Traditional & Holistic Dental Care

Dr. Jessica Shireman DMD AIAOMT

Dr. Jessica Shireman is excited to bring holistic dentistry to Wilmington, NC. She and her family moved from Raleigh where she had a holistic practice for several years. She has a unique, patient-based approached to dentistry. She hold both SMART certification and is Accredited by the IAOMT in safe-mercury removal. She strives to keep up with safe and healthy dental treatments for patients. She has completed extensive continuing education in the Spear-based codiagnostic treatment planning methodology, ozone therapy and airway management and many other areas.

Dr. Shireman is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She got her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Iowa and attended dental school at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2009. During dental school, she completed a one-year research fellowship through Howard Hughes Medical Institute where she did research at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She holds numerous patents and publications.

List, K, Currie, B, Scharschmidt T, Szabo R, Shireman J, et al. Autosomal Ichthyosis with hypotrichosis syndrome displays low matriptase proteolytic activity and is phenocopied in ST14 hypomorphic mice. Journal of Biological Chemistry. E-published on October 27, 2007. Cover article.

Sulek, J, Wagenaar-Miller RA, Shireman J, Molinolo A, Masden DH, Engelholm LH, Behrendt N, Bugge TH. Increased expression of the Collagen Internalization Receptor uPARAP/Endo180 in the Stroma of Head and Neck Cancer. Journal of Cytochemistry and Histochemistry. April 2007.

The effects of Oculo-Facio-Cardio-Dento Disorder (OFCD) on cell cycle regulation proteins. Poster Presentation. 42nd Annual Dental Students Conference on Research. March 2006.
US Patents: 20050061962, 20050121604.

Dr. Shireman enjoys traveling, cooking and hanging out with her husband and three kids (8 year old and 6 year old twins). Dr. Shireman enjoys furthering her knowledge of holistic dentistry and engages in 3-5 times the required amount of continuing education courses every year.

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Tabitha

Dental Assistant

Tabitha is excited she moved to Wilmington from Texas a few years ago. She loves to hike and garden. She also enjoys going to the beach with her children! Tabitha became a dental assistant for over ten years after an interest in being able to help with people’s dental needs. Tabitha is Dr. Shireman’s “right-hand” lady and has been with her since nearly the beginning of the practice. Many patients enjoy her gentle and friendly nature!

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Jess

Dental Hygienist

Jess moved from New Jersey to Wilmington to study environmental science at UNC-Wilmington. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and sons doing activities such as bike riding, surfing, searching for sharks’ teeth and yoga. Jess also loves playing with her two dachshunds. Jess has been a hygienist for almost ten years. She enjoys helping patients discover new and easy ways to improve their oral hygiene! I believe dental appointments should be positive and stress free and she strives to create that atmosphere for each of her patients. Many patients who have seen her request that they see her at her next appointment due to her gentle and thorough nature.

Megan

Patient Care Coordinator

Megan is a Pennsylvania native who migrated to Wilmington in 2014. She loves connecting with existing patients as well as helping to introduce new ones into the practice. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing music, and spinning her record collection.

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Taylor

Dental Hygienist

Taylor recently moved from North-East Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College Of Technology where she studied dental hygiene. She enjoys warm weather and is an avid beach goer. Her goals in the dental field are to help patients improve their oral health while making them feel comfortable and supported along the way.

Kim

Certified Dental Assistant

Kim is a native of North Carolina. She moved from the Raleigh-Durham area twenty-one years ago to be closer to the beach. She has been a dental assistant for over twenty-eight years. She enjoys spending time with her three dogs and working with rescue groups.

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