Dr. Derek J. Galatro, Fredericksburg, VA Dentist

Dentists:  Derek J. Galatro, DDS  |  Jennifer Wadiak, DDS  |  Scott Shirk, DDS |
                 Jodie Meredith, DDS
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131 Park Hill Dr., Ste A Fredericksburg, VA 22401  |  540-373-0602

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Derek Galatro, DDS - Before starting college, Dr. Galatro served as an enlisted sailor in the United States Navy.  In completion of his service in the United States Navy, he attended Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, where he received an Associate's Degree in Science.  He then attended Old Dominion University where he recieved a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. Dr. Galatro attended VCU/MCV School of Dentistry, in Richmond, VA and graduated in 1997. During dental school he participated in a surgical summer externship at the St. Petersburg campus.  After completing dental school, Dr. Galatro moved to the Fredericksburg area in 1997 where he started to practice Dentistry.

Dr. Galatro is proficient in all aspects of Dentistry with a concentration in Extraction of wisdom teeth, implant placement, Endodontics (Root Canals), and restorations. Dr. Galatro holds memberships with: The American Dental Association (ADA), The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), The Virginia Dental Academy (VDA), and The Richmond Dental Society.

In his spare time, Dr. Galatro enjoys spending time with his family.  He also enjoys, running, golfing, and sailing.

 

Jennifer Wadiak, DDS - Dr. Wadiak attended Old Dominion Univeristy and Virginia Commonwealth University for her undergraduate studies.  She attended VCU School of Dentistry .  She and Dr. Galatro have been married for over 20 years and have been practicing dentistry together since she graduated in 1999.  They have three children, Alex, Josh and Abby.  As a family they enjoy skiing, boating and traveling together.

Dr. Wadiak is Invisalign Certified.  She is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.  In dental school, she was president of her class during her Freshman year and secretary of the student body government.  Dr. Wadiak is currently involved in the community serving as the Vice Presisent on the the board of Empowerhouse (formerly the Rappahannocl Council on Domestic Violence).  She is also a member of Decoding Dyslexia of Viriginia working to improve education opportunities and support legislation for students with dyslexia and other learing disabilities.

 

 

 

Scott Shirk, DDS. - Dr. Shirk is a graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music and the VCU School of Dentistry. He is a native of Wilkes-Barre, PA, and has been living in the Fredericksburg area for the past 16 years with his wife and two sons.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Virginia Dental Assiocation, and the Rappahannock Valley Dental Society. Dr. Shirk taught high school instrumental music for 10 years in upstate New York and Louisa, VA before attending dental school. He is still an active saxophonist and private teacher, and performs classical and jazz saxophone concerts through out the mid-Atlantic states.

Dr. Shirk is an active volunteer having done mission trips to Jamaica, Missions of Mercy (MoM Projects), and volunteers monthly at the Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg.  He is a former member of the Spotsylvania Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Outside of dentistry and music, Dr. Shirk enjoys running, golfing, and traveling.

 

Dr. Derek J. Galatro, Fredericksburg, VA dentist

Dr. Jodie Meredith -  

To say that doctor is in the blood of Dr. Jodie Meredith, would be an understatement. She comes from four generations of doctors. Two of whom graduated at the top of their class, and yes, she is one of them. The other, her grandfather (Dr. H.C. Meredith), was an important role model growing up. 

Upon receiving her degree in Kinesiology from William & Mary, one year early, she decided to explore the notion of working in an oral health profession. During her time as an assistant at an oral surgery practice, she developed a passion for the science and craft of dentistry. She would parlay this passion into a stellar career as a dental student at the VCU School of Dentistry. During her time there she would also come to realize the key to continued success and top tier care for her patients depended on her desire to never stop being a student. In working with Fredericksburg Dental Associates she has come to find not only wonderful colleagues, but seasoned professionals with close to twenty years of experience that they are currently sharing with her. 

Her warm, cheery, and energetic attitude almost belie her serious approach, numerous accomplishments, and dedication to the field of dentistry. Additionally, she is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, Advanced Dental Education Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

For someone with as much going on in her career, her goals are oddly simple. Treat patients not like patients, but as human beings, and always over-deliver when it comes to quality of treatment. Suffice it to say those under her care are in terrific hands.

Outside of the office Dr. Meredith enjoys martial arts, other recreational sports, and doing her best to learn the guitar.



 
 
Drs. Derek Galatro, Jennifer Wadiak and David Tse provide excellent comprehensive family dentistry; including endodontics, implants, invisalign & cosmetic dentistry. Our location serves Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline.