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Meet Dr. Henry D. Browning

“Just another day in Paradise!”

This is one of Dr. Browning’s favorite “cheesy” quotes, as he likes to say. You will actually find it posted on the walls in our office. For Dr. Browning, it sums up his life as an orthodontist. He feels very fortunate and blessed to be a member of this profession. In addition to creating beautiful smiles, it is Dr. Browning’s goal to make everyone’s visit to our “paradise” the best part of their day. He wants our office to be a FUN experience!

When Dr. Browning is not busy helping people with their smiles, you can find him on the golf course, working out, catching up on his reading, photographing wildlife, or under a pile of sawdust as a woodworking hobbyist. You can also find him serving coffee at his local church. Dr. Browning is the voice of the Ashley High School Screaming Eagles as announcer for the football and basketball games.

The 1987 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (BA, economics) spent some time traveling and working in exotic places before returning to school to earn a dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1996. Two years later, he earned his certificate from the school’s department of orthodontics. In 1999 he founded the Medical College of Virginia Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation Endowment, which helps attract and retain key faculty members from a pool of the nation’s top orthodontic educators.

Today, he maintains a practice in Wilmington. Locally, he supports a wide range of community programs, is active in the school system, and has served on the New Hanover County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Dr. Browning and his wife Wendy moved to Wilmington in 1998 and have three children: Mac, Dean, and Anne Cathryn.

Dr. Browning has another cheesy saying: “…and don’t forget to smile!” That’s what he hopes to give you at every visit: something to smile about!