Dr. “Ray” completed his Bachelors of Science (BS), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He also completed a four-year residency/fellowship in pediatric dentistry and nutrition at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and School of Dentistry. Dr. Ray enjoys working with children of all ages, and has been focusing on tethered oral tissues in infants and children with functional difficulties in breastfeeding, eating, or speech. A parent himself, Dr. Ray works with parents to find solutions to improve oral health that are practical, evidence-based, and easy for parents and children to implement. In his spare time, Dr. Ray enjoys spending time with his wife and son and traveling.
Dr. Mark HerringDMD
Dr. Mark Herring is a North Carolina native, born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He earned his dental degree from the ECU School of Dental Medicine, and his pediatric certificate from The University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. “Mark” enjoys working with patients from all walks of life, especially children with special healthcare needs and complex medical histories. He is fluent in Spanish, which he has used extensively in clinic in
Philadelphia and while attending East Carolina University. He enjoys running, and traveling in his spare time.
Dr. Barton SwarrDMD
Meet Our Staff
June comes to us from Fayetteville with over 10 years of working in general and pediatric dentistry and oral surgery. As an office leader, June is here to make sure that every experience meets our high standards and that parents have a point of contact for any concern or compliment they have for our practice. June enjoys spending time with her family and traveling in her spare time.
StephanieSurgery Coordinator and Guest Relations Associate
Stephanie is from Benson and has two children in college. As our surgery coordinator, Stephanie acts as the point of contact for our families who are seeing us for oral sedation or general anesthesia appointments at our office, Wakemed Hospitals, and the Surgery Center for Dental Professionals. Her calm and cheerful demeanor helps all of us, guests and team members alike, to have an amazing experience.
Although Ashleigh is from Florida originally, she now considers herself a native of North Carolina. She has been working in the dental field for nine years, primarily with children in pediatric dentistry. Ashleigh is married and has one son, who is basically a big ball of energy! In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family by going to the beach or to any Carolina Panthers game. She’s also an avid Tar Heels fan. Ashleigh is the Frenectomy Coordinator for the North Carolina Tongue Tie Center, and also works with our sister practice, Southern Smiles Pediatric Dentistry of Cameron.
WendyGuest Relations Associate
Ellie, DAIILead Pediatric Dental Assistant
Ellie has lived in the Raleigh area for several years. She is Cuban and is our resident Spanish-speaking dental assistant. She comes to us with several years of experience in pediatric dentistry and has a natural ability to make kids feel comfortable and at ease. Ellie has also accompanied Dr. Ray on a dental service trip to Nicaragua where she helped serve over 475 kids with dental needs. Ellie enjoys movies and traveling.
Dominee, RDHPediatric Dental Hygienist
Originally from Michigan, Dominee has extensive experience in working with children and individuals with unique and special healthcare needs. In her 10 years of experience, Dominee has worked with children and adults and can put everyone at ease with her calm demeanor. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling.
Payton, CDACertified Dental Assistant
Payton comes to us from Sanford, NC. After graduating from Central Carolina Community College, she joined Dr. Ray at High House Pediatric Dentistry and has earned her designation as Certified Dental Assistant. Payton’s calm and relaxed demeanor helps her make friends with our guests easily and allows her to make any situation easy for children.
Diana, CDACertified Dental Assistant
Diana was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to Clinton, NC in 2002. Diana has over 10 years of experience working in adult and pediatric dental practices. She loves what she does, and enjoys making visits fun and relaxing for kids when they come to visit for their dental cleanings. Her calm demeanor and great smile put children at ease instantly! Diana has two children and spends her free time with her family going to the movies, and spending time outdoors. Diana has also served on international service trips to Guatemala with the High House clinical team to serve children in need.
Lavina, DAIIPediatric Dental Assistant
Lavina comes to us from New Mexico but has lived in NC for the past few years. With two kids of her own, Lavina has a natural way with children and has worked in Pediatric Dentistry since graduating with her dental assistant certification. She loves spending time with her family and going to the beach.