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Dr. Christopher L. Durham


Dr. Christopher L. Durham joined the practice in 2011. He was born and raised in Henderson, NC, and graduated from Northern Vance High School in 1998.  He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2002 with a degree in Biology.  During his college career, Dr. Durham became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and was recognized for leadership with his induction into the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. He also participated in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program. Another college highlight for Dr. Durham was meeting his wife, Dr. Alison Durham.

Dr. Durham remained in Chapel Hill to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and graduated with honors in 2007.  While completing his doctorate, he was selected for both the Robert Bryant and the Albert Schweitzer Service Fellowships. Both fellowships were outreach projects that Dr. Durham designed to educate at-risk, minority adolescents and adults about proper oral hygiene and oral disease.  Along with three other colleagues, he helped create what is now the UNC Dental Malawi Project in Malawi, Africa.  He was also inducted into the Upsilon Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.  Following dental school he completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, VA.

Dr. Durham has a strong belief in giving back to the local and global community.  He has taken part in the Mission of Mercy Dental Clinics several times in both North Carolina and Virginia.  He has also traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to provide dental and oral surgery to indigent patients through Friends of Barnabas Foundation.

He is Board Certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.  Dr. Durham is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Dental Association, Greensboro Medical Society, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, National Dental Association, and North Carolina Dental Society.

He was the 2015 Vice President of the Third District for the North Carolina Dental Society, and is a mentor for the MALES program at UNC Chapel Hill. He is also on the United Way of Greater Greensboro African American Leadership Council,

Dr. Durham is passionate about oral surgery, but he is most passionate about his family.  He enjoys spending time with his wife Alison and three children: Channing, Emory and Ophelia.  The entire family enjoys being involved in the community. Drs. Chris and Alison Durham have been supporters of The Greensboro Children’s Museum, Family Services of the Piedmont, Guilford Green, Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro, National Conference for Community and Justice, and the United Way of Greater Greensboro.

One of Dr. Durham’s favorite quotes is from Confucius: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime!”

Dr. Tibebu Tsegga​


Dr. Tsegga joined The Oral Surgery Institute in September 2021. Dr. Tsegga also continues to serve as an active duty Air Force surgeon.He has a passion for clinical research, educating residents and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Meharry School of Dentistry in 2006 He served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force while in dental school and also completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with the US Air Force. Following residency, he completed an additional year of training in Tumor and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Dr. Tsegga and his family are thrilled to now call North Carolina home.

In his free time he enjoys reading, playing basketball and spending time with this wife and three children.
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Dr. Darren R. Cross


Dr. Darren R. Cross grew up in Cambria Heights, New York. He majored in Pre-Med at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. His Bachelor of Science degree was received from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. His Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree was obtained from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. and his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) was awarded from Howard University Hospital. He was also named Chief Resident of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Howard University, District of Columbia and Veterans Administration Hospitals in Washington, D.C. Afterward, he received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Health Sciences Antigua School of Medicine in St. John, West Indies.
Dr. Cross is double board certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, National Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Cross, his wife Pamela, and his daughters, Bria and Morgan, reside in Greensboro, NC. In his spare time, Dr. Cross enjoys traveling with his family, attending church, volunteering, mentoring to youth and playing golf.