Bill Dahlke, DMD

Dr. Bill Dahlke

Where did you grow up?

San Diego, CA and Reno, NV

Where did you go to high school?

Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno, NV

Where did you go to college?

University of Nevada – Reno

Where did you go to dental school?

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine

Where did you go to school for pediatric dentistry?

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine

How long have you been a dentist?

15 years

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not looking at teeth?

Cooking, baking bread, working on cars, spending time with my family

Tell us about your family, and/or children, and/or pets?

I am married to Kristen and we have two teenage boys, Benjamin and Lincoln, two dogs, Mandy and Olive and two cats, Kenya and Frankie.

What dental associations/study clubs are you involved in?

American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Richmond Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (3 time president). Hospital affiliations with Children’s Hospital of Richmond and VCU Medical Center.

What do you enjoy most about being a pediatric dentist?

“Being a pediatric dentist is really the best of both worlds in dentistry.  I get to be a specialist, an expert in a particular field of dentistry, but it is also primary care.  I get to see my patients regularly, I get to watch them grow and mature and become wonderful members of their communities.  It is the most fun specialty too.  Who wouldn’t want to go to work each day and get to chat with kids about fun stuff?  I get to learn about all the new things that kids are into doing, what shows they like to watch, what games they play, what sports they are playing what books they are reading.  There is so much laughter in a pediatric practice and that keeps the days fun and helps to make, what could otherwise be a scary experience for a child, a fun and enjoyable one.”