Meet Our Team


Dr. Laura E. Godwin, DDS, PA
Dr. Laura Godwin was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC. In 2007, she received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at NC State University where she was Valedictorian of her class. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 where she finished top 5% in her class. And make no mistake about it, she is a Tarheel at heart.

Dr. Godwin has always had a desire to be a “hometown” dentist – to be the person you’re talking about when you say “I’ve been going to her for as long as I can remember.” She is dedicated to optimizing your oral health, while making you feel comfortable and at home here. She won’t stop until you’re satisfied!

She also loves to give back to the community, volunteering at Missions of Mercy clinics here in North Carolina, and even spent 6 weeks in Ghana, Africa helping with dental aid. Dr. Godwin loves fitness, trying new restaurants, and going to as many concerts as she can!

Jennifer Edwards, RDH
Jennifer is one of our registered dental hygienists that joined our team in December 2018. Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010.

She grew up in Clayton and currently resides in Smithfield with her husband, son, and maltipoo. Jennifer loves to form life long relationships with her patients and looks forward to getting to know you!

Donna Barbour, Office Administrator
Donna runs the business side of 7th Street! She was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, growing up as an army brat. She is truly a "Carolina Girl" and could not imagine living anywhere else! She has been in dentistry for 34 years, the first 26 as a dental assistant and the last 8 in an office administrative role. She absolutely loves the dental field and could not picture herself doing anything else until she retires.

For Donna, life began after 50! She recently became engaged to her wonderful fiancé Mike. They spend their free time hanging with family and friends, and in the summer going camping and riding motorcycles.

Sheila Hawley, DAII
Sheila is Dr. Godwin's lead assistant and is from Wilson, North Carolina, although she has lived in Princeton for 21 years. She received her diploma of dental assisting from Wayne Community College in 1991 and has worked in various fields of dentistry throughout her career. Sheila and her husband Wayne have two amazing children - James, a physical education teacher at Charles B Aycock High School and Chelsea, a sophomore at Barton College and a member of the women's soccer team!

Sheila enjoys her work as a dental assistant and considers herself blessed to be a part of Dr. Godwin's team. Sheila says that Dr. Godwin has renewed her love for dentistry and gives their office the confidence to provide the best care possible.

Bailey Boykin, RDH
Bailey is one of our Registered Dental Hygienist that joined our staff in November of 2019. She graduated from Wayne Community in 2018 with her degree of Applied Science of Dental Hygiene. Bailey previously was a Certified Dental Assistant for 5 years.

Bailey currently lives in Micro, NC with her husband, son and three dogs. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family and play outside with her son, Layton. Bailey is great with kids and loves making their dental visit an exciting experience. She cares about all of her patients and makes it her priority to educate them about their oral health.