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At DentalWorks Wilmington, we’ve made it easy for you and your family to experience the way dental should work since 2007. With affordable rates and unrivaled expertise, James Smith, DMD, and his friendly staff provide the quality care both you and your smile deserve.

Services We Offer

From cleanings and exams to dental crowns, Wilmington can bring out the best in your smile.

By coming in for regularly scheduled dental care checkups and cleanings now, you can help prevent serious problems ranging from cavities to gum disease from occurring later. To help combat such issues, we offer:

  • Comprehensive dental care exams
  • Professional cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Extractions
  • Dental crowns
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Root canals

More Info: General Dental Services.pdf

A chipped tooth, a lost filling: some of the most pressing dental problems have a habit of happening when you least expect them. Fortunately, we offer emergency dental services. If you have a problem that requires immediate treatment, our dentists do their best to take care of you as quickly as possible.

More Info: Emergency Dental Care.pdf

Not satisfied with your smile? We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to brighten, whiten, repair, and restore your teeth.

  • In-office and at-home tooth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Lumineers®
  • Veneers
  • Zoom!®

More Info: Cosmetic Dentistry.pdf

Orthodontic braces and dental services are available.

If your teeth are out of line, our orthodontists can help straighten them out. They can correct misalignments to give children and adults alike the smile they’ve always dreamed of.

  • Clear aligners

More Info: Orthodontics.pdf

Insurance & Payment Options

Accepted Dental Insurance Plans

For your convenience, Wilmington accepts most dental insurance plans. We are a preferred provider with many dental insurance plans. Below is a list of insurance companies whose plans we participate in:


  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • AmeriPlan Discount
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant/Dental Health Alliance Discount
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CIGNAaccess
  • CompDent
  • CompDent Advantage
  • Coventry First Health
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental Preferred
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • DeltaCare
  • Dental Benefit Providers/United Healthcare
  • Dental Health Alliance
  • DentalWorks USA
  • Dentegra
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Traditional Insurance
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia National Fee For Service
  • WellPoint
  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • AmeriPlan Discount
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant/Dental Health Alliance Discount
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CIGNAaccess
  • CompDent
  • CompDent Advantage
  • Coventry First Health
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental Preferred
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • DeltaCare
  • Dental Benefit Providers/United Healthcare
  • Dental Health Alliance
  • DentalWorks USA
  • Dentegra
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Traditional Insurance
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia National Fee For Service
  • WellPoint

In addition to accepting more dental insurance plans, Wilmington will actually file your dental health care claims for you, so you won’t have to bother with all that annoying paperwork. Plus, you don’t have to pay the full amount at the time of your dental services, either – in most cases, just your estimated deductible or co-payment.

Choose the Way You Want to Pay

At Wilmington, a point is made to exceed your expectations, not your budget. With quality care at affordable rates, everyone in your family can get the dental care they need and deserve. So when you walk out the door, you’ll leave with a great big smile, not a great big bill.

And while giving you lots of payment choices is important, there’s one choice you should never have to make: deciding between the dental care you need and the dental care you can afford. So the staff at Wilmington sits down with you to figure out which payment option and plan make sense for you for the dental services you need.

To make things even easier for you, Wilmington offers plenty of ways to pay, including VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.

And Wilmington now offers an even more convenient way to make payments through Online Bill Pay.

Other financing options accepted at Wilmington include:

  • CareCreditSM- No interest if paid in full within 6, 12, 18, or 24 months*

    On qualifying purchases of $200 or more made with your CareCredit credit card account. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within the promotional period. For purchases eligible for 6-, 12-, or 18-Month promotions: Minimum Monthly Payments required. For purchases eligible for a 24-Month promotion: Fixed Monthly Payments required until paid in full and based on repayment over 24 months. Required monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase before end of promotional period.

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promotional purchase if you pay the promotional purchase amount in full within the 6-, 12-, 18-, or 24-month promotional period. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promotional purchase from the purchase date. If your purchase qualifies for a 24-month promotional offer, fixed monthly payments are required equal to 4.1667% of initial promotional purchase amount until promotion is paid in full. The fixed monthly payment will be rounded up to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase were a non-promotional purchase. For all other promotional offers, the regular minimum monthly payment terms of the account will apply. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 26.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval.

Contact the practice staff for more information.

Meet Our Staff

James Nelson Smith, DMD

Dr. James N. Smith received his Doctoral of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982. Dr. Smith, who is a highly skilled dentist, spent 16 years as the Senior Dental Director for DentalWorks. He resides in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his wife Laura. Together they have three children: Gina, Maria, and Elisa. Dr. Smith regularly attends continuing education courses, keeping up with the latest innovations in dentistry, especially in the areas of orthodontics, root canals, implants, cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges, and Lumineers®. In his spare time, Dr. Smith has enjoyed the success of being a professional country songwriter and has had many of his songs recorded. Dr. Smith joined DentalWorks in 1991. He is a partner at the Wilmington office. Dr. Smith's personal philosophy for his practice is to provide comprehensive, gentle dental care at the highest level of quality and service.