Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Hassana Ansari

I was born and raised in Pakistan. Growing up, I always wanted to be a dentist. I became a dentist in Pakistan and I received my BDS (bachelors of dental surgery) from a dental college at Islamabad, Pakistan. I got married in July of 2012 and moved to the United States as my husband was settled here in North Carolina. After moving to North Carolina, I went back to dental school for another 4 years and received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

My husband is a network engineer and works for Cisco systems. We have two kids. Our daughter is almost 5 and our son is 15 months old.

Outside the office, I love cooking and I take pride in saying that I am one of the best chefs around that I know of and of course, I love eating! Good food gives me pure joy in life. I love doing outdoor activities (hiking, biking), water sports and traveling. At night, during my free time at home, I love to just lay down and binge on my favorite TV shows or movies. I am excited to be part of the Durham-Chapel Hill community. I can't wait to take care of you and your family!

Dr. LaShawn Hart

Hey y’all, I’m Dr. Hart! I’m from the small town of Reidsville, North Carolina which is just North of Greensboro. I earned both my undergraduate degree in Biology and my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. While in college I was a member of the Marching Tar Heels drumline and in dental school I immersed myself in leadership and community service. After dental school, I completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center; this additional training provided me with invaluable experience in oral surgery, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and placing and restoring implants.

Outside of the office, I love to cuddle with my Goldendoodle named Champ and spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy traveling, riding ATVs, fishing and cheering on the Carolina Tar Heels!

I am passionate about putting forth my best effort to care for my patients. I look forward to educating you about your oral health and addressing your specific dental needs!

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.