Meet the doctors

Dr. Bryan Dunston
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Bryan Dunston graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry.  He then went to dental school and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2001. Upon graduation, he was accepted to the General Practice Residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Schneider’s Children’s Hospital in New York. Dr. Dunston later returned to Baltimore to serve as Chief General Practice Resident at the University of Maryland Medical Center. During his tenure, he was appointed as a Clinical Post-Doctoral Fellow in the department of Otolaryngology-Oral Medicine Division at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Dunston completed his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School in 2005. He is an active member of the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Dunston has hospital privileges at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton; Cape Fear Valley and Highsmith Rainey Hospitals in Fayetteville; and Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. 

Dr. Dunston is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Dunston currently lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two cats.  In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as running and mountain biking at Umstead State Park in Cary.


Dr. Elizabeth Heyn
Board Certified General Dentist

Dr. Elizabeth Heyn graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2003.  She then attended dental school with a military scholarship and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan in 2007.  Upon graduation from dental school Dr. Heyn was stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC where she completed a two-yearresidency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.  Dr. Heyn enjoys all aspects of general dentistry; this includes complex treatment planning, oral surgery, root canal therapy, crowns, bridges, cosmetics, implant restorations, and fillings.
Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Heyn served and provided dental care for the soldiers atLaflamme dental clinic, Fort Bragg, NC for an additional four years.  She earned her Diplomate from the American Board of General Dentistry in 2010.  Dr. Heyn is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Lee County Dental Society.

Dr. Heyn currently lives in Sanford, NC with her husband and son.  She enjoys many outdoor activities to include running, hiking, biking, and golfing.


Thorpe Whitehead, DDS
Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Whitehead originally hails from Bedford County, Virginia. He attended the Virginia Military Institute and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1988 and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United Sates Army. He earned his DDS from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1993. Following graduation, he reported to Fort Campbell, KY, and completed a One Year Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Whitehead served as a general dental officer in Stuttgart, Germany, and at Fort Sam Houston, TX. He completed his residency at the Tri-Service Orthodontic Program, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. Dr. Whitehead has served as Chief of Orthodontics in the Kaiserslautern Military Community, Landstuhl, Germany, and Chief of Orthodontics at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY since graduation in 2001. After 21 years of active duty service, COL Whitehead is currently the Chief of Orthodontics at WOMACK Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC.

Dr. Whitehead is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. He and his wife, Debbie, of 22 years, have two beautiful girls, Savannah and Emily.


   Serving the Communities of Sanford, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, Spring Lake, Lillington, Cameron, and Dunn