Dr. Harper earns over 100 hours of post-doctoral education per year from the most prestigious advanced dental programs in the world. In comparison, the state of Virginia requires only 15 hours per year. While every dentist receives a dental school education, there is only enough time in dental school to teach the basics. Dr. Harper has committed his career to learning and providing the best advanced options available today.
“I have, with each and every visit, been treated with respect, caring and total professionalism. Over the years, being military and moving frequently, I have come to learn the qualities of a good dentist. Well, Dr. Harper, has proven himself to be the most knowledgeable, proficient and professional dentist that our family has had the pleasure of going to . Thanks to a fantastic dentist and staff!” J.Y. Read more reviews
“Virginia Living” Top Dentist
Recognized by Virginia Living as a Top Dentist in the state of Virginia for 2011-2014.
The importance of this recognition cannot be overstated: This distinction is an honor achieved through voting by Dr. Harper’s peers, who are also dentists and dental specialists. It is one of the most important and genuine awards available.
Spear Faculty Club
Reserved for dentists who have demonstrated the initiative and advanced training necessary to become one of the best, and led by Dr. Frank Spear, one of the most accomplished and respected cosmetic and restorative dentists in the world. The club shares, discusses, and learns from complex cases as well as shares new ideas on solutions for dental problems. The collective wealth of knowledge shared by the dynamic members of this group is remarkable.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
As a member of the AACD since 2006, Dr. Harper stays a step ahead of his peers by keeping informed on trends and learning how the latest products and technology benefit patients. A main goal of the AACD and Dr. Harper is to insure that all AACD members promote both responsible esthetics and systemic oral health. Dr. Harper’s commitment to the AACD is yet another example of how he cares and stays in the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, so you receive the most up-to-date and best care available. He is currently on track to earn his Accreditation with the AACD.
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Fewer than 5% of dentists achieve Fellowship status in the AGD.
The Fellowship (FAGD) is one of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs available today. A general dentist who is a “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and exemplifies to other dentists the importance of quality continuing dental education. To earn the FAGD, a dentist must complete a minimum of 500 continuing dental education credit hours, pass a comprehensive exam and have been an AGD member for three continuous years.
Advanced Dental Implant Study Club
Led by author and international implant consultant Dr. Bob Faulkner, the members of the small exclusive group are specialists and experts from around the world. The group’s focus is both complex cases and continuously reviewing the rapidly changing concepts of dental implant solutions.
Dawson Scholar /
Concept of Complete Dentistry Award Winner
Dr. Harper earned Scholar designation by completing the seven core curriculum courses that serve as the foundation to provide complete care dentistry in our office.
A primary principle of Dawson and complete care dentistry is to do what is necessary to achieve long-term maintainable health and comfort as well as the creation and maintenance of a beautiful, natural smile. Incomplete examinations or ineffective treatment planning too often results in dissatisfaction. With proper treatment planning, patients can know in advance everything needed to make a good decision about their dental treatment and to make choices when options for treatment can be safely made.
There is no more beautiful smile than one that is in harmony with the anatomy and contour of the individual face. As a Dawson dentist, Dr. Harper has the experience and knowledge to provide the most natural appearance available for beautifully harmonious dental restorations.
Fellow, International College of Dentists
Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only. A nominated dentist must pass a rigorous, peer review process leading to the recognition of the individual’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.”
Fellow, American College of Dentists
Only about 3.5% of dentists in the United States have been granted Fellowship in the American College of Dentists. Fellows of the American College of Dentists truly are an elite group. Fellowship is bestowed only if the accomplishments of the nominee are truly outstanding and epitomize excellence. The American College of Dentists (ACD) is the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society.
Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy
Fellowship in the Academy is by nomination and is designed to honor past accomplishments in the field of dentistry and encourage future productivity. Professional leaders select fellows based on contributions to dental literature, service to the profession of dentistry, and service to the general community, thereby bringing credit to dentistry.
US Navy Advanced Education in General Dentistry
The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program provides advanced training in clinical dentistry and applied basic sciences. It is a planned, sequential postdoctoral training program specifically designed to meet the needs of recent graduates who want to enhance their skills as general practitioners. The program is an advanced supplement to the predoctoral dental curriculum, not a continuation of that training.