Business Profile: Sunset Dental & Southport Dental
Two of South Brunswick County’s most reputable dental practices have merged into one practice with two offices and three doctors who have a collective wealth of experience in the dental field.
Though the merger officially took place in November 2019 when Sunset Dental bought Southport Dental, it actually dates back to 2003, when Dr. George Jones began his dental career as an associate for Dr. Larry Hemby at Southport Dental. He later left to open his own practice, Sunset Dental, in 2006.
Big changes began for Sunset Dental around 2015, when Dr. Kevin Aiken joined the practice. By 2017 Sunset Dental moved into a state-of-the-art facility with 10 treatment rooms. Dr. Jennifer Munson joined in January 2018. The three doctors had been helping out at Southport Dental when Dr. Hemby was out on medical leave, and in November 2019 Sunset Dental bought the practice where Dr. Jones began his career.
At both offices, Sunset Dental offers wellness care, periodontal care, tooth whitening, minor orthodontic cases, root canals, crowns, bridges, dental implants for tooth replacement and emergency care.
Drs. Jones, Aiken and Munson continuously pursue excellence through continuing education, personal and team growth and mastering leading-edge technology. They also aim to deliver the highest possible level of care with empathy and understanding.
“Our team offers compassion and kindness in an outgoing, clean, happy environment,” Dr. Jones says. “We work hard every day to ensure we do what is best for all of our patients.”
Embracing technology is an important part of the practice.
“We carefully adopt the best technologies we can find,” Dr. Aiken says. “For example, we were the first dental office in the area to acquire a Hypochlorous Acid Generator as a means to provide a safe environment for our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Hypochlorous acid is an all-natural, water-based disinfectant that is 80 times more effective than bleach, yet nontoxic to humans.
“Our bodies actually produce hypochlorous acid as a means to fight infections form bacteria, fungi and viruses,” Dr. Aiken says. “We utilize electrostatic sprayers to disinfect the entire office every day.”
The doctors are always looking into ways improve the practice.
“We know that in order for us to remain leaders, we have to train, learn more new techniques and technologies to progress,” Dr. Aiken says.
While technology is an important piece of the practice, the doctors are quick to credit their staff for creating a welcoming atmosphere for their patients.
“We have the best staff,” Dr. Munson says. “We have a wonderful group of individuals who really care about what they do, are helpful to our patients and take pride in their work.”
Dr. Munson says that having people comfortable in the office is a priority.
“Our desire is to help our patients find comfort in coming for care,” she says. “Some of our patients start out very uneasy about dental care. Over time we are able to ease their phobia, and they are now on a regular wellness plan. It is very satisfying to see patients comfortable in our office. Some just stop in for coffee, for a little visit, and that is the way we like it. We want them to feel like they are a part of this big family we have.”
Contact them today:
Sunset Dental: 688 Sunset Boulevard N., Sunset Beach, (910) 575-6300
Southport Dental: 621-A N. Fodale Avenue, Southport. (910) 457-5026