Meet Centreville Dentist, Dr. Rena Vakay
Dr. Rena Vakay received her doctor of dental surgery degree at Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, D.C. in 1982. Upon completion of her dental degree, Dr. Vakay continued her education at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida and at Creating Restorative Excellence (CRE)/ The Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Vakay has achieved Clinical Instructor status at the Kois Center. She also has achieved fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Vakay achieved the prestigious Accredited Status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1992. She is only one of 4 dentists that are fully accredited in the state of Virginia.
Dr. Vakay served 3 years on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and is past- President of their local chapter. Dr. Vakay also served as Chairman and on the Board of Directors of the Association of Contemporary Dental Education for 2 years. Dr. Vakay has served as Program Chairman for the Northern Virginia Dental Society. She received the Media Award for Excellence when she served as Public Information Officer of Virginia for the Academy of General Dentistry.
Voted Top Dentist by Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine
Dr. Vakay is consistently voted among the Top Dentists in the Washington, D.C. area by Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine. She was also voted into “The Best Dentists in America” and is listed in the “Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals”. She shares her knowledge and love of dentistry in her lectures throughout the United States and has published several peer- reviewed dental articles.
Dr. Vakay is the official “Miss Arlington” pageant dentist. Her clientele have included numerous Miss Arlingtons, Miss Virginias, and one Miss America.
Dr. Vakay has two 5 star dental practices in Northern Virginia:
Promenade Complete Dental
19340 Promenade Drive
Leesburg, VA 20176
Community Service and Supported Charities
- The Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation– Board Member 2012-2015
- Life with Cancer 2011-2015
- MOM_Medical Mission of Mercy – Philippines- 2013
- MOM_Medical Mission of Mercy-2013-2015 support
- George Mason Arts Board-2010-2013
- SafeSpot- Children’s Advocacy Center of Fairfax County 2015 – 2017
- Wounded Warriors – 2015 – 2017
- Purple Heart- 2013-2017
- Operation Renewed Hope Foundation-2015
- Haymarket Food Pantry
- Cycle for Survival
- Operation Gratitude
Dr. Vakay is an active member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Virginia Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Northern Virginia Dental Society
- Kois Center
- The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
- Co-Chair of the Northern Virginia Kois Study Club-2013/2014
Honors and Awards
- 1989: Academy of General Dentistry – Media Award for Excellence
- 1992: Academy of General Dentistry- Fellowship Award
- 1992: Accredited in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- 1997: Top Dentist in the Washington, D.C. area by Washingtonian Magazine
- 1999: Distinguished Mentor – Creating Restorative Excellence/the Kois Center
- 2003: Top Dentist in the Washington, D.C. area by Washingtonian Magazine
- 2004-2005: The Best Dentists in America
- 2005-2006: America’s Top Dentist,”Restorative Dentistry” (Consumers Research Council of America) Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
- 2006: Clinical Instructor status-The Kois Center
- 2007-2009: Editor-in-Chief, Kois Journal of Excellence
- 2009-2012: Editorial Board , Kois Journal
- 2011: Top Dentist in the Washington, DC area by Washingtonian Magazine
- 2012: Northern Virginia Magazine- Top Dentist for Cosmetic Dentistry
- 2014: Northern Virginia Magazine- Top Dentist
- 2015: Northern Virginia Magazine- Top Dentist
- 2020: Virginia Living – Top Dentist
- 1988: Cable Television Interview- Washington, D.C.
- 1989: Channel Television Interview- Washington D.C.- Prime time News
- 1996: “Smart Women Launch New Smart Woman TV News Series”
- 2000: Relationship of the Periodontium to Impression Procedures. Vakay, RT and Kois, JC. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2000, 21:684-688.
- 2005: Universal Paradigms for Predictable Final Impressions. Vakay, RT and Kois, JC. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2005 Mar; 26(3): 199-209. Impressive Results. Vakay, RT. Woman Dentist Journal. 2005, Jul. 28,30,32,34
- 2007-2009: Journal of Excellence; Editor in Chief-first issue July 20, 2007
- 2009-2012: The Journal of Excellence- Editorial Board
- 2010-2017: Compendium- Editorial Board
- 2015: Composite Restorations: Wheels of Progress Continue to Turn. Vakay, RT. Compend 2015, 36 (6): 442-443.
- 2017: Are universal adhesives really universal? Vakay, RT, Delgado, A., Marongiu, N. Compend. 2017, 38(1):14-15