Dentist Wallace, NC - Southland Dental Care

At Southland Dental Care, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. We are committed to lifelong learning and advancement in the field of dentistry. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

Dentist Wallace, NC - Southland Dental Care office

We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist in our area. We go above and beyond to be the obvious choice. You'll find all of this important information on our website, including directions to our office, service descriptions, patient forms, patient education resources and, for your convenience, a contact and appointment request link.

Not only are we leading dentists in eastern NC, we are a full-service practice providing for all of your dental needs.

Our services include:

  • Same day custom stained porcelain crowns and digital smile design
  • Dental Implants placement, bone grafting and surgical extractions
  • IV and oral Sedation Dentistry for a more comfortable dental visit
  • Sleep apnea therapy using oral appliances
  • Limited orthodontics including conventional braces and Invisalign
  • Veneers, bridges and tooth whitening services
  • Partial and complete dentures retained by implants
  • TMJ dysfunction treatment including custom made TMJ splints
  • Root canals, periodontal therapy and tooth colored restorations

If you'd like additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions. Let us care for your entire family! We look forward to meeting you.

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Dentist Wallace, NC - Southland Dental Care office

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. A. Darren Sholar
    Wallace, NC Family Dentist
    Southland Dental Care

    Dr. Darren Sholar was born in Kenansville, NC and grew up in the Pin Hook community of Duplin county. He was taught the value of hard work and Christian values by his parents who were farmers. He attended Chinquapin elementary and graduated from East Duplin High School in 1984. After high school, Dr. Sholar played football at Chowan University where his organic chemistry professor, Phyllis Dewar, set him on the right path for academic success. 

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  • Dr. Joell-Kennedy Parker
    Wallace, NC Family Dentist
    Southland Dental Care

    Dr. Parker is a native of Beulaville and joined Southland Dental Care in October of 2008. She is a 1999 graduate of East Duplin High School. Her educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from East Carolina University, a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a General Practice Residency from the Brody School of Medicine at ECU

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I had a tooth that was giving me some discomfort so I called to see about getting an appointment. They immediately told me to come in that day and they would work me in as soon as possible. I was so grateful not to have to wait days before getting something done. They took care of my tooth and all is well. This type of care is what this team is all about."
    Linda B.
  • "Despite my major dental anxiety, Dr. Parker and Karen always keep me calm. Dr. Parker does excellent work!"
    Ashley K.
  • "I love my dentists! They are caring, gentle, and so fun. I appreciate them both and their wonderful staff!"
    Pam B.
  • "Always a good experience! I love how warm & nice Dr. Parker and the entire team are & I especially love Joell's singing during the procedure - it takes the edge off."
    Jennifer H.
  • "Wonderful caring, friendly, professional staff! It all starts with Wanda’s smiling face and kind words and concludes with the smile, wit, and laughter of Dr. Parker! I love my dental care family!"
    E. J. H.

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  • Root Canal Treatment

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Same-Day Crowns

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  • Digital X-Rays

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  • Intraoral Camera

    Slightly bigger than a pen, an intraoral camera is an innovative tool that can take up-close pictures of teeth, gums, and other hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Intraoral cameras can help dentists detect dental issues like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancers. Benefits of using an intraoral ...

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Southland Dental Care


7:30 am-2:30 pm


7:30 am-4:30 pm


7:30 am-4:30 pm


7:30 am-4:30 pm


7:30 am-2:30 pm


Closed - Periodically as needed