Dr. James A. Gainer, D.D.S.
Dr. James A. Gainer, D.D.S. is a general dentist with years of training and experience in a vast array of dental procedures. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School, one of the best schools in the country. Since graduating with his D.D.S. degree in 1984, he has performed general dentistry while continuing his education with several post-graduate courses in different fields of dentistry. Dr. Gainer provided caring and precise dental care at his former practice in Lexington Park, Maryland from 1992 until selling his practice to relocate to North Carolina in 2011. Since February 14, 2011, Dr. Gainer has been providing the residents of Wilmington, NC with the same great dental care.
Dr Gainer is married to Lisa Gainer and they have 2 children, Clark and Madi.
Dr. Gainer emphasizes the comfort of each individual and is thorough in explaining his procedures to further ease his patients. His approach to your treatment begins with patiently listening to your concerns. After a complete examination, he reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options with you. He realizes the importance of staying up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry and continues his education accordingly. This continued development enables him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Gainer has a wide range of experience in several different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to root canals and implant crowns. He is considered a preferred Invisalign dentist and is able to straighten the whole family’s teeth without the discomfort or bulky appearance of braces.
Yulia Paterson D.D.S
Dr. Yulia Paterson joined Wrightsville Dental in September 2016. Dentistry has always been her passion allowing her to have a positive impact on other people. Dr. Paterson prides herself in being gentle and kind with her patients while being a perfectionist in her field.
Dr. Paterson was born in Ukraine then relocated to the United States in 1996 and settled in New York City. She attended St. John’s University and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2002. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she went on to pursue her dental education at New York University College of Dentistry graduating in 2006 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. She then completed a one-year General Residency Program at Jamaica Hospital. Immediately after Residency, Dr. Paterson joined a private practice in Manhattan as an associate dentist where she remained until her move to Wilmington, North Carolina in December 2011.
Dr. Paterson is a Certified Preferred Provider with Invisalign since 2007. She received a Post-Doctoral one-year training in Cosmetic Dentistry at the NYUCollege of Dentistry Aesthetic Institute in 2011. Dr. Paterson is a member of the American Dental Association, Port City Study Club and the Tri-County Dental Society. She is an active member of the local community and is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish. Dr. Paterson believes in staying current with the latest advancements in all aspects of general dentistry. Outside her passion for dentistry, Dr. Paterson enjoys traveling, volunteering, sports and reading. She and her husband Bret Paterson (a native of Wilmington) love spending time with their two children and are proud to call Wilmington their home.
James Overton D.D.S.
Dr. James Overton is a native of Salisbury NC. He is a graduate of Davidson College with a BS degree in biology and chemistry. After graduation, he served in the US Navy for six years as a deck officer aboard ship in the West Pacific. After the Navy, he graduated from U N C School of Dentistry with a DDS degree. He and his wife Becky moved to Wilmington after graduation in 1974 and opened a general dentistry practice. Jim is a member of the American Dental Association , the North Carolina Dental Society, and is a past president of the Wilmington Tricounty Dental Society, and president of the Eastern Prosthetic Study Club. He and Becky are members of First Presbyterian Church , where he has served as a member of the Board of Deacons and the Chancel Choir. His hobbies include woodworking and sailing.
His practice has seen the transition to Digital Dentistry, which has involved constant continuing education and training for him and his staff. Dr. Overton has merged his practice with the gifted Dr. Gainer and his amazing staff, and is pleased to see the addition of Dr. Yulia Paterson to the team. This combination of doctors and staff will allow a wider range of services and hours for patients, with the same gentle care and state of the art Dentistry.
Dr. Adrian LePendu
Dr. Adrian LePendu entered the dental field at the age of 17 as a dental assistant in the Army Reserves. This commenced his love of dentistry and he continued to The University of the Pacific School of Dentistry on a Navy scholarship program. Upon graduation in 2004, he was elected to the Tau Kappa Omega Honor Society, and then served in the Navy for three years. During his Navel career, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency and became the solo dentist on the forward deployed USS Harpers Ferry out of Sasebo, Japan. His favorite part of the Navy was providing the troops with the care they deserved and the opportunity to provide dental care to impoverished areas of the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia. Dr. LePendu is married to Christine and they have two boys. Andre will turn 5 in January and Lucas will turn 3 in March. He and his family have enjoyed the last 8 years in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado with skiing and snowboarding, biking, hiking, and climbing. He also enjoys volleyball, home improvement, motorcycles, and working on his '68 VW. Dr. LePendu and his family have always dreamed of living by the ocean and feel Wilmington will be a perfect fit.