Dr. Christopher L. Durham joined the practice in 2011. He was born and raised in Henderson, NC, and graduated from Northern Vance High School in 1998. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2002 with a degree in Biology. During his college career, Dr. Durham became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and was recognized for leadership with his induction into the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. He also participated in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program. Another college highlight for Dr. Durham was meeting his wife, Dr. Alison Durham.
Dr. Durham remained in Chapel Hill to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and graduated with honors in 2007. While completing his doctorate, he was selected for both the Robert Bryant and the Albert Schweitzer Service Fellowships. Both fellowships were outreach projects that Dr. Durham designed to educate at-risk, minority adolescents and adults about proper oral hygiene and oral disease. Along with three other colleagues, he helped create what is now the UNC Dental Malawi Project in Malawi, Africa. He was also inducted into the Upsilon Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Following dental school he completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, VA.
Dr. Durham has a strong belief in giving back to the local and global community. He has taken part in the Mission of Mercy Dental Clinics several times in both North Carolina and Virginia. He has also traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to provide dental and oral surgery to indigent patients through Friends of Barnabas Foundation.
He is Board Certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Durham is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Dental Association, Greensboro Medical Society, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, National Dental Association, and North Carolina Dental Society.
He was the 2015 Vice President of the Third District for the North Carolina Dental Society, and is a mentor for the MALES program at UNC Chapel Hill. He is also on the United Way of Greater Greensboro African American Leadership Council.
Dr. Durham is passionate about oral surgery, but he is most passionate about his family. He enjoys spending time with his wife Alison and three children: Channing, Emory and Ophelia. The entire family enjoys being involved in the community. Dr. Chris and Alison Durham serve on the Capital Campaign Cabinet at The Greensboro Children’s Museum. They also have been strong supporters of Family Services of the Piedmont, Guilford Green, Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro, National Conference for Community and Justice, and the United Way of Greater Greensboro.
One of Dr. Durham’s favorite quotes is from Confucius: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime!”
Dr. H. Alexander “Alex” Crisp was born and raised just down the road in Burlington, NC. In 2006, he graduated from Walter M. Williams high school, where he was first chair bass in the county orchestra and earned all-state honors playing football as a strong safety. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate studies, where he majored in Exercise and Sports Science. While at UNC, he also played linebacker on the varsity football team. Dr. Crisp walked-on to the football team and was awarded a full scholarship in his senior year. Although Dr. Crisp loved playing football, he soon gave it up to pursue his dream of becoming a dentist.
After graduating from UNC in 2010, he went on to attend East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and graduated as a member of the 2015 inaugural class. During his second year of dental school, Dr. Crisp decided that he wanted to become an oral surgeon. Through hard work, determination, and mentorship, he propelled himself to the top of his class and graduated Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). He then went on to complete the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.
While in residency at MUSC, Dr. Crisp discovered that he enjoys performing orthognathic surgery, managing benign pathology, and performing extractions and implant dentistry under IV sedation. Dr. Crisp also has a passion for teaching, his desire to become an educator led him to his current position as Assistant Professor at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Crisp is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Dental Association, NC Dental Society, Old North State Dental Society, National Dental Association, and the Greensboro Medical Society.
When Dr. Crisp is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family; especially his wife, Jennifer. Dr. Crisp and Jennifer like to travel, try new restaurants, exercise, watch movies, and spend time with friends. Dr. Crisp is a very hard worker, but he also realizes that he is very fortunate. He credits much of his success to his strong family support system. He believes that he has been able to achieve success by standing on the shoulders of those who came before him.
Dr. Crisp is very excited to join the Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas team and work together with Dr. Durham and Dr. Soung. He looks forward to becoming a member of the Greensboro community and giving back to his hometown community in Burlington and the surrounding areas.
Originally from Hickory, NC, Julie joined The Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas in 2017 with 27 years experience in the dental field. Julie found her love of oral surgery while helping out a friend at another oral surgeon’s office. She enjoyed it so much that she made it her career! Julie is very caring and always ensures that her patients feel comfortable during their visit.
Julie resides in Kernersville with her husband of 17 years, Spencer, and their three dogs. They also have three grown sons and one grandson. In her free time, Julie enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and traveling.