Dr. Ted Sherwin has practiced general dentistry in Orange, Virginia since 1985. His goal is to treat each of his
patients with kindness, respect, and a gentle touch. He is known for his treatment of patients in need of complete
restorative procedures such as partial and full mouth restorations with emphasis on cosmetic implants and function
that are in tune with the mouth and it's neuromuscular system.
Dr. Sherwin graduated from VCU School of Dentistry and received additional education at the Pankey Institute,
studying under the world-renowned lecturer and author, Dr. Pete Dawson.
Prestigiously honored by his peers:
Fellow Of The Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow Of The American College of Dentists
Fellow Of The International College of Dentists
Fellow Of The Pierre Fuchard Academy
Fellow Of The Virginia Dental Association
Dr. Sherwin's involvement in the Virginia Dental Association includes both the Association's outreach programs to
help the underserved, and many leadership positions. In 2013-2014, he served as President of the Virginia Dental
Association, and has also previously served as State Chair of Rules and Regulations, Annual Meeting, Budget and
Finance, and was elected to two terms as President of the Shenandoah Valley Dental Association.
He has also served a four year term as Secretary-Treasurer of the VDA. Nationally, Dr. Sherwin was also on several
committees, as well as the Strategic Planning Committee for the American Dental Association.
While serving as President of the Virginia Academy of Dentistry, Dr. Sherwin credits his fellow board members for
Virginia being awarded it's first "Constituent of the Year" award, along with four other awards. With the
encouragement from the Virginia Academy, he was elected to serve as AGD Regional Director, Chair of Regional
Directors, and national Trustee and Chair of Future's Committee. In addition to Trustee, he has served nationally as
Chair and Co-author of the AGD's "White Paper on Access to Care" where his extensive experience of service to the
underprivileged in rural Virginia helped to better understand the issues and barriers for dental care in locations that
treat numbers of children and adults alike in need of dental treatment.
Dr. Sherwin's pursuit of excellence and treatment of his patients is well known, as is his commitment to helping those
in need. Over the last twenty years, he has treated thousands of children in his community through the "Smiles for
Children" program. He, his staff, and family have continued their mission work participating in ten Mission of
Mercy projects in South West Virginia. Additionally, he has served his community through Rotary, the Library Board,
and the School Board.
Dr. Sherwin's other passions are his family ~ Suzanne, wife of 33 years, his son, Dean, and niece
Helen, who all work at the office (a true family practice!); reading, travel; and photography. Dr. Sherwin's travel
photography has been displayed on thirteen national professional journals, the front page of the ADA News, and in
numerous publications associated with nearby Montpelier, home of James and Dolly Madison. He and his son, Dean,
are both Master Level SCUBA divers and love the excitement and adventure of life underwater almost as much as his
Dr. Sherwin, was surprisingly awarded the Virginia Dental Association, Emanuel Michaels Distinguished Dentist Award. This is the highest honor award to a dentist in Virginia from the VDA. Here he is with our VDA President, Benita Miller.