Meet the Porters
Neck Dental Team

Dr. Dana Shumate and his team are committed to creating an extraordinary dental experience for the entire family in their Wilmington, NC, location.

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Meet the Porters Neck Dental Team

New Patients
(910) 202-6576

Existing Patients
(910) 686-7404

Dr. Dana Shumate and his team are committed to creating an extraordinary dental experience for the entire family in their Wilmington, NC, location.

New Patients Call (910) 202-6576 | Existing Patients (910) 686-7404

When Experience Matters, Choose Dr. Dana Shumate

Patients from all over New Hanover County and from hours away trust Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry with all their dentistry needs.

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Dr. Shumate

Dana B. Shumate, DDS, PA

Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry

A West Virginia University School of Dentistry graduate, Dr. Shumate attends extensive postdoctoral studies in clinical dentistry, focusing on cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry. He has presented research across the country, receiving recognition from the Hinman Dental Society and The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Shumate is continually taking the advanced education curriculum at the prestigious Kois Institute in Seattle.  Dr. Shumate enjoys blending the art and science of dentistry to improve his patients’ smiles in his state-of-the-art Wilmington, NC, office.

Dana B. Shumate, DDS, PA

Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry

Dr. Shumate

A West Virginia University School of Dentistry graduate, Dr. Shumate attends extensive postdoctoral studies in clinical dentistry, focusing on cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry. He has presented research across the country, receiving recognition from the Hinman Dental Society and The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Shumate is continually taking the advanced education curriculum at the prestigious Kois Institute in Seattle.  Dr. Shumate enjoys blending the art and science of dentistry to improve his patient’s smiles in his state-of-the-art Wilmington, NC, office.

AAD American Academy of cosmetic dentistry member
AAOMR American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
ADA American Dental Association
Hinman - Thomas P. Hinman Dental Medicine
The International dental implant association
Kois Center
North Carolina Dental Society
Wilmington Tri County Dental Society
AAD American Academy of cosmetic dentistry member
AAOMR American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
ADA American Dental Association
Hinman - Thomas P. Hinman Dental Medicine
The International dental implant association
Kois Center
North Carolina Dental Society
Wilmington Tri County Dental Society

Personalized Care

“I wanted a place where we could provide comprehensive dental care and where I can spend time with every guest to form a personalized treatment plan that suits their needs. Here at Porters Neck Dentistry, we pride ourselves on having an unsurpassed team.” –Dr. Dana Shumate

Our Purpose Statement

We are a team of excited, skilled individuals that love helping people and enjoy doing it. We enhance people’s lives by providing the best dentistry in Wilmington and surrounding areas. This is accomplished by having the greatest experience possible for our guests and providing a large variety of clinical skills that are offered in many different ways. Modern technology is utilized to enhance our guest’s experience and better our quality of care. The summation of all the little things we do will equal a largely positive result. Our guests enjoy a healthy lifestyle and a fun environment. They also appreciate preventative dentistry and great long-term oral health. Our team helps each other daily and has contagious enthusiasm. We share a balance of business and personal life that gives us all fulfillment.

Meet the Porters Neck Dental Team

Dentistry is much more than a series of procedures; it is integral to your well-being. Every dental patient is unique. At Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we take the time to listen to your concerns and meet your specific needs in a warm and friendly environment. Even if you are anxious about your dental treatment, we will go out of our way to make your experience a positive one.

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Jennifer Shumate

Office Manager

Jennifer grew up in Texas and West Virginia, where she attended high school and met Dr. Shumate. She graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies. She went on to get her Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Jennifer is the office administrator and works hard to ensure your experience is memorable. Jennifer enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, going to the beach, spending time with her family, and reading when she gets the chance.

Charlotte

Charlotte

Certified Dental Assistant

Charlotte is a native of Wilmington, NC. She graduated from Cape Fear Community College with a degree in Dental Assisting. Charlotte will do her very best to make your visit comfortable. She enjoys spending time with her two beautiful children and her family in her free time. Charlotte’s hobbies include boating, fishing, and traveling.

Abby

Abby

Front Office Administrator

Abby is a native of Scotts Hill, NC. She is a graduate of Coastal Carolina Community College and has been a part of our team for six years. Abby strives to make sure each patient leaves with an exceptional experience to share with their friends and family. She is devoted to our patients and finds joy in advocating for them. Abby enjoys painting and crafting; however, you may find her at an auction or thrift store on a Saturday. She is a proud “cat-mama” to Flounder and Finn.

Christina

Christina

New Patient Coordinator

Christina was born and raised in Scotts Hill, NC. She is a graduate of Cape Fear Community College. Christina has been with us since 2016 and is here to welcome all of our guests with a friendly smile. In her spare time, she loves raising animals on her 10-acre farm. She also enjoys making jewelry, crafting, and deep-sea fishing.

Tina

Tina

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tina grew up in southern Indiana and got her degree in dental assisting in Louisville, Kentucky. She then attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, and gained her associate degree in dental hygiene. Tina loves caring for her guests, spending time with her family, and many outdoor activities like golf.

Temple

Temple

Registered Dental Hygienist

Temple grew up in the Outer Banks area. She graduated from Cape Fear Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys going on the boat, being at the beach, or doing anything outdoors in her spare time. She is a proud dog-mama to her black lab, Tally. Temple loves her job as a hygienist and can’t wait to help you with your smile!

Jessica

Jessica

Dental Assistant

Jessica grew up in West Virginia. She attended Virginia Western Community College, where she graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting. She strives to make sure all guests have a positive and comfortable experience while visiting our office. She loves to travel and spend time with her family in her spare time. She loves her fur babies, music, and hanging out on the beach.

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Dana B. Shumate, DDS, PA
8131 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28411
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