Dr. Pete, his wife, Mary and their three kids, Megan, Kelly and Kate live on a tree farm in Derby. Mary is an RN in the GI lab at Moore Regional Hospital. She graduated with a degree in Nursing from East Carolina University. Megan is a graduate from North Carolina State University with a degree in Biological Engineering and plans to attend graduate school to become a Physician Assistant. Kelly is a graduate from East Carolina University with a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and recently received her master's in degree in Nutrition Science at ECU. Kate is in school at Pinecrest High School and is goalie for their lacrosse team and also for Athletic Club of the Sandhills.
The family enjoys living in the country and has dogs, horses and chickens. The area they live is wonderful for riding bicycles, one of their main activities. Dr. McKay has used bicycling as a way to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society for over 20 years, and his daughters are now involved in that effort. Megan and Kelly have just completed a Bike the US for MS ride across America from Yorktown, VA to San Francisco, CA, raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis cause.
Dr. McKay spends time away from dentistry with work at the tree farm. This has involved both forest and wildlife habitat improvement. He has allowed a conservation easement on his property along Naked Creek in effort to help preserve this valuable water source. He does a lot with wood working, often involving starting with the tree or other rough cut timber of many species of wood. For fun and exercise he rides bikes.
As a dentist, Dr. McKay has enjoyed a broad base experience for over 30 years, being involved in many aspects of dentistry including pediatric, endodontic, surgical and restorative treatments. His is truly a family practice, treating young children all the way to those of us that "aren't so young anymore." He and his well trained staff practice excellent dentistry with the goal of improving and maintaining the health and function of their patients.
Education and Work History
1977 - Graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA degree in Anthropology
1977- Post graduate studies at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina.
1978- Research technician in Dental Research Center at UNC School of Dentistry.
1978-79 Graduate school in Anthropology at Wake Forest University with an independent study of the genetic determinants of dental morphology and the applications of that to the study of genetic relations among skeletal populations.
1983- Graduated form the University of North Carolina of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree
1983-86 Employed bu the United States Public Health service, Indian Health Science branch as Senior Assistant Dental Office in Tohatchi, New Mexico
1985 Received the Isolated Hardship Service Ribbon
1986- Present Private dental practice in Seven Lakes, NC