Dr. William Dougherty III, DDS

Dr. William Dougherty III, DDS

Dentistry  ·  

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Dr. William Dougherty III, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Falls Church, VA and has been practicing for 30 years. He practices dentistry, oral & maxillofacial surgery, and more.Read his story

Dougherty DDS

200 Little Falls St Ste 506

Falls Church, VA 22046
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Dr. Dougherty III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dougherty III "HONORS & DISTINCTIONS Dr. Dougherty has received many acknowledgments for his dedication to dentistry. His newest honor is serving as President to the Virginia Dental Association. He has been welcomed as Fellow in the Virginia Dental Association, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists. He has also been elected as a Virginia Dental Association Delegate by his peers. Dr. Dougherty was presented the Virginia Dental Association’s Presidential Citation on publication of “Infection Control and Environmental Safety: Best Management Practices.” The Virginia Dental Association also awarded Dr. Dougherty a Presidential Citation for dedication to Online Mentor Resource for his position as Task Force Chair. In addition, Dr. Dougherty has held several Committee Chair positions for Access to Care, Continuing Education meetings, and charitable dental projects. LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY Dr. Dougherty has held numerous dental leadership positions, including his current position as the President of the Virginia Dental Association. He is an Alternate Delegate to the American Dental Association, representing the state of Virginia. He also currently serves as the American College of Dentists’ Virginia Section Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Dougherty is currently a Virginia Dental Association Delegate and has held the Chair of Infection Control and Environmental Safety on the state level. Locally, Dr. Dougherty is the Northern Virginia Dental Society’s representative to the Virginia Dental Association’s Board of Directors and serves on the Executive Committee. He is also a Past President of the Northern Virginia Dental Society. Dr. Dougherty is very active in the community. He volunteers annually with local Mission of Mercy and Give Kids A Smile projects. He even traveled to New Orleans for a Mission of Mercy project for Hurricane Katrina victims. He also volunteers with the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic. He has been a Falls Church Lions Club member for over 20 years and was presented the Lions of Virginia Foundation Inc. Distinguished Humanitarian Award. He was also presented with the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Humanitarian Award, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. PERSONAL Dr. Dougherty resides in Arlington with his wife, three children, and black Labrador. He has coached Arlington Youth soccer and is a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He enjoys boating, fishing, golfing, and taking ski trips with his family."
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Patient Testimonials

This content was provided by Dr. Dougherty III "Dr. Dougherty and his staff provide state-of-the-art dentistry with great compassion and attention to individual needs, be those needs medical, financial, or scheduling constraints. In addition, the office has policies in place to protect the environment. Dr. Dougherty is a leader in his field and a caring person. Who could ask for more? (Patient since 2007)"
"I actually look forward to my dentist visits because Dr. Dougherty and his staff are so nice. They take good care of me and I never feel rushed or as if I don't matter as a patient. (Patient since 2002)"
"I've been a patient for more than 15 years, and have always had confidence in the dental work by Dr. Dougherty. (Patient since 1996)"

Care Philosophy

"We are committed to providing you with a quality health care experience in which you feel comfortable with both our office environment and the professionalism, empathy, and patient-centered dentistry we offer. We have been a family practice since 1968."

11  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Endodontics
  • General Dentistry (Dental Assistant)
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Reconstructive Dentistry

14  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache

12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mount St. Mary's College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Georgetown University / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • American Academy Of Implant Dentistry, Maxi-Course In Implant Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1999
  • Institute For Advanced Laser Dentistry, Laser Periodontal Therapy
    Other Education | Completed 2012
  • Invisalign Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Dougherty III has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Dougherty III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Dentists, Fellow
  • American Dental Association, Alternate Delegate
  • Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, Member
  • International College of Dentists, Member
  • International Congress of Implantologists, Member
  • Mission of Mercy Northern Virginia, Co-Chairman
  • Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, Member
  • Northern Virginia Dental Society, Executive Committee
  • Virginia Dental Association, President

Dr. Dougherty III's Reviews

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Dr. Dougherty III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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