“I love orthodontics because I have the opportunity to improve, not only my patients’ function, but their confidence as well by giving them the smile that will last a lifetime. It’s such an exciting day for us all when our patients get their new braces, but it is even more exciting when the braces are removed and a new, beautiful smile is unveiled to the world.” – Dr. Spurrier
Dr. Bryan Spurrier has been practicing orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics since 2002. After practicing in New Jersey and Northern Virginia, he took over Dr. Walter Shepherd’s orthodontic practices in 2009. In a detailed evaluation of dental professionals sponsored by the renowned Virginia Living Magazine, Dr. Spurrier has been voted by his peers as one of the Top Dentists in Virginia and Washington D.C. for 2011 and 2012.
Dr. Spurrier grew up in Tidewater, Virginia and played lacrosse and soccer in high school and college. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the College at William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA in 1993 and then pursued his dream of attending dental school. As salutatorian of his class at the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Spurrier earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and was elected into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He was not only on the Dean’s List for all four years of dental school but was also awarded the Adolph D. Williams Scholarship Award for each of those years.
After dental school, Dr. Spurrier attended Columbia University School of Orthodontics in New York City where he completed a two-year post-graduate residency in the specialty of orthodontics. While at Columbia University he participated in cutting-edge research with digital models of teeth and participated as an instructor for clinical orthodontic courses. He also took part in a surgical externship at the University of Washington in 1999.
Dr. Spurrier completes continuing education courses regularly to stay informed of the latest techniques and procedure innovations in orthodontics such as clear aligner therapy with Invisalign®, self-ligating brackets with Damon® System and In-Ovation®, lingual braces, TADs, and soft tissue laser procedures.
Dr. Spurrier currently resides in Danville with his wife, Leslie, two children, Elle and Graham, and two dogs, Mr. Peepers and Maizy. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan and enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, mountain biking, and surfing. Of course, spending time with his family is Dr. Spurrier's favorite pastime.