Meet Dr. Katrina Thatch

I entered dentistry because I wanted to serve others while utilizing my talents in leadership, art, and science. Dentistry is my passion, not just my job. The most meaningful aspect of my work is interacting with patients and bringing smiles to their faces. My team and I believe in treating every patient with respect and genuine empathy. We aim to create a trusting and caring environment for our patients.

I believe the dental team does so much more than simply treat disease and restore dental health; we educate, comfort, and instill confidence. We’re part of your larger healthcare team and are continually working together to achieve your very best oral and overall health throughout every stage of life.

Education and Continuing Education

I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and continued my education at the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. Following graduation, I completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Virginia Commonwealth University, gaining expertise in prosthodontics, implants, and complex treatment planning.

I remain committed to continually improving my skills and increasing my knowledge through various educational opportunities. I have a desire to learn about every facet of dentistry, both to best serve my patients and as a genuine lover of lifelong learning.

Professional Affiliations

I am a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and Richmond Dental Society. I was also honored to be inducted into the Omnicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society upon graduation from dental school.

Family and Community

I was born in Manassas, Virginia, but have also lived in Minnesota, Colorado, North Carolina, and Maryland. I currently live in Midlothian with my husband Justin, who is an attorney, our two sweet little boys, Henry and Paul, and our British Shorthair cat named Karl.

When I am not working, I love cooking, painting, reading, and watching college basketball (Go Heels!). I have played multiple musical instruments throughout my life, including oboe, flute, piano, and xylophone. On the weekends, my family and I enjoy exploring Virginia and visiting the beach.

I enjoy participating in various study clubs and volunteer opportunities throughout the community and am involved at my local church. I have provided dental care at several free dental clinics across Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina, including the Mission of Mercy and Remote Area Medical clinics.

One of my passions is teaching, and I enjoy visiting local schools or other organizations to speak about the importance of dental health.

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