Dr. Hardin grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and graduated from Chapel Hill High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University, where she double majored in Biology and Psychology and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. Dr. Hardin continued her education at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was named chief resident, and earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry and her Master of Science degree.

Dr. Hardin is a recipient of the prestigious Richard Pugh Award. She was recognized at the Annual American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Meeting for scoring in the top three percent in the country on her pediatric board exam.

In 2008, Dr. Annelise Hardin achieved Diplomate status as a board-certified pediatric dentist with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Hardin’s husband Scott Hardin is a general dentist practicing in Chapel Hill. They have two children, Will and Charlotte.


Dr. Hardin’s Master’s thesis was entitled Oral Health Knowledge of Caregivers in a Primary Care Setting. Her work centered on the necessary relationship between medical and dental professionals in the effort to educate caregivers about dental health.


  • 2006 Richard Pugh Award-The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • 2004 Alexander Fellowship Recipient (award for master’s research project)
  • 2003 Dr. Edmund Baxter Hopkins Memorial Scholarship
  • 2002 Hinman Scholar
  • 2001 Claude Adams Jr. Scholarship
  • 2000 Doctor Curtis Aurelius Wherry Scholarship
  • 2000 North Carolina Dental Foundation Scholarship

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