Meet Dr. VALERIE OKEHIE

Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Valerie Okehie completed her undergraduate training at University of Maryland College Park where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Neurobiology in 2005. Upon graduation, she enrolled in dental school at University of Maryland Baltimore and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2009. Dr. Okehie completed a one-year General Practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY in 2010 and then returned to Maryland where she practiced General Dentistry for the next few years. In 2015, she completed a three-year endodontic specialty residency program and successfully defended her thesis, obtaining her certificate in endodontics and a Master of Science degree from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Okehie is a Board Certified Endodontist, a distinction that is awarded to less than twenty percent of current endodontic specialists in the United States.

Quote from Dr. Okehie:  “Undertaking the rigorous steps necessary to achieve board certification status is a demonstration of my commitment to the practice of endodontics at an elite level. Furthermore, it is also a testament of my dedication to the process of continued professional growth required in order to maintain that elite level of education and clinical expertise.”

Dr. Okehie has received numerous awards for her research and presentations in various aspects of endodontics. She has been published in the Journal of Endodontics and was recognized at the American Association of Endodontics Annual conference for her oral presentation on FoxP3 DNA methylation in periapical lesions. She has also been recognized for her research on Revascularization of immature teeth.

She is currently a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and National Dental Association.

Dr. Okehie is happily married to her husband and is a proud mother of two children. She is an avid basketball fan. In addition to following basketball, Dr. Okehie enjoys exercising and traveling in her spare time.

Top Washingtonian Dentist Award

Dr. Okehie was recently honored as a 2019 Washingtonian Top Dentist! She is very honored to be selected by her peers for inclusion in this prestigious list and is committed to continuing to provide excellent care for her patients.