Traditional & Holistic Dental Care

Dr. Jessica Shireman DMD AIOMT

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 5 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 (6 year old and 4 year old twins).


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 10 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!


Jess, Dental Hygienist

Jess moved from New Jersey to Wilmington to study environmental science at UNCW. 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 2 dachshunds. Jess has been a hygienist for almost 10 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.


Katherine, Patient Care Coordinator

Katherine is a Wilmington native. She moved back after graduating from ECU and spending some time in Raleigh. She loves to spend quality time with her husband and son, especially at the beach! Katherine likes grilling out with her family and friends! Katherine has been in the dental field for several years. She enjoys being able to speak with all the patients before their appointment and answer any questions they may have prior to their appointments. She also loves being able to see patient attain their dental goals from start to finish in our office!