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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.”



Front Office Associate

Working in the front office allows me the the opportunity to connect with our patients face to face, while helping ensure a welcoming and comfortable environment. I enjoy helping patients of all ages maintain healthy smiles and appreciate the wealth of knowledge I have gained working with patients and staff. I am proud to be a part of a team that strives to offer such exceptional service!

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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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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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