Dr. Mike DeFee

Lead Dentist

Known as a detailed perfectionist around the office, Dr. Mike is no stranger to going to
the dentist — growing up there were a million places he would have rather been. 


Background & Education
Dr. DeFee is from McBee, South Carolina and holds an undergraduate degree from Clemson University, a PhD in Microbiology and Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina - making him a double doctorate and, yes, a glutton for academic studies.

Dr. Mike enjoys applying this in-depth knowledge to helping patients and breaking down what can be complex medical recommendations into easy to understand treatment plans and procedures.

Outside of the Office
Outside of the Wilmington dentist office he is a self-considered amateur surfer and can usually be found at Wrightsville Beach when the swell is up. He is a sucker for stouts and good seafood and when it comes to music you'll hear grunge rock in his headphones. When he has down time he enjoys spending it with his wife, Hee Young, and daughter Lila.

Professional Associations
Dr. Mike is member of the American Dental AssociationAcademy of General DentistryNorth Carolina Dental Society and an accredited provider of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.



News Features

Dr. Mike has been regularly featured on WWAY3 News.

Choosing a New Dentist

In Invisalign Right for You?

Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine



For Further Reading

Explore blog posts by Dr. Mike

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"Sleep Apnea: The Unknown Thief of Sleep." 
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"I Want this Tooth OUT! Know your Options When it Comes to Removing or Replacing Teeth." 
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"The Many Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligner Therapy." 
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