Dr. Devlin attended Duke University where he graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1981. In 1985, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dental School.
Following graduation from school, Dr. Devlin completed a joint residency with Columbia University and Farleigh Dickinson University in 1989. In 1990 he opened his Orthodontic practice in Raleigh, North Carolina; with a satellite office in Clayton, North Carolina.
He is an active member of various organizations including the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. He is also a member of the Wake County Dental Society and the Johnston County Dental Society.