A. Garrett Gouldin, DDS, MS, PC
Meet Dr. Gouldin
Periodontist in Falls Church, VA
Dr. A. Garrett Gouldin grew up about 15 miles south of Richmond, Virginia, in the small town of Chester. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University which he earned in 1988. He obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 1992, and subsequently completed his periodontal certification and Masters degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1995 with the highest honors. (In 1993, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio was ranked the top dental school in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.) The doctor’s subject of study for his Master’s thesis was periodontal guided tissue regeneration. Dr. Gouldin was the lead author of an article generated from this thesis which was published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology in 1996.
Dr. Gouldin has been practicing periodontics in downtown Falls Church since 1995. In November 2000, Dr. Gouldin became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a title which denotes periodontics highest status. The doctor lectures regularly on topics that relate to periodontics and implant dentistry – he has lectured locally, nationally and internationally, and he has performed live patient surgical demonstrations in coordination with his presentations.
Dr. Gouldin is an active member of many local and national dental organizations including:
- The Northern Virginia Dental Society
- The Virginia Dental Association
- The American Dental Association
- The American College of Dentists
- The American Academy of Periodontology
- The Academy of Osseointegration
- The Millennium Dental Study Club
- The Spear Study Club
As part of the executive board of the Northern Virginia Dental Society,Dr. Gouldin has served as Community Charity Events Chair, Parliamentarian, Secretary/Treasurer, Programs Chair, Vice-President, President (2007-2008), Executive Committee Chair (2008-2009), and he is currently the Ethics Committee Chair for the NVDS. Dr. Gouldin is honored to be a Fellow of both The Virginia Dental Association and The American College of Dentists. The doctor was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2008 — only 3.5% of dentists in the nation are fellows of the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Gouldin was recognized in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 in Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top periodontists in the Washington area, as determined by his peers. In fact, Dr. Gouldin was the top vote getter out of all Northern Virginia periodontists in the 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2013 Washingtonian Magazine Top Dentists issue. The doctor was also recognized as a top periodontist in the Virginia Living Magazine (2006, 2009, 2012) and the Northern Virginia Magazine (2014, 2016, 2017). Finally, in the 2016 Washington Consumer’s Checkbook Top Dental Specialist article, Dr. Gouldin received the most mentions among all Northern Virginia, Maryland and D.C. periodontists.
Dr. Gouldin met his wife, Liz, while they were both attending Virginia Tech. They live in Great Falls, Virginia, and have three children, Ashton, Katherine and Jack.
The doctor enjoys family time, regular exercise, golfing and snow skiing, as well as self help and spiritual/church activities.
Call Northern VA Periodontics Phone Number 703-534-1766 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gouldin.