Our Privilege

I’m originally from the small town of Hartsville, South Carolina, and I received my PhD in Microbiology and Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina.

It was during this period of focused academics that I discovered the joy of caring for people by utilizing the knowledge and skills I was so dedicated to learning. And so, I’m thrilled to continue to my work here in Wilmington in service to you.


Going to the dentist is rarely an experience that we look forward to - growing up, I know there were a thousand places I would have rather visited. At Port City Dental Center we understand that. We consider it a privilege to serve you and work to continually improve your experience.

That means providing unhurried care in a comfortable setting with easy to understand explanations of both treatment plans and procedures. It also means utilizing validated technology to improve your experience and making our office environment as welcoming as possible.



       Dr. Defee

       Dr. Defee