Wetherill Family Dentistry

Our boutique family practice welcomes new and current patients with an experienced, personal touch that sets us apart from big dental corporations.
(910) 792-1085

Welcome to Wetherill Family Dentistry

~Serving Our Community Since 1999~


Wetherill Family Dentistry is your hometown dental practice, providing you with exceptional, gentle care and a personalized touch that is the hallmark of our office. Our convenient location in midtown Wilmington provides easy access to patients in Wrightsville Beach, downtown Wilmington, and the surrounding areas.

We place a high priority on knowing our patients as people and have thus eschewed the corporate model of dentistry in favor of a relational-based, intentionally smaller practice. As such, we value your time as much as our own and focus on delivering minimal wait times during your visit.

We specialize in comprehensive dental care for the entire family and welcome new patients of all ages. Our established practice offers a relaxing and professional environment with cutting-edge technology to provide the care our patients deserve.

Our boutique family practice treats patients from New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties as well as other surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Meet Dr. Wetherill

Dr. Richard Wetherill

Family Dentist

As a boy growing up in Wilmington, Dr. Richard (“Whip”) Wetherill first wanted to become a dentist when he experienced firsthand how a caring solo practitioner could positively impact others’ lives as well as their dental health. His dream of becoming a general dentist was integrally connected with his desire to maintain a tight-knit, smaller practice that can tailor care to patients’ individual needs and concerns. Dr. Wetherill is committed to maintaining just such an environment in his practice because it is a distinct piece of why he chose to pursue dentistry.

After growing up in Wilmington, Dr. Wetherill attended Guilford College for two years, where he played men’s soccer on their varsity team. After transferring to North Carolina State University, he graduated with degrees in Economics and Business Management. His education proceeded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry, where he graduated with his DDS degree in 1998. Knowing that the salt water was in his blood, he immediately returned to Wilmington to find the perfect spot to set up his family practice. And his current location fits his requirements to a tee, as it is centrally located to all of Wilmington and New Hanover county, as well as the surrounding areas.

Our Dental Services

Our dental professionals are skilled at providing a variety of dental services to help keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Dr. Wetherill will use his experience to recommend services that will improve your oral health while making sure you understand what is involved in the treatments.

Our patient education library on this website will help inform you about the treatments offered at our practice. The button below will take you to the full education library.

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Prevent problems before they occur with preventative dental care, including brushing, flossing, and regular exams.

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Restore the look and functionality of your smile through the use of dental restorations, such as crowns, implants, dentures, and the like.

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Regain confidence by improving the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments, including teeth whitening and veneers.

Our Mission at Wetherill Family Dentistry


Our patient-focused dental practice provides outstanding dental care for all ages. Our goal is to keep your smile healthy and bright. Dr. Wetherill will answer any questions you may have about your treatments, as we strive to make sure you and your family are comfortable during your entire visit to our office.

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Excellence in Dental Care for the Entire Family

Contact Us Today for an Appointment

Don’t wait; schedule your appointment with Dr. Wetherill today and experience the difference that our personalized practice brings to your dental health.

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1209 Floral Pkwy, Suite A
Wilmington, NC 28403 USA


(910) 792-1085