Our Team

George Jones, DMD

Dr. Jones, or “George” as he is known to most of his patients, friends and family, completed his training at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2003. He graduated at the top of his class and served as class president during his junior and senior years. After graduating, Dr. Jones immersed himself in his new career and tried to learn everything he could about the latest techniques and materials.

In fact, he completed over 220 hours of continuing education last year alone (over 10 times North Carolina’s state licensing requirement). Dr. Jones is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (the largest dental implant organization in the world), a diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, and a member of both the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Jones has a passion for dentistry and continuously seeks out the latest techniques and procedures.

As he has become recognized as a clinician who is familiar with the latest in technology and materials, Dr. Jones has recently become a product evaluator and consultant to several dental manufacturers.

On a personal note, Dr. Jones was raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, and graduated from Wheeling Jesuit College with a bachelor’s in chemistry. After graduating, he relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he met his wife, Holli, a Wilmington native.

After working in pharmaceutical and medical equipment sales for nine years, he was hired as a regional sales manager for a dental manufacturer. After three years of spending 30 to 40 hours a week in dental offices, he knew he had found his true calling. With his wife’s support, he quit his job, sold their house and enrolled in dental school. They decided to relocate back to North Carolina to be closer to both their families.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Jones is busy raising three daughters, two dogs, a cat, a guinea pig and a lizard. As time permits, he enjoys fishing, traveling and photography.

Jennifer Munson, DMD

Dr. Jennifer Munson is a native of Warren, Pennsylvania. She attended Penn State University and graduated with a bachelor’s in biology. Prior to graduation, Dr. Munson was commissioned in the United States Navy. While in dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Munson attended Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island. After graduation from dental school in 2003, Dr. Munson was stationed at Great Lakes, Illinois, before being transferred to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Dr. Munson deployed to Al Asad, Iraq, in February of 2005, where she oversaw the dental clinic. Her duties also included dental care for all military, contractors and third-country nationals. Dr. Munson gained valuable knowledge while in the military. Afterwards, Dr. Munson worked in group practices and private practice while in North Carolina. She moves to New Orleans in 2015 but returned to North Carolina in 2017. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Munson enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, riding bicycles, or enjoying a great book.

Kevin Aiken, DDS

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L.D. Williams IV, DDS

Dr. Williams was born in Wichita, Kansas, and soon moved to the small town of El Dorado, Kansas, where he grew up, met his future wife and developed a love for his community and a passion for dentistry. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Kansas, where he chose a focus of study of pre-dental, majored in psychology and minored in business. Upon graduation from KU, he spent a year dental assisting while applying for dental school. Dr. Williams was accepted to the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, where he was able to achieve his goal of becoming a dentist while growing his passion for the profession and his patients.

On a more personal note, Dr. Williams loves spending time with his best friend and wife, Kristina, and their dog, Tucky. He also enjoys spending time at the beach, traveling, SCUBA diving, hiking, golfing and playing guitar. He has loved regaining the small town, family feel of his childhood here at Southport, and he is grateful to be a part of the amazing family at Southport Dental Care.

Meet Our Team

Our talented, compassionate dental professionals are ready to help you care for your oral health! Our experienced team can help restore your smile to its healthiest state. Call us today at 910-457-5026 to schedule an appointment with our dentists at Southport Dental and learn more about dental care in Southport, North Carolina.

Aubri Marron

Dental Assistant

Aubri has been with Southport Dental since 2019 and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She brings a positive attitude with her to our office every day and enjoys working with her fellow team members.

Barb Cunningham

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Barb has been a part of our team since 2019. She graduated from the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant program at Case Western Reserve University in 2000, where she was also a clinical instructor. She began her dental journey in 1982 and worked in a dental lab, dental sales and instruction. With 39 years of experience, she brings a well-rounded understanding of dentistry to our office. She enjoys working with all of the dentists at our practice and our fun, family atmosphere.

Barb and her husband Tim have three children, Billy, Tyler and Samantha. She is a certified personal trainer and enjoys preaching healthy living and helping people live their “best lives.”

Catherine Smutko

Marketing & Community Relations Manager

I have been a patient of this practice my entire life, and in April of 2016, I came to the other side of the desk as the marketing and community relations manager. I am so blessed to be able to work with such wonderful people in my hometown. Our team really feels like a family, and I love getting to know our patients. I was born and raised in Southport, and I graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2011, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in marketing. I am married to my wonderful husband, Matthew, and we have two precious daughters, Lilly and Olivia.

In my free time, I like to perform at my parents’ theatre, the Amuzu, in Southport and spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy working with the public and am very excited to continue learning more about the dental world and expanding my knowledge in this field.

Emily Bennett

Dental Assistant

Emily is a 2015 graduate of the Cape Fear Community College Dental Assisting program and joined our team in 2020. She is a team player who supports her coworkers to achieve a common goal. She enjoys being a part of a practice with a genuine concern for, and focus on patient care and working with a staff that has positive attitude and believes in teamwork.

Away from the office, Emily enjoys music and anything to do with the outdoors.

Jessica Proulx

Dental Hygienist

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Kristie Watts

Dental Assistant

I have lived in Southport all my life and love the charm and quaintness of our beautiful little town. I have been a dental assistant here for over 30 years. The best part of my job is getting to know my patients and working with our great team. I strive to provide the very best care possible for my patients and make them feel like they are part of our Southport Dental family. I have been married to my wonderful husband, David, for over 25 years. In my spare time, I love to spend it with family and friends. I also enjoy reading and doing a variety of outdoors activities.

Lea Ann Vanhoose

Office Assistant Manager

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Lori Eagle

Dental Assistant

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Madison Patrick

Dental Hygienist

Madison is a graduate of Fayettevile Technical Community College and has been a member of the Southport Dental team since 2020. She loves the fact that our team is like a big family. Everyone knows everyone else and many people have been coming to our office their entire lives. And for Madison, that says quite a bit. She has a positive attitude and is a team player.

Madison is a native of a small community called Buckhead, which is located in Columbus County. She is married to Ty, who is the love of her life. She is very family-oriented. She comes from a big family and enjoys spending time with them. She also enjoys going to church.

Mary Wright

Office Manager

I have been in dentistry for over 35 years. I started as a dental assistant and added the duties of scheduling, receptionist work, and working with billing and insurance. I am now the office manager, and over the years I have worn many hats. In addition to my main duties, you can find me doing most anything that is needed, from ordering supplies to keeping our computers online and up to date. I enjoy helping patients in all areas, and my goal is to have them leave feeling cared for and happy with their overall dental experience with our practice.

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Mike, for over 25 years. We have two sons, Clay and Braeden, two wonderful daughters-in-law, Stephanie and Kayla, and one wonderful grandson, Bowen. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Nicole Hackney

Dental Assistant

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Virginia Adorno

Certified Dental Assistant

Virginia has been with us since January 2021 and attended Wilkes Community College. She has 17 years of dental experience and is personable, compassionate and caring toward her patients. She enjoys serving people in a small community

Virginia and her fiancé Dennis have a dog named Benji and she always looks forward to going to the beach, reading, fishing, hiking and traveling.

Wendy Lawson

Dental Hygienist

I joined the Southport Dental team in September 2015 and graduated from dental hygiene school in 2003. I have also worked as a dental assistant for nine years. I enjoy being part of our team, providing quality dentistry in a family atmosphere. I have a commitment to quality, an empathy for our patients and an ability to form relationships that contribute greatly to the success of our team.

I have two dogs, Bentley and Nash, and a cat, Loretta Lynn. I enjoy decorating, gardening and love music. I also like performing at the Amuzu Theatre, spending time at the beach and socializing with my friends.