Who We Are

Although we grew up in different areas of the country and around the world, our core values are the same. We genuinely care for our patients and take great pride in our work. 


History of this Practice

This dental office was first established by Dr. Herbert Gurthrie in 1965.  After thirty years, Dr. Gurthrie passed the business over to Dr. Lam Chu in 1997.  Dr. Chu introduced Dr. Chun to the practice in 2001.  We have grown together with our patients, and with the city of Raleigh.


Dr. James Chun  DDS PhD

Dr. Chun received his doctoral degree in Dental Surgery from School of Dentistry at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  During school, he worked as a research associate at the Dental Research Center.  He received awards for his work in research and served as the Counselor at National Student Research Group.      

Before his dental career, Dr. Chun received his doctoral degree from the Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1995.  Following the footsteps of his father, who was a chemistry professor, Dr. Chun accepted a teaching position for chemistry and physics at Elizabeth City State University at Elizabeth City, North Carolina.    

Dr. Chun is married to Jennifer Chun, an immigration attorney.  They have two children, Angela and Andrew.  In his spare times, Dr. Chun enjoys spending time with his family.  His hobby is to read books that mostly consist of history, culture and natural science.