A native of Southeastern North Carolina, Dr. Matthew Parr is deeply committed to the communities in our region. He first completed his undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University and went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Dr. Parr's passion for dentistry and helping others stemmed from his family background in healthcare. He experienced firsthand the gravity of doctor patient relationships in correlation with patient's health and wellness. With this in mind, in 2012 Dr. Parr purchased and took over the helm at Surf City Dental as a community minded, healthcare provider. Since then, he has continued to hone his holistic approach to dentistry, while incorporating state-of-the-art technologies. In doing this, he is dedicating time with each of his patients to deliver the best plan for their oral health and their total state of wellness. Ensuring that his patients have access to ever evolving healthcare, continuing education is a top priority for Dr Parr. He recently completed a fellowship in Dental Implantology, in addition to outfitting Surf City Dental with the proper sedation requirements.

In his free time, Dr. Parr volunteers with various community organizations and local government. He also enjoys fishing, sailing, and surfing; and credits these as the reasons he came back to Wilmington after completing his dental education in Chapel Hill.

"Home is where the heart is, and Surf City is my happy place." Dr. Parr resonates with the importance of local community in his personal life, and strives to incorporate this in Surf City Dental's culture every day.

See more of Dr. Parr in our Oral Health Bytes section.