About Dr. Gentry

Philip Gentry


Philip Gentry

Dr. Philip Gentry has been keeping smiles bright and healthy in Arlington for over 30 years. He is a Fellow of The Academy of General Dentistry, and Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Maryland Dental School. He served for 10 years on Dean’s Faculty in The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Department, at The University of Maryland in Baltimore, and was awarded The University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s Honorary Alumnus Award. He is currently on faculty, teaching part-time, in The Department of Dental Public Health, teaching and supervising 4th year dental students and Advanced General Dentistry Residents treating patients at The University of Maryland Dental Clinic in Rockville, Maryland.

Dr. Gentry graduated with “Distinguished Honors” from The George Washington University undergrad, and “Summa Cum Laude”,  With Highest Honors,  from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. While at Georgetown, Dr. Gentry received numerous honors and awards for his outstanding work, including the Georgetown Alumni Association Award. While a dental student he worked doing research at The NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.  Dr. Gentry has appeared on television and radio and written and published numerous articles for newspapers, magazines, and journals.

Dr. Gentry is a member of the American Dental Association, The Virginia Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental Society, Maryland State Dental Association, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and  is a Fellow of The Academy of General Dentistry. He was voted one of the Washington D.C. area’s Top Dentists by Washingtonian Magazine, voted a top dentist in Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine and Arlington Magazine. He is listed in The Guide to America’s Top Dentists. Dr. Gentry maintains his private practice in Arlington, Virginia and also teaches at The University of Maryland Dental School.

Dr. Gentry enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a special interest in dental implants, crown and bridge, restorative, reconstructive, and cosmetic dentistry. As a patient of Dr. Gentry’s,  you can trust that you will be receiving excellent care from an experienced, well-respected, and skilled caring dentist. New patients are always welcome in his private practice office in Arlington, Virginia, and Dr. Gentry himself is accepting a limited number of new patients.




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