Dr. Graichen is a native North Carolinian. She was born and raised outside Raleigh, and her parents are originally from Dresden, Germany, so she grew up speaking both English and German.
Dr. Graichen graduated with honors from St. Mary’s School in Raleigh. After graduating from high school she received the prestigious Marian Drane Graham award.
Dr. Graichen chose Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem for her undergraduate education. She graduated cum laude in 2006, double majoring in biology and German. She enrolled in the Medical University of South Carolina’s James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, where she completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
During her time in dental school, Dr. Graichen was able to go on dental mission trips to the African countries of Burundi and Uganda, as well as Ecuador in South America. On these trips, she gained valuable perspective on the vast dental and medical needs around the world.
Volunteering and giving back to the community is something Dr. Graichen is very passionate about. In order to further her education and broaden her scope of dental practice, Dr. Graichen attended a two-year general practice residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. During her residency, she gained valuable experience in treating medically complex patients and patients with dental trauma.
Since her residency, Dr. Graichen has worked as an associate dentist in a private practice in Charlotte. Her main goal is to provide high-quality dental care to her patients in a fun and caring environment. Expanding her treatment capabilities through continuing education and current dental literature is a high priority for Dr. Graichen. She is Invisalign®-certified.
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Greater Charlotte Study Club (Seattle Study Club)
Outside the Office
Dr. Graichen enjoys spending time with her husband Chad and their son Sawyer, as well as her West Highland Terrier, Winston. She enjoys doing just about anything outdoors but especially running and cycling. During football season she can be found cheering on her Carolina Panthers.