Dr. Plummer Ray Chavis

Print Laurinberg 001Dr. Chavis graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1980 and currently practices dentistry at our Laurinburg location. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, from which he obtained a fellowship, the North Carolina Dental Society and the Fourth District Dental Society. He has represented North Carolina as an alternate delegate to the ADA national conventions, as vice president of the NCDS and as president of the Fourth District Dental Society. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for the NCDS and has participated in the Missions of Mercy clinics, the Give Kids a Smile program and the Men’s Baptist Association’s dental mobile bus.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Chavis has been involved with the Scotland County chapter of the American Red Cross, the United Way and served as a trustee on the board for Scotia Village Presbyterian Homes. He is currently on the board of trustees for the Scotland County Board of Health and the Scotland County Health Care System.

He enjoys all kinds of sports especially running, biking, golf and water sports. He likes to do road races and has competed in several marathons and biathlons.

A native of Laurinburg, NC, Dr. Chavis attends the Wagram Church of God with his wife, Donna, who also works with him as a dental hygienist, and their two children, Kristen and Coby.


Laurinburg Dentist Receives 2011 Fellowship Award from he Academy of General Dentistry

CHICAGO – The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up to date in the profession through continuing education to better serve the public, is pleased to announce that Plummer Ray Chavis, DDS, FAGD, of Laurinburg, North Carolina, received the association’s 2011 Fellowship award during the AGD 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held July 28 to 31 in Sand Diego, California.

The Fellowship award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Chavis completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership with the AGD.

As a recipient of the Fellowship award, Dr. Chavis joins more than 6,500 active AGD Fellows who understand that providing great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements.

“We are proud to honor Dr. Chavis for his commitment to the profession,” says AGD President Howard Gamble, DMD, FAGD. “He has distinguished himself professionally among his peers and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to both his fellow dentists and to the members of the community.”

About the Academy of General Dentistry

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up to date in the profession through continuing education to better serve the public. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. More than 772,000 persons in the United States are employed directly in the field of dentistry. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. For more information about the AGD, please visit www.agd.org.