I was in high school. I enjoyed math and science primarily and thinking of something to do medicine was always kind of the question mark. I looked at that and I wasn't sure I wanted to face the life and death questions, at that age anyway.
I found out that dentistry and medicine is not that different. When I was in high school, one of my friends said, "I think I might be a dentist," and the light went on, and I said, "Oh, that might be something that would be good for me."
I started the pre-med track with the idea that dentistry was going to be the place I'd end up. And when I was in college, I shadowed a local dentist who had been an alumnus of the school that I went to. Found that to be interesting and a good experience. I had two great dentists when I was younger, growing up. Had good role models, and thought that it all seemed to fit together for me. I had good hands, pretty good hands. Played the piano and all that kind of stuff, so the dexterity seemed to be a good fit for me. Wanted to do something that I could help people with and so that's how it came together.
I think the most rewarding part of being a dentist for me is not necessarily doing fillings or crowns or things. It's getting to know the people. I've been a dentist for over 30 years now. I've had a practice, and it's been so much fun getting to know folks, their families, their children, and now even on the third generation in some cases. That's the best part.
Charlotte, NC dentist Dr. Brian McNulty was born and raised in New England and found his way to North Carolina in 1977, when he began his dental training at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He was awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1981 and then served for three years in the United States Navy Dental Corps in Norfolk, VA. During his time in the Navy, he received additional training and experience in several specialty areas of dentistry.
In 1984, he and his family moved to Charlotte, NC, where they have made their home. Since 1985, he has been providing general dentistry services to the University City area and the surrounding community.
Dr. Brian McNulty loves practicing general dentistry because of the variety of dental procedures available and the wide range of patients he is able to serve. He regularly attends continuing education workshops to keep abreast of advances in the field. He highly values the relationships he has been able to develop with his patients through the years and strives to provide them with excellent care in a relaxed and comfortable manner.
Dr. Brian McNulty and his wife, Michelle, have been married since 1981 and have three grown children. They enjoy spending time with their five grandchildren. Dr. Brian McNulty has been active in his church through the years and in 2006 was ordained as a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church. He has served in this capacity at St. Thomas Aquinas parish in the University Area and at St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte, NC.