Dr. Hollowell (Dr. Buddy) grew up in Northeastern North Carolina in the small coastal town of Hertford, NC. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a BS in Biochemistry. Dr. Hollowell graduated with honors from the UNC School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After practicing for a year as a general dentist in Durham, he completed specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA and received a Masters of Dental Science degree.
Dr. Hollowell is a recipient of the prestigious Richard C. Pugh Award, an honor for scoring in the top 3% of candidates nationwide on the written pediatric dental board exam. He also received the Resident Recognition award at VCU. Dr. Hollowell’s research paper titled “Articaine Use in Children Among Dental Practitioners” has been published in the journal Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Hollowell is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the North Carolina Dental Society.
Dr. Hollowell and his wife, Stephanie, moved to Wake Forest in 2007. They have three children, Rob, Claire and John. In his free time Dr. Hollowell enjoys spending time with family, watching UNC sports, running, and coaching youth sports.
Dr. Porter is a native of South Carolina. He attended The Hammond School as a high school student and excelled in academics as well as athletics. Dr. Allen S Porter graduated from the University of South Carolina and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston graduating with honors. He obtained a Masters of Science (MS) degree in pediatric dentistry from The Medical College of Virginia (now known as the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine) in Richmond. After completing his residency Dr. Porter became board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Porter’s research has been published in the journal of Pediatric Dentistry. His research was a public health survey to attempt to locate the underserved children who lack the basic access to dental care in the state of Virginia. Dr Porter is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association and the North Carolina Pediatric Dental Study Club.
Dr. Porter loves his profession and is extremely passionate about being able to provide the highest quality care to his young patients in the safest environment . Due to his background and credentials , he has privileges at WakeMed Hospital for patients requiring sedation, surgery, as well as treating patients with special health care needs. In his time off, Dr. Porter can be found on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. He enjoys fishing, boating, and spending time with family and friends.