Kristen Fritz, DDS, MS
Board Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Kristen Fritz, was born in New Jersey but spent the majority of her childhood living in Northern Virginia. Her family was relocated to Paris, France, where she spent three years of her high school career and graduated from the American School of Paris. She moved back to the States in 1998 to attend the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and graduated with High Honors in 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics.
She continued her education at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia where she graduated at the top of her class in 2007. Throughout her education Dr. Fritz received many academic honors including membership in Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and became a Hinman Scholar.
After dental school, Dr. Fritz received her specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry where she graduated with her Master’s of Science in Dentistry. While attending UNC, she received two National Research Awards from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for her research in sleep disorders affecting pediatric orthodontic patients. Dr. Fritz has obtained the highest level of recognition that an orthodontist can receive by achieving Board Certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Fritz is a lifelong student who enjoys regularly attending continuing education lectures to stay informed about the latest advances in Orthodontics. She is a member of many professional associations including the American Association of Orthodontics, Southern Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society and Wake County Dental Society.
Dr. Fritz loves spending time with her two sons, Colin and Ryan, and her husband, Gabe. In her leisure time Dr. Fritz enjoys playing golf, working out, traveling, and coaching youth sports.
Dr. Fritz’s favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients and their families and forming lasting relationships.
10 fun facts about Dr. Fritz:
1- She loves sports! She grew up playing softball, soccer and basketball.
2- Her favorite color is purple!
3- If she wasn’t an orthodontist she would be a high school math teacher and basketball coach!
4- She has played a sport in almost half of the European countries!
5- She loves country music!
6- Her favorite food is French food!
7- She has traveled to 6 out of the 7 continents!
8- She likes to shop with her sister, and they often come home with the same clothes!
9- You can often find her eating lunch at Fiesta Mexicana!
10- Her favorite movies are animated Disney movies! She loves singing along to the songs with her boys!
Dr. Cliff Wilson
Born in eastern North Carolina, Dr. Wilson graduated from Spring Creek High School and earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from UNC Wilmington. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, then pursued his advanced specialty training in orthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, graduating with a Master’s of Science in Orthodontics. Dr. Wilson has also obtained the highest level of recognition that an orthodontist can receive by achieving Board Certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.
When he’s not working, Dr. Wilson spends most his free time with his wife, Erica, and their dog, Macey. He is a UNC basketball fan who enjoys working out, playing basketball and tennis, and running.
Fun facts about Dr. Wilson:
1- He loves traveling. He’s been to most European countries.
2- He enjoys playing almost all sports. He played basketball, baseball, tennis, and ran cross country growing up.
3- He played in the little league baseball World Series.
4- He loves reading, John Grisham novels especially.
5- His favorite color is blue.
6- He loves competing with his older brother in sports.
7- His favorite food is a cheeseburger.
8- He loves all types of music.
9- If he wasn’t an orthodontist, he would be a history teacher and tennis coach.
10- His favorite movies are the Marvel Avengers movies