lane & Associates Family Dentistry is one of the few offices in North Carolina that is In-Network with over 18 dental insurance providers.

For people suffering with TMJ problems, Lane & Associates Family Dentistry may be able to help as well. Oftentimes these treatments are also covered by medical insurance.

For more information, please visit our Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorder pages to find out if this treatment is right for you!

Dr. Edward Howard Lane & Associates Family Dentistry

Dr. Edward Howard

Specialty: General Dentistry

Dr. Ed Howard attended Hofstra University as an undergraduate, Tufts University Doctor of Dental Medicine program as a doctoral student, and Harvard University as a post doctoral resident in Public Health. Subsequently, Dr. Howard served for 12 years as a faculty member of Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, earning appointments in both the Oral Diagnosis and Restorative departments. He also served as team dentist to the USA World Cup Soccer Team in 2006, 2010 and 2014. Dr. Howard has been an associate at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry since 2006 and has implemented many Lane Dental Outreach clinics in our Cary Green Level office starting in 2014.

In his spare time, Dr. Howard enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Dorrance Clark Lane & Associates Family Dentistry Periodontist

Dr. Dorrance Clark

Specialty: Periodontics

Dr. Dorrance Clark received his dental degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his specialty training in Periodontics from the University of Washington.  Dr. Clark is a skilled Periodontist who cares deeply for the dental health of his patients. Periodontics is a highly specialized area of dentistry that treats the area "around" a tooth, including gums, bone and supporting ligaments. Most common periodontal services consist of scaling and root planing ("deep cleaning"), crown lengthening and dental implants.

Dr. Clark is passionate about creating a beautiful and healthy smile for each of his patients. He can be seen throughout the company at many of our locations throughout North Carolina.