About Us

SouthPark Pediatric Dentistry specializes in treating children from infancy through their teenage years and children with special health care needs.

Our team listens to your questions and concerns about your child’s oral health, and gives you the necessary information to make an informed decision.

We want your child’s visit to the dentist to be a fun, educational and positive experience. Our goal is to provide your child with beautiful smiles, in a safe and inviting dental environment they will love to visit. View our site and if you have any questions, send us a message, give us a call, or just stop by our office. We look forward to meeting both you and your family soon.

Why a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists have two to three years of specialized training following dental school and treat children only, infancy through their teenage years. Our doctors are specially trained to ensure that early dental experiences help your child build confidence and knowledge, setting a great precedent for their future dental health.

Very young children, preteens, teens, and patients with special needs all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. Pediatric Dentists are best qualified to meet these needs.

Our top priority is caring for your child’s oral health through
education, prevention, positive motivation and quality treatment.

Meet Dr. Charles Cooke

Meet Dr. Oscar Mvula


Dr. Cooke and Dr. Mvula truly enjoy working with and teaching children. Their passion and enthusiasm for teaching kids the skills necessary for excellent oral health is seen through the fun and energetic environment created for their patients.
Dr. Cooke and Dr. Mvula hope to make every experience a positive one for their patients, and they hope that through positive reinforcement and motivation they can encourage patients and parents to invest in excellent oral health.
Dr. Cooke and Dr. Mvula are both members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Southeastern society of pediatric dentistry, the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the North Carolina Dental Society.


membership associations

ada Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry North Carolina Dental Society North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry








Meet Our Anesthesiologist

Dr. Charles F. Cangemi, JR, DDS, MS

cangemiDr. Cangemi has held lifelong interests in both dentistry and anesthesiology. He completed dental school at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, where he received the Grover C. Hunter Jr. Award for academic and clinical excellence in Periodontics. He then completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, also at the University of North Carolina. While in private practice he completed his certification in intravenous sedation. Desiring more extensive knowledge in anesthesiology, he sold his practice and entered into an anesthesiology residency and a Masters Program in anesthesiology at Ohio State University.

This comprehensive hospital based program provided training in all areas of medical anesthesiology. After obtaining a Certificate of Residency in Anesthesiology as well as a Masters Degree in Anesthesiology from Ohio State University, he provides anesthesiology services for General Dentists, Pediatric Dentists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and other Dental Specialists for a wide variety of dental, pediatric dental, maxillofacial and facial cosmetic surgical procedures.

Dr. Cangemi is a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, an American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Fellow, a member of the Anesthesia Advisory Committee and an Anesthesia Examiner for the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners, an author of publications in dental and anesthesiology journals, and an anesthesia lecturer. He is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Basic Life Support.










Meet Our Team

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The staff here was wonderful! They made my daughter feel so comfortable I couldn’t believe how well she took her tooth extractions that were done at her visit compared to her last visits at other locations. I can honestly say that after bringing my daughter here I can ask her if she wants to come back for her next visit and she won’t hesitate so say yes and wouldn’t be terrified about going to another dentist visit again! With that being said I will definitely recommend this place to everyone.
-Angie’s Mom
It was our first time visiting the practice after an emergency referral and I must say I’m very pleased and happy with the care my daughter Chloe received. I will bring the rest of my kids to this practice.
-Chloe’s Mom
My daughter had a great first dentist experience,she keeps asking when she gets to come back
-Layla’s Mom
Our son is still talking about his FRIENDS…Kyrsti and Dr. Cooke. They were both kind, comforting and informative. Thank you for making a potentially scary experience into a pleasant one. We’ll be back!
-Nicholas’ mom
We are so pleased each and every time. Keep doing what you’re already doing!
-Keiran’s Mom
We enjoyed the visit. The staff was very professional. The dentist and assistant were friendly and knowledgeable and treated Cameron like a VIP.
-Cameron’s Mom
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