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Meet The Team

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G. Chris Holdaway, DDS


When it comes to providing dental care, Dr. Holdaway focuses on preventive dentistry and helping patients adopt habits that will allow them to enjoy a lifetime of outstanding oral health. He believes in taking an integrated approach to dentistry and ensuring that his patients understand the correlation between oral health and overall well-being. Dr. Holdaway is caring, honest and respectful.  He seeks to connect with patients on a personal level to help them reach their oral health related hopes and objectives.  His friendly, approachable and accommodating chair-side manner helps patients know they are in good hands.


  • University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC – DDS, 2009

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC – Pre-Dental Courses, 2004-5

  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – MBA, 2002

  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT – BSN, 1997


  • Captain in the Idaho Army National Guard

  • Dental Mission Trip to Guatemala

  • Church Mission to Oakland, CA

  • Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America

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At Birchwood Dental, we are committed to providing you and your family with quality care in a friendly, supportive environment. 


Get to know our team of capable and personable dental professionals:

Front Desk and Assistants
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“I graduated with an Associate’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from Allegany College of Maryland and completed my Bachelor’s degrees on full scholarship at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.  I enjoy providing gentle and detailed dental cleanings for my patients and, as fitness enthusiast, I love to exercise.”

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Front Office Associate

As the first point of contact when patients walk in the door, my goal is to make everyone feel welcome in our office. I enjoy visiting with our patients and getting to know them.  Our team here is committed to giving everyone the best care that we can in a comfortable environment.  If you leave our office feeling like we care about you and your smile, I consider that a success!

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Front Office Associate

Birchwood Dental has been a great introduction for me into the dental field.  The staff are all friendly, lovely, and helpful.  I have loved getting to know the patients and being a part of their dental care team.  As someone with dental anxiety myself, I can sympathize with our patients who may experience this as well. However, I am confident our dental team will put you at ease at they take care of your dental needs!

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Office Manager / Dental Assistant

"I have had the opportunity to spend time helping people at the front desk as well as assisting the doctor in the treatment rooms.  I’ve also spent my fair share of time in the dental chair having my teeth worked on.  This has given me the chance to experience dentistry from multiple perspectives. I find it fulfilling to be able to use what I’ve learned about dentistry from each of these angles in order to empathize with patients and to help them understand the processes involved in taking care of their teeth."

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Dental Assistant

"I’ve worked in a daycare and I’ve worked in a nursing home, so it’s safe to say I enjoy caring for people young and old. When I became a part of the Birchwood Dental team in Spring of 2022, I was able to help patients of all ages achieve a healthy smile. That’s what I love most about working here!"

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Dental Assistant / Sterilization Tech

"I like working at Birchwood Dental because the staff is so friendly.  Everybody made me feel right home working here.  I like working with the assistants to clean the operatories, sterilize equipment, and keep supplies organized."

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