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New dentist comes to town, first one in two years

Dr. Chris Powell, of Raleigh, said he saw the need for dentist offices in Columbus County so he decided to open Dental Arts. Dr. Chris Powell, of Raleigh, said he saw the need for dentist offices in Columbus County so he decided to open Dental Arts.

CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) – It was all smiles Friday in Chadbourn as a new dentist office opened in the area.

This is the first time Chadbourn has had a dentist office in the area since 2011.

Dr. Chris Powell, of Raleigh, said he saw the need for dentist offices in Columbus County so he decided to open Carolina Dental Arts.

According to town officials, there aren't many dentist offices in the county and the existing offices aren't accepting new patients at this time.

In the past, Health Director Kim Smith has said she believes the lack of dentist offices contributes to the county being the unhealthiest in the state.

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