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Meet Dr. John Ver Ploeg

Why I Love Being a Dentist

 I love dentistry because of its immense potential to positively affect a person's life. I believe that every visit should focus on improving the quality of life for the patient, both during the visit by making sure the patient is as comfortable as possible and for the future through long lasting, quality care. With that goal in mind I strive to provide quality, compassionate care to my patients.

Education and a Commitment to Continuing Education

I attended the University of New Hampshire where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. After graduation I spent half a year as a volunteer educator and caregiver at an orphanage in South America. It was during this experience that I developed an interest in health care. Upon returning to the United States I completed prerequisite course work in the natural sciences in preparation for dental school. I attended the University of New England College of Dental Medicine where I earned a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). After graduation I worked as a general dentist in Maryland where I practiced all aspects of general dentistry including implants, and I pursued continuing education in endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and Invisalign. 

Dentistry is an ever evolving profession, and I firmly believe in the value of continuing education. By maintaining a cutting edge knowledge of dental advancements I aim to provide patients with the most comfortable experience, most predictable outcome, and longest lasting results available.  

Away from Work

Outside of dentistry I enjoy a variety of activities. During the warmer months I love sailing, hiking, motorcycling, SCUBA diving, and an occasional round of golf. When the weather turns cold my activities shift to cross country skiing, downhill skiing, and pond hockey. I enjoy travelling any time of the year and am always on the lookout for the next destination.