Meet the Doctors
All professionals at Ablemarle Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Christopher H. Koppelman
Dr. Christopher H. Koppelman has been in practice with Albemarle Dental Associates since 1995. A native of Minnesota, he grew up in Cary, NC and graduated from Cary High School. He received his BS degree from Appalachian State University in biology. He earned his DDS degree from the UNC School of Dentistry as a Board of Governors Scholar. A member of the American Dental Association and the NC Dental Society, he has served as a member of the faculty at the dental school and as an examiner with the NC State Board of Dental Examiners. His wife Donna is an author of children's books and is a full time mom for their children Haley, Hannah, Benjamin, and Johnathan. His hobbies include boating and spending time at the beach with his family. He loves all sports, particularly his beloved Minnesota Vikings and Twins.
Dr. Ethan B. Nelson
Dr. Ethan B. Nelson has been in practice with Albemarle Dental Associates since 2007. He is a native of Hertford, NC and graduated from Perquimans County High School. He attended Campbell University for his predental training and earned his BS degree in Dentistry with from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his DDS degree from the UNC School of Dentistry. His wife Kathryn is a Registered Dental Hygienist and they live in Edenton. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the NC Dental Society. His hobbies include fishing and hunting and plays golf to a very low handicap.