Dr. Andrew Glassick 2017-11-20T13:57:21+00:00

Meet Dr. Andrew Glassick

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Dr. Andrew Glassick is a board certified orthodontist serving the community in Central Virginia at Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics. Dr. Glassick obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, magna cum laude from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery with Honors from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Dr. Glassick also holds the following certifications and distinctions:

  • Certificate in Core Concepts of Public Health, University of North Carolina School of Public Health
  • Certificate, General Practice Residency, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, Served as Chief Resident and graduated with Distinction in Leadership Training, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Glassick taught dental school for 2 years in the Restorative and Surgical Department of the University of Colorado. He also served as Assistant Clinical Faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Glassick utilizes the latest technology to treat patients in the most effective and patient-focused manner possible. His special interests within orthodontics include:

  • Invisalign treatment for teens and adults
  • Skeletal anchorage devices (TADs) and Orthognathic surgery
  • Growth and development

Dr. Glassick takes great pride in making a positive impact in people’s lives. He feels fortunate to have the opportunity to improve an individual’s smile and therefore their self-image, self-confidence, success, and happiness. He enjoys the balance of art and science in orthodontics and appreciates the challenge of using orthodontics to create beautiful smiles.

“I know patients invest a lot of time and resources into their orthodontic care; and I want them to know that I truly value that and invest a tremendous amount of myself into their treatment to make it enjoyable, efficient, and successful. I take pride in creating unique and personalized treatment plans for each patient with the goal of creating a beautiful and healthy smile for them.”

  • Wake Forest University, BA in Chemistry, magna cum laude
  • University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, DDS, With Honors
  • University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Certificate in Core Concepts of Public Health
  • University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Certificate, General Practice Residency
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Certificate in Orthodontics, Distinction in Leadership Training
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists
  • Valedictorian, Cave Spring High School, Roanoke, VA
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics 2017
  • Chief Resident of Vanderbilt Orthodontics Residency,2014-2015
  • Student body President and Vice President at UNC School of Dentistry
  • Dean’s List, every semester at UNC School of Dentistry
  • Dean’s List, every semester at Wake Forest University
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Sigma Phi, and Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Societies
  • American College of Dentists Leadership Award, 2009
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Leadership Scholarship, 2008
  • Research has been published in multiple journals, most recently having research related to Invisalign published in Journal of Clinical Orthodontics

The people. I value getting to see the same patients every month or two for a couple of years and developing meaningful relationships with them and their families. Getting to know my patients and being a part of their journey through life makes every day at ‘work’ fun and exciting. I love seeing how happy they are when we remove their braces and reveal their “new” smiles.

One of the most important things to me is my faith and involvement in my church. I believe in the inherent value of every person and, because of this, truly care about and respect my patients. Experiencing my patient’s happiness as their smile and life change through treatment brings me joy and is something that I do not take for granted.

There are so many great stories to share in our profession! I have had the opportunity to work with children with cleft lips/palates and once treated a 7 year old girl who didn’t speak during her first visit. We developed a game where she would teach me a new word in Spanish at each visit and then quiz me at the next visit to make sure I didn’t forget. At her final appointment, she told me she had saved a special word for that visit and when I asked why, she said because it meant “happy” and that “is what she was”.

  • Boys and Girls Club in Denver, CO
  • Active member serving at Denver Presbyterian Church
  • Hiked several sections of the Appalachian Trail (hoping to complete trail someday)
  • Climbed over half of Colorado’s 53 14,000 ft mountains
  • Snorkeled between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates

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