Dr. Sophie L. Oswald
Dr. Oswald was born in Vietnam and migrated with her family to London, England at the age of 8. She spent most of her childhood in central London and moved to the U.S when she was 16. She attended Falls Church High School in Northern Virginia, and obtained a Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University where she majored in Biology and a minored in Psychology. Subsequently, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry (Richmond, Virginia) with the highest honor, Summa Cum Laude, and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society.
Dr. Oswald returned to the D.C metropolitan area when she was accepted into the Washington Hospital Center for her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency. Her training included rotations at Children’s National Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Veteran’s Affairs hospital. At these institutions, she gained a wide spectrum of training and is proficient in diagnosis and treatment of dental implant surgery, oral and facial trauma, orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery, reconstructive surgery for pathologies of the jaw, TMD and facial pain disorders as well as dentoalveolar procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions. She also has had extensive training and is highly experienced with in-office sedations. Dr. Oswald believes that every blessing in life must be shared, therefore, some of the most rewarding moments of her career have been in many Mission of Mercy trips including multiple locations all over Virginia annually and at the free clinic where she also volunteers on a monthly basis. She received the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic’s Volunteer Service Award for 2018. The most memorable service trip includes the visit to the Philippines where she performed dental extractions on adults as well as repair of cleft lip and palate surgery for the local children in need.
She is currently re-focusing her practice on combining the Western (medicine/surgically based) and Eastern (holistic-based) practices to better serve and treat her beloved patients. Although she is well trained in all the above-mentioned surgical procedures, she is a huge advocate of therapeutic treatments that essentially eliminate pain and restore function with as little surgical involvement and comorbidities as possible.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her loving husband-Mike, darling children-Katherine, Jacob, Annabelle and their doggie, Dylan. She looks forward to meeting new patients and providing quality care to the community as this is her passion.