Meet Olivia Hart DDS, NMD, IBDM & ICOI Fellow
Olivia Hart DDS, NMD, IBDM & ICOI Fellow brings specialized skills to VirginiaDr. Olivia Hart is known throughout the Richmond, VA area and beyond as a leader in advanced techniques for reconstructive and aesthetic dentistry . . . with a healthy difference. As a member of the IAOMT, IABDM, HDA and ICOI (keep reading to learn more about these organizations), Dr. Hart utilizes the least invasive, safest, and most technologically advanced methods. Her comprehensive style of dentistry goes well beyond treating problems with teeth. It encompasses a whole-body wellness approach that recognizes the symbiosis of mouth and body. From mercury-safe techniques to homeopathic healing, Dr. Hart treats with the patient's overall wellbeing in mind. Under Dr. Hart's tutelage, Richmond Family Dentistry provides a premium level of holistic dental care not found in other area practices, for patients of all ages.
With grandparents in the dental profession, Dr. Hart found early inspiration to help others enjoy improved quality of life through healthy mouths. However, she first earned a Master's degree in linguistics and taught in that field. Highly-developed communication and education skills became invaluable in providing positive dental experiences. Several years of world travel introduced Dr. Hart to holistic lifestyles in various cultures. She brings the best of these combined philosophies together at Richmond Family Dentistry.
An unquenchable thirst for knowledge lead to a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry (Cum Laude), and a Virginia Commonwealth University Doctorate in Dentistry (with honors). Dr. Hart has also completed a Doctorate program in naturopathy.
Dr. Hart is restless and relentless in pursuit of new knowledge, qualification and skills in the field of holistic dentistry as illustrated by her expansive and systematic professional education engagements. She has completed thousands of hours of continuing education, developing her knowledge base, skill set, and experience in areas such as:
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Holistic care
- Integrative medicine
- Naturopathic medicine
- Oral surgery
- ALF appliance therapy
- TMJ treatment
- Sleep apnea treatment
- Laser dentistry
- Ceramic implantology
She maintains current thinking and proficiency in this fast-changing field, in part through these professional affiliations:
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology – IAOMT is the premier organization of dentists, doctors, and researchers dedicated to identifying the safest dental care techniques and materials.
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine – IABDM is a network of healthcare professional committed to caring for the mouth, body, mind, and spirit of every patient.
- Holistic Dental Association – HDA provides support and guidance for biological dentists.
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- Virginia Dental Association
- Richmond Dental Society
- Metropolitan Academy of Dentistry
These academic credentials speak volumes about Dr. Hart's enthusiasm for excelling at the technical side of dentistry. The healthy, happy smiles of her patients attest to her fondness for the human aspect of the profession. With a gentle touch and genuine warmth, she puts each patient at ease in the chair. That humanitarian spirit extends to mission trips and volunteerism in the local community, as well.
When the lab coat comes off, Dr. Hart takes advantage of opportunities to travel. She lives the healthy, active lifestyle her practice promotes, with nutritious cooking, water sports, and working out.