Convenient hours. Personalized care. Respectful Approach

Your Trusted Wilmington Dentist

Dental Care for Total Wellness

At Thrive Family Dental in Wilmington, we understand that oral health has a huge impact on your life. Your teeth and gums are highly visible and they are used for many daily activities, so taking care of your smile is critical to your overall health and wellbeing. Wilmington dentist, Dr. Friberg’s goal is to always use the most conservative treatment possible to help you maintain your smile and achieve long lasting, predictable results.

What Sets Us Apart

Family Dentistry

Dr. Friberg provides highly personalized, quality care for every member of the family, from infants to grandparents.

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Restorative Dental Procedures

If you’ve run into bumps in the road, we offer judgment-free dental care and restorative dental treatments to get you back to optimal oral health.

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Emergency Dental Care

If you’re experiencing oral pain or discomfort, you shouldn’t have to wait to get professional care. Call us for an emergency dental appointment!

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Cosmetic Dentistry

From a simple teeth whitening treatment to larger reconstructions, our Wilmington dental care team can help you regain your confidence.

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Our Modern Technology

At Thrive Family Dental, Dr. Friberg combines expert care with state-of-the-art tools to bring every patient efficient, accurate, high-quality dentistry. We believe that our patients deserve the best care possible, so we invest in modern dental tools for added comfort, faster healing times, and a more comfortable visit. We offer CBCT scans to enhanced accuracy and a level of detail second to none. Looking for a modern dental office in Porters Neck that doesn’t feel dull or drab? Come to Thrive Family Dental today!

Affiliations, Organizations & Awards

We want every patient to feel secure, comfortable, and confident in our care. Dr. Friberg has years of experience performing successful dental procedures, and he has earned many awards and accolades along the way:

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Giving Back to Wilmington

Dr. Friberg and the team at Thrive Family Dental are proud to be a part of the Wilmington community. We support paws4people, a foundation that raises, trains, and places assistance dogs with children, veterans, military dependents, and civilians living with disabilities.

A portion of every New Patient Exam is used to purchase training equipment for an assistance dog. If you want to get involved or learn more about our partnership with paws4people, call us today to schedule an appointment or talk with a member of our dental team!

Dr. Friberg Receives 40 Under 40 Award!

The 40 Under 40 Awards are presented by StarNews Media and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award recognizes young professionals who are making a difference in the Wilmington community every day. As your local Wilmington dentist, Dr. Friberg is proud to help patients achieve and maintain optimal dental health!

Patients Love Thrive Family Dental


"Absolutely amazing is the best way to describe Dr. Friberg and his team! They have helped me so much, I have never met a better dental team. I had such a fear of the dentist, but they just really know how to make you feel at ease and like family!" - Ashleigh A.


"Dr. Friberg is absolutely terrific!  He genuinely cares about his patients overall well being.  I appreciate that he will take time to clearly explain and answer questions." - Richard R.


"What a great experience!! The office is beautiful and homey feeling. Everyone was very welcoming, friendly, and had a good sense of humor!! The x-rays and exam were thorough, and every step was explained well. I had to have a cavity filled, but it was done quickly and I never felt uncomfortable! I would definitely recommend Thrive and Dr. Friberg!!" - Sabrina R.


"Best dental experience I have ever had, and I have had many! It has a pleasant atmosphere and Dr. Friberg actually cares about patients! Finally found a dentist I trust."
- Rhatanna H.


"They go over and beyond to make you comfortable!  Everyone in this office are fantastic!  I have such a fear and I would not want to  go anywhere else, thank you so much!" - Eileen M.


"I highly recommend Dr. Friberg for your dental needs. Dr. Friberg is committed to helping his patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile. His dental office is beautiful and creates a relaxing ambience prior to any procedures being performed. He loves a good "dad" joke so make sure you bring a funny one to your visit!!" - Michelle M.


"Clear and professional communication, personable and friendly staff, perfect new crown without a hitch or twitch of pain. Could not have been better. So relieved!"
- Thomas M.


"Dr. Friberg is awesome!!. Great personality and always knows what best for the patient!"
- Peter B.


"Dr. Ben is a great dentist and I completely recommend him. He’s caring, so easy to be around, and really knows his stuff. He makes going to the dentist even enjoyable!"
- Lindsay O.


"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience today at Thrive! He was very accommodating and made me feel relaxed during my extraction and bridge. I highly recommend this establishment everyone was extremely nice and welcoming!" - Bryanne B.


"Dr. Friberg has been my dentist for the last 3 years! I can honestly say he has always had my best interest at heart when it came to my teeth. His compassion and honesty are top notch. His work sets the bar for what a dentist should be! I always feel that I’m in good hands and know I’m getting quality work from is honest man!  I would highly recommend him to anyone!!" - Tara W.


"Amazing practice and amazing staff. Our family has found their new family dentist."
- Matthew R.

“I want to impact my patients’ lives on a deep level and give everyone who enters the office an experience that makes them feel comfortable and confident."
-Dr. Friberg

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