Dr. Mark Wainright is a Raleigh native and holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Wainright obtained his Master of Science in chemistry with a graduate thesis in inorganic chemistry where he wrote Labilization of Nitrosyl by Phosphines, an NMR Study of Cyclopentadienyl Complexes of Rhenium. In 2001, Dr. Wainright was awarded “Graduate Teaching Excellence”, and he uses his skills at disseminating information to educate his patients about their oral health.
Following graduate school, Dr. Wainright achieved his doctorate in dental surgery from West Virginia University. Dr. Wainright was awarded the pre-doctorate award, “Excellence in Implantology” in 2005. Dr. Wainright and Dr. Matt Wassel were both nominated for the Tulsa award, “Top-50 New Dentists” in 2006 hosted by Dr. Gordon Christensen.
As part of his continuing education, Dr. Wainright has received advanced training in Invisalign®, CEREC® CAD/CAM dental restorations, 3-D X-ray imaging, dental lasers, the management of dental anxiety through conscious sedation and he is trained in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. Dr. Wainright is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society, and the Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Matthew R. Wassel was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, and after 14 years, moved to Point Pleasant, WV where he attended high school. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Marshall University. He was accepted into West Virginia University’s doctorate program for dentists, which he completed with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. During the pursuit of his doctorate, he and Dr. Mark Wainright completed an extensive research project in chair-side ceramic CAD/CAM restorations using the CEREC 3D system. Dr. Matt’s compassion for underserved patients was noteworthy in dental school, as he completed Health Right, a charity program designed to provide dental care to those without financial capability.
Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Matt has continued to educate himself in all fields of general dentistry. He has received certifications in conscious sedation dentistry, Invisalign, clear orthodontic aligners, prep-less ceramic veneers, advanced dental Nd-YAG lasers, and advanced CEREC 3-D training from the Great Lakes Education Center for the placement of single visit crowns, inlays, and onlays. In addition, Dr. Matt is an endosseous dental implant surgeon and has attended the International Congress of Implantology. He was awarded with Tulsa-Dentsply’s “Top-50 New Dentists” in 2006, with his best friend and partner, Dr. Mark Wainright. Dr. Matt is also involved in charity dentistry through Wake Smiles, a program designed to improve the oral health of underserved members of our local community, and Project Access of Wake County. He is very patient-oriented, educates and works with every patient individually, and his patients care for him very much. Dr. Matt is a member of Raleigh’s chapter of the Seattle Study Club for continuing education involving diagnosis and treatment planning. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Raleigh-Wake Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He and his wife, Kristen, have two sons, Dayton and Parker. Dr. Matt enjoys playing golf, baseball, basketball, and watching all sports. He classifies himself as a “foodie” and loves to cook! He is also an avid WVU fan. Let’s go Mountaineers!
Dr. Kelly Prettyman is a Raleigh native and went to Sanderson High School. She attended North Carolina State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a minor in Spanish. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating from dental school, she continued her dental education in a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Kelly continues to advance her dental education as an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society, and the Seattle Study Club. She is thrilled to have partnered with two exceptional dentists and hopes to facilitate a smooth transition through Dr. Bruce’s retirement. Dr. Kelly truly enjoys the personal interaction with each and every one of her patients and strives to make your dental experience pleasant and comfortable. She truly enjoys the personal interaction with each and every one of her patients and strives to make your dental experience pleasant and comfortable. When she is not busy taking care of her patients, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Drew, their baby girl, Ansley, and their dog, Penny.
Dr. Resham Patel comes to us from Richlands, VA, where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Virginia where she discovered her passion for dentistry. She went on to complete her dental school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. After completing four years of training at UPenn, she went on to further specialize her skills in a two year general practice residency at New York Presbyterian/Cornell Hospital in New York City.
During her second year of residency, Dr. Patel served as Chief Resident while completing training in pediatrics, cosmetics, complex restorative including implant dentistry, endodontics, and the management of medically compromised patients.
Dr. Patel currently serves as an active member of several organizations including: the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society and the Seattle Study Club. She is also Sirona Cerec trained and a certified Invisalign provider.
Dr. Patel spent the last several years practicing dentistry in Manhattan before ultimately deciding to continue her career down south. She now lives in Durham, NC with her husband, Nick, and their miniature dachshund, Sophie. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends.
As our newest provider at Wainright & Wassel DDS, Dr. Patel looks forward to meeting with you, brightening your day, and bringing out your best smile!
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Wainright & Wassel DDS
6837 Falls of Neuse Road Suite 100 Raleigh, North Carolina 27615