Dr. Gouldin and Dr. Carlos believe that furthering their knowledge through participation in continuing education classes is perhaps one of their most important responsibilities as professionals. Periodontal and dental implant research moves quickly, and the doctors spend countless hours annually, and travel to many parts of the world, in an effort to stay at the cutting edge of their specialty so that they are able to provide the absolute best treatment for their patients.
In addition to participating in a variety of continuing education courses, Drs. Gouldin and Carlos co-lead three local study clubs. These study groups aim to offer world class educational opportunities to local restorative (family) dentists, dental specialists, and dental hygienists, as well as administrative and clinical dental staff. Drs. Gouldin and Carlos recognize the tremendous learning opportunity for themselves and their staff when they are allowed to teach and host educational events for their colleagues. Recognition of the value of this gift led the doctors to design and build The Northern Virginia Periodontics Center for Education in 2016, a state-of-the-art learning facility located across the hall from their downtown Falls Church office.