Meet the Doctor


Herbert K. Land, D.D.S.


Dr. Herbert K. Land, III has been proudly practicing orthodontics for over 30 years. He loves to meet with new patients and their families to learn about their goals and help them get started on perfecting their smiles. Dr. Land became an orthodontist because of his wonderful experience getting braces as a young adult, so he's always thrilled to help others smile bigger and brighter with a boost of self-confidence!

Dr. Land is a North Carolina native, originally from New Bern. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1977 and then received his dental degree from Emory University in 1982. He received his specialized orthodontics certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 and began practicing as a board-certified orthodontist in Raleigh.

In 2000, Dr. Land became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, the highest designation awarded in the field of orthodontics and a distinction held by only 20% of orthodontists nationally. In January 2004, Dr. Land began teaching orthodontic resident students as an Adjunct Professor at the UNC School of Dentistry. He has found his teaching experience to be extremely rewarding and fulfilling as he shares his experience to prepare the next generation.

Dr. Land's family includes his wife, Elizabeth, daughter, Caroline, son-in-law Corey, and son, Bradley. Besides being an Eagle Scout, his hobbies include travel, dancing and perennial gardening.

Professional Organizations:

  • Diplomate - American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Southern Association of Orthodontics
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Wake County Dental Society
  • American Dental Association


Meet our clerical staff


Front Desk Receptionist

Jody began working in orthodontics in 1990 as a chairside assistant. She married her high school sweetheart, Joe, in 1989 and retired from orthodontics in 2001 to raise her son, Tucker. She has been working for Dr. Land since 2015. Her family spends much of their free time invested in their son's athletics and school sports. Tucker attends North Raleigh Christian Academy and is an avid hockey & baseball player.


Front Desk Receptionist

Crystal began working in dentistry in 2010 and joined the Land Orthodontics team in 2017. She has been married since 2009 to her husband, Shawn. They live in Stem, NC and raise their own free-range chickens for fresh, organic eggs. In her spare time, Crystal loves to run, eat healthy, and stay fit.


Financial Coordinator

Stephanie has worked in orthodontics for 5 years and handles all of the financial contracts and insurance filing for our office. She loves to see orthodontics make a difference in people's smiles. She is married to her wonderful husband, Chris and they enjoy spending time with their two dogs, family and friends.


New Patient Coordinator

Tina is the first person you'll get to know as you join the Land Orthodontics family. She has a background in dental hygiene and has worked in orthodontics for nearly 30 years. She will help make your family feel welcome in our practice and answer any questions you may have about what to expect with braces. Once Dr. Land has completed his evaluation of your smile and gone over his findings with you, Tina will be there to walk you through the process of becoming a patient.


Meet our clinical staff

Our clinical staff are highly-trained and qualified with X-Ray and CPR certifications. They share decades of orthodontic experience between them and work alongside Dr. Land to align your teeth and help give you the smile you've always dreamed of!


Orthodontic Assistant

Theresa has been helping make smiles brighter since 1985. Her first job in orthodontics was in Chicago, but soon after moved back closer to home in Northern Virginia to hone her skills further in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. In 2007, she relocated with her husband and two sons here to North Carolina. This has been her home ever since and she loves to help patient after patient work towards their new smiles!


Orthodontic Assistant

Tammy has worked in orthodontics since 1990 and loves to help make beautiful smiles. In addition to putting on and taking off braces, Tammy makes all of the retainers for our office. She enjoys pouring up models of your teeth and creating appliances to help you keep your teeth straight long after you get your braces off. Tammy is married to Johnny and has 3 daughters, Crystal, Ellen, and Megan, as well as one grandchild, Janey. She also has a dog named Harley. In her spare time, Tammy likes to travel and spend time with friends and family.



Orthodontic Assistant

Sharon was Dr. Land's first dental assistant when he started his practice in 1986. She loves orthodontics and seeing the positive changes in each patient throughout their treatment. She love working with Dr. Land and the wonderful team at Land Orthodontics. Sharon retired from orthodontics for a period to start her family, but is excited to back working with patients now that her three daughters are older. Sharon lives in Wake Forest and enjoys cooking, dancing, and photography.