Meet Dr. Paul Palermo, Dr. Warren Surface, Dr. Brian Clarke, & Dr. Brad Callahan

Doctors - Dr. Paul Palermo, Dr. Warren Surface, Dr. Brian Clarke, & Dr. Brad Callahan, T. Bradley Callahan
Left to right: Dr. Clarke, Dr. Palermo, Dr. Callahan, & Dr. Surface

The doctors of Matthews Dental Care are part of a 42-year Matthews tradition of dental comfort & care. Dr. Palermo is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry; Dr. Surface is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry; Dr. Clarke is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry &; Dr. Callahan is a graduate of University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.

Dedicated to providing you with the best that dentistry has to offer, they continually educate themselves & their staff on the latest techniques & approaches to offer state-of-the-art, comfortable & personalized dental care.

In their continuing education, the doctors have attended courses in cosmetic & restorative dentistry, implant dentistry, endodontic (root canal) dentistry & infection control. They are members of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Second District Dental Society & the Charlotte Dental Society.

V. Paul Palermo, DDS, PA

V. Paul Palermo, D.D.S., P.A.After graduating from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1989, Dr. Palermo pursued advanced education at the Carolinas Medical Center Dental Residency. He then joined Dr. Binkley in 1990, & they formed Matthews Dental Care.

He is amazed every day at the number of long-term relationships that have been created at MDC, & is proud of the care that he & the other doctors & staff have been privileged to have been providing all these years!
Outside of dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Beth, their two “children,” Ryan & Emily & daughter-in-law Noel, & now a grandchild, Palmer!

Dr. Palermo loves to spend time cooking, traveling, and is an avid golfer.

Warren D. Surface, DDS, PA

Warren D. Surface, D.D.S., P.A.Dr. Surface has a passion for creating beautiful smiles! He understands the needs of individuals & knows that no two patients are alike. He takes the time to get to know his patients on an individual basis & works with them to set goals & transform both smiles & lives. He builds strong relationships based on trust & communication. Whether your needs are cosmetic or restorative, Dr. Surface will work with you to achieve your desired results.

Dr. Surface graduated in 2000 from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry & joined Matthews Dental Care in 2001. He resides in Union County with his wife Mary Catherine & their four children. Dr. Surface’s family is involved in their church & enjoys outdoor activities & a variety of sports.

“I am very blessed to work & live in such a family oriented community!” Dr. Surface adds: “I love being out in the community & running into patients who can’t stop smiling because they’re so happy with the results we achieved. People often comment on how the fears they used to have of going to the dentist are gone.”
Being able to give patients beautiful & healthy smiles gives Dr. Surface something to smile about!

Brian Clarke, DDS, PA

Brian Clarke, D.D.S., P.A.Dr. Clarke joined Matthews Dental Care in 2011 after relocating to Charlotte from Chicago where he completed his dental training & previously worked. Dr. Clarke, a native of suburban Atlanta, attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate degree & completed his dental education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

“I love being part of Matthews Dental Care. We have intentionally designed our practice to be able to take the time to listen & to understand our patients & their needs. We are able to put our patients at ease & achieve great results for each of them. Our team consists of a group of fantastic individuals who are wonderful people as well as caring & skillful practitioners. Working alongside our team is a joy & an honor. I love our patients, team & practice.”

Dr. Clarke has completed extensive continuing education courses in multiple aspects of dentistry including cosmetic & restorative dentistry, dental implants, sleep apnea, CAD/CAM technology as well as many others. He has completed courses from Spear Education, CDOCs, DentalXP, Seattle Study Club & Live Implant Training. When not working or continuing professional development, Dr. Clarke enjoys spending time with his wife Danielle, their two children Brendan and Grace & the family dog Cooper. Along with his family, Dr. Clarke is a parishioner at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Dr. Clarke enjoys attending his kids’ sporting events, running, traveling, grilling & playing the occasional round of golf.

Dr. Clarke is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society & the OLE Chapter of the Seattle Study Club.

T. Bradley Callahan, DDS, PA

T. Bradley Callahan, D.D.S., P.A.Dr. Callahan treats his patients like family. He understands that trust, compassion & relationships are necessary to provide the dental care that everyone deserves. Through his extensive training, Dr. Callahan has developed a gentle approach. He prides himself on being thorough & working with patients to develop comprehensive treatment plans & achieve their perfect smile.

Dr. Callahan grew up in Charlotte & attended South Mecklenburg High School. He completed his undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech & dental education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Reflecting his passion for dentistry, he graduated with honors & distinction in community service. Following dental school, he pursued additional education by completing a General Practice Residency at the Dental College of Georgia. Here, Dr. Callahan learned advanced skills including the surgical placement of implants, sedation & esthetic dentistry.

He is married to his wife, Melissa, & they have two children, Amelia & Landon. Dr. Callahan enjoys the outdoors, various sporting activities & spending time with his family.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society & the Charlotte Dental Society.

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