H. R. Makarita, DDS MAGD, MICOI, LVIM, FAACD
BS – Chemistry the American University
DDS – Doctor of Dental Surgery, Medical College of Virginia Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
Board Member- International Association for Physiologic Aesthetics Master-Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
Clinical Instructor-Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Regional Director- Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
Dr. Makarita graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1988, and maintains a private practice in Mclean, Virginia with an emphasis on physiologic based aesthetic dentistry. His passion is to create beautiful smiles while providing comprehensive dentistry for total health. Dr. Makarita believes strongly in continuing education and is committed to keeping up with the latest techniques and materials to provide his patients with exceptional dentistry.
Dr. Makarita was awarded Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry. In order to achieve this, he was required to attend over 1100 hours of continuing education in all phases of dentistry, of which 400 of those hours involved participation courses and case presentations. He is among an elite group of cosmetic dentists who have achieved Accredited Fellowship status by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD.COM) To date, this prestigious professional designation has been awarded to only 64 dentists worldwide. To achieve accreditation, one must complete extensive advanced education in cosmetic reconstructive dentistry and must pass a rigorous Accreditation Board Examination. In order to become an Accredited Fellow, one must successfully present 50 clinical cases to the examining board. Fellowship marks the highest level of clinical achievement in the AACD (aacd.com). Dr. Makarita reached this status through a dedication to continuing education and the resolve to produce exceptional dentistry.
In addition, he has achieved Mastership status with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where he is a clinical instructor and regional director. He was the 5th dentist to receive this Mastership designation, and to date there are only 26 Masters. He also received the regional director award for LVI in 2011. Dr. Makarita is a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, a Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association, The Virginia Dental Association, the Northern Virginia Dental Society and the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Makarita was recognized internationally by winning numerous smile gallery awards with the AACD, including the prestigious People’s Choice Award. His cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry has been featured twice on the cover of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and has authored numerous clinical articles related to TMJ, occlusion, intraoral photography and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Makarita lectures both nationally and internationally in the field of aesthetic reconstructive dentistry and Occlusion. He a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Physiologic Aesthetics and has been voted by his peers among top dentists several years in a row in the Washingtonian Magazine, The Northern Virginia Magazine, and Virginia Living Magazine.