In 1966, Dr. Ben Smith, Jr., affectionately known as “Big Ben” established Smith Dentistry, after two years of dental service in the Navy. His warm sense of humor and gentle care helped him grow his modest family dentistry practice quickly.  


Dr. Smith’s son, “Little Ben,” started helping out his father’s practice at an early age. However, he didn’t always want to follow in his father’s footsteps, having also picked up “Big Ben’s” love of Gulfstream fishing. After three years or working as a mate on a swordfishing boat, that seed of dentistry took root, leading him to pursue his Doctor of Dentistry.


“Little Ben”obtained his degree from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry in 1994 and joined the family practice. He was blessed to get to work with his father, a skilled master dentist for seven years. Although “Big Ben,” passed in 2001, young Dr. Ben is continuing his legacy by bringing gentle and high-quality dental care to the Wilmington, North Carolina, area.


Today, Smith Dentistry offers a wide variety of cosmetic and general dentistry treatments to help our patients achieve their brightest smiles. Whether you need implants to restore a missing tooth or a regular exam and cleaning, you’ll be treated to skilled and thorough dental care. If you are looking for a dentist in Wilmington, learn more about the procedures we offer today.


Our team keeps up with the latest advancements in treatments so that our patients always have the best and newest options.


We also recognize that good dental care should go beyond the treatments. That’s why we provide all of our services in a comfortable setting so that you can relax throughout the duration of your treatment.


Get quality care from your friendly Wilmington dentist. We answer your questions and work with you to find the best treatment option to meet your needs. Schedule your next appointment at Smith Dentistry or contact us at (910) 762-5235.