About Us:

Welcome to the Orthodontic Practice of S. Warren Phillips Jr., DDS MS PA
Serving families in Wilmington, NC (North Carolina) - Dr. Warren Phillips is your orthodontic specialist, offering In-Ovation® or Damon® System self-ligating braces and Invisalign® for teens and adults.
At the orthodontic practice of Dr. Warren Phillips, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options, giving you the benefit of a shorter, gentler, and more comfortable orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Phillips uses advanced orthodontics, including In-Ovation or self-ligating Damon System braces and Invisalign invisible aligners, to not only straighten your teeth, but to bring out the best in your self-confidence.
You'll find our practice conveniently located across from Laney High School, in the beautiful town of Wilmington. Our orthodontic team looks forward to helping you and your family, and it is our greatest pleasure to offer you a complimentary orthodontic consultation to learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we offer. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment today.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Warren Phillips has a fabulous reputation as an experienced specialist who has served thousands of patients in Southeastern North Carolina since 2001. Dr. Phillips uses several styles of corrective approaches, including treatment with Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, and American-made Empower® self-ligating braces. He offers a detail-oriented, personable approach to patient care for patients of all ages.

Education & Honors:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Science in Dentistry
Doctorate of Dental Surgery with Distinction – graduated in the top 5% of his class
Master of Science in Orthodontics
Certificate of Orthodontics
Who’s Who Among Students – recognition of Outstanding Merit and Accomplishment
OKU Dental Honor Society
Level I Laser Certification
Invisalign® treatment Gold Plus Provider
Appreciation for outstanding service as president of Wilmington Tri-County Dental Society
Voted Family Favorite Orthodontist by the readers of Wilmington Parent Magazine for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Professional Affiliations:
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics
Diplomate of the American Board Of Orthodontics
American Association of Orthodontists
NHRMC Cleft and Craniofacial Program
North Carolina Dental Society
American Dental Association
Southern Association of Orthodontists
Cape Fear Dental Study Club

In giving back to the community, Dr. Phillips volunteers his time and/or money with various groups such as Mission of Mercy, local breast cancer charities, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and attends Wrightsville United Methodist Church.

When not providing award-winning orthodontic care to his patients, Dr. Phillips spends his time enjoying the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. He also enjoys running, biking, scuba diving, spearfishing, hunting, reading, and traveling.

Meet Our Staff

Kerry is excited to have joined our amazing team almost three years ago when she and her husband moved to Wilmington. She was a small business owner who became a medical office administrator in 2006. She is a coastal North Carolina native, but she has added Spanish to her southern drawl, so she is also our official translator for the Spanish-speaking community.

Kerry and her husband love to travel and explore the nooks and crannies of even the smallest towns. They share a passion for helping others and support various volunteer efforts. In fact, they met during Hurricane Relief while working on the itchy fiberglass insulation crew to repair damaged homes in North Carolina after Hurricane Floyd caused widespread flooding in 1999.

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Jamie Lynn is a Wilmington native. She joined the Phillips Orthodontics team in April of 2017 and finds it exciting to see how patients progress from start to finish in treatment. Jamie Lynn believes she can relate to patients’ experiences because she also completed orthodontics treatment during her teenage years.

Jamie Lynn enjoys cooking, relaxing on the beach, hanging out with family and friends, and going to the movies. She also loves to cheer for the UNC Tar Heels and Carolina Panthers!

Susan has been in this practice since 1990 and in the orthodontic field for almost 30 years. During this time, she has seen the creation of countless beautiful new smiles! The transformative power of orthodontic treatment is something Susan feels strongly about and is especially gratified to watch this process in adults, who realize it’s never too late to achieve better dental health and find their own great smiles.

As Insurance and Financial Coordinator, Susan enjoys meeting and interacting with patients and their families and sharing their orthodontic journey. She loves being part of this amazing team and working for Dr. Phillips, whose commitment to excellence and sincere, caring dedication to his patients are unsurpassed.

Susan has three wonderful sons, two awesome daughters-in-law, and one adorable, perfect grandson! She shares her home with Molly, a once-feral kitten and occasional troublemaker who has become a great companion.

Susan loves spending time with family and friends, enjoying sunsets at the beach, singing in her church choir, and traveling to unfamiliar places.

Renee has been a part of Dr. Phillips’ team since 2014, but she has been working in Orthodontics for over 30 years! She absolutely loves working with Dr. Phillips and this special team because they treat each other like family. In 2012, she beat breast cancer and loves the support from the patients, especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when Dr. Phillips donates $1 to Going Beyond the Pink Foundation for every patient who chooses pink on their braces!

Renee lives in Surf City and loves the community and the beach. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Having served as a dental assistant for several years prior to her joining Dr. Phillips’ team in 2013, Tia understands the importance of orthodontic treatment to improve oral health, proper function, and to create a beautiful smile.

Tia understands and appreciates the orthodontic process because she has gone through orthodontic treatment herself. She jokes that she wore every oral appliance ever made! Having braces herself has made her even more empathetic with patients. She enjoys getting to see people start treatment at all ages, especially adults, and finish with amazing results!

In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and dogs – especially if it involves boating to the islands along the beautiful Intracoastal waterway.

Sara is new to the Phillips orthodontic team, but certainly not new to Wilmington. Although she was born in WV, she has lived in Wilmington for over 25 years now. General dentistry has been her home since 2012 but she is excited to embark on a new journey with orthodontics and learn all there is to know about finding the perfect smile. Sara’s pride and joy are her two children and her family. You will find her on the beach during the summer or watching her kids play sports.

Julie grew up in Wilmington and graduated from Laney High School, where she was Homecoming Queen. Julie loves music, concerts, and spending time with her family and friends. She considers skydiving her “favorite bragging right” and is an avid sports fan. Julie loves the Duke Blue Devils, the Carolina Panthers, and the Atlanta Braves.

Julie is also quite the adventurer having traveled and camped across the country in 15 states! Yellowstone and the Caribbean Islands are her favorite places on Earth, so far! Stay tuned…

Madeline has been with Dr. Phillips’ team since 2011 and couldn’t be happier! She loves working with children and enjoys watching young patients grow and transform through orthodontic treatment. Madeline feels her job is truly rewarding as she gets to help build young patients’ confidence and provide each one a beautiful, healthy smile. Having recently undergone orthodontic treatment, she is able to relate to her patients on a personal level.

Madeline is also a native of Wilmington. Her favorite place to be is outdoors playing sports, exercising, reading, and going to the beach with her dog, Isla, and her husband, Cameron.

Sabrina joined the Phillips Orthodontics team in 2017 and has worked as an orthodontic assistant since 2015. She is a local who loves spending time at the beach. She enjoys learning new things, listening to music, dancing, and traveling to new places. And speaking of traveling, Sabrina enjoys collecting coins from all over the world. Sabrina says, “I am glad to be a part of finding new smiles!”