Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Tatiana Novas

Hi, I was born on the tropical island of Santo Domingo and was raised in Providence, Rhode Island. I graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. I went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Dental Medicine and received her DMD degree at Boston University. After receiving my Dental degree I went into a one-year residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn where I was able to provide comprehensive dental treatment to members of a very diverse community. During my residency, I was able to reach out and educate on the importance of Dental Health and its correlation to overall health.

I worked in Brooklyn, NY for 2 yrs before relocating to North Carolina.

Outside the office, I love to travel and dance.

I enjoy doing esthetic dentistry and focus mainly on patient care! I love being a part of the team at O2 Dental Group and am always ready to make a positive impact while providing great dental treatment.

Dr. Julio L. Morales

I was born on the island of Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida. I enlisted in the U.S. Army right after high school and served with the 82nd Airborne Division. After finishing my military service, I completed my Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Fayetteville State University and graduated with his DMD degree from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine.

My passion to serve has led me to represent the Hispanic Student Dental Association chapter and my class as president during my time in dental school. I love all aspects of dentistry and believe in treating all patients with respect, fairness, and kindness.

Outside the office, I enjoy traveling with my wife Carmen, a dental hygienist, and spending time with my son Julián. He also enjoys tropical music, films, and running.

Dr. Elias Pabon

I was born and raised on the island of Puerto Rico. I graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor of Chemistry and later continued to complete my DMD degree.

While in dental school, I was actively involved in student organizations such as the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and International Association of Dental Research (IADR). In 2019 I moved to Chapel Hill and finished a one-year GPR training at UNC-CH.

Outside the office, I like to read, travel, cook, and spend time with the family.

I’m so glad to be part of the O2 Dental Family and hope to make a difference in patient's health.

Dr. Jamine Ifedi

Hi! I was raised in Charlotte, NC. As a descendent of Nigerian immigrant parents, I take pride in my Nigerian heritage.

I received my undergraduate and masters degree from East Carolina University where I co-founded The T.E.A.M. Inc. (A 501-C-3 mentoring non profit organization geared toward increasing the graduation rate of males in college). I am a proud Tarheel at heart. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from our very own University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A strong believer in continual education, I am a member of the Academy of Osteoinegration (Dental Implants), National Dental Association (NDA), and the American Dental Association (ADA).

“A smile is one of our most powerful forms of communication. A smile is a universal way we can introduce ourselves to the world without saying a word. A confident smile can change the way the world sees you, and more importantly, the way you see the world!”