Dr. Sarah Britt
Dr. Joseph Hewitt
“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 Academy of General Dentistry, and believes that education is a lifelong commitment.
Dr. Whitley volunteers his time and expertise with organizations such as: Missions of Mercy, The Baptist Dental Bus, and the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids a Smile program.
Outside of work Dr. Whitley enjoys spending time with his wife, Katharine, and their daughter. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, golf and most anything outdoors.
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. McKinley
Dr. Timothy McKinley completed his undergraduate degrees at Arizona State University in History and Biology. Following graduation, he entered the United States Marine Corps. During his time in the Corps, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune. Upon resigning his commission Dr. McKinley began pursuing a career in dentistry. During his studies he found his passion for dentistry and helping others. He obtained his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine Arizona. Dr. McKinley returned to North Carolina following graduation so that he can serve the community that he loves and calls home.
He and his wife have been married since 2008 and have three children together, Jack, Henry, and Hannah. Outside of work he spends time with his family exploring the outdoors and staying active in the local community.
Meet Dr. Joseph Hewitt
Dr. Joseph Hewitt is a Jacksonville native, and brings a diverse wealth of experience to our team. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation he was appointed as the resident Dentist at Duplin General Hospital. Then went on to serve in the Federal Public Health system and private practice for several years.
Mostly recently he was the Dentist in charge of the Dental Hygiene program at Coastal Carolina Community College. In this capacity he taught and helped mold many of the Dental Hygienists that serve Onslow County today. He is thrilled to be a part of our office continuing to serve the residents of Onslow County.
Outside of the office Dr. Hewitt enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors and eating seafood!
Meet Dr. Sarah Britt
A California native, Dr. Sarah Britt graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.S. in Nutrition Science with a Biochemistry emphasis and swam freestyle for their Division I collegiate team (go Aggies!). She then continued her studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where she earned her D.M.D. before returning to CA to complete a one-year post-doctoral Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program with UCSF-NYU. While at dental school in Pittsburgh, Dr. Britt met the love of her life and classmate, Matthew (an eastern NC native), and they married shortly after graduation. His commitment to the U.S Navy as a dental officer began when he received his degree, so their first two years of marriage were spent long-distance. While in CA for those two years and following her residency program, Dr. Britt fulfilled a life-long dream to join her father at his general dentistry practice for a year to work with him before he retired. She then joined her husband when he became stationed at Great Lakes, IL, where she worked at the Navy recruit training facility to prepare the recruits from a dental-standpoint for deployment. Matthew’s most recent orders have brought them back to eastern NC, and they are enjoying settling into the area. They are over the moon after welcoming their first child, Emma, into their family!
Dr. Britt holds dental licenses in NC, IL, and CA, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, swimming, bicycling, and plays classical piano.