Dr. Douglas Wright DDS

Dr. Wright is committed to providing our patients with the latest in dentistry techniques to provide you with a beautiful and healthy smile. We believe strongly in educating patients to the best course of dental care.  Dr. Wright strives to help you prevent oral health problems before they occur.  This minimizes emergency care and saves you money!

Douglas Wright, DDS
Dr. Wright graduated from the University of Maryland Pharmacy School in 1981. He then entered Dental School at the University of Maryland receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1985. While at the University of Maryland, Dr. Wright did externship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Cancer Research Center and the University of Maryland Hospital.

After Dental School, Dr. Wright joined the US Navy where he received advanced training in oral diagnosis, periodontics (gum disease), endodontics (root canals), oral surgery, anesthesia, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Traumatic Life Support. 

Dr. Wright's military decorations include two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
After 4 years of active duty in the Navy, Dr. Wright left active duty to start a dental practice in Maryland. He remained in the Navy Reserve for 17 years. While a reservist, Dr. Wright provided care at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Following 10 years of practice in Maryland, Dr. Wright accepted a position at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington DC. In addition to seeing dental patients at the VA Medical Center, Dr. Wright served on the Infection Control Committee for the hospital. Along with these duties, Dr. Wright was a member of the Medical Center's Chemical and Biological Decontamination team.

Dr. Wright has published articles in the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry and Proceedings of the Naval Institute.

Dr. Wright moved to Harrisonburg in November 2002 where he currently lives with his wife, Karen and children: Nicholas, Julia and Rosemary.  During his leisure time, Dr. Wright enjoys skeet shooting and playing his guitar with his band!