Team Southern Smiles


At Southern Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to listening to parents, understanding their needs and wants for their children, and working with parents as a team.

Dr. Raymond J. Tseng
Dr. Raymond J. Tseng DDS, PhD, FAAPD
Dr. “Ray” completed his Bachelors of Science (BS), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He also completed a four-year residency/fellowship in pediatric dentistry and nutrition at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and School of Dentistry. Dr. Ray enjoys working with children of all ages, and has been focusing on tethered oral tissues in infants and children with functional difficulties in breastfeeding, eating, or speech. A parent himself, Dr. Ray works with parents to find solutions to improve oral health that are practical, evidence-based, and easy for parents and children to implement. In his spare time, Dr. Ray enjoys spending time with his wife and son and traveling.
Dr. Mark Herring
Dr. Mark HerringDMD
Dr. Mark Herring is a North Carolina native, born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He earned his dental degree from the ECU School of Dental Medicine, and his pediatric certificate from The University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. “Mark” enjoys working with patients from all walks of life, especially children with special healthcare needs and complex medical histories. He is fluent in Spanish, which he has used extensively in clinic in
Philadelphia and while attending East Carolina University. He enjoys running, and traveling in his spare time.

Southern Smiles Values

Southern Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, loves working with parents and children to create positive experiences at each visit, for every child. We believe our role is to provide all the information needed to help parents make informed choices about their child’s oral healthcare, and to develop a plan that balances the wishes of parents with the wellbeing, health and wellness of the child. You can, and should expect to have all your questions answered, to have open and honest discussions about your dental concerns, and to have an outstanding experience for parents and children during every visit.

Our Commitment

Take a second to meet the doctors that are here to work with you and your special ones. Each doctor brings a love for children, a gentle, compassionate heart, and a genuine interest in providing your child with an outstanding experience each and every time, combined with rigorous and outstanding academic and clinical training.

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