Dr. Greg LaVecchia and Dr. Louis LaVecchia were both chosen to be included in the 2010 topDentists list in Virginia Living magazine. The list is based on a survey in which dentists and dental specialists throughout the area cast votes for their peer dentists, so Drs. Greg and Louis LaVecchia are honored to have been chosen.
Dr. Greg L. LaVecchia, DMD, PC
Dr. Greg LaVecchia was born and raised in Northern Virginia. He attended Paul VI High School in Fairfax and then, in 1995, he completed his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, Dr. LaVecchia worked in the Department of Pathology, researching possible treatment modalities for cervical cancer.
Dr. LaVecchia graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), which is widely recognized as being among the top universities in the United States. Established in 1863, it is the second-oldest dental school in continuous existence in the U.S. and has a longstanding tradition of comprehensive curriculum, including both strong academic and clinical training. Dr. LaVecchia maximized his time and learning at Temple, and he is devoted to continuing education and training. Dr. Greg LaVecchia provides comprehensive dental care with a special focus on cosmetics, headache prevention, and oral surgery.
Professional organizations of which Dr. LaVecchia is a member include the American Dental Association (ADA), Virginia Dental Association (VDA), Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). He is also a Fellow of the American Dental Implant Association (ADIA), which is a certification awarded to members who demonstrate the highest standards in implant dentistry and dedication to their profession. To certify, Dr. LaVecchia completed 150 hours of course credits from Implant Seminars, passed both a written and an oral examination, provided his current curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from another doctor who is an ADIA Fellow, and he attended the Annual Conference where his induction ceremony was held. Dr. LaVecchia wants to be the best dentist he can be, and he wants to give patients who are missing teeth a second chance for their smiles.
Dr. LaVecchia has resided in Arlington since 2002.
Dr. Louis J. LaVecchia, DDS
Dr. Louis LaVecchia was born in the Bronx in New York. After attending Fairfield University, Dr. LaVecchia made the decision to pursue dentistry – a choice that greatly affected his own future, as well as the future of his son, Greg. Dr. Louis LaVecchia is a 1968 graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry, where he was awarded the John P. Burke Memorial Award for excellence in the area of restorative dentistry.
After completing a tour of duty in the Vietnam War, Dr. LaVecchia returned to Northern Virginia in 1971 to open his private dental practice. At that time he was also offered an appointment to the full-time faculty at Georgetown University in the Department of Operative Dentistry, where he served from 1970 to 1990. Many of the dentists in the area will say that they learned everything they know from Dr. Louis LaVecchia.
His many honors include election as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the Academy of General Dentistry, and election to Omicron Kappa Upsilon (the National Dental Honor Fraternity). Dr. LaVecchia is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of Operative Dentistry, and the District of Columbia Dental Society.
Dr. LaVecchia has lived in Northern Virginia with his wife and family for almost 40 years. In addition to his son, Dr. Greg LaVecchia, he has two daughters and six grandchildren who occupy most of his free time.
A Little More About Our Practice...
A Clean & Safe Office
Do you ever feel worried about cleanliness in dental offices? We understand your concern. That’s why we go above and beyond for you, exceeding the American Dental Association (ADA) and OSHA recommended standards for cleanliness and safety. We have a dedicated area with state-of-the-art sterilization technology where every instrument is wrapped, disinfected, and made ready before your visit. Each room is also sanitized between patients. You can rest assured that your safety and your comfort are our top priorities. We worry about the cleanliness of our office so you’ll never have to!
Education & Credentials
You can be confident in us as your qualified dental healthcare professionals. We are fully trained, skilled, and certified to provide you with the expertise you are looking for. Our whole team exceeds their responsibility to continuing education, attending dental conventions, seminars, and lectures. We want to keep informed about new products and equipment, stay on top of advancements in treatment procedures and techniques, and continually learn how we can better serve you and your family as patients.
Information & Accommodations
We empower you to make smart choices for your oral health and smile enhancements through information and thorough consultation, easy and accommodating financing, and comfortable facilities and care. We also make sure that we are well informed about your medical history, current medications, and any other factor that might affect your dental health and treatment.