A Love for His Patients and Great Results
Dr. Otis Washington knows that periodontics is one of the most challenging specialties in dentistry. He loves that he’s able to provide great results, comfortably, in a challenging field.
With a deep understanding that each patient’s periodontal needs and concerns are unique, Dr. Washington takes time to speak with every patient and listen to his or her care goals. He wants to learn what’s important to that person. This enables Dr. Washington to foster a bond of mutual trust and respect as he gently restores an individual’s oral health and smile.
Dr. Washington enjoys getting to know each of his patients. He likes caring for a diverse community, from retired musicians to active members of the science community and many more. The conversations he has with his patients, and the resulting friendships, enrich his life.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate degree – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Master of Science in periodontics – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Knowing that periodontics is a constantly evolving field, Dr. Washington seeks out continuing education at every opportunity. In addition to active membership in multiple study clubs, Dr. Washington regularly attends conferences, seminars, and lectures. He also stays current on research findings and other topics through periodontal and dental journals. Additionally, Dr. Washington is a part-time faculty member of the University of North Carolina.
Continuing education keeps Dr. Washington up to date on periodontal technologies and techniques. This ensures his patients receive the highest level of care and the strongest results every time.
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Board of Periodontology, Diplomate
- American Dental Association
- National Dental Association
- Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society
- Piedmont Dental Study Club
Personal Life and In the Community
When he’s not working, Dr. Washington enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. Among his many hobbies are playing the cello, painting, and sculpting.
Dr. Washington has served as a board member for Wake Smiles, which serves indigent patients in Wake County. He has also led dental mission trips to southern Kenya.