Dr. Best attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was awarded a BS in Dentistry, a Doctor of Dental Surgery and then completed his periodontal residency in 1981.
Upon his completion of residency, Dr. Best began private practice, first in Kinston, and then Jacksonville, North Carolina, until he sold his practice in 2007. He began working in Wilmington in 2008. For six years, Dr. Best was the contract periodontist for US Navy Second Dental Battalion at Camp Lejeune, NC.
Dr. Best was on the teaching faculty of the dental hygiene program at Coastal Carolina Community College for 23 years, and served as an adjunct instructor in the periodontal residency program at UNC Chapel Hill. He also served as examiner and site inspector for the NC Board of Dental Examiners for intravenous sedation.
He is a member of the NC Society of Periodontists, where he served in a number of offices, including President, Vice President, and Secretary. He is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and served as state and regional liaison.
Dr. Best regularly participates in dental missions in Central America. He enjoys surfing, boating, traveling, reading and especially spending time with his wife and four daughters.