Barry L. Holden

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.

He also retains a number of professional affiliations with the American Academy of Periodontology, PA Society of Periodontists, American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Holden obtained his Dental Anesthesia Permit for Conscious Sedation. He holds a dental license in both Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Dr. Holden became board certified in periodontics in 1992. Becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology entailed rigorous additional study as well as written and oral examination.

Additional recognitions:

  • Assistant Professor Department of Periodontics VCU Medical College of Virginia
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists
  • American Board of Periodontology Diplomate-Recognized as having a high degree of knowledge, skill and experience in the Science and Art of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery
  • American Board of Periodontology recognition of 25 years as Diplomate exemplifying the mission and goals of the Board

Dr Holden is married with two adult children. His daughter graduated from dental school in 2018 and completed her Periodontal Residency at VCU School of Dentistry in May of 2021. After completing a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Dr Holden’s son lives and works in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.

While not at the office, Dr. Holden enjoys exercise, sports and continuing education in his field

Dr. Sara Holden

Dr. Sara Holden D.D.S., M.S.D., is a Board-Certified Periodontist. Sara completed her Bachelor of Architecture in 2014 at The Pennsylvania State University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018. She continued her education, specializing in Periodontics and receiving her Master of Science in Dentistry in 2021 at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Holden’s professional affiliations include American Academy of Periodontology, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She has volunteered her time with Mission of Mercy.

Academic Career

Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College Architecture, International Studies and Minor in Spanish Phi Beta Kapa.

Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical College of Virginia-Doctor of Dental Surgery

American Academy of Periodontology – Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology – Exemplary Aptitude & Achievement

VCU/MCV Department of General Practice Award – Clinical Efficiency, Patient Management Steadfast Pursuit of Clinical Excellence

Pierre Fauchard Academy – Outstanding Academic Achievements in Dentistry

Omicron Kapa Upsilon – National Dental Honor Society

American Academy of Dental Research Student Research Fellowship

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