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Meet Dr. Jeff Morrison

“Dr. Jeff”, as many patients call him, attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry where he graduated at the top of his class.  After practicing dentistry in Switzerland for two years, he came back home to Raleigh to join his father’s dental practice.  After taking over his father’s dental practice, Dr. Morrison has continued the family tradition of providing exceptional care in a comfortable, state-of-the-art dental office.  

Dr. Morrison is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He is committed to continuing education and takes many advanced courses each year to enhance his skills to better serve the dental care needs of his patients and provide them with a gentle and comfortable dental experience.

Dr. Jeff and his staff are active in many community organizations, raising thousands of dollars for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure as well as numerous runs, walks and golf tournaments for several charities near and dear to the hearts of his patients and staff.  They recently participated in the Backpack Buddies program to fight children’s hunger and hosted a Halloween candy buy-back program with Operation Gratitude where children donated their candy to  our troops in exchange for a small gift.

Dr. Morrison and his wife, Suzanne, are the proud parents of identical twin boys, Owen and Jack, and Anna, who recently graduated from the arts program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Morrison enjoys traveling, boating, and especially spending time with his family and good friends.


Rhonda Baker

Certified Dental Assistant

I have worked with Dr. Morrison since 2005 and have been a dental assistant for over 20 years. I live in Louisburg and have 2 sons, Tyler and Zach. I like spending time outdoors enjoying the mountains and beaches and trying to get to them as much as possible. I also enjoy cheering for my favorite team...GO HEELS!


Debbie Allis

Registered Dental Hygienist and Certified Dental Assistant

I grew up and attended college in Illinois and relocated to Raleigh 28 years ago for my husband’s job. I enjoy gardening, traveling and spending time with friends. I have a daughter at University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and a son that graduated from East Carolina University. I’ve been with Dr. Morrison since 2010 as both a Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant.


Michael Ann Prelesnik

Scheduling and Recall Coordinator

I was born in Ft. Thomas, KY and raised in Sarasota, FL. I have lived in Raleigh for about 30 years and have been working with Dr. Morrison for about 15 years. I am a long time resident of the downtown area and love it! My son, Andrew is currently a student at Appalachian State University and I am very proud of him. I love the outdoors and getting together with friends to run and bike.


Emily Anderson

Clinical Coordinator and Hygiene Assistant

I was born and raised here in Raleigh and joined Dr. Morrison's team in 2008. I met my husband, Brian, here at the office and we know have our baby boy, Blayne. Away from the office much of my free time (what is left of it now!) is devoted to my animals as I started a small animal rescue of my own in 2011.


Amanda Birtles


I moved to Raleigh from Portsmouth (Pompey) England in 1994 with my then 2 small children. I now have 2 beautiful granddaughters and a new grandson whom I adore! I enjoy scrapbooking and spending time with the grandbabies. I have been working in the dental field for over 20 years and have been with Dr. Morrison since February of 2007.


Brenda Johnson

Administrative Assistant / Accounts Payable

An original Johnston county girl, retired from NC State Government as a Budget Officer in 1998. I started with Dr. Morrison in 2001 after being a patient of the practice since 1973. I love traveling (love Las Vegas), knitting and working jigsaw puzzles.


Melissa Rich

Insurance Specialist

As the Insurance Specialist at Jeff M. Morrison & Associates  I'll work with you to file your dental insurance claims and help you understand your benefits.  I will also gladly submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company so that you will know what your benefits will be.  I joined Dr Morrison's  team in 2015, after more than 20 years working in the dental field.  I've recently received my Associates Degree in Medical Office Management while working and raising my beautiful daughter.


Patti Perez

Registered Dental Hygienist

My husband Alan and I moved back to Garner in July 2014.  After 27 years of "Army Life", and moving all around the world, we decided that there is no place like home.  Our daughter Melissa, currently lives in Sarasota Florida and is a hairdresser with Aveda Salons. Our son Ryan, daughter in law Tracy, and the sweetest granddaughter Meilia,  live in Kailua Hawaii, while serving with the US Coast Guard.  On my spare time, I love working out at Rex Wellness, golfing, going to the beach, and spending time with my amazing family and friends.

Jen Jones

I recently joined Dr. Jeff Morrison & Associates DDS and am very happy to be part of this great team!  I'm a Raleigh "native" and love having the chance to live and work downtown, and have had a lot of fun meeting the many patients in the dental practice.  In my spare time I enjoy getting outdoors with friends and family members.