Our friendly dentists and team are excited to meet you! We love helping each person who visits Wrightsville Dental improve their oral health and achieve a beautiful, confident smile. Give us a call today at 910-799-9699 to schedule your consultation with Dr. James Gainer and associates and learn more about our dental services in Wilmington, North Carolina. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!

Karen

Hygienist

Karen has been a Dental Hygienist for over 38 years, practicing in New York, California, Indiana and now in Wilmington NC. She loves getting to know her patients and helping them achieve great oral health, which in turn helps them achieve better over all health. She loves the Wilmington community, enjoys all the wonderful outdoor activities the coast has to offer and loves spending time with her partner, Ryan, and her 2 sons and daughter in law.

Ashley

Appointment Coordinator

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Teresa

Office Administrator

Teresa’s dental career began in 1981 after earning a degree in dental assisting at UNC School of Dentistry. After 13 years as a dental assistant, she was promoted to dental office manager. Her passion is to help patients save their teeth and to achieve beautiful smiles. Her expertise is working with Insurance and financing to help make dentistry affordable for patients. Teresa and her husband, Pat, have two beautiful daughters, Melody and Crystal, and they love playing golf together in her spare time.

Diane

Insurance Coordinator

A native of Brunswick County, Diane is an insurance coordinator at our front desk, bringing over 30 years of experience to our office. Her previous experience as an assistant has been very beneficial in dealing with insurance companies and helping our patients maximize their insurance benefits so they can achieve and maintain a beautiful smile! Diane has two daughters and is a proud nana of four wonderful grandchildren.

Kaci

Appointment Coordinator

Kacie is a North Carolina native and has lived in Wilmington for the past six years. Kacie earned her degree in medical office administration coding and billing from Cape Fear Community College. She joined our practice in May 2019 and has sincerely loved getting to know our patients and helping them achieve their best smile. When Kacie is not at work, she enjoys boating and traveling with her boyfriend, Hunter, and their Labrador Retriever, Rue.

Ashley

Front Desk

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Anne

Dental Hygienist

Anne’s dental career began in 2003. After earning a certificate in dental assisting, She proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. Her goal since joining Wrightsville Dental in 2011 has been to provide quality dental care to all her patients. When she is not seeing her patients, Anne enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, photography and learning new languages.

Charlene

Charlene

Dental Hygienist

Charlene is a dental hygienist at the best dental clinic in Wilmington and has been with Dr. Gainer since he began his practice in Wilmington. With more than 30 years of experience, she would say, “If you love what you do, then you will never work a day.” Listening to patients discuss their wants and needs and helping them make decisions to achieve healthy and attractive smiles is always rewarding. During her free time, Charlene enjoys boating and travel with her husband and two children.

Gena

Gena

Dental Hygienist

Gena is a North Carolina native. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from UNCW, she attended CFCC to become a dental hygienist. She has more than 15 years of experience practicing dental hygiene. Gena appreciates that dentistry is based upon scientific knowledge and clinical studies. She does her best to stay informed about the latest findings and apply them as she helps clients to obtain optimal oral health. Her clients find her to be highly competent, conscientious and gentle.

Jehnel

Dental Hygienist

Jehnel was born and raised in Middle, Tennessee. After high school, she served four years in the Army and then five years in the Army Reserve. She then received her dental hygiene degree from Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York. Jehnel is married with two children. She moved to Wilmington in 1997 seeking sunshine and blue skies.

Jehnel joined Wrightsville Dental in May of 2020 and has stated, “I am very happy and thankful to be a member of such a wonderful dental practice.” Her favorite activities consist of treasure hunting at thrift stores, spending time with family and friends, visiting Disney World, and going to the beach.

Chelsea

Chelsea

Dental Assistant

Chelsea is a Wilmington native who received her associate degree in dental assisting from Miller-Motte College in 2015. She joined our team after spending a year as an oral surgery dental assistant. She enjoys spending time outdoors camping, fishing and going to the beach with her daughter.

Ginger

Ginger

Dental Assistant

Ginger is a seasoned dental assistant who has enjoyed assisting for over 20 years. She is a very caring assistant with a bubbly personality who loves entertaining her patients and working with families.

Ginger is married and has a daughter. She and her family enjoy spending time together skiing in Utah and Colorado.

Grace

Grace

Dental Assistant

Grace was raised in Wilmington. Her passion for dentistry began at a very young age from having crooked teeth. After having braces and seeing the happiness a new smile brings to a patient, she pursued dental assisting as her career. She graduated from the CFCC dental assisting program in 2018 and started working at Wrightsville Dental upon graduating. Outside of work, Grace enjoys spending time with her pets, going to the beach and traveling to London every year for her long-distance relationship.

Rachel

Rachel

Dental Assistant

Rachel joined Wrightsville Dental during clinical rotations and graduated from the dental assisting program at CFCC in August 2018. Rachel chose to be a dental assistant from the years of kindness she received through dental visits and wants to give the same kind of care to her patients. Rachel enjoys exploring new places and spending time with her fur babies.

Marilyn

Marilyn

Marilyn is originally from Lake George, New York. She moved to Wilmington with her husband, a retired dentist, who owned his dental practice for 35 years. Marilyn was employed as the office manager in his dental office for 25 years. She and her husband have two daughters and two grandchildren. They currently reside in Brunswick Forest in Leland with their Labrador Retriever, Clifford.

Rhonda

Rhonda

Rhonda is a native Texan and recently moved to the Wilmington area. She has over 20 years of experience, starting as a dental assistant and moving up to office management. She loves getting to know patients and making them feel welcome with her smile. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her fiancé and her dog.