1802 New Hanover Medical Park Dr., Wilmington, NC 910.762.4155


Robert G. Plage, DDS, PA         

Dr. Robert G. Plage received an undergraduate degree in biology from Wake Forest University and went on to get his DDS degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He has lived in Wilmington for over 35 years.


Throughout his career, Dr. Plage has been an advocate for the underserved populations living in our area. He has been very involved with the NC Mission of Mercy (MOM) dental program - a free, traveling dental clinic that operates to reach the underserved in our state. He has been active in the MOM clinics both locally, serving as local chair for 10 years, and on the state level.


In addition to serving the public, Dr. Plage has served his profession.  He has been active in the North Carolina Dental Society as well as the American Dental Association. He is also a fellow in the American College of Dentists, an organization dedicated to dental ethics, education and professionalism.


Dr. Plage has been married to his wife, Anne, for 41 years. They have two children, Cait, 30 and Michael, 28.  Cait and her husband, Joel, live in Nashville, TN. Michael is a graduate of UNC School of Dentistry and is a partner in Plage Dentistry.




Michael R. Plage, DDS

Dr. Michael R. Plage is a native of Wilmington and a graduate of John T. Hoggard High School. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both his undergraduate degree in psychology and his DDS degree.


Dr. Plage is an Eagle Scout. His Eagle Scout project involved planning and implementing Wilmington's first Mission of Mercy free dental clinic in 2004.  He has volunteered at many free dental clinics around the state and is a member of both the North Carolina Dental Society and the American Dental Association.


Dr. Plage’s interests include running, surfing, snowboarding and watching all kinds of sports, especially the UNC Tarheels. He is married to Dr. Nataleigh Hill Plage who is a practicing dentist for ComWell Health in Penderlea.


Both doctors practice all phases of family and general dentistry. Their office utilizes new technologies in dentistry and the latest techniques. They attend continuing education courses regularly as does their staff. They utilize specialists in the community for levels of expertise they believe patients may sometimes require and will discuss these options if the need arises.



Our Staff:

Jo, Insurance Coordinator: Jo was born in Onslow County and moved to Wilmington as a child, attending school in New Hanover County. She has been married to her husband for 35 years and they live in Onslow County together. In her free time, Jo loves going boating, camping and playing with her Rottweiler, Lucy. Her favorite aspect of working at Plage Dentistry is the opportunity it provides to meet and help people. She enjoys how every days brings something different. She admires how the doctors genuinely care, not only for their patients, but also for their staff as well. She has been working in the dental profession for 25 years and all of those years have been spent at Plage Dentistry.


Anne, Administrative Assistant:  Anne is a native of Boone, NC and has lived in Wilmington for 35 years. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where she met her husband. She has two grown children; her daughter now lives in Nashville, TN and her son lives here in Wilmington with his wife. Anne enjoys reading, traveling, playing tennis and relaxing in her beach chair at Masonboro Island. Her favorite part of working at Plage Dentistry is the relationships we have built with our patients. She has been in the field of dentistry for 26 years and has worked in this practice for 24 of them.


Beverley, Receptionist:  Beverley is originally from Richmond, VA, however, she has lived in Wilmington since 1954. In fact, she is a graduate of UNCW. She is married with two sons and three grandchildren. In her free time, Beverley enjoys walking, reading and volunteering. Her favorite aspect of working at Plage Dentistry is getting to interact with the patients. She has been in dentistry for 26 years and with the practice for 14 years.


Natalie, Scheduling Coordinator: Natalie is a native of Peachtree City, GA. She has been married to her husband, Mark, for more than 30 years and has three children. Her eldest daughter lives in Colorado with her husband and three children; her second daughter lives nearby with two children and some chickens; and her son is a US Marine. Natalie enjoys spending time with her family, painting old furniture, baking cookies and catching sunrises at the beach. Her favorite part about Plage Dentistry is the opportunity it provides to meet people from all walks of life. She also thinks Dr. Plage is a pleasure to work with and for. She has been with Plage Dentistry since 2008.


Susie, Office Manager: Susie has come to us from Crystal Lake, IL. She and her husband, Mike, have two sons; one of which lives in New York City and one who lives, with his wife, in Eagle, CO. Susie is an avid bicyclist who also enjoys tennis, hiking, yoga and relaxing with a good book. Her favorite aspect of Plage Dentistry is feeling like a part of one, big family. She started working at Plage Dentistry in June, 2017, and has been working in the dental profession for over 25 years.


Marguerite, Social Media Director: Marguerite is from Spruce Pine, NC. She graduated from UNCW in May, 2017 and is currently applying to Dental Schools. She has a younger sister and brother and enjoys getting to go back to the mountains to see her family and dogs. Marguerite's hobbies include spending time with family, water skiing, hanging out with her friends and swimming. She loves working at Plage Dentistry because of how welcoming and friendly the office is. She has been interested dentistry since 8th grade and plans to spend the rest of her life being a dentist. She has been working here since August, 2017.


Our Clinical Staff:

Sandy, Certified Dental Assistant: Sandy is from Greensboro, NC. She was married to her loving husband for 30 years and has one sister and two brothers. In addition, she has two dogs and two cats in which she loves dearly. Sandy enjoys eating dark chocolate, listening to all kinds of music (except rap) and watching movies on the Hallmark Channel. She gets especially excited for snow - “it is so elegant, quiet and peaceful”. She is an animal lover through and through, with a large heart for her pets. Her favorite part of Plage Dentistry is getting to be around our patients, telling stories, and helping patients feel good about themselves. She enjoys how everyone at this practice feels like family. Sandy has been a certified dental assistant since 1972 and has been with Dr. Plage for over 30 years (with no plans to retire any time soon).


Kerri, Certified Dental Assistant: Kerri is a native of Riegelwood, NC. She has been married to her fantastic husband for 18 years, has two lovely children and a whole slew of animals which she considers her "extended family". In her free time, Kerri enjoys reading fiction, spending time with her family, riding horses and tending to her "extended family". Her favorite part of working at Plage Dentistry is the group of people she gets to work with and see everyday. She also enjoys talking with her patients and taking care of their dental needs. Kerri has been a certified dental assistant since August, 1998 and has been working with Dr. Plage since December of 1998.


Helen, Registered Dental Hygienist: Helen is from Rockland County, New York. She relocated to Wilmington with her family in 2003. Helen married her high school sweetheart in 1985 and they have two sons.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, watching sunrises and sunsets and gardening. Her favorite part about working here is working with children and helping her patients feel at ease at the Dentist. Helen has been a practicing hygienist since 1981 and joined our practice in 2003.


Janet, Registered Dental Hygienist: Janet is from New York. She has been married to her wonderful husband since 1975 and has a son and a daughter as well as two grandchildren. In her free time, Janet enjoys going to the beach, boating and traveling with her family. Her favorite part about working here is being part of a practice that has such great people. In addition, she loves being able to give patients the care they need.  Janet has been in dentistry since high school, in fact it was her very first job. She started working at Plage Dentistry in 2005.


Angy, Certified Dental Assistant: Angy was born in Georgia but moved to North Carolina at a young age and has spent most of her life between Wilmington and Rocky Point. She has three wonderful children as well as three beautiful grandchildren and a pitbull. Angy is a sports fan - she enjoys watching football, baseball, basketball, you name it. Her favorite season is Fall, however, she loves all things Christmas regardless of the time of year. She loves cool nights, crisp mornings and getting cozy by the bonfire. Her favorite aspect about Plage Dentistry is the patients and how we are able to put even the most nervous patients at ease. Angy has been a certified dental assistant since 2006 and has been working for this office since 2008.


Mary, Registered Dental Hygienist: Mary is from Baltimore, Maryland. She has a husband and one daughter. Her husband is a general contractor who builds custom homes in Brunswick County. Her daughter is a junior at West Brunswick High School. Mary enjoys going to the beach, boating, going to the movies, concerts and anything theatrical. Her favorite aspect of working in the dental field is caring and meeting different types of people. Mary began working as a dental assistant 35 years ago and started dental hygiene 19 years ago. She has been working at this office for 6 years.


Rosa, Registered Dental Hygienist: Rosa has come to us from South Africa. She has been married for 32 years to the same, great man and they have two children together. Her daughter lives in New York City and her son lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In her free time Rosa enjoys boating, biking, fishing, hiking, paddling and traveling. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is the daily challenges the practice and profession brings. Rosa has been in the field of dentistry since 1985. She started as a dental assistant from 1985-1991. She then became an educator, teaching third graders. Rosa then returned to dentistry as a hygienist. She has been working with the Plages for two years.


Brittany, Certified Dental Assistant: Brittany is a native of Leland, NC. She has one brother, a precious nephew, and is the mother of two dogs, Ellie and Daisy. She is a very family oriented person - family and friends hold a majority of her heart. Brittany loves going to the beach, visiting the farm with her dogs and boyfriend, and dinner dates/trips with her friends and family. Brittany's favorite part of working at Plage Dentistry is meeting new patients and establishing rapport with current patients. She also enjoys the atmosphere of our work family. Brittany has been a certified dental assistant for 6 years and has been working at this office since September, 2017.