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Dr. Daniel D. Phelps - Phelps Family Dentistry
Dr. Daniel D. Phelps

Dr. Daniel Phelps graduated from Penn State University in 1987 with a BS in Biology then graduated from UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1991 with a DDS. One year GPR Offutt Air Force Base in 1992.  Dan is the son of Ethel Phelps and has been married to Lisa Phelps since 1990. They have four children: Chad, Craig, Abby and Anna. When away from the office Dr. Phelps enjoys an active lifestyle including tennis, badminton, golf, boating and cross-training at the Wilmington Athletic Club where he is part owner.

Dr. Dan is very active in the dental community serving as an adjunct faculty member for Cape Fear Community College Dental Hygiene and Assisting Programs. He also volunteers at St. Mary’s Outreach Clinic and is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society Insurance Committee.

Dr. Daniel Phelps is a member of the American Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and the North Carolina Dental Society and the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology.

Dr. Lisa E. Phelps - Phelps Family Dentistry
Dr. Lisa E. Phelps

Dr. Lisa Phelps goal is to provide the best care for you in the most relaxing environment possible.

She Completed 3 years of undergraduate studies at UNC- Chapel Hill with early acceptance into UNC- Chapel Hill for dentistry. Dr. Lisa received her DDS in 1991 and completed a one year hospital GPR residency at Offutt Air Force Base 1992. She has enjoyed serving the Wilmington area for over 20 years and raising a family of 4 children. Dr. Lisa has also enjoyed participating in community outreach programs at St Mary’s clinic and across the world in places like Brazil, Honduras and Peru. She has enjoyed hosting several foreign exchange students that have become family. Her hobbies include tennis, waterskiing, paddle boarding and scrapbooking. Dr. Lisa is also the part owner of the Wilmington Athletic Club where she works out every day.  She believes in prevention for total health that is fun.

Dr. Lisa Phelps is a member of American Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and North Carolina Dental Society.

Vickie W. Ward - Phelps Family Dentistry
Vickie W. Ward, Office Manager

I became a member of the Phelps Family Dentistry Team in 2002 as the financial coordinator and then transitioned into the position of office manager. Having over 12 years of dental office-management experience, I attend continuing education courses each year to keep up to date on all the latest technology/trends in the dental field. I live in Rocky Point, NC. with my family which includes my husband, two daughters and our chihuahua. Outside of the office I enjoy outdoor activities with family and friends, church activities, reading and scrapbooking.

Vickie is a current member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers.

Ashley Britt - Phelps Family Dentistry
Ashley Britt

I am a native Wilmingtonian who currently resides in Rocky Point, NC. I attended Cape Fear Community College and graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2002. I worked in the field for 10 years before joining Phelps Family Dentistry in 2013. My primary goal as a dental assistant is to comfort patients and ensure they get the best care possible by understanding their needs and fears. I attend continuing education courses regularly to stay abreast of new techniques and ideas.

I have been married for over 10 years and enjoy spending time with my husband, Chris and sons, Aaron and Wylder. When I have time to myself I enjoy reading and the great outdoors.

Kari Barbour - Phelps Family Dentistry
Kari Barbour, Scheduling / Insurance

I am from Sanford, NC. I moved to Wilmington, NC in 2004 and attended Cape Fear Community College. I graduated from the Dental Assisting program and became DANB certified. I joined the Phelps Family Dentistry Team in 2008 working as a dental assistant until 2010. Since 2010 I have transitioned into a scheduling and insurance/billing position.  Each year I continue to receive necessary CE’s to maintain my DANB certification for assisting as well. My interests outside the office include anything fun and spending time with my closest friends and family.

Sue -  - Phelps Family Dentistry
Sue Laurent, Dental Assistant

My name is Sue Laurent. I am a dental assistant. I have been in the dental field for 32 years. I have been a resident of Wilmington for over 30 years. My father was in the Marine Corps for 30 years and I grew up on the East Coast. I love my job and all of our patients. I have worked in this practice for 9 years. Dentistry is very satisfying and helping others is what I do best. The Phelps Family Dentistry Team is exactly what it means, TEAMWORK. We all work well and enjoy working together! When I’m not at the office I enjoy walking on the beach and fishing.

Jackie - Phelps Family Dentistry
Jackie Gurley

I am originally from Maryland and at 10 years old my family moved to North Carolina which I now call home. I live in Wilmington with my fiancé and two dogs. I graduated from Cape Fear Community College in 2011 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I joined Phelps Family Dentistry in 2015 and I am glad to be a part of an amazing team. One of my professional goals is to strive to keep up with current technology and techniques in my field and use this knowledge to provide the best care possible for my patients. I love my job but in my free time I enjoy spending it with my family and friends and being physically active.

Marlene Barton - Phelps Family Dentistry
Marlene Barton, Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Marene Barton. I have been a registered dental hygienist for over 33 years. I am a graduate of New York University. I was a resident of New York all of my life before moving to Wilmington, NC in 1992. I have worked at my present position for almost 20 years- 17 which have been for Phelps Family Dentistry. I have 3 grown children and 3 wonderful dogs.