Dental Staff

All professionals at Family Dentistry of Sandusky 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.

Christopher Powell, DDS

Dr. Christopher Powell graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in May of 2003. Dr. Powell is a native of the Thumb Area. Born and raised in Peck, Michigan he appreciates the benefits of living in a rural area. After graduating from Peck High School, Dr. Powell went on to study and earn his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Western Michigan Universtiy. Since graduating from U of D, he has practiced in Sandusky where at first he joined Dr. Douglas Gorringe at Family Dentistry of Sandusky. Dr. Powell practiced alone for a year before bringing on Dr. LaBelle as an Associate. 

Currently living in Forestville with his wife, Cheryl, and their 5 children, the family enjoys spending time together. Dr. Powell also enjoys home improvement projects, spending time with friends, is highly involved in their church and short-term mission work. Family Dentistry of Sandusky is a great way for Dr. Powell to be able to help fulfill his passion for helping people.


Arthur LaBelle, DDS

Dr. LaBelle joined Famly Dentistry of Sandusky in the Fall of 2016. He came to the practice to semi-retire after selling his private practice Michiganian. Dr. LaBelle was born in Port Huron and later his family moved to Warren. He and his wife, Thanh currently live in the area and he has 2 sons and a daughter.

Dr. LaBelle grew up in the Warren school district and he later went on to study an the University of Detroit where he received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He then spent another 3 years in the accelerated program at U of D to gain his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1976. He has since practiced all phases of dentistry including implants, orthodontics, cosmetic and restorative care. Dr. LaBelle is currently licensed to practice in both Michigan and California. He lived 2 years in Da Nang, Vietnam where he opened a dental practice, trained staff, managed and marketed the practice, and performed general dentistry work. Dr. LaBelle has practiced in Warren and Sterling Heights where he has private practices. Since then he has worked as an Associate Dentist with several other Dentists.

In his free time, Dr. LaBelle enjoys outdoor recreate, fishing, reading, antique automobiles, Vietnamese Culture, and motorcycling.