|Undergraduate Degree||Binghamton University|
|Graduate Degree (DDS)||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Advanced Studies||University of Florida, St. Petersburg AEGD|
|Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry|
|Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists|
|The Dawson Academy|
|Certification||Moderate Conscious Sedation|
Dr. Sharkey was born and raised in upstate New York, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Binghamton University. She knew she wanted to become a dentist when she suffered a traumatic injury to her front teeth as a seventh grader, so applying for dental school was an easy decision to make. After completing her undergraduate studies, she spent a year working in an underserved dental office, assisting a variety of dental specialists to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible before attending dental school the following year.
Dr. Sharkey moved south to Richmond, Virginia, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. It was in dental school where she found her love for providing dental care to the underserved populations through Mission of Mercy projects all throughout the state of Virginia. After graduation, Dr. Sharkey continued to move south to Florida where she completed a year-long residency at The University of Florida’s program in St. Petersburg. During her short time in St. Pete, she attended several hours of continuing education, including several occlusion courses with The Dawson Academy, and a year-long implant continuum through which she earned her fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Sharkey then worked as an associate at a private practice in Asheville, North Carolina before moving back to Richmond.
Dr. Sharkey is an active member of the AGD, ICOI, ADA, and the Richmond Dental Society. In 2021, she became a Fellow of the AGD, a designation only 6% of dentists in North America achieve. She is excited to continue to give back to the community, and looks forward to establishing long term relationships with her patients through an extraordinary level of comfort, trust, and communication. In her free time, Dr. Sharkey enjoys listening to live music, playing sports, and cooking.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sharkey at Virginia Family Dentistry Ironbridge – Courthouse
Tel: (804) 743-8166
Fax: (804) 743-4818