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There’s always something fun going on at our practice!

Contests, prizes, and new smiles! We invite you to visit our practice, and find out what’s new this month!


HAPPY HOLIDAYS (2018)

Dougherty DDS would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! May the season bring you warmth, peace, joy, and a lot of beautiful smiles filled with laughter!!


THE VIRGINIA MEETING (2018)

We had a wonderful time this past week, taking continuing education courses and networking at The Virginia Meeting. The annual conference was held at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs. We’re excited to share all the amazing things we learned with you!


BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE LITTLE CITY (2018)

Each year, Dougherty DDS donates toothbrushes, toothpaste, and chapsticks to Falls Church New Teacher Bags. These bags are distributed to the new teachers in Falls Church City schools. Dr. Dougherty has been a Business in Education partner with the Falls Church City schools for several years. The bags are a wonderful way to welcome and thank new educators to the Falls Church communtiy.


BEST OF FALLS CHURCH 2018 (2018)

Dougherty DDS was recently presented with the honor “Best of Falls Church 2018. ” Dr. Dougherty has been awarded Best Dentist for the sixth year. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your continued patronage to the practice. Thank you to everyone who cast a vote for us. It is patients like you that make it fulfilling to serve the community’s dental needs!

(Not pictured: Dental Hygiene Superstar Daniela!)


WELCOME NEW FACES (2018)

You may have noticed a couple new faces around our office. We’ve recently welcomed Daniela (registered dental hygienist) and Abigail (dental assistant) to the Dougherty DDS team. Stop by and say hello! We look forward to seeing you soon!


FALLS CHURCH HEALTHIEST IN THE NATION! (2018)

Falls Church was just named America’s Healthiest Community! We are so proud to be part of this wonderful Little City! Dougherty DDS has been in Falls Church since 1968 when Dr. Dougherty’s father opened the practice. Being a generational office in the healthcare field, in U.S. News’s “Healthiest Community,” is such an honor.  Way to go, Falls Church! Read the full article here.


BEST OF FALLS CHURCH (2017)

Dougherty DDS was chosen as the Best of Falls Church 2017!  We are so proud to be voted #1 dentist again!  Thank you to everyone who voted.  Patients like you make serving the community so rewarding.


PRESIDENTIAL TRAVELS (2017)

Dr. Dougherty is getting ready to wrap up his Presidential term with the Virginia Dental Association.  He has been traveling around the state participating in various community outreach projects.  His recent travels took him to Wise County, where he and numerous other volunteers delivered donated dental services to underserved populations.  He had an opportunity to meet with some local dental assisting students while providing care to those in need.


HONORARY ALUMNUS (2017)

Dr. Dougherty recently spoke at Virginia Commonwealth University's Dental School graduation.  He spoke to over 100 graduating dentists and dental hygienists.  He was also presented with an Honorary Alumus diploma from Dean David Sarrett for his outstanding leadership, service, and stewardship.


LOCAL CELEBRITY (2017)

Dr. Dougherty and some fellow dentists of the Virginia Dental Association gathered at a local news station to take calls about accessing and utilizing dental care in the area.


GREEN STRONG! (2016)

DoughertyDDS has been recertified as a "Green" office.  The state of Virginia recognizes businesses making efforts to better the environment.  The Virginia Environmental Excellence Program awarded DoughertyDDS the certification back in 2009.  The office must submit annual reports showing expanded improvements in environmental preservation.  The office has recycled over 10,000 pounds of materials and is helping keep the water clean through special filtration systems.  DoughertyDDS is the only dental office in Virginia honored with this certification and we are honored to pass along our environmental commitment to our patients.


MR. PRESIDENT (2016)

It is with great excitment we announce our very own Dr. Dougherty as the new Virginia Dental Association President.  Dr. Dougherty has been an active member with the Association since graduating from dental school in 1988.  He has worked very hard, both clinically, and legislatively, to achieve this prestigious honor.  We are very proud to have such an extraordinary man as our leader and mentor.  Congratulations, Dr. Dougherty, on your enormous success!


TURN ON THE LIGHTS! (2016)

Katie, Dr. Dougherty, and Jaclyn are now using the Spark Headlight with their dental loupes so your teeth will be brighter than ever!  Spark is the newest wireless headlight development from Orascoptic.


MISSION OF MERCY (2016)

Mission of Mercy 2016 was another great success!  Hundreds of volunteers  contributed from all over the area.  Almost 900 patients were seen for various procedures such as fillings, cleanings, and extractions totalling more than $600,000 in donated services.  Dr. D once again headed the Restorative department which overseas fillings and extractions.  Dr. Dougherty even had a chance to meet up with Tim Kaine, US Senator and former Virginia Governor, who made an appearance at the project.


OWLS NEED ORAL HEALTH CARE TOO! (2016)

Oakie, the mascot for Oakridge Elementary school in Arlington, made a visit to the office last month for his dental check-up and cleaning.  Oakie helps promote healthy habits in the community.  Oakie even has a blog and Twitter account to give children tips on staying happy and healthy.  Oakie left the office with sparkly teeth and a healthy mouth to show the kids back at school.


AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION (2015)

Washington, DC hosted the American Dental Association's annual meeting this fall.  With over thousands of continuing education hours available, the team at DoughertyDDS was able to catch up on new technologies, healthcare, and advances in the dental industry.  Dr. D attended the House of Delegates again this year, serving as an Alternate Delegate for the state of Virginia.


NORTHERN VIRGINIA DENTAL CLINIC (2015)

Dr. Dougherty recently participated in 'Leadership Day' at the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic.  The clinic is located right here in Falls Church and provides dental services to the underserved community  Local dentists volunteer year round at the clinic.  Leadership Day is a wonderful opportunity for local dentsits to lend their knowledge and skills, while aiding the community.


DENTAL SAVINGS PLAN (2015)

DoughertyDDS is excited to offer a special in-house Dental Savings Plan for those patients without dental insurance benefits.  The plan has no deductibles or maximums, and there are no claims to file.  We offer plans for both traditional and Periodontal treatment needs.  The plans offer benefits for preventive care, while providing a discount on dental services.  We would love to talk to you about a Dental Savings Plan to best suit your needs.


MOUTHHEALTHY.ORG

Dr. Dougherty is a proud member of the American Dental Association (ADA).  He is very active in the proefssional, legislative, and educational sides of the Association.  The ADA is proud to sponsor a new evidence-based resource called http://www.mouthhealthy.org.  This trusted site includes consumer friendly research and links pertaining to your oral health.


PUFF TEACHES CUB SCOUTS (2015)

Puff flew in to make another appearence helping children learn the importance of good oral health.  Katie, one of our dental hygienists, recently visited a local Cub Scouts Den meeting with our best buddy Puff.  They talked about good brushing and flossing habits, healthy foods, and bad cavity bugs.  The children all had an opportunity to brush Puff's teeth, while asking questions about visiting the dentist.  The Scouts had a lot of stories to share with Katie and Puff about their visits.  Puff's teeth were pearly white by the time they went home!


HIPPO - TIGER - GIRAFFE GAMES (2015)

Right before the NCAA began their March Madness, the Falls Church City Elementary PTA was having some sports madness of their own.  The PTA staff of Falls Church Elementary schools took part in a huge fundraiser this spring.  Students cheered while PTA members particpated in games and all kinds of fun contests.  DoughertyDDS was proud to donate "swag-bag" goodie bags for the parents particpating in the fundraiser.  Great job parents!


INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF DENTISTS (2014)

Dr. Dougherty was inducted into the International College of Dentists (ICD) at the American Dental Association's annual session last week. The meeting was held in San Antonio, TX. The ICD recognizes leadership and promotes excellence with an emphasis on service. The College's core values are Integrity - Leadership - Service. Members are acknowledged for their commitment and dedication to oral health needs throughout the world. Inductees are peer-nominated. We are proud to recognize Dr. Dougherty as an ICD member.


PRESIDENTIAL CITATION (2014)

Dr. Dougherty attended the Virginia Meeting this past week. This is the annual conference for the Virginia Dental Association. Dr. D received a Presidential Citation honor for his exceptional service and dedication as Online Mentor Task Force Chair. For the past year, Dr. Dougherty had been the Chair of a task force which helps dental students connect with the dental professional community. Through the mentorship program, students are able to learn from and network with local dentists.


PRESCHOOL EDUCATION (2014)

Dr. Dougherty and Katie recently visited area preschools to help teach young children about the importance of clean teeth and healthy mouths. The children had a chance to enjoy "Puff," the office dental dragon puppet. By brushing and flossing his teeth, they were able to have fun practicing their skills. The children were excited to learn about brushing and see all the fun "toys" used at the office.

Child education holds a special place in their hearts, as they both have young children. Dr. Dougherty's son Matthew, and neighbor, Savannah, are sporting their masks in the photograph below. In the photograph above, Katie's son, Ian, is practicing his flossing skills with Puff.


SUMMER REPRISE! (2013)

It's never too late to enjoy last summer's memories! Dr. Dougherty and his family visited a ranch last August. The ranch offered many outdoor adventures. Dr. D had the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the horses. Let's hope he doesn't decide to take on equestrian patients!


BEST OF FALLS CHURCH (2013)

For the fourth year in a row, Dr. Dougherty has been named Falls Church's Best Dentist. In the annual Falls Church News Press competition, residents from the surrounding areas vote on their Best doctors, vendors, and establishments. At DoughertyDDS, we are proud to bring you quality dental care with a personal, family touch. After being in the Falls Church community for 25 years, being elected Best Dentist four years running is truly a humbling and rewarding honor. Thank you to all of our patients who voted!


REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Our GREEN office program is still going strong! In 2009, our office was certified with the Environmental Excellence Program. We are the only dental office in the state with this recognition. After four years of environmental initiatives, we have recycled over 1300 pounds of material. We also take pride in our clean water management and energy efficient equipment.

As professionals in our community, we believe in setting a good example for those around us. We are committed to keeping the environment healthy for our patients, as well as minimizing our carbon footprint so the future generations can continue to enjoy the natural beauty of our world.


FALLS CHURCH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HUMANITARIANISM AWARD (2013)

Dr. D is at it again! This spring, he was presented with the James S. Elkin Award for Humanitarianism from the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his services as the Chamber's Co-Vice Chair of membership, his efforts to green DoughertyDDS, and his work teaching dental hygiene to preschoolers, Dr. Dougherty was recognized for his leadership and support of Mission of Mercy. Dr. Dougherty has been an active member within the Falls Church community for over 25 years. Congratulations Dr. Dougherty!


ADVANCES IN PERIODONTAL SURGERY (2013)

Our office now offers minimally invasive LANAP Periodontal surgery (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). LANAP is the first and only FDA cleared laser protocol on the market. With no cutting or sutures, patients experience more comfort. The surgery is able to regenerate bone without grafting. With the possibility of stem cells, the LANAP procedure creates new treatment opportunities in the treatment of Periodontal disease to achieve optimum periodontal health.


LIONS OF VIRGINIA DISTINGUISHED HUMANITARIANISM AWARD (2013)

Dr. Dougherty, a Falls Church Lion, was recently awarded the Lions of Virginia Distinguished Humanitarian Award. The Lions of Virginia Foundation is the charitable arm of the Lions. The award represents outstanding commitment and dedication of rendering humanitarian services in the community.

Dr. Dougherty has been actively supporting the Falls Church Lions Charities succeed in their mission for over 20 years. The Falls Church Lions Club proudly presented Dr. Dougherty with their highest honor.


EDITORIAL REVIEW (2012)

Dr. Dougherty is serving as the newest editorial reviewer for the Virginia Dental Journal. The Journal is the flagship of Virginia dentistry. It is comprised of peer-reviewed scientific content as well as thought-provoking editorials, educational listings, and much more. Since it's premier in 1923, the Journal has been a trusted resource for members. Dr. Dougherty is a career-long member of the Virginia Dental Association and volunteers a large amount of time to the advancement of the profession. As an editorial reviewer, he has the opportunity to actively participate in the publication of these significant contributions.


WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE (2012)

 
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