Meet Dr. Melissa Quiggins
Welcome to Gainesville Dental Associates! I love Dentistry because each day brings new faces and new challenges. My goal is to provide a full range of preventive and cosmetic options to help you achieve a cleaner, healthier and more attractive smile. I am committed to providing personalized and comprehensive dental care in a comfortable, patient-friendly setting. My patients receive the best care possible because I care for my patients the way I would want my family to be treated. I offer an exceptional education, strong clinical experience, and long-standing personal dedication to improving your dental health. To ensure that I am current with the latest dental advancements, I take annual training courses, as well as maintaining membership in the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
I received my undergraduate degree in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition, I earned my DDS and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, I was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, an organization that awards membership to those who demonstrate academic excellence.
I am married to my loving husband, Ritchie, and have a wonderful son named Landon. When I am not practicing dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my family, my four Yorkshire Terriers, cheering on the Redskins, and traveling.
I look forward to becoming your dentist and making your next dental appointment a great one!
I am passionate about providing access to dental care to everyone. Every year, I volunteer with the Special Smiles program at the Special Olympics. During this event, dental screenings, preventative care, and mouth guards are made for the athletes with developmental disabilities. In addition, I recently had the opportunity of participating in a dental mission hosted by Operation Smile to Hanoi, Vietnam. This valuable experience enabled me to educate and treat the medically underserved population who would otherwise not have access to any dental care. I spent a few weeks evaluating and treating patients with cleft lip and/or cleft palate, as well as providing comprehensive dental care to others in the community. It is extremely rewarding to be able to educate and increase public awareness on the importance of good oral hygiene.