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

The doctors of Matthews Dental Care are part of a 36-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.

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.

“What I love about being part of Matthews Dental Care is getting to know our patients and their families. I love that we can take the time to listen to & understand our patients, put our patients at ease & achieve great results for each individual patient. I also thoroughly enjoy working with kids. I am truly blessed in that I love to come to work each day to be able to help solve a problem for a patient & transform a patient’s smile.”

Dr. Clarke has completed extensive continuing education courses in multiple aspects of dentistry including cosmetic & restorative dentistry, sleep apnea, CAD/CAM technology as well as many others. 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, Sampson. Along with his family, Dr. Clarke is a parishioner at St. Matthew Catholic Church. For recreation Dr. Clarke enjoys running, playing golf, studying Spanish, coaching youth sports & traveling.

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

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! He is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Charlotte Dental Society & Seattle Study Club.

V. Paul Palermo, D.D.S., P.A.

Dr. Palermo is proud to have been a Matthews Dental Care partner since 1990. “I feel very fortunate to have been able to provide customized, gentle, patient-focused care.  We have been able to maintain the patient’s desires as the only focus & I am proud to see the long-lasting results of quality care.”  Dr. Palermo & his wife, Beth, & daughter, Emily, live in Cabarrus County.  Their son, Ryan, & his wife, Noel, live in Raleigh.  The Palermos are members of St. James Catholic Church in Concord.  Dr. Palermo is an avid golfer & is on the Board of Directors of Cabarrus Country Club.  The Palermos love to travel.

Dr. Palermo received his undergraduate degree from LSU, his dental degree from LSU School of Dentistry & advanced Hospital-based training at Carolinas Medical Center.  Since graduating, he has continued his training throughout the years with a multitude of continuing education courses. Notably, he obtained dental implant experience through a year-long course continuum.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Charlotte Dental Society & is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also a member of local study clubs dedicated to the continual improvement of his dental practice.

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 beautiful wife, Melissa, & they recently welcomed their first child, Amelia, to the family.  They have a dog, Cosmo, & a cat, Jasper, who keep them active & entertained. 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, Charlotte Dental Society & the Academy of General Dentistry.

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