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Meet The Doctors

Daniel J. Duffy, DMD

Dr. Daniel Duffy received his D.M.D. from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine and holds a BS in Business Administration from the ECU College of Business. His private practice, Live Oak Dental in Wilmington, NC specializes in family dentistry, advanced dental procedures, and wellness-based care. Dr. Duffy is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the North Carolina Dental Society.

Dr. Duffy invests in his own professional development through regularly participating in advanced dental training programs. He has completed several graduate level curricula, including dental implant training with the Engel Institute and continuing education courses at the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, WA.

Driven by a passion for helping others, Dr. Duffy strongly believes in offering his patients an exceptional dental experience from consultation to conclusion. His focus is high quality dentistry and an excellent patient experience at the office. His team utilizes leading-edge technology such as digital radiography and a 3D imaging scanner to provide comfortable and comprehensive dental treatment.

An avid surfer, Dr. Duffy is a long-standing member of the Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association and Cape Fear Chapter’s Surfrider Foundation. He has been known to “talk surfing” to interested patients, regaling them with over 20 years’ worth of stories and world travel. Dr. Duffy and his wife Melissa have been happily married for ten years and live in Wilmington with their three children. The Duffys enjoy spending time together outdoors and exploring North Carolina’s beautiful Southern Coast.

Dr. Madison Godwin

Born and raised in Whiteville, NC, Dr. Godwin moved to Wilmington in 2011 to attend UNCW where she earned a degree in Chemistry. She then attended ECU School of Dental Medicine and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Never wanting to live too far from family and the water, Dr. Godwin moved back to Wilmington to start her career as a General Dentist. Dr. Godwin enjoys working and serving the people of North Carolina. She is passionate about her career as a dentist and can’t wait to provide comprehensive dental care to her patients. Dr. Godwin is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. She prides herself on making her patients feel comfortable and creating a genuine connection with her patients and providing the individualized care they need. Outside of the office, Dr. Godwin spends most of her time with her husband, Zack and their Great Dane, Ozzy. She loves the water, staying active, trying new restaurants and live music. Dr. Godwin is very excited to meet you at Live Oak Dental!

Dr. Ashley Czechner

“I grew up in Pawleys Island, SC and have had a love for sports my whole life. I played softball for Louisiana State University, where I received my undergraduate degree – Geaux Tigers! I attended dental school in South Jordan, UT and graduated with  my D.M.D in 2020. I love to learn and have taken continuing education courses through the Engel Institute for implant training as well as several restorative courses through Spear Education. I am currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society. In my free time, I enjoy all things active; traveling, snow skiing, working out, going to the beach and baking! My husband and I currently reside in Wilmington with our cat, Tiberius”

Dr. Cerqueira

Dr. Cerqueira has been serving New Hanover County since 2005. Dentistry has been a part of her whole life. Having grown-up working alongside her dad, who’s a dentist, at the young age of eight years old, she fell in love with dentistry and the ability to help others. She decided by the time she was twelve years old that dentistry was what she wanted to pursue.
Amanda graduated from UNCW with a BS in biology and went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2003 with the honor of being voted by her peers and professors as the Most Outstanding Dental Student. In 2003 she was selected by her professors to serve on the forensic dental team for a plane crash in Charlotte, North Carolina.
After graduating from dental school she went back to her rural NC hometown and worked with her dad for several years. Her love of the beach was constantly calling her back to the Wilmington area though. Amanda, with her husband Daniel as the business manager, established her private practice in Carolina Beach in 2005 and thrived for 16+ years. She sold her practice to Dr. Dan Duffy to pursue more family time. Amanda is excited to still be part of the community and help create and sustain healthy and beautiful smiles.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. She loves to travel and collect sharks teeth and sea glass while on long walks on the beach. She fiddles around on the piano and with a paintbrush, loves puzzles, Thai and Indian food and trying new recipes!

Dr. Duffy Impacting Lives In The Community

A dedicated leader in the local dental community, Dr. Duffy served as the President of the Cape Fear Dental Study Club and is an active member of the NC Dental Society 5th District Board of Trustees. Dr. Duffy currently serves on the dental advisory committee for Cape Fear Community College and is a board member of the Cape Fear Clinic—a free clinic offering medical services to uninsured individuals. Dr. Duffy further volunteers his time and expertise with NC Missions of Mercy and St. Mary’s Clinic.