Donald S. Bland, D.D.S
General Dentist

Appointments: (910) 762-2811

Wilmington, NC, Gingivitis Dentist
Wilmington - Wrightsville Beach - Hampstead - Carolina Beach - Leland

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Periodontal Therapy

Teeth Whitening

Gum Disease Treatment


Implant Dentures

Oral Conscious Sedation

Dental Hygiene Treatment

Wisdom Tooth Removal

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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Donald S. Bland

Our office credo is: "We take the best possible care of our patients - and we take the best possible care of each other."

You'll love the personal attention we give to your comfort and appearance and we expect you to recommend us to your family and friends.

Dr. Bland believes that improving his patients' smiles, through conservative cosmetic dental techniques, has a positive impact on their overall appearance and self-confidence - in fact, Dr. Bland has felt the power of change after his own smile makeover. We get excited when we hear our smile makeover patients talk of having a new found confidence in themselves and the positive reactions they receive from others.

Dr. Bland received his B.A. from Wake Forest University and his D.D.S. degree from UNC at Chapel Hill. He is an experienced alumnus of the LVI institute for cosmetic dentistry - the world's premier dental post-graduate teaching facility for Advanced Dentistry. He has studied with the world's leaders in both cosmetic, sedation and implant dentistry. He has cared for many national celebrities and movie stars. In fact, other dentists in need of cosmetic treatment travel to Wilmington specifically for Dr. Bland's care and expertise! Dr. Bland is a lecturer, teacher, mentor and recognized force in dentistry today!

Credentials and Memberships

  • TV guest, lecturer, consultant
  • Academy of Computerized Dentistry
  • Internet Dental Alliance Member
  • Dental Special Effects for Feature Films
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • "Dentist to the Dentists"

Appointment Phone:

(910) 762-2811


Dear Dr. Bland and Staff:

I just wanted to take a moment to say "thank you" for your professionalism and kindness during the past year. As I'd grown older I began to dread "the dentist" more and more each year. When I heard that you offered sedation dentistry, I thought it would be worth a try. What I never expected was that you and your staff would be so understanding of my fears. Not only was I able to resume routine dental care, you were also able to eliminate all of my old metal fillings and repair the misalignment and discoloration I've had for over 30 years.

Less than a week after my last visit I attended my brother's wedding. In every photo I'm smiling... and it is a great smile! Thank you so much again.


- R.G.


For anyone who desires a dental office where treatment of a patient is given in a gentle warm environment, this is your dentist.

I am the patient who went years without treatment because of fear and also wanting superior skills in my health professional. I had high standards and wanted the best even if it meant traveling across county.

What a blessing it was to find Dr. Bland in Wilmington. I no longer fear going to the dentist and encourage my family to experience this pain free experience. Not only is the pain gone but you leave feeling like a new person. My energy level is higher and what I felt like was a condition "just to live with" is gone. It is amazing. This is a great group and you will never go back to less.

- L.R.


Dr. Donald S. Bland and Associates,

Thank you for taking such great care of me at my last appointment. It was a pleasurable experience. Everyone in the office treated me very well. Your practice is by far the best I have ever gone to.




Dr. Bland,

It is so wonderful to know that I have finally found a dentist who I can have full confidence in and no pain after major teeth work!! Amazing and relieving!! Thanks so much for all you do and also thanks to your wonderful staff! Enjoy sushi for a job well done!

- S.T.

Cathy Hargett

Dear Dr. Bland,

Thank you for the opportunity to contribute my experiences to your website. Feel free to use any part of this letter that you feel appropriate.

I contacted your office nearly two years ago because I was fairly new to Wilmington and had a dental emergency (lost a crown). I was very familiar with your name because my mother was a patient of your grandfather, and then your father, all of her life. You are the third generation of Dr. Blands to care for her and she wouldn't go anywhere else.

Probably due to my past experiences with numerous dental procedures in the past, I delay visits to the dentist until something hurts. As a child, I had numerous extractions, fillings, braces, and surgical wisdom tooth removal. As an adult, I have been known to go 5 years without visiting a dentist. Prior to visiting you, I began a series of 4 appointments in New Bern for scaling and stopped after 3. It was not just the discomfort; it was more the anxiety leading up to and during the procedures.

I went to the appointment scared to death. The particular crown I lost was on a tooth which had already had 2 root canals and a root extraction over the previous 2 years. The procedures were uncomfortable and the recovery painful. I suspected that the tooth would have to come out and you confirmed that. You calmly explained to me what the options were and allowed me to decide what would be done. You explained the sedation option and I chose to try it. I was amazed what a difference it made. I was able to go to the office without anxiety and go home without memory of anything unpleasant. Discomfort was well controlled during the recovery period and I was impressed to receive a call from your office to check on me later in the day.

The more beneficial part of the sedation technique, for me, was that it allowed me to have long overdue dental work without fear. I have gone through filling replacements and other procedures that have greatly improved the appearance of my teeth and restored my gum and teeth health. You carefully chose specialists, when I had to be referred, who also used sedation for their procedures and I appreciated that.

Though I had to cancel my last appointment due to our house fire, I will reschedule and be back - without being afraid.


Cathy Hargett


Dentures that look great and last

If you're looking for dentures that look great and last, look no further than Donald S. Bland, D.D.S located in the Wilmington, NC area. Donald Bland, D.D.S. will assess your needs and fit you with durable, comfortable, natural-looking dentures - at a price you can afford.

Lumineers® dental veneers

Donald Bland, D.D.S. is proud to be a popular Wilmington area Lumineers® dentist. If you have sensitive teeth and want pain-free dental veneers, we can help.

Our highly trained team has extensive experience with this quick and easy procedure. We'll help you transform from feeling self-conscious to feeling confident about your bright new smile.

Whitening for brighter natural looking teeth

Would you like your smile to be a bit brighter than it is right now? We can make it happen at Donald S. Bland, D.D.S, with professional tooth whitening for brighter natural looking teeth. Dr. Donald Bland's Wilmington, NC area office can effectively lighten your stained or discolored tooth enamel. Whiter teeth not only look great, they improve your self-confidence.

Natural-looking dental implants

Donald S. Bland, D.D.S is a trusted Wilmington area dental implants practice providing natural-looking, comfortable tooth replacement. We make it our mission to use a gentle touch during the process.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards to replace missing teeth and provide you with natural-looking results. Our goal is to restore your confidence and your bright, healthy smile.

Zoom!® teeth whitening for a bright smile

Donald Bland, D.D.S. is proud to be a trusted Wilmington area Zoom!® teeth whitening dentist. Our patients love the short amount of time the tooth whitening treatment takes as much as they love the results.

You'll be able to relax in our comfortable surroundings. In just about an hour, you'll have a sparkling white smile!

Call for an Appointment!

(910) 762-2811

Donald S. Bland, D.D.S
206 Dock Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
General Info: (910) 762-2811
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Appointments: (910) 762-2811

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Mon. 8:30am - 12pm 12pm - 3pm
Tue. 8:30am - 12pm 12pm - 3pm
Wed. 8:30am - 2:00pm Closed
Thu. 8:30am - 12pm 12pm-3pm
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Appointment Phone:

(910) 762-2811

How to Find Us

Dr. Bland's office is conveniently located two blocks from the river on Dock Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington across from the City Club.

Primary Office Holidays

This office is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.


Please call our office phone for emergencies at (910) 762-2811. If this is a life threatening emergency please call 911.

Experienced Wilmington Gum Disease Care

You may be suffering from gingivitis or periodontal gum disease if you have bleeding or swollen gums. Left untreated, gum disease can result in tooth and bone loss. At Donald S. Bland, D.D.S we know that it can also affect more than your mouth; it can be dangerous to your overall health. Recent studies have linked advanced periodontitis to heart disease, stroke, and pregnancy complications.

Wilmington gum disease dentist Donald Bland, D.D.S., uses proven techniques to gently remove infected gum tissue and the bacteria causing the infection, returning your mouth to optimal health.

Call now for a periodontics consultation at (910) 762-2811 or just fill out our simple online form. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Practice Services

  • Dentures that look great and last
  • Fast toothache relief
  • Zoom!® teeth whitening for a bright smile
  • Natural-looking dental implants
  • Lumineers® dental veneers
  • NTI-tss plus to relieve migraines
  • Cosmetic dentistry with natural results
  • Whitening for brighter natural looking teeth
  • We specialize in second opinions
  • Thorough checkups
  • Beautiful cosmetic results
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Appointment Phone:

(910) 762-2811

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