Dr. Hutchens attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry and was then awarded positions in the Graduate Periodontology Program and with the Department of Oral Biology, at The Medical College of Georgia (now The Dental College of Georgia & Augusta University). There he completed a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology and a residency in Clinical Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. This included hospital based training in anesthesiology for intravenous conscious sedation, extensive training in bone and soft tissue regeneration (grafting), and complex oral rehabilitation/reconstruction utilizing dental implants. During his last year of residency he was selected to be the Chief Resident for the program.
Dr. Hutchens is licensed in both North and South Carolina. He currently has appointments at both UNC Chapel Hill and Cape Fear Community College as an adjunct clinical professor. His areas of expertise include IV sedation dentistry, dental implants, gum grafting, bone grafting, full mouth rehabilitation, and the treatment of periodontal disease. He has won awards for his research, been published in journals and textbooks, and will continue to both lecture and contribute to education while in private practice.
Outside of the office, Dr. Hutchens, his wife, and their two boys enjoy being outside whether it be in the sun, sand, or water, especially with their Golden Retriever named Finn and White Labrador March. While the whole family is native to North Carolina, they are certainly excited to call Wilmington home.