Southern Smiles set to open doors

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Residents in Roanoke Valley looking for orthodontic help will have a new option in Roanoke Rapids soon.

Dr. Courtney Aman, a Roanoke Rapids native, is announcing the grand opening of her new, full-time orthodontic practice named Southern Smiles Orthodontics.

Aman will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the business, which is located at 1121 Gregory Drive in Roanoke Rapids.

Aman graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School in 2007, then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a B.S. in biology. She then graduated from UNC School of Dentistry in 2015. It was while attending the school she met her husband, Dr. Eric Nicholson, and they married in Atlantic Beach in June, 2015 after she finished her dental study.

The couple moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where Aman completed a two-year residency in orthodontics. Aman obtained a certificate in orthodontics from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and a Master of Science in Dentistry. She returned to Roanoke Rapids, and her husband is now a partner in the dental practice of Arthur and Nicholson.

Aman has been working with A.R. Chesson Construction and various dental equipment providers to create a “visionary orthodontic practice.” Her facility is about 4,000 square feet she says will offer a “quaint, coastal-inspired atmosphere for patients while featuring modern dental technology.”

She said since pineapples are frequently seen as a symbol of southern hospitality, she has chosen the pineapple as her logo. She says her patients can expect the highest quality of treatment and exemplary service.