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New dentist acquires Weirs Beach dental practice

LACONIA -- Dr. Dori Lang Columbus has acquired the general dentistry practice Dental Expressions in Weirs Beach. Dental Expressions has was established in since 2004 by Dr. Darren Boles.

Dr. Columbus, of Hudson, began her career as a dental assistant while attending McGill University in Montreal, and completed her dental training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. After graduating dental school in 1991, Dr. Columbus began practicing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before moving to Hudson in 2002.

She is highly skilled in all phases of general dentistry, including implant dentistry, periodontal therapy, and orthodontics. Dr. Columbus’ philosophy is to treat the whole person with a comprehensive approach that extends beyond tooth health. Her total-care method considers her patients facial structures, functionality of their smiles, and cosmetics when recommending the best care tailored for their individual well-being.

Dr. Dori Columbus has extended her dental services to the people of Uganda, East Africa, and has traveled to the region multiple times. She has worked in the remote villages of Mitala Maria and Buyoga, in addition to an orphanage in Kankobe. Her nonprofit, Humanity Foundation for Uganda is affiliated with Kisubi Hospital in Entebbe where she is helping to establish a teaching clinic to train other dental professionals.

Dr. Columbus has always loved the Lakes Region — spending her childhood on Bear Island and camping with her family. Today she maintains a camp on the island and is eager to call Laconia her permanent home.

 

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