Existing patients call: (910) 686-7404

Meet Dr. Dana Shumate, Wilmington’s Family Dentist

Dr. Dana Shumate would like to welcome you to a fantastic dental experience! By combining advanced dental technology with a gentle, friendly style, Dr. Shumate and his team will help make dentistry fun and exciting for your family. Dr. Shumate takes the time to get to know each and every patient one-on-one, helping you make informed choices about your dental health.

A graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Dr. Shumate attends extensive postdoctoral studies in clinical dentistry, focusing on cosmetics and family dentistry. He has presented research across the country receiving recognition from both the Hinman Dental Society and the American Academy for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Shumate and his wife Jennifer have a daughter and two sons.

Breathe Easy During Your Appointment

In these post-COVID times, we know one way we can serve you is to provide clean air to breathe during your visit. We utilize the iWave-R air cleaning system to sanitize the air you’re breathing.

The iWave-R system removes mold, bacteria, viruses, allergens, odors, smoke, static electricity and other harmful particles from the air in our office.

Limited Time Winter Specials

Offers end March 20, 2018

Offers good for new, uninsured patients only

New Patient
Exam & X-Rays


SAVE $174

Includes a comprehensive exam by the doctor, cavity detection using Diagnodent® technology, an oral cancer screening using Velscope®, a biofilm test using Carifree®, periodontal charting, a chart of your existing restorations and necessary x‑rays.

(D0150, D0210)

New Patient
Dental Cleaning


SAVE $50

A new patient exam is required. Includes a professional dental cleaning. Does not include periodontal therapy.


New Children’s
Cleaning & Exam


SAVE $285

Patients 12 and under receive a professional dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, needed bitewing x‑rays, and a comprehensive exam.

(D1120, D1208, D0274, D0330, D0150)

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Dr. Shumate is proud to offer implant dentistry to his patients. By completing all phases of implant procedures from our modern, relaxing practice in our Wilmington, NC office. Dr. Dana Shumate and his team use the latest technology to ensure precise placement of dental implants and can extract failing teeth and place dental implants often during the same visit using sedation dentistry. No matter your tooth replacement needs, our gentle approach offers a comfortable return to the complete, healthy smile you deserve!


  • Permanently mounted to the jaw
  • The implant replaces a tooth root and helps retain bone health
  • Tooth care is exactly the same as with a natural tooth
  • Restore your chewing ability so you can eat what you want
  • Implants look and act like natural teeth
  • Designed to last a lifetime with proper care
  • Can be used to affix dentures or custom full-arch restorations

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Relax with Sedation Dentistry by Dr. Shumate

Here at Porter's Neck Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our patients don’t feel a thing during any procedures due to our anesthetics. Dr. Shumate offers sedation, not for pain, but to help patients deal with strong feelings of fear and anxiety that arise when they visit the dentist. Get your cosmetic restoration or implant procedures done while relaxing in our comfortable office.

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Get The Smile You Desire with Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile will increase self-confidence and overall life satisfaction. Cosmetic dentistry includes things like tooth-colored restorations, dental implants, and crowns. We have many options, so please call us today!

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Invisalign® Orthodontics

These “invisible” aligners are the latest in orthodontic technology for adults and teens. Straight teeth and a revitalized smile no longer need to come from a mouth full of unattractive wire and bracket braces. Enhancing self-esteem and physical confidence, invisible braces offer an esthetic and barely visible alternative to conventional wire/bracket braces.

Get the smile you've always wanted with Invisalign® Orthodontics!

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Welcome to Our Office

Porters Neck Dentistry - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry - We Make Great White Smiles

Dana B. Shumate, DDS, PA

8131 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28411

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New Patient Hotline (888) 904-3887

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Existing Patients Call (910) 686-7404