Dr. Mauricio Garcia earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from one of the most prestigious dental schools, “El Bosque” University, in Bogotá, Columbia in 1992. He soon became an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry at this same University from 1994 to 1996. Additionally, Dr. Garcia worked for the Colombian Air Force in Community Medical Service from January through December of 1993. In 1998, he received his Master’s Degree in Endodontics at Pontifical Xaverian University in Bogotá, Colombia. After arriving in the United States in 2006, he received his DDS degree from NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Western Massachusetts in 2012. The two year program was focused in General Dentistry and Implant Surgery. In 2010, he became affiliated with the Holyoke Health Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts practicing General Dentistry. He moved to Northern Virginia in 2012 and took over for Dr. Nelson shortly thereafter. He enjoys riding his road bike and spending time with his wife, Diana and son, Martin. Dr. Garcia has a compassion and desire to help others learn more about dental health and how it relates to their overall well-being. This has carried him through over twenty years of experience. In growing his craft by learning the latest state of the art techniques and utilizing new technology, his consistent perfectionism and gentle touch has created a comfortable environment that keeps you coming back.