Dr. Pate grew up in Raleigh, NC, and attended both undergrad and dental school at the University of North Carolina. While at UNC, Dr. Pate realized he wanted to work in the healthcare field while also working with his hands. Dentistry had always been an interest of his and was a natural fit. He spent the year after undergrad observing and working with various specialists and started dental school the following year. Dentistry has allowed Dr. Pate to continue learning new skills and challenging himself, this is a very rewarding and fulfilling part of his career.
Over the years, Dr. Pate has worked in, owned, and helped start practices across the state, from Raleigh, Durham, Asheville, New Bern, and Goldsboro. He has now called the Triangle his permanent home for over 30years.
Dr. Pate is passionate about helping others and improving their quality of life. He loves restoring patients’ smiles and making them happy. Outside the office, Dr. Pate can be found cheering on UNC football & basketball, traveling, cooking, spending time with family, and golfing.