Certified B Corporation Wilmington NC
As a certified B Corporation (B for Benefit) we strive to meet the highest standards for social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

99%

Patient satisfaction rating

27

Procedures we began publishing prices on

917

lbs of waste recycled

100%

Utility carbon offset

$17,491

Total donated dental time

$801,546

Total contribution to the local economy

Dear Friends,

At the heart of the B Corporation idea is the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than its owners, employees and customers (patients)... That business has an equal responsibility to benefit the community it serves and the environment that it takes from.

As a small, local business, the B Corporation certificate helps us take an honest look at the positive and negative impacts of our practices, make measured improvements and continually learn.

We look forward to that process and to sharing our progress with you.

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2019  HIGHLIGHTS


1. 
Provide the Best Patient Experience Possible →



2. 
Care for People Through the Practice of Dentistry →



3.
Be Responsible Stewards of the Communities We Serve →


2019 BENEFIT REPORT

2019 Annual Benefit Report
Dentist Charity Work Mike DeFeeCarousel Center Wilmington Volunteer
Dunk Your Dentist ThrowDr. Marechal Beach Clean UpStuff the Bus Drive
My Friend's Dentist Carousel Center B CorporationMy Friend's Dentist Team

1.

Provide the Best Patient 
Experience Possible

My Friends Dentist Wilmington NC

Today’s healthcare industry is controlled by heavy regulation, large corporations and insurance companies. As a small, local business navigating these challenges we always look to ask “How do we continually put the patient first?”

BY THE NUMBERS

99%

Annual Patient 
Satisfaction Score

100%

of Team Members
Paid a Living Wage

27

Standard Procedures We
Began Publishing Prices On

2.

Care for People Through the Practice of Dentistry

Care for People Through the Practice of Dentistry

We continually look for ways to build rapport that extends beyond the dental chair while introducing more possibilities for patients to participate in world-class care.

BY THE NUMBERS

7

Volunteer Events
Hosted or Attended

36%

Dental Membership
Plan Participation

$17,491

Total Donated
Dental Time

3.

Be responsible stewards of the communities we serve.

Be Responsible Stewards of the Communities We Serve

We’re local, that means we have a responsibility to find ways to benefit the community we serve and steward the environment we take from.

BY THE NUMBERS

917

lbs of Waste Recycled

100%

Utility Carbon Offset

$801,546

Total Contribution to 
the Local Economy

Partners in Sustainability

Pairing up with local and regional services to reduce waste and energy consumption.
terracycle dental recycling
Wilmington Compost Company
Arcadia Power
new hanover county recycling
“Keeping dollars local benefits locals. Our preference is to seek out local vendors and suppliers whenever possible. ”
2019 Benefit Report Highlights
Always Be Hustling Always Be SmilingWIlmington Dental Event
Flying Machine BreweryDr.-DeFee-celebration
Honk if You Like Free Ice CreamCarousel Center Gala

In Good Company

Proud to join the movement of 2,500 (and growing) B-Corps around the world.
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Follow Our Progress

We're in this together.
FAQs

Does B-Corporation mean you are owned by someone else?

No. The B in B Corporation stands for 'Benefit' and signifies that we have met the credentials to be classified as a Benefit Corporation based on our practices in social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. My Friend's Dentist is locally owned and operated in Wilmington, NC.

What is the B-Lab?

B Lab is a nonprofit organization based in Pennsylvania that certifies B Corporations, in the way TransFair certifies Fair Trade coffee or USGBC certifies LEED buildings. The B stands for “benefit,” and refers to benefiting workers, the community and the environment.

How does the B-Corporation Certification work?

To receive the B-Corporation certification, an organiation must have an explicit social or environmental mission, and a legally binding fiduciary responsibility to take into account the interests of workers, the community and the environment as well as its shareholders. A company must also amend its articles of incorporation to adopt B Lab’s commitment to sustainability and treating workers well. In addition a B Corp must pay an annual fee based on revenues, biannually complete a B Impact Report (a lengthy questionnaire that measures social and environmental impact), meet B-Lab’s comprehensive social and environmental performance standards and make that B Impact Report public, in order to receive the certification from B Lab.

My Friend’s Dentist, based in Wilmington North Carolina, is an award-winning Wilmington dental practice that provides general, cosmetic and speciality dental services including implants and dental sleep medicine to patients of all ages. Widely recognized for its office design and patient friendly approach to dental care, My Friend’s dentist publishes its procedure prices, offers savings through its dental membership plan and focuses on a collaborative approach to prioritizing care with patients.

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