Our Doctors and Team

Dr. Bill Kincaid

Dr. Bill Kincaid graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UNC School of Dentistry in 1993. His undergraduate degree in Pre-Dentistry was completed at NC State University in 1989.

Dr. Bill started his practice in New Bern in 1993 shortly after graduating from dental school. He has been caring for patients with steadfast enthusiasm and contributing to the field of dentistry as a whole for over 30 years. Dr. Bill enjoys furthering his knowledge and skills through numerous continuing education courses, specifically those focused on cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Bill is married to Thea and is the father of 3 children: Will, Taylor, and stepson Austin. 

Dr. James Purvis

Dr. Purvis received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UNC School of Dentistry. Prior to dental school, he received his BS degree in Biology from Campbell University. Dr. Purvis is the recipient of several awards for academic excellence and leadership while attending college and dental school. He served as President of the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association (UNC Chapter) and was elected National Speaker of the House for the same organization in 2011-2012. Born in Raleigh NC, Dr. Purvis has deep roots in the New Bern area. His mother Janet Bender Purvis, is from Pollocksville and his grandmother, Penelope Morton Bender is a native of New Bern. His late grandfather, Dr. P C Purvis, practiced dentistry in Fairmont, NC for close to 50 years.  Dr. Purvis currently serves as the President of the North Carolina Dental Society's Fifth District.  Beginning in 2021, he is serving a 4-year term on the American Dental Association's New Dentist Committee.  Beginning in 2022, Dr. Purvis is also serving a 2-year term on the ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs (CEBJA).  He is an avid musician and has played the piano and trumpet for many local churches. In December of 2014, Dr. Purvis married his wife Veronica.  Together, they have a 3-year old son, Birch Ransom.  The three of them enjoy traveling, cooking together, and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Godwin
Dr. Donovan Godwin

Dr. Godwin received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University in 2017. Prior to dental school, he received his BS degree in Marketing and his MBA from West Virginia Wesleyan College.  He is passionate about helping his patients improve their oral health, and enjoys volunteering at the MERCI clinic.  He and his wife Casey love living in eastern North Carolina, and in his spare time he enjoys boating, fishing, and cheering on his West Virginia Mountaineers.

Dr. Shimer

Dr. Justin Shimer

Dr. Shimer earned his BS degree in Biology from North Carolina State University and then went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at ECU School of Dental Medicine. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Shimer has demonstrated a strong commitment to patient care and providing the highest quality of dental services. Dr. Shimer strives to be a lifelong learner; he regularly attends continuing education courses to ensure that his patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments. Born-and-raised in Eastern North Carolina, Dr. Shimer is proud to be able to practice in New Bern and provide care to the local community. In his free time, Dr. Shimer enjoys being with family, golfing, and visiting the beach. In May of 2023, Dr. Shimer married his high school sweetheart Langley. Together, they reside in his wife’s hometown of Trenton.

The Kincaid, Purvis & Godwin Team
Team Photo

Contact Us

Kincaid, Purvis & Godwin Family Dentistry

(252) 636-0011

1007 Newman Road,
 New Bern, NC 28562