I graduated as valedictorian (number 1 in my class) from the Royal Dental College, earning my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During my time in dental school I was also granted a 1-year full time scholarship for clinical research, and was subsequently awarded my Master’s degree with an emphasis on Esthetic Dentistry.
After graduating dental school I finished a General Practice Residency followed by a Fellowship in Advanced General Dentistry at the College of Dentistry, University of Iowa. While in Iowa I also met the love of my life, Dr. Amber DeWeerd. For the last four years I have been teaching at the College of Dentistry in Iowa, while seeing my own private patients 3 days a week and practicing the full scope of general dentistry.
My years at the College of Dentistry have allowed me to learn from some of the best specialists in the country. I put my knowledge to the test in 2015 when I became certified by the American Board of General Dentistry (ABGD) and completed a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. The American Board of General Dentistry certifies only 0.5% of dentists. Click here to read more about what it means to be certified by the American Board of General Dentistry.
I truly love dentistry as both a science and an art form. A large portion of my spare time is devoted to both keeping up with the most recent research and writing dental articles about new dental procedures. As a result, my work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. I also co-authored a chapter in a dental textbook on tooth colored fillings (composites). I also am a reviewer for the journal of the Academy of General Dentistry deciding if articles are suitable for publication or not.
I very much enjoy spending time outdoors, cooking for friends and family, and travelling to new places together with Dr. Amber DeWeerd. I am also very excited to be a part of the wonderful community that Winchester has to offer.
At Smiles of Virginia Dental Center, I will be offering the full range of general dentistry services. I am thrilled to add implant placement, orthodontics and IV-sedation as new services.