Dr. Chris Dawson grew up in Tampa, FL. While he was in high school, his family relocated to Mooresville, NC. After graduating high school, Dr. Dawson enrolled at NC State, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He worked in the Triangle for a period of time and was then accepted into dental school at the Indiana University School of Medicine. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Dawson attended a residency program at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte before joining Riccobene Associates.
When he graduated from NC State, Dr. Dawson knew he wanted a career in the medical field, but he didn’t know right away what that career would be. To gain experience, he took on a number of positions in the medical field. He also volunteered regularly and participated in several shadowing events. He ultimately chose dentistry as it fulfilled his desire to work collaboratively with patients to positively impact their lives with treatment plans that fit their needs and desires.
Dr. Dawson considers himself an explorer, at least in the sense that he enjoys visiting new places, trying new foods, and generally having new experiences! He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Sarah, who is completing a doctorate program at NC State. They are the proud parents of a 20-pound cat named Mr. Beasley.