Dr. Mayhew received his dental, pediatric dental, and orthodontic degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Board Certified in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Since 1981, Dr. Mayhew has operated a pediatric dental practice, and since 1986, an orthodontic practice in Boone, North Carolina. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and serves on the Sports Medicine Team at Appalachian State University. Dr. Mayhew serves on the Speakers Bureau for Ormco Corporation.