Dr. William Griffin was born and raised in Greenville, NC and is proud to call North Carolina home. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, he began work as a sales representative for Practicon Dental, a family-owned dental supply company in Greenville. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Griffin felt called to pursue his true passion of caring for and serving others through dentistry.
Dr. Griffin received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. During his time in dental school, he developed a strong interest in all areas of dentistry---restorative and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and implant dentistry. While in private practice his clinical experience has been diverse with a focus on patient-centered care delivered with advanced technology. Dr. Griffin has extensive training and experience with 3D dentistry and laser dentistry. As a loving father of two young, rambunctious children, he also is comfortable treating children of all ages. Both during and after dental school, he has been driven by the philosophy that top quality dental care can be provided to the entire family in a single office.
Dr. Griffin has an innate desire to serve others which has led him to volunteer in a number of organizations, including the NC Missions of Mercy (NC MOM) dental clinics and numerous Give Kids a Smile Day programs. Additionally, he has provided dental care to under-served people in the Dominican Republic.
While education is a key component in Dr. Griffin’s determination to provide the finest care for his patients, his warm, friendly personality is an equally important factor in his practice. His patients have consistently praised him for his ability to listen to their concerns, ease their anxiety, relate to their lives, and care for them as if they were family. Using those skills, he is eagerly anticipating meeting and caring for current and new patients of Gentle Family Dentistry.
Dr. Griffin and his wife, Rachel, a Physician Assistant in Endocrinology, are thrilled to make their home in the Wake Forest area. They are both involved in the community through the Summit Church. They have two young children, Avery (5), and Walker (2). Dr. Griffin enjoys spending as much time with family as possible. When he has spare time, he typically heads outdoors to enjoy fishing, hunting, or a number of different water sports.