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WELCOME CAMILLA (2020)
Camilla is the newest member in our practice. She has been working in the dental field since 2014 and graduated last year with her Hygiene degree from Northern Virginia Community College. Camilla is excited to utilize the latest techniques and advances in the field and share with her patients the best in dental health and prevention.
When not scaling teeth, Camilla is in the pool coaching competitive swimmers with a local year-round swim team. Regarding her personal life, she was recently married and is excited to settle down in Northern Virginia with her husband.
BEST OF FALLS CHURCH (2019)
Dougherty DDS was recently presented with the honor "Best of Falls Church 2019." Dr. Dougherty has been awarded Best Dentist for the seventh 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE (2012)