Dr. Anbec DeShield-Mayes earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Health Care from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Dr. DeShield-Mayes is an Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholar, which provided her with a full-tuition and study abroad scholarship through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated with a double major in Chemistry and African Studies.
During her undergraduate years, she co-founded the UNC-CH Chapter of the Undergraduate Student National Dental Association. She studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa, and completed two dental mission trips to Mexico and Moldova Projects and began working in both private and non-profit sectors in dentistry.
Dr. DeShield-Mayes is the CEO and Founder of Best Smile Dental, a family dentistry practice which she opened in 2015. She was President of the North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS) 3rd District from 2018-2020, which led dentists in 13 counties of North Carolina and considers it an honor to serve in organized dentistry for our state.
She has been an adjunct faculty of UNC-School of Dentistry (UNC-SOD) and enjoys mentoring students and new graduates from both UNC-SOD and East Carolina School of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of the Greensboro Medical Society, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and Old North State Dental Society. She is also an active member of her church, Evangel Fellowship, COGIC.
Aside from dedicating her life to Jesus Christ, Dr. DeShield-Mayes considers the best decision she ever made was marrying the love of her life, Kendrick, and being a mother to her beautiful daughter, Zuri. Dr. DeShield-Mayes is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She hopes to help restore the health care infrastructure of her parent’s native land of Liberia, West Africa through global dentistry outreach. She has 5 siblings and grew up in a home that taught values of love, education, and selflessness as necessities to life’s pursuit of fulfilling purpose.