Chalis Henderson

Director of Operations


Braxton Henderson, DMD
Dentist Anesthesiologist


Dr. Braxton M. Henderson is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. This credential is the highest level of anesthesia training that can be achieved in dentistry. 


Dr. Braxton M. Henderson is a native of Memphis, TN. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Biological Sciences.  He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh and completed extensive training in a three-year postdoctoral anesthesia residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

Dr. Henderson founded Southern Office-Based Anesthesia to increase access to high quality and comfortable dental care for all patients.

Dr. Henderson is exceptionally well-trained at providing all levels of anesthesia so that your dentist can fully focus on your dental surgical procedure.  This allows for a safer, more predictable, and comfortable experience for both the patient and the dentist.


Dr. Henderson's passion is to increase the safety of anesthesia in the field of dentistry.  He enjoys educating dental students, residents, and dental providers on all subjects related to sedation/anesthesia.  Dr. Henderson has lectured extensively to many dental societies and organizations on topics such as conscious sedation, medical emergencies, office-based anesthesia, management of the medically-complex dental patient, and more.


He maintains current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). He is licensed and holds a current General Anesthesia permit by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners and the Virginia Board of Dentistry. Dr. Henderson is a member of the American Dental Association, the National Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Old North State Dental Society, and the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists. 


Dr. Henderson and his wife, Chalis, are happily married and have two sons, Silas and Aldon. In his free time, Dr. Henderson enjoys running, playing basketball, traveling, and barbecuing.