Meet our Oral Surgeons & Sedation Dentists at NCOSO

With 10 locations across NC including Cary, Dunn, Durham, Garner, Greensboro, Hamlet, Raleigh, Southern Pines, and Winston – NCOSO has an office near you. Our Oral Surgeons offer Wisdom Teeth Removal, Extractions, Dental Implants, Biopsies, Expose & Bonds, & more! Find out more about our doctors below.

Request an appointment with one of our board-certified Oral Surgeons and expertly trained Sedation Dentists today or call us at 833-GO-NCOSO to speak to a patient services representative!

Dr. Ryan Costner

Dr. Ryan Costner – Sedation Dentist Bio


  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Brigham Young University
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University


  • University of Iowa, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Dr. Ryan Costner was raised in Hope Mills, NC. After high school, he served a two-year mission for his church in Hawaii and the Republic of Kiribati. Shortly after returning home he married his wife, Lacey, and began his undergraduate education.

Dr. Costner completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Brigham Young University and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Virginia Commonwealth University. He then completed two surgical internships, first with the University of Iowa Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and then with the University of Missouri – Kansas City Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He recently relocated to Whispering Pines with his wife and four children. In his free time, Dr. Costner prefers to spend time with his family, exercise, woodworking, and travel. He is excited to be joining North Carolina Oral Surgery + Orthodontics.


Dr. Jo Dunn

Dr. Huyen-Chau Dunn – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Bio


  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency (OMFS), David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), Bolling Air Force Base, DC
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Major: Integrative Biology, Minor: Asian American Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Certifications and Licensure

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellow, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • New York Dental License
  • North Carolina Dental License
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support—former instructor
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • North East Regional Boards
  • North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners
  • National Board of Dental Examiners—United States Part 1
  • National Board of Dental Examiners—United States Part 2

Scholarships and Awards:

  • Meritorious Service Medal, United States Air Force, 2009, 2006
  • Trauma Team Hero Award, United States Air Force, 2005
  • Commendation Service Medal, United States Air Force, 2001
  • Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, United States Air Force, 2000
  • Health Professions Scholarship, United States Air Force, 1999
  • Silver Medalist at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships, 1995
  • Gold Medalist at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships, 1994
  • National Collegiate Taekwondo team member (Fin weight) competing in Seoul, Korea, 1994


Dr. Dunn has outstanding training and experience as an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, having served our military for ten years. She spent the last five years of her Air Force career overseas, first in Korea and then Germany, where she was a staff surgeon at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, our nation’s largest overseas medical facility. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry.

She was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship by the United States Air Force while in dental school and has completed extensive training with the Air Force: a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Bolling Air Force Base (DC) in 2000 and a four year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Travis Air Force Base (California) in 2005. She left the Air Force a highly decorated officer. She is board-certified in her specialty and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.


Dr. Huyen Chau Dunn - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Paul Geunes

Dr. Paul Geunes – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Bio


  • Albright College Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1991 
  • Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 1991
  • Residency in Oral Surgery, University of Tennessee, 1995 

Certification & Licensure

  • Board Certified in Oral Surgery, 1998 

Memberships & Awards

  • Member American Dental Society of Anesthesiology 
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society 


Dr. Paul Geunes was born and raised in Pennsylvania where he attended college and dental school. He spent four years in Tennessee for his residency in Oral Surgery. He then practiced in Rhode Island for over 25 years where he was perennially selected as a Rhode Island Monthly Top Dentist by his colleagues.  

Dr. Geunes limits his practice to office procedures for adults and adolescents including extractions, removal of wisdom teeth, and dental implant reconstruction. He offers several methods of anesthesia for the anxious patient including local anesthesia, oral sedation, nitrous oxides analgesia (laughing gas), I.V. sedation (twilight sleep), or a combination of these methods.  

Dr. Geunes enjoys spending time with his wife Karin, their 5 children, and 2 dogs. He was the MVP of his high school basketball team (Glory Days!), played Division III college basketball, and is an avid New England Patriots fan.  


Dr. Elias Haralambakis

Dr. Elias Haralambakis – Sedation Dentist Bio


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS Degree at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
  • Campbell University Double Major in Biology and Chemistry


  • Genesee Hospital in Rochester Surgical Internship


Dr. Haralambakis (aka Dr. H) was born and raised in Melbourne Australia. His family is Greek and he lived all his teenage years in Greece.  Dr. Haralambakis came to the United States at age 19 to attend college where he received his undergraduate degree from Campbell University with a major in Biology and Chemistry as well as graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Haralambakis attended dental school at UNC-Chapel Hill where he attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. After that, he completed his Surgical internship for a year at Genesee Hospital in Rochester before going into private practice for 9 years. Dr. Elias Haralambakis has a quiet, but caring demeanor.  He enjoys multiple areas of dental care including sedation dentistry.  He has previously been a Lane & Associates Family Dentistry team member since 2009. He has two young children and has lived in Raleigh for 15+ years. In his spare time, Dr. H enjoys deep sea fishing and big game hunting.


NC Oral Surgery + Orthodontics General Dentist with Sedation Dentistry Certification Dr. Elias Haralambakis

Dr. Matt Miller

Dr. Matt Miller – Sedation Dentist Bio


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Science, Loras College, Maxima Cum Laude

Postgraduate Training

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 2011-2014
  • Exodontia Fellowship, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 2014
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxicourse 2017

Certification and Licensure

  • North Carolina Dental License
  • North Carolina Moderate Conscious Sedation Permit
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support

Membership and Awards

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Affiliate Associate Fellow
  • Caulk Dentsply Research Award


Dr. Miller was raised in Dubuque Iowa where he attended Loras College completing degrees in Biology and Chemistry, graduating Maxima Cum Laude. After his undergraduate training, he worked in research for several years before attending the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. From there, he was commissioned as a dental officer in the United States Navy. Serving for 12 years, Dr. Miller gained a variety of experience in his field holding a number of positions including being the dental department head on a US Naval warship, the USS FORT MCHENRY. Additionally, he was critical in the medical response to the Haiti earthquake and spent several months there as not only the dental department head but also the medical department head. From there, he completed 3 years of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training and an Exodontia Fellowship at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. After his military career, Dr. Miller joined Lane and Associates Family Dentistry. He has over 350 hours of continuing education focusing on Implant dentistry and is currently an Associate Affiliate Fellow in and a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Miller is working on becoming a Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and earning Diplomate status in the American Board of Oral Implantology, a distinction that only 250 US dentists have achieved.

Dr. Miller strives to use all of his knowledge and experience to provide the utmost care for his patients in a relaxed and compassionate manner.  When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. His hobbies include offshore fishing in the Outer Banks and Saltwater Aquaria.


Dr. Matthew Miller | NC Oral Surgery + Orthodontics