The program was two years in length, very demanding, highly rewarding, and at its conclusion Dr. Hennigh had earned certification by the American Board of Orthodontics as a Diplomate. He has been practicing with Golden Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics since the summer of 2007, and thoroughly enjoys the combined practice environment Dr. Golden has fostered.
Dr. Hennigh grew up in Springfield, Virginia and went to West Springfield High School. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1992, and finished 3rd in his class at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1996. He then took additional training at Penn as a resident in General Dentistry before practicing as a dentist at The Watergate Dental Associates in Washington, DC from 1998 to 2003.
In 2003 Dr. Hennigh recognized that he would like to move on from General Dentistry and specialize in Orthodontics. He left the Watergate and worked as a civilian dentist with The U.S. Army in Germany while preparing applications for Orthodontic programs. In July of 2005 he began studies in Orthodontics at The Eastman Dental Center at The University of Rochester.
Most orthodontists practice either solo, or in a larger group orthodontic practice. At Golden Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, pediatric dental and orthodontic services are available under one roof at all our locations. Dr. Hennigh believes this leads to improved communication between the professionals involved in a child’s oral health care, and thus improved outcomes when a patient needs orthodontic treatment.
Having been an adolescent orthodontic patient himself, he can personally attest to the oral health, and psycho-social advantages derived from a harmonious bite and attractive smile. He welcomes the opportunity to help children, adolescents, and adults realize these benefits, and he believes that the results can have positive, life-lasting consequences as he has seen in his own experience.
Dr. Hennigh is currently a member of the following organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Virginia Dental Association
- Northern Virginia Dental Society
Dr. Hennigh is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. As a Diplomate, Dr. Hennigh passed a rigorous clinical and oral testing process administered by his peers in the American Board of Orthodontics.