Living Magazine Arlington

Dr. Amy Schoening was featured on the May issue of Living Arlington Magazine as a longtime volunteer for Dental Health Arlington, providing low-income patients much-needed Dental Care. We're so proud of you Dr. Amy!

By Meredith Knight

Dr. Amy Schoening can tell you in one word what she loves most about practicing dentistry—relationships. As a family dentist in private practice, she treats generations of families, sometimes caring for kids and their parents and their grandparents. The time she spends chatting with them and sharing their day-to-day lives is what gets her out of bed each morning. In an era when big-box dental clinics are rushing patients through on a dental treadmill, Dr. Schoening offers her patients a dental home that’s small by design, where they can slow down and have their questions answered and where dental treatment never proceeds, until the patient understands exactly what to expect and why.

When patients visit this boutique dental practice, they know they’ll see Dr. Schoening herself—every time. And the dental assistants and hygienists will know them by name. “Having the skill to truly transform someone’s life by giving them a smile they can feel confident about is my passion,” she said. “I want to keep my practice small enough that I have time to tune into each individual patient and their needs—whether physical or emotional. I want them to feel like they’re the only patient I’ll see that day.”

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Schoening is still passionate about reeducating herself on the latest techniques and technology. She hand-selected a staff that shares her patient-centric philosophy. Together they place an emphasis on patient education and empowerment. “When a patient understands why they’re doing something, they’re much more likely to do it,” she said.

“I want to thank my wonderfully supportive family and a team of people who’ve stuck with me and believed in my goals and visions,” Dr. Schoening said. “It’s been an honor for me to build a boutique practice that reflects my philosophy and my vision for dental care. In the end, I hope the people I’ve known and touched—both personally and professionally—will remember me as a good person who cared for others, someone they could trust without hesitation.”

Dr. Schoening is an active member and past president and board member of Dental Health Arlington, a nationally recognized non-profit with the goal of providing preventive and pain-relieving services to low-income residents as well as educating children about healthy oral hygiene habits. She and her husband, Andrew’s, support of the Oakridge School Board has included donating time and finances to rebuild the Oakridge track and wrestling center. A mom of two, she enjoys reading, yoga, and traveling to Montana to ski in the winter and hike in the summer.

To provide her loyal patients with all the care they need under one roof, Dr. Schoening offers a full menu of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry including:

  • Ultrasonic Cleanings
  • Non-Surgical Gum Care
  • Complete Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • Dentures and Partials
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Complete Smile Makeovers
  • Invisalign Clear Tooth Aligners
  • Implant-Supported Partials, Dentures, Crowns, Bridges

Credit: Living Magazine

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