What type of dental practice is Cape Fear Smiles?

We are an integrative, total-health practice that understands the connection between the body and the oral cavity, also known as the oral systemic connection. We are implementing a more natural, holistic approach dentistry, focusing on the overall body and mind through dentistry. We aim to collaborate with other healthcare professionals for the betterment of our patients.

Vision Statement: Where we are going?

Our vision is to provide the most consistent and integrative dental experience, focusing on the patients’ total health and oral-systemic connection in a more holistic and natural way of doing dentistry. That experience should exceed our patients’ expectations so that when they leave, they are in optimal oral health and are delighted to refer their friends and family to our practice.

Mission Statement: How do we get there?

We need to guide our patients along a path of optimal total health by educating them and allowing them to take responsibility and pride in their total health. We need to deliver the highest possible level of care in a friendly, safe and comfortable environment. Through our team of professional, compassionate and committed team members, we aim to improve our patients’ total health, appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life through dentistry. We need to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to manage our patients’ oral health in a more multidisciplinary way.

Core Values

  1. Deliver the very best whole-body dental care in a more natural and holistic way.
  2. Create a consistent and unforgettable patient experience that will result in a long-lasting relationship with our patients.
  3. Provide a great and meaningful work environment.
  4. Encourage teamwork, looking past our personal position for the betterment of the team.
  5. Commit to continual growth and learning.
  6. When in doubt, do the right thing.

We invite you to use the links below to get to know us before your visit:

Give us a call at 910-763-0931 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Norma Cortez and Dr. Alexander Hicks and learn more about comprehensive holistic dentistry in Wilmington, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas of Leland, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Southport, North Carolina, as well as our approach toward oral-systemic connection with our integrative dentists. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!

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