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🌞FREE Goals Printable for Kids + Professional Spotlight on Dr. Douglas Fry, DDS

Family goals are important! This sheet is a wonderful way to visually show your child that he/she is full of incredible potential and able to accomplish great things in the span of a year. Help inspire your child to become the best version of themselves this year. We recommend printing it (PDF here) and hanging it in an easy-to-see location for your child.

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Get to know one of your favorite pediatric dentists! Scroll down to read the professional spotlight on Dr. Douglas Fry, DDS

FREE PRINTABLE: "My GOALS for making the best version of ME ever!"

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands: your own.” - Mark Victor Hansen



Lovingly referred to as “Dr. French Fry” by our young patients, Dr. Douglas S. Fry, DDS has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years, nearly 30 years in pediatric dentistry. He is one of Wilmington’s original pediatric dentists, with decades of experience caring for all types of dental needs. After several years of work in general dentistry, Dr. Fry discovered that his real interest was in caring for children.

Dr. Douglas S. Fry, DDS

Dr. Douglas S. Fry, DDS is in private practice of pediatric dentistry in Wilmington, NC, where he established Sunshine Children’s Dentistry. He provides dental health care services for children and special needs patients from birth until adolescence. He is trained in the appropriate use of CO2 Lasers for patients, especially those with lip ties and tongue ties. He delivers dental care for all pediatric dental procedures in a safe, caring, and friendly environment.

He employs the latest in new and dental equipment. In office procedures employ behavior management skills such as tell-show-do and appropriate age expected outcomes; nitrous oxide analgesia, and local anesthesia. Extensive and necessary treatment requiring general anesthesia is performed at NHRMC under the direct care of a certified and properly licensed anesthesiologist. Sunshine Children’s Dentistry employs a nationally recognized Healthcare Compliance Resource company to inspect and management all of the procedures and codes to meet State and Federal requirements.

Dr. Douglas S. Fry, DDS is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Fry is a graduate of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, with a BA Degree in Biology; The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, Memphis, TN, with a DDS Degree; and a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln and Omaha, NE.

Dr. Fry holds membership in organized dentistry being a member of the Cape Fear Dental Study Club (formerly the Wilmington Tri-County Dental Society of which he is a past president); the First District and the North Carolina Dental Society; and the American Dental Association. He also is a member in organized pediatric dentistry belonging to the NC Chapter of Pediatric Dentistry as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Fry is on staff of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC, where he holds appointment as Senior Emeritus. He is member of and has served as Chairman, Department of Dental and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. He serves as a pediatric dentist on the NHRMC Cleft and Craniofacial Team located at the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital.


Sunshine Children's Dentistry staff

To ensure all your children’s teeth are ready to SMILE all year long, be sure to visit Sunshine Children’s Dentistry. The American Dental Association recommends oral checkups twice annually for children (and adults, too). QUESTIONS? We are a resource to you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about your child’s changing smile. We believe that oral health should be FUN and something to SMILE about! f you ever need to reach us, our number is 910.762.7736.

For more helpful resources and fun activities, be sure to read our other Blog Articles.

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