“I have been in practice for over 35 years now, and each day provides a new challenge. I truly love the dental profession and have never regretted my decision to make dentistry my life’s work. For me it has always been about the patient and the best that I can give them to make their smile better.If i should happen to glance at a Facebook picture I can immediately do a smile confidence assessment. It is so rewarding to change a person's confidence level by making some changes (even minor) in a smile. Real enjoyment comes through seeing the difference made in the lives of those patients, whether I’m restoring the aesthetics of a person’s smile, or alleviating pain– Dr. McCrary
A commitment to education
After obtaining a combined biology-chemistry undergraduate degree, Dr. Thomas McCrary decided to continue on to graduate school and major in biology at Appalachian State University. However, he had contemplated dentistry throughout his studies, and then he applied and was accepted at Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Upon graduating from Georgetown, Dr. McCrary completed a rotating internship concentrating in prosthodontics at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Clarksburg, WVA.
Dr. McCrary has continued postgraduate studies at the Dawson Academy of occlusion, the Las Vegas institute of Postgraduate Studies and he completed a five-year certificated program in orthodontics at the United States Dental Institute.. A premier dentist in Northern Virginia to offer Lumineers® veneers, Dr. McCrary recently took the company’s advanced course on technologically improved materials. New techniques being used to make even thinner veneers, making it possible to place them over crowns.
He also finds time to attend various state society meetings and conventions, where he is able to hear world-renowned speakers in the field of dentistry, learn the latest in materials, research and equipment, Locally and even on vacation he attends various study clubs and takes many courses on his own.
- American Dental Association
- Virginia Dental Association
- Northern Virginia Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Denmat Lumineers® Smile Discovery Program
- Donated Dental Services
- Clinical Research Associates
Outside the office
Dr. McCrary grew up right here in Northern Virginia and currently lives in Oakton with his wife and their two Cairn terriers. He has two grown children and four grandsons who live near enough to enjoy their frequent visits. Dr. McCrary’s favorite leisure activities include gardening, traveling, attending the theater, and fishing. While he just recently started playing golf, Dr. McCrary finds that he really enjoys it as well.
Dr. McCrary’s interest in art was inspired by his mother, a renowned artist. He enjoys purchasing art to enlarge the collection he inherited from his family, integrating new pieces with his mother’s artworks, some of which are shown in the office.