I pretty much wanted to be a doctor since I was a child and, you know, as I started studying, I went from wanting to be a physician to wanting to be a dentist. After I went to an open house in a dental school, I saw the dynamic and all the students with their patients and I say, “Well, I think I really like this.” So, that’s pretty much how I end up being. One of my favorite thing is being able to take patients out of pain. One day, they wake up, they have this severe pain and suffering, and then, when we’re done and they tell me, “Oh, thank you, doctor.” You know, that’s very rewarding.
Meet Dr. Wallace, a Dentist Providing Excellent Care to His Patients
Dr. Wallace graduated with his dental degree in 2009 from the University of Puerto Rico. He went on to complete two years of AEGD residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Here Dr. Wallace saw many patients who were suffering from chronic orofacial pain. This prompted him to return to school to gain more knowledge in this field.
In 2019 he completed his Master of Science in orofacial pain and oral medicine from the University of Southern California. That same year, Dr. Wallace, with a team of two others, published their research project, “Systematic Review with Meta-Analyses of Natural Products in the Treatment of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis.”
Dr. Wallace earned Fellowship status after completing his dental implant surgical training from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. He is also a member of the following organizations:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Oral Medicine
- American Academy of Orofacial Pain
In addition, Dr. Wallace served as an adjunct assistant professor at UNC School of Dentistry until he moved to Asheboro in 2018.