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!