“With more than 20 years of experience, I still love working as an orthodontist. I’m fortunate to have met and worked with so many wonderful patients and their families over the years. My staff and I truly love enhancing their smiles and their lives.”
Dr. Vicki Ross was raised in California and obtained her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. After working four years as a pharmaceutical research assistant, she returned to school and earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Connecticut in 1984. Dr. Ross then spent three years in San Antonio, Texas, first to complete a one-year general practice residency at the VA Hospital, followed by a two-year faculty appointment at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School.
In 1987, Dr. Ross and her family moved to Virginia, where she pursued her two-year post-doctoral specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon completion in 1989, she started her orthodontic practice in Newport News while continuing to hone her academic interests and love of mentoring as a part-time faculty member at VCU. Although she no longer teaches, Dr. Ross strongly believes in continuing education for herself and her staff. She frequently participates in local, national, and online courses to learn new trends and technology to advance the way she treats her patients.
Throughout her career, Dr. Ross has been actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. She is a past president of the Tidewater Orthodontic Society and has served on the board of the MCV/VCU Academic and Research Foundation.
Dr. Ross and her husband, Dr. Mark Ross, met while in college, and have two grown children who are now living out of the area. The couple are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy scuba diving, cycling, kayaking, skiing, and running. Dr. Ross continues to challenge herself both physically and mentally, and has survived a Tough Mudder and has completed three marathons!