Meet Olivia Hart DDS, NMD, IBDM & ICOI Fellow & AAIP Fellow
Olivia Hart DDS, NMD, IBDM, ICOI & AAIP Fellow brings specialized skills in biological, ceramic and non-metal dentistry to VirginiaDr. Olivia Hart is known throughout the Richmond, VA area and beyond as a leader in biological dentistry with advanced techniques for reconstructive and aesthetic dental care that takes a whole-body perspective. As a member of the IAOMT, IABDM, HDA, ADA, VDA, RDS, ICOI and AAIP (keep reading to learn more about these organizations) Dr. Hart utilizes the least invasive, safest, and most technologically advanced methods to care holistically for her patients’ teeth. Her comprehensive style of dentistry goes well beyond treating problems, focusing on the systemic wellness of her patients. This encompasses a whole-body approach that recognizes the symbiosis of mouth and body. From mercury-safe techniques to non-metal, biological principles of dental care, Dr. Hart has 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, to 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.
See what other doctors have to say about Dr. Hart
Dr. Tom McGuire
Dr. Tom McGuire, a mercury free, holistic dentist for over 40 years writes about Dr. Hart"I have spoken with Dr. Hart and consider her to be an exceptionally well-trained, experienced and caring holistic dentist. I am impressed with the depth of her knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health, and appreciate her ongoing effort to educate her patients. Dr. Hart belongs to a number of highly regarded dental organizations, including the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and these organizations encourage taking a holistic, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promote patient education. I encourage you to visit her to learn more about her approach to healthy dentistry."
Alexandros Georgolios, M.D., Ph.D., ENT
"I have known Dr. Hart for more than 10 years. I have always been impressed by her commitment to holistic dental work and service for the benefit of her patients. Her work ethics is impeccable and her devotion to constantly learning, expanding and bettering her skills and knowledge in her field is truly impressive. I know Dr. Hart has an excellent rapport with patients of all ages. Her patients’ health and wellbeing are paramount to her. She is a beacon of professionalism, competence and inspiration to anyone that knows her and has had a chance to interact with her. American Dental Association is lucky to have her as its member!"
- 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:
- The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP)
- 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 (VDA)
- Richmond Dental Society (RDS)
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.