Dr. Andrew K. Gray is a native of Washington, D.C., however, grew up and attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV. He returned to Washington, D.C. to attend college at Howard University, where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2000. Upon Pharmacy School, he worked as a full time pharmacist before returning to Howard University College of Dentistry, the third oldest dental school in the nation. During his studies at Howard University Dr. Gray received awards that include, the Annual Student Award of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Delta Dental Operative Award, the Dr. E Preston Lee Award, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain Outstanding Senior Award, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Award. In addition he was honored with induction into the honor fraternity Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
During his time in dental school, Dr. Gray developed a great passion for oral surgery and periodontal medicine. Periodontics a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association afforded him the opportunity to bridge his expertise of how medications effect the oral cavity with his passion for dental surgery. After being accepted to several periodontal programs throughout the country, Dr. Gray selected The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center Periodontal Program at Memphis to continue his dental education. Dr. Gray received three years of extensive training in Periodontics, Dental Implant Therapy and Sedation Dentistry.
Dr. Gray is active in the dental community, he routinely volunteers to provide access to care in the community for patients who cannot afford dental treatment. He has provided dental seminars and lectures to local dental study groups.
Dr. Gray is married to his wife of 14 years and they have three children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching and playing soccer, and listening to reggae music.
It has been a life long dream and aspiration of Dr. Gray to open a dental practice. In 2012 he started Gray’s Periodontal Center, a dental practice nestled in the Oceana/Ocean Lakes/Red Mill area of Virginia Beach with a focus on periodontics. The motto of Gray’s Periodontal center is “excellence in everything we do”. As soon as you enter our doors you can expect to be welcomed and treated as family. Our services are gentle, professional and contemporary. We take pride in spending plenty of time with each patient, answering all your questions to ensure you are well informed and understand the recommended dental treatment.