Tamara Garrett, DDS
What’s an example of a time when you helped a patient that you’re particularly proud of?
We believe in a total health philosophy at our practice. As part of this commitment, we educate our patients on their diet and sleep patterns, use oral DNA tests to check for systemic disease, and routinely take our patients’ blood pressure. One day a young patient came in for a routine cleaning and her blood pressure was abnormally high. After rechecking her three more times, we sent her to urgent care. I later learned that the high reading was caused by a tumor on her thyroid. The early detection was life-saving and I’m so happy to report that she’s doing well. I’ll carry that experience forever.
What advice would you offer to someone just starting out in your profession?
Continuing education is crucial! Dentistry is constantly evolving and it’s essential to keep up with the latest innovations.
Awards and Honors
GLO Whitening Provider; ECO Balance Provider; Member, Northern Virginia Dental Society and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry