About Us

Our Mission at Thrive Family Dental

Honest, Patient-Centered Dental Care

We pride ourselves on superior dentistry and a patient experience that exceeds all expectations. Our team combines skill with a genuine desire to increase our patients’ overall well-being, and we go to great lengths to ensure that you are as comfortable and happy as possible in our office. Every patient has different needs and preferences, so we tailor each appointment to take this into account. If you’re looking for a compassionate, considerate dentist in Porters Neck, call or visit us today!

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Dr. Ben Friberg


Initially, Dr. Friberg studied Business Management at Oregon State University. After he graduated, he worked for 3 years as vice president of a construction company. Though he found the work enjoyable, he always felt that a career in healthcare would be more fulfilling. Dr. Friberg decided to go back to school to pursue a career in dentistry and gain the opportunity to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives.

He earned his DDS from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and moved to Wilmington soon after. Now that he has put down roots with his wife and two children, he’s excited to open his own practice and provide patient-focused dental care here in Porters Neck. If you’re looking for a friendly, honest dentist in Wilmington who has a passion for helping patients succeed, Dr. Friberg would love to meet you! When he’s not in the office, you can find him out fishing, at home brewing beer, or spending nice days at the beach with his family.

Maddie

Dental Assistant

Maddie and her husband moved from Maryland to Wilmington in 2011. She started working in the dental field in 2010 as an Orthodontist's Assistant. She later achieved her associates degree of arts from Cape Fear Community College. Getting to know Dr. Friberg, his family, and the team has made her proud to work at Thrive. On the weekend she enjoys walking her dog, Flacco and doing all things outdoors!

Our Office & Amenities

Every aspect of our office was built with you in mind. Our state-of-the-art technology and modern amenities make it easy to give our patients the quality dental experience they deserve. Enjoy coffee or tea from our beverage station, catch up on your favorite Netflix shows with TVs in every operatory, and stay entertained at our iPad bar. Let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help you enjoy your visit. We’re always looking for ways to improve!

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