"I recently took my 85 year old mother for her dental appointment. She has dementia and I was concerned about how she would react to returning to Rye Smiles after a 2+ year absence. She did amazing well and I attribute it to the staff, who treated her with kindness, understanding and patience. She was greeted by name as soon as we walked in and the staff was genuinely happy to see her. We had had to reschedule this appointment twice due to unexpected health issues, and each time I called, the receptionist asked how my mom was doing. I highly recommend Rye Smiles."
Meet Dr. Rye
D. Gordon Rye, D.D.S. has more than 30 years of experience in providing Exceptional Dentistry to residents of Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County and the Vienna / Washington, D.C. area. As a cosmetic dentist, he ensures that each patient’s smile is as beautiful as it can be for many years to come. Dr. Rye is a devoted husband and father of three children.
After completing his undergraduate education at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, Dr. Rye received his dental training at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Rye completed a two-year general practice residency at the University of Virginia Hospital before opening his practice in Fairfax. Since then Dr. Rye has trained with some of the world’s most prominent cosmetic dental specialists.
AGD’S Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR)
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) selected Dr.Rye in 2012 to receive the AGD’S Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR). Earning this prestigious recognition from the AGD symbolizes Dr. Rye’s dedication to dentistry and the fulfillment of his professional responsibility to “give back” to the dental profession and his community through his volunteer efforts. By embracing these core beliefs of the AGD throughout his career, he has set an example all general dentists are encouraged to emulate. Less than 200 members of the AGD have earned the LLSR. Dr. Rye’s commitment to the practice of dentistry and quality patient care, his volunteer efforts and his continuing pursuit of education after attaining Mastership is something of which he, his team and his family are extremely proud.
Pi Dental Implant Center
Dr Rye is trained in advanced implant dentistry by the Pi Dental Implant Center, which instructs in the use of advanced radiography such as Cone Beam ICAT Scans, virtual implant placement, CAD/CAM technology, and precise surgical guides to place implants and custom prosthetic teeth in one appointment. This training enables Dr. Rye to provide the most convenient and reliable implant dentistry available, Teeth in a Day!
Master of the American Dental Implant Association
Dr Rye earned the title of Fellow of the American Dental Implant Association in 2010. Subsequently in 2011 he earned the title of Master of the American Dental Implant Association (MADI). Both distinctions are the result of expert training and leadership through Implant Seminars, Inc., under the direction the world renowned and respected leader in the implant industry, Dr. Arun Garg.
Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
Dr. Rye has been awarded the status of Fellow of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). LVI dentists are trained to evaluate each patient’s unique concerns and desires to create their perfect smile. At his Fairfax County practice, Dr. Rye is devoted to dentistry that combines personalized care with art, science, skill, and technology. Dr. Rye spends extra time getting to know his patients and listening to their goals for cosmetic dentistry, so that he can create a plan to achieve the smile they desire.
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Rye is committed to staying current with advancements in dentistry in order to provide high quality patient care. Dr Rye has earned a Fellowship with the Academy, which recognizes him as a leader and an example to other dentists for his commitment to continuing dental education and
2 Year General Practice Residency
Immediately after graduating from MCV Dental School Dr Rye began his continuing education journey in one of the most prestigious training programs in the United States, the University of Virginia Hospital General Practice Residency. During his two years at the University of Virginia he received advanced training in multiple fields of Dentistry. Dr Rye worked one-on-one with some of the best educators and dental clinicians in the world. He still considers these two years of his professional training to be the most beneficial of all his continuing education. His educators instilled him with the confidence he needed to provide exceptional dentistry for his patients. They emphasized the importance of advanced training, and they were directly responsible for inspiring him to seek quality continuing education for the rest of his professional life.
Through the years, Dr. Rye has emphasized the advancement of his dental education, completing thousands of hours of continuing education courses with a focus on cosmetics, TMJ treatment, and complex dental reconstruction. patient care. He has also earned the status of Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) for completing a set of rigorous requirements in a comprehensive range of dental disciplines.
American Health Front. Dr. Rye appeared on CBS’ “American Health Front!” an exclusive medical news television program designed to educate viewers about important advances in medical techniques and technologies. Click on the thumbnail image to view Dr. Rye’s segment about how exceptional dentistry is making a difference in people’s lives every day.