Since 1994, Dr. Phelps has been helping people from across Wilmington as a general dentist by providing the best dental care available in the most relaxing environment possible. He received a bachelors of science in Biology from Penn State in 1987 and went on to earn his doctorate of dental surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel four years later. A year later, Dr. Phelps started his dental career with a one year General Practice Residency with the United States Air Force followed by two years as a general dentist at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. While attending UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Phelps met his wife Lisa who was also pursuing a career in dentistry. The couple eventually married and moved to Wilmington, NC to start Phelps Family Dentistry.
He’s completed numerous continuing education classes over the years, including courses at the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He’s also an adjunct faculty member for the UNC School of Dentistry, East Carolina School of Dental Medicine, and Cape Fear Community College dental assisting and hygiene programs. His current memberships include the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society, and a Fellow Candidate for the International Congress of Oral Implantology, where he received his accreditation in 2017. Dr. Phelps is also licensed in NC to provide IV conscious sedation since 1994. He’s also been recognized every year since 2011 by his peers as a Top Dentist in Wilmington and www.usatopdentists.com.
Outside of the office, you might find Dr. Phelps traveling to Peru or Honduras as a volunteer dentist with St. Mary’s outreach; something he’s been doing since 1998. He also enjoys spending time with Lisa and their four children and grandbaby: Chad, Craig, Abby, Anna, & June. Dr. Phelps likes staying active with racket sports, basketball, biking, hiking, and travel.