Dr. Raymond Ball, Jr. was born in Morehead City and graduated from West Carteret High School. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He then attended UNC School of Dentistry where he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery as well as a Master of Science degree. While at UNC School of Dentistry he was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and was Commanding Officer of the Navy Dental Reserve Unit. In 1981 he joined Drs. Willis and Vanek in combining their orthodontic practices in Jacksonville and Morehead City.

Dr. Ball is married to Laura Harvey, and they have six children, five sons, and one daughter. The couple splits their time between Morehead City and Banner Elk, NC. An avid bird hunter and fly fisherman, Dr. Balls’ interests also include golf, scuba diving, hiking, and woodworking. He is a multi-engine instrument-rated pilot and has competed in local, national, and international sailing competitions.

“I have had a blessed life, a fantastic family, terrific business partners, staff and friends, a loving wife and a profession I have loved. God is good.”