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DentalWorks Wilmington has proudly stood behind many of Wilmington’s healthiest smiles since 2007. Our dentists are seasoned pros, eager to meet you. Call us today to ask about our affordable services or schedule an appointment online. 

James Smith DMD, P.A.

Zachary Newkirk
DDS - Dentist

James N. Smith
DMD - Dentist

Free Oral-B toothbrush or Breath Rx Kit with New Patient Appointment

Learn more about this limited-time, new patient offer.

Free Oral-B toothbrush or Breath Rx Kit with completion of comprehensive exam, cleaning and x-rays. Children 12 and under receive an age-appropriate toothbrush. Limited-time offer. See practice for detail.

In Network Savings Up to 45%

Learn more about this limited-time, new patient offer.

James Smith DMD, P.A. is in-network with over 30+ insurance plans - helping you save up to 45% on out-of-pocket costs. Schedule your appointment today.

Services We Offer

A full-service experience for the entire family.
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General Dentistry

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


Emergency Care

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


Cosmetic Dentistry

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

How do I pay? Do you take my insurance?

With more major insurance plans accepted and a variety of financing options, we strive to get each patient the care they need. Click below to look for your provider or learn about our payment options.

Dentists in the DentalWorks network accept most major insurance plans – significantly more than most area dentists. Below are just some of the plans that are accepted. Each affiliated practice is a little different, so contact the practice nearest you for a complete list.

  • 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

Pay your way.
At DentalWorks, we accept about any form of payment you can think of (and probably a few you can't).

Cash, Credit, or Check:

Affiliated practices accept most major cards, including VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.


The CareCredit credit card is an alternative to consumer credit cards, cash, or checks. With a CareCredit card you can make convenient monthly payments  instead of a lump sum prior to treatment. CareCredit helps makes it easier for cardholders to pay for the care they need. For more information visit

US Bank® Payment Portal:

DentalWorks affiliated practices offer a convenient online bill pay portal, powered by US Bank®.

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Meet Our Dentists

Zachary Newkirk, DDS

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Dr. Newkirk's bio coming soon.

James N. Smith, DMD

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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.