"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."
In 2012, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) recognized Dr. Rye’s commitment to community service by awarding him their prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR). Less than 200 members of the AGD have earned the LLSR.
Dr. Rye accepts referrals from the Northern Virginia Dental Society, local churches and other organizations to provide oral health care services to low-income residents.
Dr. Rye and Rye Smiles for Life are proud to be an active supporter of the Fairfax community, including the following:
We support the following local youth programs:
Fairfax Little League, sponsoring multiple teams each year. Dr. Rye coached with Fairfax Little League for 20 seasons, was on the Board, and Directed Fall Ball for three years. In addition, Dr. Rye presents information about emergency dental care to Fairfax Little League coaches every year.
Robinson Secondary School choral department and crew team.
Virginia Music Adventures (VMA), providing opportunities for school aged musicians in the greater Washington, DC area.
W.T. Woodson’s football program, with custom fitted mouth guards so that each player has optimal oral protection on the field.