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Dr. Victoria Keir (nee Pugh) is a recent transplant from New York City, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University. For her academic performance while at Columbia, Dr. Keir was awarded the 2016 Dental Student Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. Born and raised in nearby Frederick, MD, Dr. Keir attended the University of Maryland, College Park. She graduated with a B.S. in Neurobiology with High Honors and a B.A. in Art Studio. For her research in neuroscience, Dr. Keir was awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her research on adult neurogenesis was published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. For the 2016-2017 academic year, Dr. Keir is attending the American Academy of Implant Dentistry MaxiCourse Program and Clinical Residency in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This program will give her a comprehensive and specialized knowledge base in implant dentistry. Additionally, completion of the program will make Dr. Keir eligible for licensure in IV sedation. The program is directed by her grandfather, Dr. Hilt Tatum. Dr. Tatum is a world-renown dental implant surgeon and pioneer in modern implant dentistry. Inspired by his innovation and clinical skill, Dr. Keir is hoping to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as she begins her educational journey in oral implantology. In her spare time, Dr. Keir enjoys painting, dancing ballet and reading. Her intellectual interests outside of dentistry include art history, opera, philosophy and business. She and her husband Graham live in Northern Virginia. They are enjoying getting to know the Washington community and taking advantage of all the Nation’s Capital has to offer.
Verified Patient Reviews
Came in for a cleaning and then two fillings. Not only was she nice and did she explain everything going on in my mouth, but also she gave me a pain free pair of fillings, highly recommended.
Such a sweet dentist! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone -- Very down to earth and caring -- it really showed :)
It's always a challenge to find the right medical/dental team whenever you move to a new city, so when I broke a tooth and was experiencing dental pain, the stress of finding a new dentist in my new city who genuinely cared kicked in. Fortunately for me, I found Dr. Pugh (or shall I say, she found me!) She's absolutely lovely, very welcoming and thorough. Her bedside manner is amazing...she takes her time to explain what she is doing and she genuinely cares. For as long as I am in DC, I found my dentist!
Dr. Victoria Pugh is amazing: She is very honnest: She will not give you an unnecessary treatment. She is patient, explains everything very well. She is passionate about her work. I definitely recommend her.