Helping Others, One Person at a Time
I am happiest when I’m helping others. Being a dentist allows me to do that with every patient. Moving a person out of pain, restoring their smile, and improving their oral and overall health, makes a difference. Having a patient thank me, at the end of a procedure, for making it painless and stress-free, and seeing the gratitude in their eyes, lets me know I’m doing a good job.
I love how we care for a diverse community: every person has their own experiences, needs, and expectations. This keeps me challenged and engaged, as I work hard to understand what will make my patient both happy and healthy. Each patient has unique dental concerns. By developing a treatment approach that’s tailored to them, I make sure they have the best experience and strongest results.
I’ve been practicing dentistry since 2005, when I graduated from dental school. Dr. Whitley is my uncle and my inspiration. He showed me how fulfilling dentistry can be, with the ability to connect with and help so many people. I am glad to have followed in his footsteps.
Education and Continuing Education
My Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) was awarded by the New York University College of Dentistry. That education gave me an excellent foundation in the field. However, oral healthcare is constantly evolving. Advancements in techniques, new materials, and leading-edge technology all mean better care for patients.
As a dentist, it’s my responsibility to remain current on developments in my profession. My patients trust me to deliver the best treatment and proven care options. Each year I complete many hours of continuing education (CE), staying abreast of the many changes.
I take CE classes at the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society. I also attend a range of CE lectures presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Myrtle Beach, SC.
- Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society
I grew up in Plymouth, NC, in the eastern part of the state. North Raleigh has been home to me since 2005. My wife Marmar and I met in dental school; she’s also a dentist. We have a son, William, who does well in school and enjoys playing baseball, flag football, and basketball. Our daughter, Ella, starts Kindergarten in Fall 2016. She enjoys dance and gymnastics.
Outside the office, time with my family is my top priority. I also enjoy playing golf and coaching sports. I coach youth baseball at the West Raleigh Baseball Association and flag football for i9 Sports. Being involved with and supporting my kids’ activities is important to me.