Dr. Hung Quoc Lu, DDS, MS- Top Alexandria, VA Dentist

Dr. Hung Quoc Lu, DDS, MS

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Dr. Hung Quoc Lu, DDS, MS

Specialization

Orthodontics

Location

Alexandria, VA

Clinic

First Impression Orthodontics

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About Dr. Hung Quoc Lu, DDS, MS

Born with a love of art, Dr. Quoc Lu enjoyed drawing through much of his childhood. Surrounded by computers, Dr. Lu also dove into the engineering and architecture design aspects of computer science. He believes that the study and practice of orthodontics involves both aesthetic design and empirical science in creating facial, skeletal, and dental harmony.

Dr. Quoc Lu was born in Vietnam but was raised in northern VA. After graduating summa cum laude from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology annually recognized among the top high schools in the country, he attended the University of Virginia where he pursued a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science. He worked for several years in the corporate consulting world at Accenture Consulting. Afterwards, Dr. Lu pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, summa cum laude, from the Medical College of Virginia. In addition to his dental degree, Dr. Lu also earned a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and a degree in Orthodontics from the Medical College of Virginia. He has been a contributing author in multiple medical publications and has also had the privilege to present orthodontic topics in national and state orthodontic meetings as well as abroad in Italy.

While in dental school, he served as Class President, Secretary of the Student Government Executive Committee, and a National Leader with the American Student Dental Association. Dr. Lu also started a local student organization called SAME (Social Awareness and Multicultural Education), winner of the Best New Student Organization.

Dr. Quoc Lu has achieved multiple honors including induction into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society as well as the William S. Kramer Award of Excellence – an honor given to only one student in a dental class. Upon graduation, he received student awards from the American Association of Orthodontists, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Department of Prosthodontics, and the International College of Dentists. He has also won the ASDA Award of Excellence, the Richmond Dental Study Club Scholarship, the AD Williams Research Fellowship, and the R. Ashton Gay and Henry F. Vaughn Memorial Scholarship.

As of March 30, 2023, Dr. Lu is also the President of the Virginia Association of Orthodontists (VAO), a non-profit organization of orthodontic specialists that has been advancing the science of orthodontics and striving for excellence since 1961 with over 270 active and retired members.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science: University of Virginia
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.): Medical College of Virginia
  • Master of Science in Oral Biology: Medical College of Virginia
  • Orthodontics Degree: Medical College of Virginia

Hours

  • Monday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - SundayClosed

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Dr. W. Todd Bivins, D.D.S - Top Chesapeake, VA Dentist

Dr. W.Todd Bivins, DDS, MS

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Dr. W.Todd Bivins, DDS, MS

Specialization

Orthodontics

Location

Chesapeake, VA

Clinic

Bivins Orthodontics

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  • 220 Mt. Pleasant Road, Suite 200, Chesapeake, VA 23322

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About Dr. W.Todd Bivins, DDS, MS

Dr. Todd Bivins was born in Richmond, Virginia where he spent the first 25 years of his life. He is married to Jennifer Payne Bivins and they have three children: John Harrison Bivins, "Jack", who was born in 1999; Alexandra "Alex" Payne Bivins born in 2001 and Lily Taylor Bivins born in 2004. The Bivins family lives in Suffolk.

Dr. Bivins is a 1988 graduate of Highland Springs High School in Highland Springs, Virginia. From 1988-1991, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he majored in biology and earned early acceptance into dental school. From 1991-1995, Dr. Bivins attended the Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree with honors. Dr. Bivins continued his specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Detroit Mercy (1995-1997), where he received his certificate as an orthodontic specialist as well as a Master’s degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Bivins is a helicopter pilot, and also an accomplished artist whose work has won several awards. Specializing in a technique known as photorealism, Dr. Bivins’ art has been displayed in museums, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Qualifications

Dr. Bivins is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association and has been on the Executive Committee of the Tidewater Dental Association since 1997. Dr. Bivins was the 2004-2005 president of the Tidewater Dental Association and has done extensive work on the state and national levels through his interest with the ADA's Committee on the New Dentist, where he served as the State Chairman. Dr. Bivins is a member of the Seaboard Dental Study Club and the Portsmouth-Suffolk Dental Study Club. He frequently attends Virginia Beach Dental Study Club meetings. He also holds memberships with the American Association of Orthodontists, the Virginia Association of Orthodontists, the Tidewater Association of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists. Dr. Bivins is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

In selecting an orthodontist, Dr. Bivins encourages you to inquire about AAO membership as this is an excellent way to determine the training of an orthodontist. AAO members are uniquely qualified to correct all orthodontic issues. The American Dental Association requires that orthodontists have at least two years of advanced specialty training to be a member of the AAO.

The AAO is the dental specialty group that represents nearly all of the orthodontists practicing in the U.S and Canada. To learn more about orthodontics, visit http://www.mylifemysmile.org/.

Hours

  • Monday10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - SundayClosed

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Dr. Nitika Mittal, D.D.S., M.S.D. - Top Springfield, VA Dentist

Dr. Nitika Mittal, D.D.S., M.S.D.

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Dr. Nitika Mittal, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Specialization

Orthodontics

Location

Springfield, VA

Clinic

One Smile Orthodontics

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About Dr. Nitika Mittal, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Our lead orthodontist and owner, Dr. Mittal, is passionate about orthodontics. Not just the science behind it, but also the chance to develop long-lasting relationships with her patients.

Born and raised in Springfield, Dr. Mittal graduated as a valedictorian from Hayfield Secondary School. She received a dual degree in Biology and Sociology from the University of Virginia followed by a DDS degree from the Medical College of Virginia/VCU Dental. While in dental school, Dr. Mittal was active in student leadership (ASDA), president of her Dental Fraternity (DSD), and volunteered with Mission of Mercy (MoM) projects in underserved areas of Virginia. She went to Indiana University to complete her specialty training in orthodontics and a Master of Science, where her research was published in The Angle Orthodontist.

Having served communities in Reston, Manassas, Woodbridge and Fredericksburg, Dr. Mittal is thrilled to finally serve patients in the same community which fostered her growth and development. Dr. Mittal met her husband, a U.S. Marine Corps Reservist, at UVA and they are smitten with their two little girls.

Qualifications

  • Valedictorian from Hayfield Secondary School
  • Dual degree in Biology and Sociology from the University of Virginia
  • DDS degree from the Medical College of Virginia/VCU Dental
  • Specialty training in orthodontics from Indiana University
  • Master of Science degree from Indiana University

Specialization

  • Orthodontics

Association and Accreditations

  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Virginia Association of Orthodontists (VAO)

Hours

  • Monday - Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • FridayClosed

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