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Markus P. Heyder, DDS

Dentist in Kitty Hawk, NC

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Markus P. Heyder, DDS in Kitty Hawk, NC

Dr. Markus P. Heyder is a native of Currituck County, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University and his DDS Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill.

Prior to opening Atlantic Dentistry on the Outer Banks, Dr. Heyder practiced in a state-of-the-art dental practice in Fayetteville, NC where he gained expertise and experience in many aspects of dentistry, with an emphasis on cosmetic and implant dentistry. A love of dentistry and a wish to return home, led to the opening of Atlantic Dentistry in Kitty Hawk, NC

Dr. Heyder has a passion for complex oral implant rehabilitation and is dedicated to continuously furthering his education and bringing the latest dental implant techniques to Northeastern North Carolina. He has completed advanced programs in dental implant placement and restoration, advanced bone grafting techniques, computer aided implant rehabilitation, multiple CEREC restoration programs and sleep apnea appliances.

He is a proud member of the American Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Clinically, he has performed thousands of Crown and Bridge procedures, Dental Implant Rehabilitation procedures, Root Canals, Dentures and Cosmetic Restorations.

His training and experience with Dental Implants allow his practice to be a Complete Dental Implant Clinic. From start to finish, the entire Dental Implant procedure can be painlessly performed using the latest technology and techniques. He has completed thousands of start to finish implants and their continuing maintenance procedures.

He is committed to bringing the best dental services to the people of the Outer Banks and NE North Carolina. The commitment continues with providing a true state-of-the-art practice for the benefit and comfort of his patients. Dental health and well-being is the utmost priority. Dr. Heyder continue to seek out new methods and technology to ensure patients have the best access to the highest quality dental care.

Dr. Heyder lives on the beautiful Outer Banks with his daughter and son and fiance Erin. He enjoys spending his free time traveling, kite boarding and spending time with family and friends.


Gunther Heyder, DDS

Dentist in Kitty Hawk, NC

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Gunther Heyder, DDS in Kitty Hawk, NC

Dr. Gunther Heyder is a practicing dentist in the Outer Banks, North Carolina area. He is a native of Currituck County, NC where he was born and raised. Dr. Heyder is a proud graduate of North Carolina State University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. 

Throughout his studies, Dr. Heyder took advantage of multiple opportunities to study and volunteer in Africa. His experiences in Ghana, Malawi, and Togo inspired him to establish A Reason To Smile, a dental volunteer charity, to work towards improving the dental health of communities across the African continent. Dr. Gunther Heyder is a proud member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Dr. Heyder is also very active in his home community, participating in local school career days and several recreational sports leagues. 

Ashley Parham, DDS

Associate Dentist in Kitty Hawk, NC

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Ashley Parham, DDS in Kitty Hawk, NC

I am a practicing dentist located on the Outer Banks. I was born and raised in Franklin which is located in western North Carolina. My interest in dentistry began when I was a teenager. After almost three years in braces, I developed a friendly relationship with my orthodontist. I loved going to his office to shadow him as he interacted with his patients. I was captivated seeing the transformation that teens were going through and how the end results positively influenced them beyond their physical smiles.

As an undergraduate, I attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Wanting to pursue a career in dentistry, I joined pre-dental clubs and volunteered my time at the Mission of Mercy clinics held throughout North Carolina. After graduation, I remained in Wilmington for two years to gain more experience in dentistry. I worked at a local dentist office in the area as a dental assistant. During that time, I learned a great deal about the clinical side of general dentistry. I loved building rapport with patients and their families. I also valued that a general dentist has the opportunity to perform all facets of dentistry.

As a graduate student, I attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. I am a proud member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry. Today, one of the things I enjoy most about dentistry is seeing how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives.

Another passion that I have is for my family. I am a newlywed and my husband Bryan, is very important to me. He always brings a smile to my face and continues to be my biggest cheerleader. Also, I have an amazing identical twin sister who is an optometrist. On the weekends, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working out, playing basketball, volleyball, and softball.

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Thursday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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3704 N. Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-7700

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Manteo, NC 27954
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