Dr. Quarles is a native of Charleston, West Virginia, and attended West Virginia University where he received his B.A. degree and then his D.D.S. degree from the WVU School of Dentistry. He graduated with honors and was inducted into both Alpha Epsilon Delta (International Premedical Honor Society) and Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society). After graduation, Dr. Quarles was asked to teach Restorative Dentistry in the School of Dentistry which he did until opening his practice in Spindale, North Carolina.
Only about 14,000 dentists worldwide (7%) have held this distinction since its inception in 1962. This award symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care.