Seth C. Rumley, DDS

Dr. Seth Rumley, a native of Washington, NC, graduated from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Following his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Rumley remained at UNC at Chapel Hill and obtained his dental degree in 2007. During the course of his dental education in Chapel Hill, Dr. Rumley also undertook a dental rotation at the Royal Dental Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He continues to take annual dental coursework to stay current with the profession.

Dr. Rumley is a member of the following professional organizations: the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Furthermore, he is a former board member of the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society, where he served as editor. Dr. Rumley also performed dental research at the UNC Dental Research Center. The research project he assisted with during that time is now published in the Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Journal.

As a dentist, Dr. Rumley loves the opportunity he gets to help people every day. His patients and team members make working at Midtown Dental worthwhile.

Dr. Rumley and his wife, Parker, keep busy with their two young sons, Bryce and Walkter, and their youthful Black Lab, Nelson. When he is not in the office, Dr. Rumley enjoys raising his sons and watching UNC sports.


Franklin “Frank” Maness, DDS, PA

Dr. Frank Maness graduated with honors from North Carolina State University in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree. In 1979, he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UNC School of Dentistry and received the International College of Dentists Achievement Award. After completing his schooling, Dr. Maness completed a general practice residency at the Denver General Hospital in Colorado in 1980. Dr. Frank Maness has practiced general dentistry in Raleigh for over 35 years, and he joined Midtown Dental in January 2015. After spending most of his career in a private practice, Dr. Maness now enjoys the comradery and collegial atmosphere of a multi-dentist practice. He also enjoys working in a beautifully-decorated, state-of-the-art facility, where he has been welcomed in. Dr. Maness’ family of dental patients is very loyal to him and his staff, as many of his patients made the change with him to Midtown Dental.

Dr. Maness enjoys practicing dentistry and serving his patients. His family of patients knows that they can trust that he and his team at Midtown Dental will always strive for excellence in their dental care. Their practice’s best referral source has always been their existing patients, and Dr. Maness hopes that people will continue to refer their family and friends.

In 2002, Dr. Maness married his wife, Nona Breeland, a Chapel Hill endodontist and leader in the dentistry profession. Dr. Maness is very proud of his two daughters: Anne, who is an attorney in Oakland, California, and Caroline, who is a medical student at Emory University in Atlanta. When he is not in the office, Dr. Maness enjoys traveling, playing golf, cycling, and snow and water skiing. He has also been active in community service through his church, the Rotary Club, and volunteer dental clinics.

Dr. Maness’ professional memberships and leaderships include:

  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • North Carolina Services for Dentistry: former Board of Directors
  • Raleigh – Wake County Dental Society: former President
  • Fellow of American College of Dentists
  • Fellow of International College of Dentists
  • Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry: 2011 Program Chair for NC AGD Meeting
  • UNC Dental Alumni Association: former Board of Directors

Rajan Prajapati, DDS

Dr. “Raj” has been with our practice since 2014, and he considers it an honor to be part of an amazing dental team that shares a belief in providing state-of-the-art, relationship-based, comprehensive care. As a dentist, Dr. Raj believes in treating patients as individuals and in taking time with patients to help them understand their dental health. He loves working as a team with patients and fellow Midtown Dental professionals, and to be a part of each patient’s oral health care. Dr. Raj is also happy to bring 7 years of patient-focused treatment to our office to help give our patients the best care possible.

In 2002, Dr. Raj graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bring a diehard Carolina fan, he decided to stick around UNC to earn his DDS with honors in 2008. During dental school, Dr. Raj rotated between working at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center and University of Louisville hospitals.

In addition to his experience, Dr. Raj completed 4 years of dental/neurosensory research at the Dental Research Center with abstracts and publications. He also stays current in the dentistry world with annual dental coursework. Dr. Raj is also a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and North Carolina Dental Society.

Dr. Raj was born and raised in High Point, North Carolina, and currently resides in Durham with his wife, Rupali, and daughter, Aliya. In his free time, he enjoys anything that has to do with UNC sports, golf, and music.