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. George Soung (pronounced “Song”) was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During high school, he achieved All-State honors and was selected for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts as a clarinetist. He went on to attend the Pennsylvania State University as a Schreyer Scholar where he was a member of the Penn State Rugby Team and earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with Honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2006.
After college, he spent 2 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a Research Biochemist at Merck & Co. before he decided to pursue a career in dentistry. He decided that he wanted to experience true southern hospitality for himself and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduating with honors in 2013. Like Dr. Durham, he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the highly renowned Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia) Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Dr. Soung is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Soung is happily married to the love of his life and best friend, Julie, whom he met during dental school. Julie was born and raised in Charlotte and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Dental Hygiene. Her passion is pediatric dentistry and working with patients with special healthcare needs. She has worked in the private practice setting and in academics, where she was formerly a faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at VCU. George and Julie are blessed to be the parents of Stella, their angel in heaven, and their rainbow baby, Luca Joseph, who made his arrival in May 2017. They are die hard Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State football, and Tar Heel basketball fans, and amateur foodies. In his free time, Dr. Soung enjoys fishing, shooting, and watching and playing football. Dr. Soung and Julie are also passionate about volunteerism and community service and have participated in many different community outreach projects and events since their college days, in addition to Mission of Mercy Dental Projects during dental school and residency.
George and Julie could not be happier to be back in North Carolina and are thrilled to be able to call Greensboro their new home. Dr. Soung feels ecstatic and privileged to be a part of the Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas team and to have Dr. Durham as his mentor and partner, and is very excited about having the opportunity to serve the Greensboro community both in and out of the office.