Curriculum Vitae

Lisa Marie Samaha, DDS, FAGD, PC
Port Warwick Dental Arts
Center for Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Medicine
Phone: 757-320-2749 Cell: 757.880.5156
Email: SamahaDDS@PWDentalArts.com
Web: www.PWDentalArts.com

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • United States Coast Guard Dental Clinic, General Dental Internship, Yorktown, VA, 1981-1982
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia, Doctor of Dental Surgery, (DDS) 1978 – 1982
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Bachelor of Arts, English, (Magna Cum Laude), 1974-1977

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, CERTIFICATIONS, AWARDS and HONORS

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine, Top Docs, voted by peers 2013 – present
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine, Reader Choice Best of 757, Cosmetic Dental Practice, 2013-present
  • Hampton Roads Magazine, Reader Choice Best of 757, Cosmetic Dental Practice, 1994-2012
  • Certified Transformational Trainer, 2014
  • Pinhole Surgical Technique, Certification and Licensure, 2013
  • Medical Ozone Certification, 2010
  • Custom Dentures Certification, 2011, Advanced Training, 2013
  • Most Influential Woman of Virginia, Top 50, Virginia Lawyers Media, 2010
  • Six Month Smiles Advanced Certification, 2010, Advanced Training 2013
  • Invisalign Orthodontic Certification, 2009
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Boston GEMS Conference, 2008
  • Certification, DNA-PCR Testing, 2007
  • Official Spokesperson, Centers for Dental Medicine, 2005
  • Port Warwick Dental Arts, designated as a Center for Dental Medicine, 2005 – present
  • Mission of Mercy Dental Citations, 2003 – present
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellowship Award, (FAGD), 1995
  • Peninsula Dental Society, Children’s Dental Health Month Citations, 1982-1992
  • Virginia Department of Public Health, Children’s Dental Health Month Citations, 1982-1990
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, Rural Dental Health Scholarship, 1979-1981
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1977
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Outstanding English Major Award, 1976

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Smart Beginnings, National Initiative, Hampton Roads Board Member, 2015 – present
  • Healthy Mouth Healthy Body 2020 Initiative, Founder, 2015-2020
  • Oral Cancer Cause, Platinum Partner, 2013-present
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, 2013 – present
  • International Academy for Ozone in Healthcare, Founding Member, 2012 – present
  • Holistic Dental Association, Professional Member, April 2013 – present
  • Perio Arts Institute Healthy Kiss Initiative, Founder, 2012
  • Speaking Consulting Network, June 2012 – present
  • Bale/Doneen Medical Preceptorship, Feb 2011
  • American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, Founding Member, July 2010 – present
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Jan 2010 – present
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Jan 2010 – present
  • American Association of Contemporary Esthetics, 2009-present
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, 2008-present
  • Perio Arts Institute, Founder and Director, 2006-present
  • Perio Passion Dental Seminars, AGD/PACE approved provider, Director, 2007-present
  • Crown Council, 2005-present
  • Port Warwick Dental Arts Center for Dental Medicine, Owner, 2005-present
  • American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, 2004-present
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, 2004-present
  • Organization for Computerized Dentistry, 2001- 2006
  • American Academy of Periodontology, Associate Member, 1989-present
  • American Dental Association, 1982-present
  • Virginia Dental Association, 1982-present
  • Peninsula Dental Society, 1982-present
  • Academy of General Dentistry, 1982
  • American Association of Women Dentists, 1982-present
  • American Association of Dental Anthropology, 1982- 2002
  • Academy for Sports Dentistry, 1991- 2002
  • Anorexia Bulimia Association of Virginia, Board Member 1993

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • Healthy Mouth Healthy Body 2020 Initiative, Founder and Director, 2015-present
  • International Academy of Ozone in Healthcare, Founding Member, 2012 – present
  • American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, Founding Member, July 2010 – present
  • Perio Arts Institute, Founder and Director, AGD/PACE Approved organization, 2006-present
  • Perio Arts Research, Founder and Director, 2007- 2013
  • PerioPassion Dental Seminars, AGD/PACE approved provider, Director, 2007-present
  • Port Warwick Dental Arts Center for Dental Medicine, Owner, 2005-present
  • American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, 2004-present
  • Private Practice, General Dentistry, Newport News, Virginia, 2003-present
  • Private Practice, General Dentistry, Denbigh Professional Park, Newport News, Virginia, 1982-2003
  • Port Warwick Dental Arts Institute for Advanced Training, Founder and Director, 2006-2007
  • Official National Spokesperson, Centers for Dental Medicine, 2005-2006
  • Continuing Education Representative, Academy of General Dentistry, Peninsula Region, 2003-2008
  • Advisor, Medical Careers Institute, Newport News, Virginia, 2002-present
  • Chief Dental Consultant, Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, Virginia, 1986-2003
  • Advisor, Dental Auxiliary Educational Program, Tidewater Technical Institute, 1996-2000
  • Representative, Academy for Sports Dentistry, “Oral Health 2000 Symposium,” Washington, D.C., 1993
  • Spokesperson, Academy for Sports Dentistry, Legislative Affairs Committee, 1993-1999
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, The Virginia Dental Journal, 1993- present
  • Member, Committee on Dental Health and Public Information, Peninsula Dental Society, 1982- 1995
  • Dental Advisor, Board member, Anorexia Bulimia Association of Virginia, 1993-1994
  • Dental Advisor, Health Advisory Board, City School System, Newport News, Virginia, 1990-1994
  • Member, Committee on Professionalism and Ethics, Virginia Dental Association, 1985-1994
  • Chairperson, Committee on Professionalism and Ethics, Peninsula Dental Society, 1985-1994
  • Chairperson, Subcommittee on Sports Dentistry, Virginia Dental Association, 1992-1993
  • Chairperson, Subcommittee on Sports Dentistry, Peninsula Dental Society, 1992-1993
  • Member, Committee on Dental Health and Public Information, Virginia Dental Association, 1985-1989
  • Member, Planning Committee, Virginia Dental Association, 1986-1988
  • Chairperson, Committee on Dental Health and Public Information, Peninsula Dental Society, 1985-1987
  • Spokesperson for Dental Health, Dental Health and Public Information Committee, Peninsula Dental Society, 1985-1987
  • Delegate or Alternate Delegate, Virginia Dental Association, 1983-1987

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Nutrition and Integrative Medicine – a Primer for Clinicians, Chapter on Periodontics, pending publication, 2016
  • Advances of Ozone Therapy in Medicine and Dentistry, Textbook by Dr. Silvia A. Menendez Cepero in collaboration with Mark T. Weiser DDS, (International publication), Chapter on Periodontics and Ozone, 2016
  • “Smile.” Educational book on Contemporary Dentistry, 2015
  • “PerioPassion Clinical Protocol Manual,” Perio Arts Institute, January 2014
  • “PerioPassion Chairside Reference Guide,” Perio Arts Institute, January 2014
  • “Keep Your Smile Fresh – and Your Heart Healthy” American Academy for Oral Systemic Health Connect Newsletter, January 2013
  • “Planning Joint Replacement Surgery? Check-in With Your Dentist First” American Academy for Oral Systemic Health Connect Newsletter, January 2012 Issue
  • “Life-Changing Dentistry” Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Tribune, Italian Edition, December 2011
  • “Life-changing surgery boosts selfless patient’s quality of life” Dental Tribune, December 2011
  • “Newport News Dentist with a Passion for the Art of Dentistry – and Art Itself!” Doctor of Dentistry, Cover Story, Nov/Dec 2008
  • “A Passion for Perio in the Cosmetic Dental Practice?” Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, pending publication
  • “Rescue from Lebanon…A Lecture for Wartime” Virginia Dental Journal, Virginia Dental Association, Oct 2006
  • “Rescue from Lebanon…Building Bridges of Understanding” Woman Dentist Journal, American Association of Women Dentists, Oct 2006
  • “Periodontal Nutrition…Healing from the Inside-out” Woman Dentist Journal, American Association of Women Dentists, May, 2006
  • “Branding…With the Dental Artist’s Brush,” Woman Dentist Journal, Cover Story, American Association of Women Dentists, June 2004
  • “The Dental Professional’s Responsibility in Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse,”
    The Virginia Dental Journal, Virginia Dental Association, February – March 1994
  • “Report on Oral Health 2000 Consortium,” The Academy for Sports Dentistry Newsletter, Winter 1993
  • “Interprofessional Communications: How Best to Care for Our Mutual Patients,”
    The Physician’s Update, Physician’s Newsletter of Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1993
  • “Orofacial Injury Relative to Sporting Activity: How Can Interested Members of the Virginia Dental Association Become Involved?” The Virginia Dental Journal, 1992: Volume 69, Number 3
  • “Dental Emergencies and the Expectant Woman,” The Physician’s Update, Physician’s Newsletter of Mary Immaculate Hospital, September 1992
  • “Antibiotic Prophylaxis as it Relates to Dental Treatment,” The Physician’s Update, Physician’s Newsletter of Mary Immaculate Hospital, July 1991

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • “PerioPassion Dental Seminars” 16 hour, AGD/PACE approved National Seminar Series, Perio Arts Institute, Oct 2007, April 2008, Oct 2008, Dec 2008, Feb 2009, April, 2009, Aug 2009, Oct 2009, Dec 2009, April 2010, December 2010, Dec 2011, June 2012, Dec 2012, Nov 2013, April 2014, November 2014, February 2015, April 2015, November 2015, April 2016
  • AAOSH Scientific Session: Reversing the Health Care Crisis…One Patient at a Time, Keynote Speaker (Clinical Guidelines for Oral Pathogens Screening, Testing and Strategic Therapy), Orlando, Florida, September 2016
  • “Transform the Manner by Which You Heal Your Patients for… Healthy Patients Healthy Profits” Dr. Howard Farran’s Dentaltown Podcast, August 2016
  • Peninsula Forum on Aging, Newport News, VA, March, 2016
  • “My Secrets for Painless, Profitable Perio And Total Body Wellness” AIM Dental Marketing Webinar with Danny Bobrow, March 2016
  • Holistic Health Symposium, Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, VA, February 2016
  • Hampton University, Are YOU Certified Kissable?” Hampton, VA, February 2016
  • Hampton University, “The Future of Dentistry”, Hampton, VA, October 2015
  • Hampton University, “Healthy Mouth Healthy Body”, Hampton, VA, October 2015
  • “Bon Secours Hospital Successful Aging Forum”, Hampton Convention Center, Hampton, VA May 2015
  • Riverside Hospital, “7th Annual Stroke Symposium”, Newport News, VA, May 2015
  • Hampton University, “Stroke Awareness Day”, Hampton, VA, April 2015
  • “Say Ahh… Event,” Mary Immaculate Hospital, Health Conference Center, April 2015
  • “The Treacherous Journey from Mother’s Mouth to Baby’s Lungs,” March of Dimes, Feb 2015
  • “The Treacherous Journey from Mouth to Heart –The Heart n Mouth Connection,” Riverside Hospital Medical Staff, Feb 2015
  • “Painless, Profitable Perio for the Dental Hygienist, Big Case Marketing Painless Dentistry Series, Dec 2014
  • “Secrets for Painless, Profitable Perio for the Dental Team,” Perio Arts Institute, Dec 2014
  • “Practical Clinical Protocol for a Total Body Wellness Dental Practice,” Exceptional Dental Courses, Puerto Vallarta Mexico: Feb 27, 2014
  • “Dramatically Increase High Value Cases through Oral Systemic Wellness,” Dental Influencers Empowerment Series – Dentistry’s Luminaries: Sept 2012
  • “The High-Powered Marriage of Phase Contrast Microscopy and Oral DNA Testing” Webinar, DCEDental, Sept 2012
  • “Periodontal Nutrition” Webinar with DCEDental, Oct 2011, June 2012
  • “How Will the American Academy of Oral/Systemic Health Change the World?” American Academy of Oral/Systemic Health, Founding Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, Oct 2010
  • “Oral/Systemic Connection,” Integrative Medical Arts Symposium, Newport News, Virginia, Oct 2010
  • “Periodontal Nutrition, Blood testing and DNA testing,” Dental Concierge Oral – Systemic Symposium, Reno, Nevada, Jan 2010
  • “Leading-Edge Periodontal Protocol: Periodontal Nutrition and Blood Testing,” Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, Scottsdale, Arizona, Nov 2009
  • “PerioPassion!” 16 hour, AGD/PACE approved DVD self-instructional program, Perio Arts Institute, Distribution began: April 2009
  • “A Passion for Perio in the Cosmetic Dental Practice?” DVD, October 2007
  • “Treatment Presentation for Dr. Tonya Long,” DVD, Oct 2007
  • “Oral Cancer Story with Maria Luinetti”, 1 hour DVD, Oct 2007
  • “Blood testing and Periodontal Disease Protocol”, with Vivian Reynolds, DVD, October 2007
  • “Nutritional Supplementation and Periodontal Disease Protocol”, with Michelle Kahle, DVD, October, 2007
  • “Patient Interviews about Dr Lisa Marie Samaha and her Periodontal Protocol”, Mike Trowbridge, Janna Matherly, Dr Tonya Long, DVD, October 2007
  • “Nutrition and Periodontal Disease, Before and Afters”, DVD, October 2007
  • “Lasers for Periodontal Disease Treatment with Live Patient Demo”, Vivian Reynolds, DVD, October, 2007
  • “Periodontal Disease and the OB/GYN’s Need to Know,” Physician’s Grand Rounds, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Spring 2007
  • “The Special Periodontal/Systemic Concerns of the African American Woman,” Riverside Regional Hospital, LINKS Annual Conference, Linkages to Preventive Health Care, Newport News, Virginia, September, 2006
  • “The Perio/Systemic Disease Connection,” Sentara Bayside Hospital, Physician’s Grand Rounds, Norfolk, Virginia, September, 2006
  • “The Oral/Systemic Link,” American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, July 2006
  • “How the Art of 21st Century Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry Can Enhance the Art of Plastic Surgery,” Port Warwick Dental Arts Institute, May, 2006
  • “Oral Disease and its Systemic Complications; from Fact to Protocol,” Centers for Dental Medicine Seminar, Maui, Hawaii, January, 2006
  • “Systemic Manifestations of Oral Disease,” Riverside Regional Medical Center, Medical Professionals’ Spring Conference, 2004
  • “Oral Signs and Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies,” Peninsula Dental Hygienist’s Association, 2004
  • “The Conservative Treatment of Acute and Chronic Orofacial Pain with the NTI Appliance,” Tidewater Physical Therapy Association, 2004
  • “The Benefits and Virtues of Cerec Technology for Patient and Doctor,” Port Warwick Dental Arts, 2003
  • “Advanced Technology in the Modern Dental Facility,” Port Warwick Dental Arts, 2003
  • “Osteoporosis and More…What Every 21st Century Woman Must Know,” Mary Immaculate Hospital, 2001
  • “Disease…the Oral-Systemic Link… What Every 21st Century Health Care Practitioner Must Know,” Health and Medical Sciences Summer Conference, Education, Virginia, 2001
  • “Osteoporosis: What Every 21st Century Woman Must Know,” Mary Immaculate Hospital, 2001
  • “The Oral Effects of Systemic Disease and the Systemic Effects of Oral Disease: A Comprehensive Review of International Medical and Dental Research,” Commonwealth of Virginia’s 23rd Health and Medical Sciences Summer Conference, 2001
  • “The Oral-Systemic Link,” Academy of General Dentistry, Peninsula Meeting, 2001
  • “The Oral Effects of Systemic Disease and the Systemic Effects of Oral Disease,” Peninsula Dental Assistant’s Society, 2000
  • “Gum Disease: A Life-threatening Issue?” 20th Virginia Health Occupations Education Summer Conference, 1998
  • “Systemic Effects of Oral Disease,” Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1998
  • “Orofacial Injury as it Relates to Sporting Activity with an Overview of Smokeless Tobacco
    Use: Playing it Safe,” Virginia High School League Annual Symposium; Representative,
    Virginia Dental Association, 1998
  • “The Use of Mandatory Mouthguards in Sporting Activity: How, Why, What, When and Where?” Hampton, VA, 1998
  • “Oral Manifestations of Eating Disorders,” Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1996
  • “The Dental Professional’s Responsibility in Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse,” Virginia Dental Assistants Association, 46th Annual Meeting, 1994
  • “Orofacial Injury as it Relates to Sporting Activity,” Oral Health 2000 Symposium, 1993
  • “Computer Imaging and its Impact in the World of Cosmetic Dentistry,” Peninsula Dental Assistants Society, 1993
  • “Oral Manifestations of Eating Disorders,” Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1993
  • “Development of a Sports Dentistry Program in the State of Virginia,” Academy for Sports Dentistry, Annual Meeting, 1992
  • “Cosmetic Dentistry: In Search of the Perfect Smile,” Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1992
  • “Dental Health for the Expectant Woman and Developing Child,” Pediatric Staff, Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1992
  • “Orofacial Injury Relative to Sporting Activity with an Overview of Smokeless Tobacco Use: Playing it Safe,” Emergency Medical Staff, Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1992
  • “Orofacial Injury Relative to Sporting Activity with an Overview of Smokeless Tobacco Use: Playing it Safe,” Surgical Staff, Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1992
  • “Orofacial Injury Relative to Sporting Activity with an Overview of Smokeless Tobacco Use: Playing it Safe,” General Medical Staff, Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1992
  • “Oral Health Concerns Relative to Parkinson’s Disease,” Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1992
  • “Children’s Dental Health Workshop” Newport News City School System, 1991
  • “Dental Health Concerns for the Developing Child,” Newport News School System, Nursing Staff, 1990
  • “Interprofessional Communications: or How Best to Care for our Mutual Patients,” General Medical Staff, Mary Immaculate Hospital, 1984
  • “The Successful Dental Care of the Uncooperative Pediatric Patient via Sound Psychological
    Approaches,” School of Dentistry, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, 1977

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES / NEWS RELEASES/
TELEVISION, RADIO AND PERIODICAL INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES AND COMMUNITY RECOGNITION

  • Port Warwick Dental Arts Newsletter, tri-annually, 2006 to Present
  • “Second Opinion Column,” The Health Journal, bimonthly, February 2015 – present
  • “Ask The Expert: Cosmetic Dentistry”, Coastal Virginia Medical Directory, 2017
  • “Ask The Expert: Holistic Dentistry” Coastal Virginia Medical Directory, April 2016
  • “Ask The Expert: Periodontal Disease and its Consequences” Coastal Virginia Medical Directory, 2016
  • “Ask The Expert: Receding Gums” Coastal Virginia Medical Directory, November 2015
  • “Ask The Expert: Hormones and Dental Concerns” Coastal Virginia Medical Directory, September 2015
  • “Ask The Expert: Snoring and Sleep Apnea and the Dentist’s Role” Coastal Virginia Medical Directory, June 2015
  • “Ask The Expert: The Mouth Body Connection” Coastal Virginia Medical Directory, February 2015“Ask The Expert: The Mouth Body Connection” Coastal Virginia Medical Directory, February 2015
  • “The Art of Healing, The Creation of Beauty, The Science of Function” Port Warwick Newsletter, December 2016
  • “What is Holistic Dentistry” Coastal Virginia Magazine, November 2016
  • “Periodontal Disease and Breast Cancer: The Correlation May Surprise You!” Coastal Virginia Magazine, September 2016
  • “It’s Never Too Late To Get Straight!” Port Warwick Newsletter, July 2016
  • “When it Comes to Matters of the Heart, MOUTH Matters” Coastal Virginia Magazine, January, 2016
  • “The Link Between Mouth and Body” The Health Journal, Jan 2016
  • “Rolling with the Changes throughout a Woman’s Life” Coastal Virginia Magazine, October 2015
  • “Healthy Mouth. Healthy Mommy. Healthy Baby.” Coastal Virginia Magazine, August 2015
  • “Local Dentist Launches Premiere Health Initiative for Peninsula,” Jan 2015
  • “Second Opinion Column,” The Health Journal, Feb, April, May, Sept, Nov 2015, Jan 2016
  • “Healthy Mouth Healthy Body. Healthy Body Healthy Mouth.” Oyster Pointer, April 2015
  • “Healthy Mouth Healthy Body 2020 Initiative, Coastal Virginia Magazine, Feb 2015
  • “Reclaim Your Smile, Reclaim Your Health, Coastal Virginia Magazine, Sept 2014
  • “Snoring and Sleep Apnea: A Small Appliance Can be an Alternative to Your CPAP,” Port Warwick Newsletter, July 2014
  • “What does and 18-Wheeler Have to do with my Teeth?” Coastal Virginia, June 2014
  • “No More Gum Tissue Grafting: Restore Receding Gums though a Tiny Pinhole!” Coastal Virginia, April 2014
  • “Pinhole Surgical Technique – First in Virginia and First 100 in the World”, May 2013
  • “Living in Pain from an Early Age,” Oyster Pointer, Mar 2014
  • “Fight Alzheimer’s Disease with Attentive Dental Care,” Coastal Virginia, February 2014
  • “Prevent the Pain – Take Action,” HR Magazine, Jan 2014
  • “Six Month Braces-Just the Thing to Set Adults Straight,” Port Warwick Newsletter, December 2013
  • “Port Warwick Dental Arts Teams Up with Oral Cancer Cause to Raise Awareness, Educate Patients about Oral Cancer,” Press Release, 2013
  • “Planning on Starting a Family? Don’t Forget this Critical Care,” Hampton Roads Magazine, October 2013
  • “Breaking With Oral Tradition,” Health Journal, June 2013
  • “Do You Suffer From Tension or Migraine Headaches? TMJ Pain? Here’s Something to Chew On,” Hampton Roads Magazine, July 2013
  • “Periodontal Disease and Diabetes –Not a ‘Sweet’ Combination!” Hampton Roads Magazine, February 2013
  • “9 Weird Reasons Your Gums Are Bleeding” Prevention.com, January 2013
  • “Keep Your Smile Fresh – and Your Heart Healthy” Hampton Roads Magazine, January 2013
  • Hampton Roads Magazine’s Gold Award for Top Docs, 2008 – 2013
  • “Choosing a Dentist: Find a Practice that Treats You as More than Just Another Mouth” Hampton Roads Magazine, Dec 2012
  • “What Does Periodontal Disease Have to do With Breast Cancer?” Oct 2012
  • “Port Warwick Dental Arts Designated One of the First Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute’s Affiliated Dental Practices,” June 2012
  • “Give Your Face a Lift…without Surgery!” HR Magazine, July 2012
  • “Why Wait and Watch?” Oyster Pointer, Oct 2012
  • “When the Economy Bites, Teeth Suffer,” Health Journal, Feb 2012
  • “Are You the Only One NOT Smiling In Holiday Photos?” KöR Whitening, Peninsula Woman’s Magazine, October 2011
  • “Gentle Dental Laser Treatments,” Peninsula Woman’s Magazine, August 2011
  • “More Adults Bracing for Braces” Health Journal, July 2011
  • “Before the Plastic Surgeon, Check Out Facelift Dentures” HR Magazine, June 2011
  • “Facelift Dentures™: The Real Deal, Oyster Pointer, August 2011
  • “Are You Certified Kissable?” Peninsula Woman’s Magazine, June 2011
  • “Sleep -as Critical to Life as Breath,” Peninsula Woman’s Magazine, March 2011
  • “Regain the Pleasure of Eating Again with Implant Supported Dentures,” Hampton Roads Magazine, January 2011
  • “Is there a Snorer in Your House?” Health Journal, 2011
  • “Straighter, Whiter Teeth by Summer,” Peninsula Woman’s Magazine, January 2011
  • “How Dentistry Can Help Snoring Problems,” Health Journal, September 2010
  • “Custom-Fitted and Custom-Designed Dentures at Port Warwick Dental Arts,” Hampton Roads Magazine, February 2010
  • “Port Warwick Dental Arts Helps those with Sleep Apnea,” Peninsula Women’s Network, March 2010
  • “Embarrassed to Eat Your Favorite Foods With Your Favorite People?” HR Magazine, 2010
  • “Angry, Frustrated or Worried About a Snorer in Your House?” The Health Journal, 2010
  • “Straight Teeth By Christmas?” HR Magazine, 2010
  • “Snoring and Sleep Apnea,” HR Magazine, 2010
  • “Hampton Roads First Smile Makeover,” HR Magazine, 2010
  • “What’s New in Dentistry,” Tide Radio Interview, 2010
  • “She’s More than Just a Dentist!” Hometown News, 2010
  • “Leading-Edge Periodontal Protocol,” Hugh Downs Report, PBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, Voice of America, 2009
  • “Snoring and Sleep Apnea – What Dentistry Can do for You,” Peninsula Women’s Network, 2010
  • “Port Warwick Dental Arts: Eliminating Life-Threatening Dental Disease and Giving the Gift of Two Dream Smiles,” Press Release, 2009
  • “Port Warwick Dental Arts Gives Kids 12,500 Reasons to Smile!” Press Release, 2009
  • “Chew on This: A Bad Bite May Be Causing Your Headaches – But Treatment is Available,” HR Magazine, 2009
  • “Dentistry, Artistry and Philanthropy,” Oyster Pointer, 2009
  • “Where Smiles Become Works of Art,” HR Magazine, 2009
  • “Changing Lives One Smile at a Time,” HR Magazine, 2009
  • “Dreams, Aspirations and Hope,” My Time for Women, 2009
  • “Comprehensive Dental Care at its Best,” HR Magazine, 2009
  • “Art and Dentistry,” My Time Magazine, Daily Press, 2009
  • “FDA Rules Neurotoxic Effects Occur from Mercury-Silver Fillings,” Daily Press, 2008
  • “Nothing Lights up a Room Like a Beautiful Smile!” HR Magazine, 2008
  • “The Art of Smile,” HR Magazine, 2008
  • “Daily Press Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Dentistry,” 2007
  • Press Release: “First in Virginia to be Certified in DNA-PCR testing for Periodontal Disease,” 2007
  • Press Release: “One-Hour Porcelain Fillings in Office,” 2007
  • “A Healthy Smile Increases your Face Value, A New Year, A New You!” Portfolio Magazine, February 2007
  • “Cosmetic Dental Options,” Portfolio Magazine, February 2007
  • “The Art of Smile,” Kip Tabb, HR Magazine Sourcebook, March/April, 2007
  • “Get State of the Art Treatment for Gum Disease at Port Warwick Dental Arts,” HR Magazine Sourcebook, 2007
  • Press Release: “Local Dentist Invited to Present Briefing to US Joint Forces Command,” 2006
  • “Lebanon Experience,” NBC News, July 21, 2006
  • “Lebanon Experience,” NBC News, July 24, 2006
  • “Lebanon Experience,” WAVY TV News, July 21, 2006
  • “Lebanon Experience,” WAVY TV News, July 24, 2006
  • “From Beirut to Newport News,” Daily Press, July 2006
  • “Locals Return from Beirut,” The Virginia Gazette, July, 2006
  • “The Art and Architecture of a Dental Office,” “Portfolio Magazine,” May 2006
  • “Periodontal Disease and a New Protocol for Medicine,” Top Docs, HR Magazine, June-July, 2006
  • “Periodontal Disease and its Life-threatening Concerns,” HR Magazine, Mar-April 2006
  • “Daily Press Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Dentistry,” 2006
  • Press Release: Local Dentist First to Attend AMA Medical Communications Conference,” 2005
  • “A Healthy Smile Always Enhances Your Face Value,” The Oyster Pointer, Jan 2005
  • “Dentistry Enters the 21st Century with State of the Art Technology, Beautiful Surroundings Leading to Beautiful, Healthy Smiles,” HR Monthly, May/June 2004
  • “Teeth…A Crowning Glory,” HR Monthly, May/June 2004
  • “Port Warwick Dental Arts: Dentistry With a Gentle Touch,” The Oyster Pointer, Feb 2004
  • “Periodontal Disease During Pregnancy,” HR Monthly, May 2003
  • “Periodontal Disease and Preterm Birth,” Parentips, July 2002
  • “Grim Gums?,” HR Monthly, May 2002
  • “Halitosis Presents Health and Social Risks,” Your Health Supplement, The Daily Press, May 2001
  • “Gum Disease: A Life-Threatening Issue?” Prime Time Supplement, The Daily Press, May 1998
  • “Afraid of Dental Care? … You’re Not Alone … Transcending Your Fear,” Women’s Business News Magazine 1998: Volume 2, No.3
  • “The Truth and Consequences of Periodontal Disease,” Women’s Business News Magazine, 1998: Volume 2, No.2
  • “Gum Disease Kills?” Women’s Business News Magazine, 1998: Volume 2, No.1
  • “Cosmetic Dentistry: Further Along in Search of the Perfect Smile,” Women’s Business News Magazine, 1997: Volume 1, Issue 3
  • “Cosmetic Dentistry – In Search of the Perfect Smile,” LaFemme Special Edition, The Daily Press, October 1996
  • “Baby’s First Visit,” Interview with Jane Gardner, WTKR-TV. February 1996
  • “Mouth Protectors for the Young Athlete,” Interview with Navy News, April 1994
  • “Girls Just as Likely to Suffer Oral Injuries as Boys,” National News Release. Interview with Chris Martin, American Dental Association, February 1993
  • “Computer Imaging in Dentistry,” Interview with Jane Gardner, WTKR- TV, February 1992
  • “Mouth Protectors for Sporting Activity,” Interview with Jane Gardner, WTKR-TV, August 1991
  • “Baby’s Teeth,” Hampton Roads Health Magazine, May 1991
  • “Halting the Spread … For Your Protection,” Hampton Roads Health Magazine, June 1991
  • “Periodontal Disease … An Issue of Awareness,” Hampton Roads Health Magazine, September 1990
  • “Cosmetic Dental Bonding and Fluorosis,” Interview with Jane Gardner, WVEC-TV, February 1990
  • “Detection of Child Abuse and Neglect by the Dental Practitioner,” Interview with Jane Gardner, WVEC-TV, December 1989
  • “National Children’s Dental Health Fair,” Peninsula Dental Society, Interview with Mike Trevino, WVEC-TV, February 1989
  • “Preventive Dental Care and National Children’s Dental Health Month,” Interview with Carol Hoffman, WAVY-TV, February 1989
  • “Dental Sealants and Fluorides,” Interview with Cynthia Lima, WVEC- TV, February 1987
  • “Preventive Dental Care and National Children’s Dental Health Month,” Interview with Bob Walker, WYAH-TV, February 1987
  • “Preventive Dental Care and National Children’s Dental Health Month,” Interview with Sherri Brenman, WVEC-TV, February 1987
  • “Preventive Dental Care and National Children’s Dental Health Month,” Interview with Mac MacManus, WAVY-TV, February 1987
  • “Dental Concerns of the Child Military Dependent,” Interview with Jane Gardner, WVEC-TV, 1987
  • “Prenatal and Postnatal Dental Health for Mother and Baby,” Interview with Bob Walker, WYAH-TV, August 1987
  • “The First Dental Visit,” Interview with Jane Gardner, WVEC-TV, February 1986
  • “Preventive Dental Care for Children,” Interview with Linda Roe, Newport News Cablevision, February 1986
  • “Preventive Dental Care for Children and Child’s First Dental Visit”, Interview with Cathy Midkiff, WAVY-TV, February 1986
  • “National Children’s Dental Health Month and Preventive Dental Care for Children,” Interview with Mac MacManus, WAVY-TV, February 1986
  • “Prenatal and Postnatal Dental Health for the Developing Child,” Interview with Sherri Brenman, WVEC-TV, February 1986
  • “Dental Health During Pregnancy and Nursing,” Interview with Mac MacManus, WAVY-TV, February 1986
  • “Innovations in Dentistry,” Interview with Bob Walker, WYAH-TV, Portsmouth, Virginia, February 1986
  • “Cosmetic Dental Bonding,” Interview with Irene Mayer, WAVY-TV. Norfolk, Virginia, February 1984

DENTAL RELATED COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Healthy Mouth Healthy Body 2020 Initiative, Founder and Director, numerous presentations to community-wide health and civic organizations, 2014 – present
  • Donated Dental Services Volunteer Provider, 2000 – 2011
  • Hampton Road’s First Smile Makeover, Port Warwick Dental Arts, 2009
  • Dental Days, Peninsula Christian Free Clinic, Newport News, Virginia, 2006-2008
  • Mission of Mercy Dental Missions, Volunteer Dental Provider, 2004-present
  • Provider, Oral health screenings, PORT (program for homeless), 2003-2005
  • Donated Dental Services Volunteer, Commonwealth of Virginia, Volunteer Dental Provider, 1998- present
  • Social Ministry Dental Service Volunteer, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Parish, 1996-2003
  • Contributing Author, dental health-related issues, Women’s Business Magazine, The Daily Press, The Virginia Gazette, The Denbigh Gazette, Peninsula Women’s Network Newsletter, Parentips Magazine, Peninsula Health Magazine, 1984-present
  • Representative and Spokesperson, Peninsula Dental Society, Radio, Television and Newspaper interviews regarding dental health-related issues, 1983-1993
  • Representative, Spokesperson, Presenter, dental health- related issues: Mary Immaculate Hospital, Bon Secours Hospital, Sentara Hospital, Peninsula Women’s Network, Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center of Riverside RMC, Women in Focus Program of Mary Immaculate Hospital, Family Focus (parent’s support group)of Mary Immaculate Hospital, various community groups, 1982-present
  • Presenter, dental health-related issues, Peninsula area schools (public and private, grades K-12), scouting troops, health fairs, other community events, 1982-present
  • Provider, Oral Health Screenings, Community Health Events, 1982- present
  • Originator and Coordinator, Community-wide Children’s Dental Health Fairs, Peninsula Dental Society, 1985-1987

CHURCH, COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL SERVICE

  • Port Warwick Acoustic Arts Concert Series, Founder and Host, 2011 – present
  • Tidewater Arts Outreach, Volunteer, 2011 – present
  • Port Warwick Concert Series, Sponsor 2004- present
  • Port Warwick Concert Series, Board Member, Concert Committee 2012 – present
  • Humanitarian Speaker, “Rescue from Lebanon: Building Bridges of Understanding”,
    August 2006- 2010 at the following:
    Holy Transfiguration Greek Catholic Melkite Church, Vienna, Virginia
    US Joint Forces Command, Briefing, Suffolk, Virginia
    Our Lady of Mt Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Virginia
  • Member, Peninsula Women’s Network, Professional Organization, 1982-present
  • Eucharistic Minister, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1996-present
  • Parent Volunteer, Peninsula Catholic High School, 1999-2005
  • Women’s Retreat Team, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, January 2001, 2007
  • Liturgical Dancer, 1996-2001
  • Founding Member, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, “Daughters of Eve” Women’s Spirituality Group, 1995-1999
  • Junior Youth Group Team Leader, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1996-1997
  • Volunteer art teacher, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, 1995-1996
  • Religious education teacher, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1994-1995
  • Developer and teacher, Children’s Art Program, Orcutt Baptist Elementary School, 1990-1995
  • Religious education teacher, St. Bede’s Catholic Church, 1992-1994
  • Volunteer, American Diabetes Foundation, 1992
  • Volunteer, March of Dimes, 1984-1990
  • Religious Education teacher, St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 1986-1987

ARTISTIC ACHEIVEMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Art is displayed in collections and galleries throughout the country and abroad
  • Numerous solo exhibitions, invitationals, juried exhibitions and newspaper features, 1990-present
  • Virginia Watercolor Society, Award of Merit, 2007
  • Virginia Watercolor Society, Award of Merit, 2006
  • Virginia Watercolor Society, Fifth Place Award, 2004
  • Port Warwick Arts and Sculpture Festival, Juried Show, Featured Poster Artist, 2004
  • Virginia Watercolor Society, Award, 2003
  • Tidewater Artists Association, Anne Myers (Special Merit) Award, 2003
  • Art on the Square, Third Place Award, 2002
  • Doug Walton Presentation, First Place Award, 1997
  • Doug Walton Presentation, Honorable Mention, 1996
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