“I love developing relationships with our patients while being able to help improve their quality of life through not only our services, but the atmosphere that our staff has developed as well. We are a patient-centered practice and do what we can to make our services comfortable and convenient for all.” — Dr. Whitley
Dr. Daniel Whitley is originally from Goldsboro, and his family has owned and operated small family farms in Eastern North Carolina for more than 100 years. He is glad to be in Eastern North Carolina and serving the residents of Onslow County.
Dr. Whitley completed his undergraduate degree at NC State University. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Whitley is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the Onslow County Dental Society. He is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and has a specific interest in digital technologies in dentistry and their applications to improve patient dental care.
Apart from his own continuing education, Dr. Whitley donates his time and materials towards dental education at UNC School of Dentistry and VCU School of Dentistry. He is also published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Oral Implantology, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Whitley volunteers his time and expertise at Missions of Mercy and participates with the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids a Smile program.
Dr. Whitley and his wife Katharine have a yellow Lab named Banks. Dr. Whitley enjoys the outdoors and adventures in hunting, fishing, and boating. He is a fan of football, including the fun of tailgating, golfing, and grilling.
Meet Dr. Wetherill
After graduating from NC State University with dual degrees in economics and business management, Dr. Richard (“Whip”) Wetherill, III continued his studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry, where he received his degree in 1998. After obtaining his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Dr. Wetherill returned with his family to Wilmington to set up his practice. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the Wilmington Tri-County Dental Society.
Dr. Wetherill is a native of Wilmington and resides there with his wife Susan and their three children. When he is not busy helping people with their smiles, you can usually find him at one of his children’s sporting events or other activities. In his free time, Dr. Wetherill is apt to be on the golf course, deep in the woods hunting, or simply in his yard trying to fight the weeds! Dr. Wetherill also enjoys playing coed soccer, serving on the parking and host team at his local church, serving Meals on Wheels once a month, and even helping BSA Troop 13 as a member of the Scout Committee.
Meet Dr. Kuiper
Dr. Mallory Kuiper attended Purdue University for her undergraduate degree and obtained her bachelors in Health Science in 2011. Following graduation, she immediately began at Indiana University School of Dentistry and was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2015. She is a member of the American Dental Association and North Carolina Dental Society. Dr. Kuiper loves the dental profession and enjoys building relationships with her patients that make the experience more enjoyable while working to improve their oral health.
Dr. Kuiper grew up on her family’s farm in small town Indiana. She participated in 4-H and continued to show livestock competitively through her dental school years. Dr. Kuiper married her husband, an officer in the United States Marine Corps, in July 2015 after graduating dental school and they made eastern North Carolina their new home shortly after. They share two fur babies, Bess and Bella, a German Shepherd and Maltese pair that provide endless entertainment. In the last two years they have grown their family. Dr. Kuiper and her husband welcomed their first son, Klay, in January 2018. They recently welcomed another son, Kole, in January 2020. During her time off, Dr. Kuiper enjoys spending time with her boys and two boys two years apart are sure to keep her hopping.