The "G" Team

2021 Staff

Meet our experienced team at Goeckner Orthodontics. Please take a few moments to learn more about our skilled orthodontist and our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Our team represents a wealth of orthodontic training and experience to bring you your most beautiful, healthy smile.

Dr. Kelly A. Goeckner DDS, MS

Dr. Kelly Goeckner was born in San Jose, California but raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. She attended North Carolina State University where she played varsity volleyball which formed her loyalty to the Wolfpack. Dr. Goeckner graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, Bachelors of Science in Polymer and Color Chemistry and a minor in Economics. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, she received the Kramer Award of Excellence for demonstrating scholarship, character and the potential promise for advancement of dentistry and a year later was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Society. She earned her Certificate of Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan where she served as chief resident her third year. Dr. Goeckner is a board certified orthodontist through the American Board of Orthodontics. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and North Carolina Association of Orthodontist where she served as president in 2022-2023.

Aside from helping patients choose color ties and singing to the radio, Dr. Kelly Goeckner enjoys traveling, being outdoors and spending time with her husband (David), son (William) and daughter (Caroline). She loves to play all types of sports, coaches youth soccer and serves as secretary on the Wilson Country Club Ladies Golf Association. As a certified yoga instructor, you will find her teaching at the YMCA. She is a member of Gig360 and Junior Women's Club of Wilson. She is dedicated to continuing education and appreciates opportunities to speak to groups on life, leadership and, of course, orthodontics. She and her family are parishioners of St. Therese Catholic Church where she serves on the parish council and as a Sunday School teach. The Goeckners are happy to call Wilson home!

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