|Undergraduate Degree||University of Cartagena (Colombia)|
|Graduate Degree (DDS)||University of Cartagena (Colombia)|
|Graduate Degree (DDS)||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Advanced Studies||University Javeriana (Colombia)|
|Certifications||American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine|
|Other Language Spoken||Spanish|
Top Pro-Bono Dentist – 2018, 2020
A Top Dentist – Oral Conditions & Disease – 2017
A Top Prosthodontist – 2022
Dr. Rocío López was born in Cali, Colombia. She attended the Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia where she received her dental degree in 1996. After completing one year of Social Service, she entered the two year program in Health Care Administration at Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia. Following graduation she moved to Bogota where she completed the three year program in Prosthodontics at Universidad Javeriana. Dr. López opened a private specialty practice in Bogota, taught at two local dental schools, and delivered lectures in different countries around the world.
In 2006, Dr. López immigrated to United States. After completing all the required exams and the International Dental Program, she received her DDS from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond in 2012 and earned several prestigious awards for excellence in dentistry.
During the last few years, she has been accumulating hundreds of hours in continuing education. Dr. López has over 15 years experience as a cosmetic-full mouth rehabilitation dentist, and keeps up to date in the latest technologies. Her expertise includes treatments like esthetic fillings, smile designs, fixed restorations like crown, bridge, veneers, implants, removable restorations like dentures and removable partials, implant-supported restorations, management of Bruxism, temporo-mandibular pain and disorders, and sleep apnea, among others. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Seminarios Odontologicos Latinoamericanos (Latinamerican Dental Society), and Sociedad Colombianana de Prostodoncia (Colombian Society of Prostodontics). She is also a Part-time faculty member at VCU – International Dental Program.
In her spare time Dr. López devotes her time and talents to her husband, Alexander Hernandez, who is also a dentist, and two daughters, Gabriela and Sofia; her hobbies include tennis, dancing, and hiking. She also volunteers her time and dental skills to help people in need.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. López at Virginia Family Dentistry Chester
Tel: (804) 751-0300
Fax: (804) 414-2558