Experienced Dentist – Altavista, VA
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Rudy Wolf, DDS
Dr. Wolf’s dental career spans an amazing 15+ years so far, and in that time, he’s built not only a warm camaraderie with his teammates, but countless meaningful relationships with his patients as well. It’s very rewarding to help them improve the quality of life through their smile and genuinely make a positive difference in their wellbeing. Interested in learning more about him? Just continue reading below.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Wolf knew early on that he wanted to do something in the healthcare profession because of its compassionate nature. There was a dentist who he looked up to; the man always put his patients’ needs first and seemed genuinely happy to care for smiles – and he liked to surf, just like Dr. Wolf! As he grew to understand just how much depth the dental field held and the countless ways you could connect with patients, he realized that he could picture himself as a dentist too –and the rest is history.
Today, Dr. Wolf can truly say that he enjoys his work, the wonderful people he gets to meet, and the beautiful improvements he makes to teeth. There’s nothing more satisfying!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After studying at the University of California, San Diego and Brigham Young University, Dr. Wolf completed his dental doctorate at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Before graduating, he was able to become certified in oral conscious sedation through the prestigious DOCS education program, which was extremely important to him. He enjoys being able to care for people with high levels of anxiety and help them feel comfortable, relaxed, and rejuvenated throughout even the most complex procedures. Throughout the last decade, he’s also advanced his dental expertise in a number of areas, including sleep dentistry, digital technology, digital design work, cosmetic dentistry, and advanced oral surgery techniques.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Wolf is proud to have an enthusiastic and active wife named Melissa who’s always ready to tackle a big project. Together, they have five children – three boys and two girls – who are all incredibly unique. One of his biggest hobbies is doing various activities with the kids, from lifting weights to playing frisbee golf to mountain biking, four wheeling, and having “daddy-daughter” dates. As a group, everyone also loves hiking, fishing at the family pond, and playing games together!
Here's something you may not know about Dr. Wolf: he spent two years in Mozambique, Africa on a mission for his church, and came back speaking fluent Portuguese! He hopes to visit the area again someday.