Dr. Richard Beane, Jr. has been a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the UNC School of Dentistry for over 30 years. He received his D.D.S. from Howard University in 1967 and obtained a Certificate in Orthodontics from University of Rochester, Eastman Institute.
After several years with Howard University as an orthodontic faculty member, Dr. Beane moved to North Carolina in 1976, entered private practice in Durham and at the same time, joined the faculty at UNC School of Dentistry’s Department of Orthodontics.
He stayed with UNC full time until retirement in 2007 but continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Beane is loved at The Happy Tooth Orthodontic Office of Chapel Hill! His current interests include traveling with his beautiful wife, Phyllis, and spending time with his family, including eight grandchildren. In his leisure time, he also enjoys playing golf.
Dr. Robert B. Nay, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attended Washington & Jefferson College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Biology, while also playing varsity baseball. He furthered his education at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving his D.D.M. in 2001.
During his training, he was awarded Dean’s Scholarship, as well as a Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Army. Graduating in the top of his class, Dr. Nay then stayed at Pittsburgh to complete his post-doctorate certification in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 2004.
Upon completion of his education, Dr. Nay fulfilled his military obligation as a Major in the Army from 2004 until 2007, providing orthodontic treatment to both soldiers and their family members in Stuttgart, Germany.
Afterward, Dr. Nay practiced two years in south central Pennsylvania before moving to the Raleigh area in 2009. He and his wife, Lisa, now call The Triangle home and have three children – Von, Sullivan, and Jelena.
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