Welcome To Our Family Dental Practice
Carolina Beach Family Dentistry opened it's doors in 2005, but it's History began decades prior.
Dr. Amanda Cerqueira grew up in a dental household. Her father graduated from the UNC school of Dentistry in 1968 and practiced for over 50 years. Her mother was a Dental Assistant. Dr. Cerqueira grew up watching her father perform General Dentistry in their small town outside of Raleigh, NC and at seven years old was assisting him chairside after school, dreaming of the day she would become a Dentist herself.
That day finally came when Dr. Cerqueira graduated from her father's Alma Mater as part of the UNC School of Dentistry class of 2003. While attending UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Cerqueira was voted "Most Valuable Dental Student" by her peers and professors. She was also chosen to be part of a select group of students assigned with the heartbreaking task of identifying deceased patients from a plane crash in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Cerqueira worked directly with faculty to be the first student to attend UNC's dental rotation in Brazil. While at UNC, Dr. Cerqueira also volunteered at the Murdock Center for mentally handicapped individuals and the Dental Bus.
Dr. Cerqueira met her husband Daniel while obtaining her undergraduate degree at UNC Wilmington. After attending UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Cerqueira worked at her father's practice for 2 years. Those valuable years gave Dr. Cerqueira tremendous exposure to all aspects of Dentistry and helped solidify the great education she received at UNC. The appeal of returning to the town Dr. Cerqueira and Daniel loved so much was hard to resist however, so in 2005 they decided to relocate and open Carolina Beach Family Dentistry.
Daniel's Management and Customer Service backgrounds, combined with Dr. Cerqueira's clinical skills proved to be a perfect match and the practice experienced tremendous growth. Although the practice grew fast via word of mouth, Dr. Cerqueira and Daniel never lost sight of the most important thing - patient care.
They had always envisioned a practice with a high focus on quality, while at the same time saving the patient money by practicing in a conservative and detailed manner. The demand for services was great, so in 2017 Dr. Sarah Kinsley joined the practice. Her focus on quality and conservative dentistry were a perfect match to Dr. Cerqueira's philosophies. Having Dr. Kinsley on board also allowed the practice to expand it's hours and most importantly, to do it in a controlled manner without losing it's focus on the quality and personal approach to care the practice is known for.
The whole staff feels honored to be part of a unique dental office in Wilmington. A place where a conservative, modern approach to dentistry with an eye on old fashioned principles combines to create a truly unique patient experience. An experience where the patient's best interest, the best care and the notion of value combine to create something that can be felt the moment someone walks through the doors of Carolina Beach family Dentistry. We look forward to getting to know you and are honored you stopped by to learn more about our Dental Family.