Dr. Robert C. Sanborn III
Dr. Sanborn is glad that you have chosen our practice and he looks forward to meeting you soon!
Education and Continuing Education
He is a Board Eligible member of the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists. He was born and raised in the western part of North Carolina (Gastonia, NC) and is excited to be a part of the Crystal Coast community. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. While at college, he was recognized for several prestigious achievements: The Dean's List as well as the National Dean's List, Vice-President of the Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Honor Society and Order of Omega Honor Society. In addition, he was an active member of his fraternity, Pi Lambda Phi, holding offices of Vice-President and President of the Gamma Pledge Class of the Omega Beta chapter. After college, Dr. Sanborn attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, graduating at the top of his class in 2005. In 2006 he also receive a Masters in Public Health from UNC School of Public Health. These achievements helped earned him a position in the Orthodontic Residency Program at the UNC School of Dentistry, from which he graduated in May 2009. While at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Dr. Sanborn was active in the American Student Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, UNC Student Research Group and served as Vice-President and President of the UNC School of Dentistry Student Body.
At Sanborn Orthodontics we care for the entire person, not just their smiles! This means we take the time to get to know each patient personally, and build connections with the people of our community. We look out for your overall well-being, not just your oral health. We truly care about those who come to visit us, and go out of our way to make your experience with us positive and comfortable!
We always go the extra mile for our patients, and our goal is to make a lasting difference in their lives. I have had the opportunity to build lifelong relationships with patients of all ages while shaping futures, one smile at a time! Participating in such an important part of the lives of our patients is an honor for us here at Sanborn Orthodontics.
Dr. Sanborn met his wife Lori Beth, a Morehead City native, in December 2001. They are currently living in Morehead City and have a daughter, Laura Bennett, son, Noah, and two cats: a calico, Zoe, and tabby, Sadie. Lori Beth is treatment coordinator and office manager for Sanborn Orthodontics. Dr. Sanborn enjoys spending time with his wife, golfing, boating, gardening, traveling, fishing, and running. He also enjoys spending time treatment planning his orthodontic cases and furthering his orthodontic practice through new ideas, practicing the latest treatment techniques, and attending continuing education meetings. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Damon Study Club, Lookout Rotary and the Carteret County Dental Society.