Dr. Josephina Lac lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she completed her dental program at the Medical College of Virginia, graduating Cum Laude and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 1998. She then attended the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in Maryland, completing her cosmetic residency and receiving a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 1999. Dr. Lac later attended the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University where she completed a 3 year specialty program and received a Certificate and Masters Degree in Advanced Graduate Studies in Pediatric Dentistry in 2003 and 2004. Dr. Lac is a member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
Her pediatric dentistry training has led to a wide range of expertise, from simple cleanings to management of special needs patients, conscious sedation, pediatric dental rehabilitation, dental surgery and orthodontics. Her passion for dental care and dedication is reflected in her attentive chair-side manner, where she enjoys interacting with her patients and teaching them about oral hygiene and preventative regimen. She strives to provide her patients with the utmost care and comfort to help her patients become actively involved in their own oral care.
Dr. Lac is fluent in several foreign languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese, and some Spanish. Dr. Lac was born in Vietnam, but was raised in Hong Kong and attended high school and college in the United States. She grew up surrounded by other children and believes that her love of pediatric dentistry originates from her own experiences and love of children. She is also a dedicated humanitarian, volunteering her time abroad and at home: volunteering in Jamaica, Boston, Norfolk,VA and at neighboring West Virginia. She has participated in Operation Smile providing dental care to orphans and impoverished in Vietnam and China. In Maryland, she participated in Mission of Mercy, a non-government organization that provides free healthcare to those in need. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, art, water sports, biking, skating, reading, and gourmet cooking.