Dr. Carl Roy obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia in 1979. After practicing general dentistry for six years, he made the decision to pursue orthodontics as a specialty. In 1987, Dr. Roy completed his orthodontic residency at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, where he received a Master’s of Science Degree with honors.
Upon receiving his license for orthodontics, Dr. Roy began practicing alongside four other specialists in Tidewater, where he was born and raised. However, he soon realized he wanted to further his education once more, so he could provide optimal health and function for his patients in addition to simply straight teeth. That is when he decided to attend the two-year program offered by the Roth/Williams Center for Functional Occlusion. Years later in 2007, Dr. Roy would go on to adopt the principles he learned there; and along with a group of several other orthodontists, he developed the Full FACE (Functional and Cosmetic Excellence) Course in an effort to improve the field of orthodontics all over the world. Today, Dr. Roy has spent nearly 20 years teaching postgraduate orthodontics.
For Dr. Roy, orthodontics is truly a passion. In addition to beautiful smiles, he gives his patients healthy jaw joints, functioning bites, and open airways. These are the elements that can improve your oral health for years to come.