About Your Dentist

Patrick Fitzgerald, DMD

Education

University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology – Gainesville, FL

University of Florida College of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Gainesville, FL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Fitzgerald attends over 100 hours of continuing education every year in order to stay up-to-date on the newest technology and techniques in dentistry, providing the highest level of care to his patients. Upon graduating dental school, Dr. Fitzgerald received the American Academy of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Senior Dental Implant Award, as well as the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Award. Dr. Fitzgerald has achieved his Fellowship Certification in the International Congress of Oral Implantology, as well as passed the Fellowship Exam for Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Fitzgerald is also a Scholar and Alumni of the Dawson Academy, which has given him a strong foundation to treat TMJ disorders, as well as other bite (occlusion) and smile design needs of his patients. Other affiliations are with the Academy of Laser Dentistry (Standard Proficiency Certification), Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic participant, and Spear Education. Dr. Fitzgerald also participates as an adjunct faculty member at the Old Dominion University Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Life & Hobbies

During his time at the University of Florida, Dr. Fitzgerald participated as a Varsity Cheerleader, studying Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. He also went on to Sydney, Australia, to be a personal trainer for six months. Originally from the panhandle of Florida, Dr. Fitzgerald is happy to live closer to his family in Virginia.

In his free time, Dr. Fitzgerald enjoys staying physically fit through activities such as wakeboarding, paddle boarding, mountain biking, scuba/free diving, and fishing. He also loves volunteering at the ADA Mission of Mercy event and Park Place Dental Clinic in Norfolk. On Saturdays in the fall, you can always count on Dr. Fitzgerald to be watching some great college football, and in the summer, you can find him anywhere near the water or on the beach!

Mina Hwang, DMD

Smile, it lets your teeth breathe.



My Mission

My mission is to provide quality treatment while building trust and rapport with my patients. I want my patients to be able to smile with confidence. I also truly believe preventative care and patient education are crucial in achieving optimal oral health.



Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL



University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry Chicago, IL



Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Hwang is currently an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Public Health Dentistry and American Dental Association. She is committed to continuing education in order to remain current with state-of-the-art technology, procedures and materials in dentistry.



Life & Hobbies

Dr. Hwang considers herself a nature enthusiast, and when she isnt practicing dentistry, she can be found swimming, camping, hiking or going to the beach. She loves spending quality time with her family and friends, and she also enjoys traveling to explore new cities and cultures.