About Us

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.

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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 Care

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

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

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...

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea affects millions of people worldwide and can have a serious impact on your quality of life.