Dr. Holden earned his Bachelor of Science degree and graduated with distinction from the Pennsylvania State University in 1980. While attending Penn State, he was recognized as a Superior Scholar Athlete. In 1984, he completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh followed by his Post-Doctorate degree in Periodontics in 1986 at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Holden has been practicing Periodontics in State College, PA since 1986. He is a past president of the 7th District Dental Society/Central Pennsylvania Dental Society. He has also served the profession as a delegate to the Pennsylvania Dental Association and an alternate delegate for the American Dental Association. He has represented periodontists in PA, DE, MD, DC, WV, and Northern Virginia as part of the District 2 Dental Association.