North Raleigh Periodontist
Dr. Singletary, DDS, MS

Dr. Singletary, DDS, MS opened his practice in 1980 where he specializes in all types of surgical and non-surgical periodontal care. North Raleigh Periodontics treats all aspects of Periodontal Disease, performs bone augmentation and has completed over 3,000 implant procedures.

Dr. Singletary, a Raleigh Periodontist since 1980, graduated from Duke University in 1973 with a B.A. Degree in Chemistry. He graduated from Emory University Dental School in 1978 with a DDS degree then did his specialty training at UNC School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics. In 1980 he received his Masters degree and certificate for Periodontics. He became a Diplomate and is Board Certified with the American Board of Periodontology in 1986. The American Board of Periodontology defines a diplomat as “a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.” (Source: American Board of Periodontology). He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UNC School of Dentistry in the department of Periodontics. Dr. Singletary has six children and his favorite hobby is sailing. He grew up in Durham and attended church and high school there. Dr. Singletary plans to practice a long time Lord willing!

Dr. Singletary is a member of the following associations:


Our Staff

debbie Hygienist Debbi Nevitt Justham has been with North Raleigh Periodontics for 16 years. She is diligent, thorough, dedicated and loyal. She pays attention to detail, her patients love her and she consistently provides outstanding service.Debbi says that she loves “science and healthcare, so dental hygiene is a perfect fit, especially feeling like you can help people live healthier lives.” She adds that she “loves working with our patients, many of whom have been patients before I came 16 years ago” and she also loves our supportive staff as well. Some things you may not know about Debbi:

Birthplace – Louisville, Kentucky
Where she grew up – Fort Meyers, FL but Debbi moved to Tallahassee when she married and considers it her home.
College – Debbi was 1st in her class at Tallahassee Community College (we’re not surprised!)
Family – Two children (a daughter and a son) and four grandchildren
Hobbies – Gardening, yoga and running
Favorite teams – Florida State, NC state and Boston Red Sox

Tonya Williams is our hard-working, kindhearted receptionist and assistant! Born and raised in Franklinton, NC, Tonya has been with us for ten years. Tonya attended Louisburg College and majored in Psychology. As the mother of Cameron 12 and Mackenzie 8, Tonya enjoys spending time doing outside activities with her family, especially camping and hiking in the NC mountains. She is a UNC fan, which makes Duke/UNC competitions pretty exciting around the office. Tonya notes, “Our patients are the absolute best, and it is a blessing to get to know so many of them on a personal level. We work hard as a team,” she adds, “to provide excellent patient care and make sure our patients know they matter to us!”
Rachel Wilson is a knowledgeable, competent and very capable member of our staff. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Rachel grew up in Raleigh and has been with us for eleven years. She attended Meredith College (go Angels!) and went on to attend nursing school at ECU.

As a mother of three boys who love hockey, with Austin 16 years, Ryan 14 years and Mason 5 years, Rachel finds much of her time outside of work spent at hockey games and practices. Austin and Ryan have played for over 12 years, and Mason is learning, too!
As head surgical assistant, Rachel says her nursing background originally attracted her to her position with us. Our patients join us in appreciating Rachel’s personable and professional bedside manner. “I am very proud of our practice – that we run smoothly as a family and that we have a huge patient base that continues to grow,” Rachel says. She adds that she enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level as well. Lastly, Rachel “loves not only the challenges and the patients, but also the unpredictability and variety of treatments we accomplish on a daily basis.”

Many of our patients have enjoyed getting to know Sydney Dupree over the years. She was born in Wiesbaden, W. Germany (her father was in the Air Force) and she moved to Goldsboro as a young child. She graduated from Wayne Community College in 1979 and worked in Goldsboro for 4 ½ years before moving to Raleigh.

Sydney has one child – Jason. He in the 11th grade. He is learning to drive and loves video games and eating!

“I went into dental hygiene because teeth fascinated me ever since I had braces. I liked working with my hands, too, so dental hygiene was the logical choice,” she says. “I love cleaning teeth and teaching patients good oral habits but I also love just getting to know our patients – developing a long-term relationship with them.”

She has enjoyed working with Dr. Singletary and the staff for the past seven years. Her hobbies are gardening, feeding birds, spending time with her friends and family, cooking and pulling for her favorite teams, the Carolina Panthers and Duke Blue Devils!

Please contact us to schedule your first visit. We look forward to serving your dental and periodontal needs in Raleigh.