Dental Staff

All our professionals at Southland Dental Care maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

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

    Dr. Darren Sholar was born in Kenansville, NC and was raised in the Pin Hook Community; a Duplin County native from the start! Dr. Sholar was raised with strong Christian values in an environment where he learned the true meaning of hard work by his parents, who were farmers. He attended Chinquapin Elementary and graduated from East Duplin High School in 1984.  

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

    Beulaville, NC, native, Dr. Parker, graduated East Duplin High School in 1999. She continued her education at East Carolina University and gained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors. From there, Dr. Parker attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and achieved her Doctorate of Dental Surgery with Suma Cum Laude honors. She completed her General Practice Residency at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University where she acquired extensive training in oral surgery practices and treating medically complex patients, specific with head and neck cancer and severe heart disease. Based on her outstanding academic achievements and oath to promise innovation within the dental field, Dr. Parker was inducted into the Phi Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.


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Dental Hygienists

  • Tina Bond

    Tina is an East Duplin High School graduate of 1997. Following high school, Tina attended Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC and graduated as a certified Dental Assistant and then continued her studies and earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2001 at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC. Tina became a member of the Southland Dental Care family in 2007. Prior to practicing Dental Hygiene in our office Tina worked with the late Dr. Wells in Burgaw, NC for 6 years.

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  • Keri Phaneuf

    Originally from East Haddam, Connecticut, Keri, has lived in Wallace with her family for over 20 years. Keri graduated from Nathan-Hale Ray High School in 1987 and continued her education at the University of Rhode Island where she graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Keri has practiced as a Dental Hygienist in 5 different states prior to her move to Wallace, NC in 2000.

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Administrative Staff

  • Ellie Newton

    Ellie graduated high school in 2009 from Harrells Christian Academy and furthered her education at Appalachian State University for 3 years prior to transferring to Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. Ellie completed the Dental Assisting program at Cape Fear and became a Certified Dental Assistant with completion of the Dental Assistants National Board Exam in 2014

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  • Wanda Brown

    Born and raised in Wallace, NC, Wanda graduated from Wallace – Rose Hill High School in 1983. She continued her education at JSCC in Kenansville, NC to study accounting. Today, Wanda is Southland Dental Care’s Office Manager and Insurance and Billing Coordinator and is a part of the Administration Team. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years and brings all of her experience and knowledge with her to the office daily.

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Dental Assistants

  • Sarah Croom

    Sarah graduated from Pender High School in 1995 and eventually continued her education at Cape Fear Community College of Wilmington, NC in 2001 with a Certificate in Dental Assisting, and also took the DANB to become a Certified Dental Assistant. Sarah went back to college while working at SDC to obtain her Bachelor's Degree, which gave her the opportunity to teach the dental specialties at Miller-Motte College in 2017.

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  • Karen Teachey

    Karen is a proud graduate of Wallace – Rose Hill High School completing her high school education in 1998. In 2009 Karen began her journey here at Southland Dental Care and has since become a vital member of our staff. Karen has taken the roll as Dr. Parker’s lead assistant for 12+ years and holds the title of our Office OSHA Coordinator. Karen treats all of her patients like family and takes pride in helping them achieve their best smile

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  • Wendy Martinez Rodriguez

    Wendy graduated in 2013 from Brunswick Community College in Leland, NC and then continued her education at James Sprunt Community College in 2014. From there she received her Certificate in Phlebotomy.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Southland Dental Care

Monday:

7:30 am-2:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-2:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed - Periodically as needed

Sunday:

Closed