Meet The Doctors


Professional Organizations, Members of:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • North Carolina Orthodontic Association
  • UNC Orthodontic Alumni Associatio

Orthodontic Treatment Approaches:

  • State of the art light force/low friction advanced technology
  • Aligner Technology (Invisalign®)
  • Functional Appliances: Frankel, Herbst, MARA
  • Splints

Practicing in Concord since 1989/1993

Practice Philosophy: provide the friendliest, most health-enhancing and diagnostically appropriate treatment for each and every patient; treat each patient and parent with kindness and respect; answer questions and interact professionally and honestly while striving for complete satisfaction in all aspects of the orthodontic experience. "What we most enjoy about the practice of orthodontics is establishing a rapport with patients and families during care. Sharing the excitement of a patient's fabulous smile and watching their personalities glow brings us both personal and professional satisfaction."

Arabella Malone-Trahey, DDS, MS


  • Beverly Hills Elementary
  • Concord Junior High and High School
  • Davidson College 1983:
    • B.S. Pre-Medicine
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry (DDS)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry: Orthodontic Residency Program, MS and Orthodontics certificate; research in TMJ/Myofascial Pain
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Cleft Palate Team, 1989-90

Personal Information:

  • Born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Raised in Concord, North Carolina
  • Married to Dr. Tom Trahey
  • Two daughters: Erin, Tara
  • Pets: horses and rescue Pomeranians (Jingles, Sophie & Pixie)
  • Member of First Presbyterian Church

Community Activities:

  • Concord Rotary Club:
    • Past Board member
    • Store captain for Salvation Army Can-A-Thon food drive, 2006-2007
    • Paul Harris fellow and sustainer
    • Involved in membership, awards, program and community service committees
  • UNC -Chapel Hill Orthodontic Alumni Association President
  • Davidson College Board of Visitors
  • Cabarrus County Education Foundation Board Member
  • Graduate "Concord 101" 11/2011
  • Past board member of CVAN
  • Past Co-District-Commissioner of Rocky River Pony Club

Talents and Activities:

  • Spending time with my family
  • Walking my dogs
  • Training my new rescue pups
  • Horseback riding (dressage and trails)
  • Reading, music (Classical to Country)
  • Hiking, traveling, swimming
  • Davidson basketball, Panthers football and Concord High Sports

Future Goals:

  • Teach in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Orthodontics Department
  • Spend more time riding my horse
  • Be more involved in community service
  • Renew my former hobbies of painting and playing the flute

Linda A. Simon, DDS, MS


  • Southmoreland Senior High School, in western Pennsylvania
  • University of Notre Dame, BS in Mathematics and Life Science (Notre Dame, IN) — dual degree; honors
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry (DDS)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry: Orthodontic Residency Program, Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MS)

Personal Information:

  • Native of Western Pennsylvania
  • Married to Jeff, a local boy!!
  • Two daughters: Anna, Ella
  • Pets: Luna and salt-water fish
  • Member of Saint James Catholic Church

Community Activities:

  • Former member Northeast Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors (now CMC-NE Foundation): Due to my personal experiences and the medical needs of my daughter, Ella, our family participated in a community outreach video, which outlined the benefits of and need for a children's hospital in our area. This project completed several years ago, and is known as the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital.
  • Junior Charity League of Concord: currently on sustainer status, having served for several years in the past as president and board member
  • Junior Charity League of Concord Capitol Campaign Committee
  • Family Support Network Board Member Special Olympics volunteer
  • Special Olympics assistant tennis coach
  • Arc of Cabarrus County: support member
  • Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte active member
  • Down Syndrome Association Community Outreach Organization member (local level)
  • Former Winecoff Elementary PTO class representative Grade 2 and pre-K; PTO Treasurer/Board member
  • Former CE Boger Elementary PTO Treasurer (5 years)
  • Southern Notes Book Club
  • Sweet Pea Garden Club (landscaping/beautification homeowners association club): member
  • Cabarrus Rotary Club: past member

Activities: Love to walk, read, swim, bike, listen to music, shop and spend time with my family. I'm an avid Notre Dame football fan, ACC basketball fan, and Carolina Panthers football fan.

Talents: Due to my daughter's delayed speech development, our entire family uses sign language. I love to play the piano, I enjoy cooking, and I enjoy all music.

Future Goals: I would consider advancing my education by studying law or completing my MBA. I strongly believe in the advocacy for the mentally and physically disabled and would mentor/partner with others navigating the challenges of programs designed to serve these individuals.