Dr. Ryan Matthews


Dr. Ryan Matthews is a Prosthodontist who began practicing in North Carolina in 2017. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006, AAS in dental hygiene from CPCC in 2010, DMD degree from Temple University in 2014 and Prosthodontic Certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017.

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty dedicated to all aspects of restorative dentistry from full mouth rehabilitation and implants, to dentures. Dr. Matthews has received extra training in placing and restoring implants.

Dr. Matthews is a native of Charlotte, graduating from Harding University High School. He married his high school sweetheart Sarah and they have two beautiful boys, Adam and Ethan. Dr. Matthews has been active in the NC and PA Missions of Mercy free dental clinics and helping the hygiene program at his alma mater, CPCC.

When he is not working, he enjoys cheering on the Tarheels and Panthers as well as spending time with his family.


  • Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellow of the North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of the American Dental Association, and North Carolina Dental Society
  • Attending Surgeon, Atrium Health (Pineville and University City)
  • Attending Surgeon, Valleygate Dental Surgery Center of Charlotte

Dr. George Soung


Dr. George Soung (pronounced “Song”) is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed his undergraduate degree at 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 was accepted to medical school but ultimately decided not to pursue a career path in medicine, and subsequently spent 2 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a Research Biochemist at Merck & Co. before he decided to pursue a career in dentistry. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree, graduating with honors (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.

Immediately following dental school, Dr. Soung decided to pursue specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery due to its wide scope of practice which uniquely combines the disciplines of dentistry, medicine, and surgery. He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia) Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia – a Level 1 Trauma Center and one of the most reputable OMFS training programs in the country.

During the four years Dr. Soung spent in residency, he obtained extensive training in all facets within the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, dental implant surgery and bone grafting, diagnosis and management of oral and head/neck pathology, facial trauma and reconstructive facial surgery, corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery, TMJ surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, surgical management and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and cleft lip/palate surgery. He completed rotations in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, and in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU). Dr. Soung also received formal and extensive training by the VCU/MCV Department of Anesthesia in the administration of both inpatient and outpatient general anesthesia, and deep and moderate intravenous sedation for both adults and children. An essential component of that training included advanced airway and emergency management. Dr. Soung had the honor of being named Chief Resident during his final year of surgical training.

Dr. Soung’s interests in private practice include: dentoalveolar surgery (extraction of wisdom and other non-salvageable teeth and pre-prosthetic surgery), dental implants and complex bone grafting (including full mouth rehabilitation with implant-retained/supported prostheses), management and treatment of (benign) oral pathology, treatment of oral and facial infections, and office-based anesthesia techniques. Dr. Soung is a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a member of the American Dental Association, and North Carolina Dental Society.

Dr. Soung was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is happily married to the love of his life and best friend, Julie, whom he met during dental school. They are blessed to be the parents of Stella, their angel in heaven, and their rainbow babies – Luca Joseph and Sophia James. They are Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State football, and Tar Heel basketball fans, and amateur foodies. In his free time, Dr. Soung enjoys spending time with his family, shooting and hunting, (bass) fishing, working out, and watching sports. 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. They are members of Elevation Church.

Dr. Alexander Edelmann


Dr. Edelmann has had a passion for Orthodontics for as long as he can remember. As a patient he appreciated how grateful he was to be treated by an Orthodontist and decided early in life to dedicate his life to providing that same experience for others.

Born in San Diego, he spent most of his life in Southwest Florida. He attended Marshall University through the prestigious Yeager Scholar program and earned a degree in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude). During his undergrad tenure he spent time studying at Oxford University and completing dental research in Africa.

Dr. Edelmannn then matriculated to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for his dental degree graduating with Distinction and being selected as the OKU Kramer Award winner for his class. It was at UNC where he continued his work in published research. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston for a two year orthodontic residency where he completed a master’s thesis on clear aligner therapy that was accepted into a renowned national dental publication: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Outside the office, Dr. Edelmann can be found on the tennis court or at the gym. He also enjoys visiting his family in Florida and playing with his “adopted” dog Fritz that he shares with his fiancee.

Dr. Emily Dunlap


A native of North Carolina, Dr. Dunlap completed her undergraduate education at Campbell University in 2000, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 2004, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and participated in rotations at the Oral Surgery Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Pediatric Dental Clinics of Cumberland and Orange Counties.

Dr. Dunlap is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Dunlap and her husband are the proud parents of one son, Carson, and two daughters, Caroline and Campbell. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and watching college football.

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