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Tom Royal
Media Director

North Carolina native Tom Royal is a man of many talents and varied experience. Before coming onboard as Media Director for Sandhills Oral Surgery & Implant Dentistry in 2011, Tom served in the US Air Force, worked as a marketing executive for Sears in Chicago, and had a successful career as a Financial Advisor at Smith Barney.

At Sandhills, Tom appreciates working with someone as forward-thinking and committed to quality as Dr. Jones is. Seeing how the doctors and staff are always striving for a higher level of excellence inspires Tom to do the same. He is proud to use his marketing skills to inform and educate the local community about the expert services and personalized patient care that Sandhills offers.

Tom has been married to his wife, Pat, for over 57 years. They have two adult children, a daughter who lives in Chicago with her family, and a son who lives with his family in Charlottesville, VA. Tom and Pat currently live in Pinehurst with their dog, Murphy. In his free time, Tom loves to travel, read, golf, and garden.

Meet the Team

Dr. Gary T. Jones

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Joshua P. Berridge

Periodontal Implant Surgeon

Dr. James W. Turonis

Periodontal Implant Surgeon

Dr. Raymond Lupkas


Donna Rea


Geri Locklear


Sarah Parker


Nathalia Kiefer-Reyes


Lindsay Dyer

Implant Coordinator

Natasha Gierbolini

Treatment Coordinator

Becky Spell

Office Manager

Cearra Pollard

Office Manager

Sarah Burrier

Marketing Coordinator

Tom Royal

Media Director

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