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The Team at Salling & Tate General Dentistry

Dr. William Salling

Dr. William Salling

Dr. Salling, a native of the Wilmington area, attended the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, graduating in 1969. Immediately after graduation, he began practicing in the Durham area and remained there until 1987. Dr. Salling also served as part-time faculty at the UNC Dental School. In 1987, he moved back to Wilmington and started the family dentistry practice we know today. Dr. Salling is a member of the Tri-County Dental Society, the North Carolina Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Salling has a special interest in cosmetic, restorative and prosthetic dentistry with an emphasis on esthetics.

Dr. Frederick Bryan Tate

Dr. Frederick Bryan Tate

Dr. Tate, a native of Elizabethtown, NC, attended UNC-Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1992. He continued on at the UNC School of Dentistry, graduating in 1997. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society and the Seattle Study Club. He has served as the Secretary, Vice-president, and President of the Tri-County Dental Society. Dr. Tate is also a Faculty Club member of Spear Dental in Scottsdale, Az. Where he typically attends 2-3 seminars per year. He joined Dr. Bill Salling in 1997 and they formed Salling and Tate.

Dr. Tate has a special interest in Invisalign, CEREC restorations (esthetic porcelain crowns fabricated in a single visit), implant placement and restorations, and comprehensive cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Tate has earned a fellowship from the Congress of Oral Implantologist (FCOI) from his training in placing and restoring dental implants. He is trained in “all-0n-4” and smartfix, implant-supported bridges for full mouth restorations. He is also trained to recognize and help treat airway issues that may contribute to sleep apnea.

He has been a certified Invisalign provider since 2003 and is recognized as an Invisalign Premier Provider; and trained in the Invisalign headquarters in Costa Rica. He also is trained in using T-Scan (digital bite force analyzer) to analyze bite issues.

He welcomes new patients for emergencies, those wanting to maintain their dental health, and those wanting any esthetic or functional improvements.

Dr. James Salling

Dr. James Salling

Dr. James A. Salling, raised in the Wrightsville Beach area, received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He then graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Salling completed a one-year advanced education residency, earning a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study from Boston University. Dr. Salling is also a current member of the American Dental Association. His interests include porcelain crowns and veneers, and implant restorations. Dr. Salling is available for new patients, emergency appointments, and anyone seeking comprehensive dental care.


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