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Dr. Bruce Hutchison, DDS

Dr. Bruce Hutchison, DDS

Dr. Bruce Hutchison graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1981, after completing a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester. He believes that “approaching dentistry with an engineering background is a great fit”, so Dr. Hutchison opened his dental practice in Centreville in August 1982 and it has continued to grow to now include four dentists and an amazing staff. “My philosophy has always been to do the right thing for the right reason every single day. That philosophy has allowed the practice to grow and to attract the very best people. We have an excellent staff who, together, allow us to treat our patients with the integrity, great dental care and the compassion they deserve. We want patients to feel welcome and relaxed, like they are part of our family.”

Dr. Hutchison lives in Centreville with his wife Nancy. Their three grown children who all live in Northern Virginia. He is very involved with his professional organization, the American Dental Association, having served as Speaker of the House and then President of the Virginia Dental Association, Delegate or Alternate Delegate to the ADA House of Delegates for over 20 years, the ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs, and the American Dental Political Action Committee, serving as it’s Chair 2015-2016. Dr. Hutchison remains involved in the political process of advocating for the future of the dental profession. “I chose to get involved and make a difference for myself, my patients and the future of this great profession for those who follow me. Like it or not, our legislators make all the rules, and if you aren’t involved, you simply get what they hand out. I want to make a difference.”

Dr. Hutchison believes strongly in continuing his education to keep up with current technology and advances in dentistry. He has attained the level of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and is the recipient of the VDA Emanuel Michaels Award, the highest award given to a member of the Virginia Dental Association. He volunteers his time to give back to his community by working at the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, the VDA Missions of Mercy Projects, and treating a group of American Indians from Virginia (the Mattapponi) on a pro bono basis. For those to whom much is given, much is expected. “I feel so blessed in my life and feel the need to help whenever I can.”

Undergraduate Education
1976 – Graduated with BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Rochester
1977 – MS Degree in Electrical Engineering

Dental Education
1981 – Graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown University School of Dentistry

Professional Societies
Member – American Dental Association
+Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs 2002-2006
+Chairman 16th District Caucus 2005
+Delegate to Annual Session 2000-2008
Member – Virginia Dental Association
+President 2004-2005
+President Elect 2003-2004
+Speaker of the House of Delegates 2000-2003
+Executive Council Member 2000-2003
+Board of Directors 2003-2006
Member – Northern Virginia Dental Society
+President 1996-1997
+Chairman, Executive Committee 1997-1998
+Executive Committee Member 1989-2008
+Parliamentarian 2000-2003, 2006-2008
Member – Academy of General Dentistry
+Mastership 1992
+Fellowship 1987
+Delegate, AGD House of Delegates 1991-1996
+President 1992-1993
+Award of Excellence 1991

Volunteer Activities
Northern Virginia Dental Clinic
Spent 10 days as a volunteer dentist on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Lame Deer, Montana, 1988
Provide dental care for the Mattaponi Indian tribe in Virginia
Fairfax County Family Services
Donated Dental Services
Smiles for Life
Give Kids a Smile
Registered Baseball Umpire (Little League and Babe Ruth)
Mission of Mercy (MOM) Projects
NOVA 2003-2007
Wise County, VA 2005-2007