Dr. Virginia Melmed is UCLA trained and best known for her exceptional work in cosmetic dentistry and her gentle, pain-free care. She has an impeccable eye for aesthetics and is passionate about creating beautiful smiles that are a source of confidence for her patients.
Originally from Alabama, Dr. Virginia Melmed maintains dental practitioner licenses in Florida, California, and Israel. She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the West Coast Dental Association, and the Hillsborough County Dental Association. She is a historical member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Melmed received her D.D.S. degree in 2004 from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry, where she was awarded the Dean's Scholarship for her academic and leadership excellence, and graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in mathematics and chemistry.
Born with congenitally missing lateral incisors, Dr. Melmed has experienced first-hand the positive impact that dentistry can have on one's quality of life and became passionate about dental esthetics at a young age.
"Professionally, I am most proud of having the experience and clinical understanding to positively impact someone's life. I love when my patients leave my office smiling more than when they came in."
Dr. Melmed spent time volunteering abroad at the Trudi Birger Dental Clinic through the organization Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI). She has also provided volunteer treatment to victims of terror attacks through the ATZUM Tooth Fairy Fund.
In addition to volunteering, Dr. Melmed is committed to staying current with the latest advances in dentistry and attends numerous continuing education courses. She is a member of the Dawson Academy Dental Study Club and has received additional training at the Frank Spears Dental Institute in Arizona. She is a good communicator and puts patients to ease by explaining treatments to them in terms that they can understand.
Dr. Melmed is looking forward to meeting you and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.