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Meet The Team

Take a few moments and get to know a little bit more about our fantastic group of doctors and the team at Downtown Dental in Raleigh, NC.

Getting to Know Your Team of Dental Professionals

From the first face you see as you walk through the door, to the last smile you wave goodbye to on your way out, our team is dedicated to making you feel at home, safe and comfortable during your visit with us. Take a few minutes and get to know a little bit more about our fantastic team.

Our Dentists

Our doctors are passionate about your comfort and care at Downtown Dental. Get to know a little bit about us by clicking on our dentist’s profiles below.





Adam Moore


Dr. Adam Moore grew up in the Knightdale area and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. After several internships and shadowing numerous healthcare professionals in college, Dr. Moore decided to pursue a career in dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry. To provide the best possible care to his future patients, he enhanced his skills by completing a General Dental Practice Residency (GPR) at the University of New Mexico Hospital. At UNM, he trained with some of the top general dentists/specialists in the Southwest.

Dr. Moore’s advanced training allows him to perform a vast range of procedures, such as extractions, implants, root canals, bridges and dentures, as well as pediatric dentistry. Dr. Moore’s vision is to establish the office as a family-oriented practice and provide a broad comprehensive range of dentistry.


Adam M. Woll


Dr. Adam Woll was born and raised in Ohio, and has called Raleigh home since 2016. He attended The Ohio State University as an undergraduate, and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Maryland. After dental school, he went on to Loyola University in Chicago to train with some of the top specialists in the Midwest. There, he developed advanced techniques and gained experience in treating medically complex patients in a hospital setting.
Dr. Woll moved to Raleigh in 2016 and started working as an associate at Wells Family Dentistry. After 3 years of developing a trusting relationship with patients, and having similar philosophies, he became a partner with Dr. Wells. He is proud to be a partner in a community based dental practice that allows patients to be themselves and not hate coming to the dentist!
Through extensive continuing education, Dr Woll has also earned Fellowship status in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI), as well as a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).
The awarding of Fellowship status is an honor which the ICOI gives to professionals who have gained extensive knowledge and experience in the world of implant dentistry, as it relates to implant placement, bone grafting, and prosthetics. The AGD awards Fellowship status to members who have demonstrated their knowledge of a vast array of subjects related to general dentistry.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Woll loves to spend time with his family, including his wife, Dr. Lauren Woll, and his daughters, Isabella (2019) and Seraphina (2022). The Drs. Woll met while attending dental school in Baltimore, and were married in 2018. He enjoys traveling around the world, golf, hiking, watching football and basketball, cooking up gourmet meals, and eating at all the local spots around Raleigh. He is very health conscious, although doesn’t forget to enjoy life with some delicious food and company on a weekly basis. You just might run into him around town!
Dr. Woll looks forward to meeting you and giving you the opportunity to get the best dental care and optimal oral health.
  • Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • America's Best Dentists (Newsweek 2022)
  • Spear Education Active Member
  • Spear Education Study Club Active Member
  • Invisalign Provider
  • Wake County Dental Society Member
  • North Carolina Dental Society Member
  • General Practice Residency, Loyola University Medical Center (Chicago)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), University of Maryland
  • Spanish Minor, The Ohio State University
  • Bachelors of Science (BS) in Biology, The Ohio State University

Shayla Walker


Dr. Shayla Walker was born in Layton, Utah. She was grew up in a military family and although she spent most of her life in Utah, she has lived in Colorado Springs, CO and Fayetteville, NC. She graduated from the University of Utah with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Walker then moved to Boston, MA to pursue her dental training where she graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During dental school, Dr. Walker was highly involved in community service. She was active in Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity where she held the presidency position the last two years of dental school. She was also active in the Hispanic Dental Association, American Student Dental Association, Project Bridge and Smile Squad where she was able to provide dental care to both adults and children in the surrounding Boston Community. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Walker moved to Chapel Hill, NC for a 1 year General Practice Residency at UNC where she had the opportunity to perform various procedures such as extractions, restorations, crown and bridge, dentures, root canals and implants.

Dr. Walker worked out in Boone, NC this last year. She missed the RTP area and upon moving back she joined the Wells Family Dental Group. In order to provide the highest quality care, Dr. Walker continuously stays up to date with the latest dental technology by being an active member of Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society and taking various continuing education courses.

Dr. Walker enjoys spending time outdoors, running, trying different types of cuisine, traveling, and photography.

Ellyse Julien-Dalton


Dr. Ellyse Julien-Dalton, aka Dr. JD, grew up in Apex, NC, and she chose to stay in North Carolina for college and dental school. Although she cherishes the time she spent in Chicago, Dr. JD always knew that she would return to North Carolina to practice dentistry near her hometown.

Dr. JD graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BS in Psychology. During her time at UNC, Dr. JD had the opportunity to shadow several health care professions and discovered her passion for dentistry. Dr. JD received her Doctor of Dental Medicine at ECU School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, she completed a 1-year General Practice Residency at Jesse Brown Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, IL. During her residency, she received advanced training in prosthodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and hospital dentistry. 

When she is not at the office, Dr. JD likes to spend her time searching for the best fries in the Triangle and working off that research on her Peloton. She is also a huge Harry Potter fan, enjoys standup comedy, loves binging reality TV, and cheering on the Tarheels. Dr. JD’s favorite part of dentistry is connecting with patients and she looks forward to helping you reach your oral health goals!

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Undergrad

  • Eastern Carolina University School of Dental Medicine - Doctor of Dental Surgery

  • Residency attended at Jesse Brown VA Hospital 

  • American Dental Association

  • North Carolina Dental Society 

  • Academy of General Dentistry 

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Philip Sherrill


Dr. Philip Sherrill is a Raleigh native who received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He is known for his calm and compassionate patient care and brings over a decade of experience to our practice. Dr. Sherrill has completed extensive continuing education courses in dental implants and has earned his Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI).  He has also completed the UNC Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency and has helped patients improve their sleep quality and overall health using oral appliances.  

Dr. Sherrill and his wife have two elementary-aged children. They enjoy spending time at the beach (especially Ocracoke), camping, fishing, hiking, and cheering for the Tar Heels.

  • Undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.
  • Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI)
  • UNC Dental Sleep Medicine Residency
Dr. Emily Hodgin, DMD

Emily Hogdin


Dr. Emily Hodgin was born in Arkansas but has called North Carolina home for her whole
life. Growing up in Winston Salem, Dr. Hodgin has fond memories of visiting NC beaches and
mountains, and everywhere in between. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Biology and North Carolina State University with a Masters in
Physiology. Despite attending rival schools, Dr. Hodgin will always be a Tar Heel at heart!

After graduating from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine with a DMD,
her passion for helping patients regain function and confidence by rehabilitating their smiles led
her to further her skills during a 1-year residency at the prestigious Fayetteville VA Medical
Center. Through this residency, Dr. Hodgin was able to gain proficiency in oral surgery,
prosthodontics, implantology, and advanced restorative dentistry. Serving our country’s
veterans was an extremely rewarding experience for her. Dr. Hodgin was recognized as having
provided more clinical care to veterans than any other resident in the history of the program.

In her free time, Dr. Hodgin can be found exploring Raleigh with her fiancé, Joc. Dr.
Hodgin enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, trying local Triangle restaurants, and cycling
classes. She is also an avid runner and baker. To see some of Dr. Hodgin’s confectionary
creations, follow her on Instagram at @flossingandfrosting! Dr. Hodgin looks forward to
meeting you and helping you create or maintain a beautiful smile!

  • Undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Masters degree from North Carolina State Univeristy
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

  • American Dental Association

  • North Carolina Dental Society

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