Welcome to Our Practice

New Patients Are Always Welcome

In our office, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate dental care that you deserve. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Below are a few of the services we have to offer:

We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist in Cape May County. You'll find all of this important information on our website, including directions to our Rio Grande office, service descriptions, patient education resources and more.

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Please take a moment to look through our website and familiarize yourself with our office.

We accept most dental plans and dental insurance policies. Financing is available through CareCredit. Emergency dental care as well as weekend and evening appointments are available.


We hope that you are well and healthy!

As we begin to plan for the re-opening of the office, our first and foremost goal is to protect the health and safety of our patients, their families, and of our staff. We are closely monitoring CDC and ADA guidelines, and are implementing new procedures to help ensure we are doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We wanted to inform you of our new procedures for in-office visits, which we will be using for the foreseeable future.

As a reminder, we ask that sick patients, those who have been sick or been in contact with someone else who has been sick, refrain from in-person appointments for two weeks, per CDC recommendations. We are also maintaining social distancing in office, and ask that patients please abide by a six-foot minimum distance. Our doctors and staff will be adhering to recommendations regarding personal protective equipment (PPE), for the safety of our staff and our patients. As an added measure, we are limiting the number of patients in the office and will add extra time to each appointment to avoid crossover.

Prior to arriving for your appointment, please complete our new Consent & Pre-Appointment Health Questionnaire, which can be printed and filled out on our website under the "New Patients" tab and in the Patient Forms section. If the appointment needs to be rescheduled at that time, please call the office. Patients should wear a face mask to the visit, to be worn inside the building when not being treated.

Upon arrival, please stay in your vehicle and call the office at 609-886-2277 (Rio office) or 609-399-3114 (Ocean City) to let us know you have arrived. One of our staff will let you know how to proceed or wait until we are ready to see you. We will take the patient’s temperature before escorting him/her into the exam room.

In order to minimize the number of people in the office, we ask that only the patient receiving treatment enter the building.

While we miss seeing you in person, please be assured that we are dedicated to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community, and that we are, as always, committed to treating patients in a timely and safe manner. It has always been our pleasure to serve the South Jersey Community and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Best regards,
William Panico DMD, Andrew Hong DDS and the Whitecaps Dental team