Meet Our Doctors

A husband and wife team making a huge difference in kids’ lives since 2001.

Rachel West Perentis DDS

Making your child's experience a happy and positive one.
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“The biggest fear for my patients is the fear of pain. Talking to them, distracting them, and just getting them through it with little or no discomfort is what gains their trust.”

Dr. Rachel Perentis was born and raised in Iowa and attended the University of Iowa. It was there she met her husband, Dr. Greg Perentis. Together, they have two sons, two daughters, a daughter-in-law, and an amazing grandson. Family is very important to them, and this translates into how they run our practices.

Dr. Perentis moved to North Carolina in 2001 and immediately set to work, helping young people acquire healthy smiles. She finds it genuinely enriching to help children gain a positive view of dentistry.

Our dentist in Durham, NCLearn more about our office knew from a young age that she wanted to help kids and work in the health field. Dentistry was the ideal fit, and she loves what she does. You’ll see this is super clear by the amount of fun Dr. Perentis has when each child visits.

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Education
  • Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa

  • DDS from the University of Iowa Dental School

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Experience
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Outside of the Office

I have two sons, two daughters, and a grandson. All of them have been or still are very active in traveling sports teams so that occupies a lot of my time. I love outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, walking on the beach, swimming, etc. When I make time, I also enjoy crocheting, reading, and painting.

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Who is Your Hero?

My grandmother is my hero. She raised fifteen kids while working full-time. I remember having the best times when I was at her house – even when she didn’t have a lot of money. Today at 89-years-old, she is still active in her garden, goes shopping for antiques, loves to dance, and laughs all day.

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Best Day of Your Life

I can’t single out the best day, but I vividly recall the best DAYS of my life. Our family is extremely close and there are eight of us, so whenever we can all be together, we have the best times. Whether it’s snow sledding in the mountains or just hanging out in the kitchen around the island – we always have fun.

Gregory Joseph Perentis DDS

Giving off positive energy during every visit.
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“When children are nervous or apprehensive, and everybody around them is happy, smiling and relaxed, then they will feed off of the positive energy.”

Dr. Gregory Perentis grew up in Nebraska and then moved to Iowa for University (although he is still a Cornhusker fan to this day). He has three brothers and a sister.

Dr. Perentis met his wife Rachel (see her bio above) while at dental school, and married her in the summer of his senior year.

Our dentist in Greensboro, NCLearn more about our dentists in Greensboro, NC, knew early on that he wanted to be a dentist. He has always had a strong love for people and the desire to own his own business. Plus, he loves working with his hands. Dentistry checks all those boxes!

Dr. Perentis would describe himself as a “big kid at heart.” He truly enjoys interacting with our patients and brings in silly things that get a great reaction from the kids. So far this includes a clown nose, funny hats, and movies.

One of our doctors, Dr. Gregory Perentis smiling while wearing green scrubs
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Education
  • Undergraduate degree in Business at Buena Vista University

  • Dental degree from the University of Iowa

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Experience
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Outside of the Office

Away from the office, I am probably either outdoors or with my family. I love running and working out, but I also enjoy gardening and yard work. My family really enjoys outdoor activities together. We love swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and just hanging out together.

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Who is Your Hero?

I love the movie Patch Adams starring Robin Williams. It is about a man who wanted to go into medicine because he genuinely wanted to help people. He goes out of his way to bring happiness and laughter, and that is how I aspire to be with my patients.

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Best Day of Your Life

In dental school, we were divided into small groups. My group had one too many so we were asked who would be willing to join another smaller group. I volunteered and that was the first day of getting to know my wife. Everything else that followed has led me to my most prized part of my life: My family.

I have been taking my daughter here since we moved into the area. Everyone is so friendly here and they are pretty good about getting us in and out but still being proficient. It’s a great dental office. I would recommend this place. Five stars!

Tiffany R. (Atlantis Patient)

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Atlantis Dentistry

1002 N Church St, Ste 402
Greensboro, NC 27401

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5310 N Carolina 55, Ste 103
Durham, NC 27713

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