Dr. Ben Chappell


Dr. Ben Chappell was born in Greenville, NC but spent a considerable amount of time in Little Washington and Morehead City growing up. He attended Davidson College and graduated with a degree in biology in 2015. During his undergraduate summers, he worked at Camp Albemarle in Newport, NC as a counselor and waterfront director. It was apparent after five summers at Camp Albemarle that he would have to live at the coast one day. Dr. Chappell then attended UNC Adams School of Dentistry and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Those four years allowed Dr. Chappell to uncover his passion for general cosmetic dentistry and, specifically, dental implants. Dr. Chappell is personable and genuine, looking forward to interacting with all of his patients. He is invested in the personal outcome of every individual.

Dr. Chappell met his wife, Sydney, shortly after college in Atlantic Beach where they both waited tables for a summer. They were married in 2019 while Dr. Chappell was in Dental School and they were living in Chapel Hill. Together, they are welcoming their first baby in March of 2023. 

Dr. Chappell enjoys spending time with family and friends, whether on the boat or the golf course. He loves to fish, watch sports games, learn something new from a podcast, and play with his miniature labradoodle. Dr. Chappell and his wife are members of the First United Methodist Church and hope to be active philanthropic members of our community.

Dr. Hannah Lee Thompson


Dr. Hannah Lee Thompson was born and raised primarily in eastern North Carolina. She attended high school in Wake Forest, NC and was awarded an athletic scholarship to East Carolina University for swimming. Dr. Thompson graduated with a degree in Health Education and Promotion, was captain of the women’s swim team, and awarded the university’s student-athlete of the year in 2013. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she had the opportunity to serve on several mission trips to different areas, including Mexico, multiple parts of Africa, and Nicaragua. It was on these trips that Dr. Thompson fell in love with dentistry and serving her community and decided to pursue a degree in dentistry. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry now UNC Adams School of Dentistry, where she continued her heart for missions and serving. Dr. Thompson loves every opportunity to volunteer at the local schools and be involved in the growth of our outstanding community. 

Dr. Thompson enjoys all aspects of family and cosmetic dentistry and has a special passion for treating children. She strives to create a laid back, comfortable environment for her patients while providing them with the highest quality of care. Dr. Thompson is married to Corey Thompson, whom she met while she was swimming and he was playing baseball at ECU. Outside of the office, Dr. Thompson and her husband enjoy spending time with their friends and family, cheering on all of the Pirate athletic teams (with a side of Tarheel sports as well!), going to the beach, working out, and exploring all that our wonderful coastal town has to offer. 

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Carteret County Dental Society
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