Carl Atkins, DDS

Dr. Carl Atkins

Where did you grow up?

Roanoke, Virginia – but being a pediatric dentist means you never have to grow up!

Where did you go to high school?

William Fleming High School

Where did you go to college?

University of Virginia

Where did you go to dental school?

Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University)

Where did you go to school for pediatric dentistry?

Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University)

How long have you been a dentist?

37 years

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

Being outdoors – golfing, swimming and walking

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

I’ve been married since 1985 to my wife, Nancy. We met while attending MCV and have a daughter, Emily.

What dental associations/study clubs are you involved in?

Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Delta Sigma Delta Supreme Chapter, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Society of Dentistry for Children, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Richmond Dental Society, Apollonia Study Club, Dominion Study Club, Tuesday Club. Hospital Affiliations with St. Mary’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Richmond

What do you enjoy most about being a pediatric dentist?

Watching my patients grow from toddlers to young adults, knowing I have made a difference in their oral and overall health