Meet Our Doctor

Dentist in West Columbia

Why Dr. Newman Chose Dentistry

When Dr. Christopher Newman was 10 years old, he fell and broke his front two teeth. He feared that he would have to go the rest of his life with broken front teeth. His dentist was able to repair these teeth with the advances in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Newman was amazed that his dentist was able to repair these teeth like new. He thought that dentistry was a wonderful profession and loved the idea that he could help people get their smiles back. It was then he decided to pursue dentistry.

West Columbia Dentist | Dr. Christopher Newman

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Dr. Newman always wanted to live where it was warm. He met Dr. Theodore Ravenel in 2008 and took over his 42 year old West Columbia dental practice. Today, Columbia Smile Center still maintains its original focus on providing quality dental care to the community. When not working, Dr. Newman enjoys fishing, golfing, and water-skiing on warm South Carolina days.

Dr. Newman’s Philosophy

  • Patients want a say in the type of care they receive
  • Patients want the least amount of dentistry possible in their lifetime
  • The best dentistry comes from patient-doctor relationships that are built on trust

Dr. Newman’s Education

DMD Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, 2007
General Practice Residency, Abington Memorial Hospital, 2008

Dr. Newman’s Continuing Dental Education

Dr. Newman stays current on breakthroughs in dentistry through countless hours of continuing education during the year. He enjoys enhancing his knowledge of dentistry and attends advanced courses in cosmetic and implant dentistry. This enables him to provide state-of-the-art care to his patients. Every year, Dr. Newman attends the prestigious Hinman Dental Conference in Atlanta where he attends classes taught by many world-renowned dental educators.

Dr. Newman’s Professional Associations

American Dental Association
Greater Columbia Dental Association
Columbia Implant Association
South Carolina Dental Association