Live Oak Dental is committed to improving the lives of our community through world class dentistry. We do this by providing comfortable, efficient and quality dentistry in a unique environment.
Our patients say
You will be greeted with warm smiles by all! The staff is professional, courteous, gentle and just outstanding. Live Oak is equipped with the latest equipment and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this office!
From the atmosphere to the staff, this practice is absolutely positive and spectacular. Not as common to find a dental office that actually cares about their patient outside of their treatments and dental plans. Live Oak is the best in the business.
My experience at Live Oak Dental was absolutely amazing. The office is immaculate, staff is super friendly and professional and my exam was very thorough and easy. To be honest, my cleaning was the most gentle cleaning I have ever had! Thank you to everyone at Live Oak Dental for making my first visit there welcoming!
Love this dentist office and all the staff. You are greeted with a smile and always made to feel comfortable. The doctors walk you through the procedures and make sure you fully understand cost before they get started. I highly recommend Live Oak Dental!
I made my first appointment with Live Oak Dental and I was so happy I chose this practice as my new Dentist. From my phone call to make my appointment, to my first visit the staff were so professional. They really make you feel comfortable, they are caring and take the time to answer any questions I had. If you need a Dental practice in the Wilmington area I would certainly suggest you give them a call and make an appointment, you will be very satisfied that you did.
We canceled Disney World and came here instead; almost as much fun and cheaper... who would know? Awesome staff, terrific technology, cannot be beat.
Live Oak Dental makes going to the dentist pleasant and easy! All the staff is enjoyable to be around and it’s a great environment. They are thorough and give plenty of options to accommodate all needs! I know I can trust that I am getting the best care.
Meet the doctors
Dr. Daniel Duffy (Wilmington & Carolina Beach Locations)
Dr. Daniel Duffy received his D.M.D. from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine and holds a BS in Business Administration from the ECU College of Business. His private practice, Live Oak Dental, specializes in family dentistry, advanced dental procedures, and wellness-based care. Dr. Duffy is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the North Carolina Dental Society.
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Dr. Madison Godwin (Carolina Beach Location)
Born and raised in Whiteville, NC, Dr. Godwin moved to Wilmington in 2011 to attend UNCW where she earned a degree in Chemistry. She then attended ECU School of Dental Medicine and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Never wanting to live too far from family and the water, Dr. Godwin moved back to Wilmington to start her career as a General Dentist.
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Dr. Christopher Colella (Wilmington Location)
Dr. Christopher Colella is originally from Massachusetts. He received his D.D.S. from Indiana University School of Dentistry and has been practicing in the South Bend area since graduating. He attended Wichita State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. Dr. Colella has visited the Wilmington area many times over the years and has always loved his time spent here. His family shared his love of the area and moved to NC a couple of years ago, so he was very happy when the opportunity arose to move here also.
Why choose Us
At Live Oak Dental, we stand out from the rest through our commitment to excellence and dedication to our patients' well-being. Our Slow Dentistry Concept ensures that we prioritize quality over speed, taking the time to thoroughly understand each patient's needs and provide personalized care. We believe in Life Changing Dentistry, aiming to transform smiles and enhance lives through our comprehensive dental services. Building Long Lasting Relationships with our patients is at the core of our practice, as we value trust, open communication, and continuity of care. When you choose Live Oak Dental, you can expect a Unique patient experience that goes beyond the ordinary, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a team of compassionate professionals. Our commitment to staying at the forefront of dentistry is evident in our use of Advanced Dental Procedures and State of the Art Technology, enabling us to deliver optimal results and enhance patient comfort. Additionally, our Same Day CEREC Crowns offer the convenience of immediate dental restorations, saving you time and ensuring a seamless dental experience. Trust Live Oak Dental for exceptional care that prioritizes your oral health and overall well-being.
Preventive dentistry focuses on preventing oral health issues, and involves keeping the teeth, mouth, and gums healthy. Preventive dentistry can prevent cavities, gum disease, and other health issues.
Invisalign is a treatment that uses clear aligner trays to gently move teeth into place. The trays are worn in a series over time to create a beautiful smile. Invisalign is a...
Restorative dentistry involves treatments and procedures that improve the function and aesthetic value of your smile. Restorative dentistry can range from procedures that improve the way that you chew and eat to cosmetic options that enhance the look and feel of your teeth.
CEREC - Same Day Crowns
CEREC same-day crowns are a great way to have a permanent restoration placed without needing to come in for multiple appointments.
Dental implants are a permanent solution for patients seeking that perfect white smile. Implants are a great choice for patients that have broken, damaged, or missing...