Francisco T. Carlos, DMD, MSD, PC

Meet Dr. Carlos

Periodontist in Falls Church, VA

Dr. Francisco T. Carlos grew up in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2003, he achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2007, he obtained his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut and subsequently completed his periodontal certification and Masters degree at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 2010. The doctor’s subject of study for his Master’s thesis was gingival esthetics.

Upon completing his periodontal training, Dr. Carlos joined the United States Air Force as a commissioned officer, where he treated our active duty military members and taught periodontics to the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residents. Dr. Carlos completed his active duty commitment in September of2013, and separated as a Major, with awards such as the Dental Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year.

Dr. Carlos has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since May 11, 2012. Dr. Carlos is certified in the Wilckodontics® (Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics™) Procedure, Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™), the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®, and the S.M.A.R.T.™ Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Method.  In addition, he is a Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, and is a co-founder and co-leader of the Northern Virginia Periodontics Synergy Study Series, the Northern Virginia Periodontics Spear Study Club, and the Northern Virginia Periodontics Hygiene Study Series.  Dr. Carlos was selected as a 2016 Top Dental Specialist by the Washington Consumers’ Checkbook, was nominated by his peers as a Top Periodontist in Virginia Living Magazine for 2017, 2018, and was selected as a 2019 Washingtonian Top Dentist.

In his time away from work, Dr. Carlos enjoys golf, traveling, sporting events, exercising, and coaching his daughters’ various sports teams. He is married to his wife, Melany, whom he met while at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. They have two beautiful daughters, Lily and Fera.

Dr. Carlos frequently lectures locally and nationally, and is guest faculty at the Washington DC VA Medical Center General Practice Residency.  He is an active member of many local, regional, national, and international dental organizations including:

  • The Northern Virginia Dental Society
  • The Virginia Dental Association
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Hispanic Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Periodontology
  • The Virginia Society of Periodontology
  • The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry
  • The Millennium Dental Study Club
  • The Spear Study Club
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Call Northern VA Periodontics Phone Number 703-534-1766 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carlos.