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Monica Woodard, DDS, MDS

Before settling in Virginia, Dr. Monica Woodard lived in numerous cities across the country and overseas with her military family. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Virginia. She then earned her dental degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, graduating with honors. Her orthodontic training was completed at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Dental Science Degree.

In conjunction with the Endocrinology Department at the University of Connecticut, she completed her Master’s thesis entitled, “Cyclooxygemase-2 in Osteosarcoma.” An article, “Overexpression of COX-2 in Human Osteosarcoma Cells Decreases Proliferation and Increases Apoptosis,” based partially on this research, was recently published in Cancer Research.

Dr. Monica Woodard is a board certified orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Tidewater Orthodontic Society, and the John L. McGriff Dental Society.

Dr. Woodard resides in Suffolk and enjoys traveling, cooking and reading in her spare time. She is the daughter of Dr. Thomas Woodard.

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Thomas Woodard, DDS

Dr. Thomas Woodard, before entering the military, was a resident of the Tidewater area. He is a graduate of Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University. He taught at Deep Creek High School prior to starting his dental school at Howard University where he earned his Dental Degree. Dr. Woodard completed his orthodontic education at The University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Dr. Woodard is a Board Certified Orthodontist, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of The American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Woodard practiced orthodontics for 15 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps and was Chief of Orthodontics at his last duty assignment. He is married and has three children. In his leisure time he enjoys fishing the Chesapeake Bay.

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Neepa Patel, DDS

Dr. Neepa Patel grew up in the Carolinas before heading to the Midwest to complete her education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City along with her dental degree. Immediately after, she attended the University of Oklahoma where she completed her orthodontic training. Dr. Patel is excited to be back on the east coast, helping to create beautiful smiles at Woodard Orthodontics. In her free time, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.

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