Dr. Faline Davenport
My career decision to be a dentist occurred at an early age. I grew up around dentistry, having an Aunt who is an orthodontist in New Jersey. As a teenager I enjoyed spending time in her office during the summer. Upon graduating from high school, I attended George Mason University in Fairfax, VA for my undergraduate degree. I followed in my Aunt’s footsteps and received my dental degree from her alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, 18 years after she graduated. I joined Gainesville Dental Associates in the Fall of 2003. It did not take long for me to realize that I was now a part of a group of doctors and team members that were truly dedicated to providing quality dentistry in a comfortable, pleasant environment. Working with such a team everyday is a true pleasure.
Pursuing continued education has always been a top priority for me. Dentistry is a continuously evolving field. In order to provide the best care to my patients, I feel it is imperative to frequently attend dental classes and conferences. I am an avid member of the Amerian Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). I always gain valuable knowledge in the latest advancements in cosmetic dentistry when I attend their annual meeting and hope to be come a Fellow of the AACD soon. I have participated in numerous courses at the prestigious Dawson Academy for Dental Education. I have been a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) since 2003 and have obtained 500+ hours of continued education through the AGD. I have been a member of the following organizations since 2003: The American Dental Association (ADA), the Virginia Dental Association (VDA) and the Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS).
I have a passion for Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry. As an Invisalign Elite Provider, a status only 1% of US Invisalign providers have achieved, I have successfully treated thousands of patients with Invisalign. Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces and has proven to be a wonderful tool to give my patient’s the smile that they have always wanted. Other procedures that I enjoy treating patients with are veneers and teeth-whitening. My three main dental assistants, Lauren F., Teresa and Candace, share my excitement for cosmetic dental procedures. My patients enjoy getting to know them during their appointments at my office. Another person my patients develop a relationship with is my treatment coordinator, Katie. She works very closely with my patients in discussing what their recommended treatment is, what their insurance will cover and any other financial questions they may have.
If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. Being a dentist is a very fulfilling part of my life. I am proud to be a doctor at Gainesville Dental Associates and honored that many patients have chosen me to provide their dental care.