Dentist - Reston, VA
Get to Know Dr. Wayne Myles
One of the top dentists in Northern Virginia, Dr. Wayne Myles has been changing the lives of patients, one smile at a time, since 1997. Today, at his dental office in Reston, Dr. Myles provides a comprehensive range of dental services, including smile makeovers, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, teeth whitening, gum reshaping, restorative dentistry, and more.
Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Myles grew up in Queens, New York and lived in a small apartment with his sister and parents. His father was a carpenter who grew up during the depression. Dr. Myles saw how hard his father worked in order to provide for the family, but being a product of the depression, everything was about getting the things you needed, not wanted. Helping those less fortunate was never something that was instilled in him. When you don’t know where your next meal is coming from, you had to be concerned only for yourself, as it was for his parents in the 1920s and 1930s. It was this reason that he knew he had to become successful so he could give back and help others less fortunate.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Myles attended SUNY at Binghamton and graduated in 1986 with a degree in biology. He then attended Georgetown Dental School, graduating in 1990. Dr. Myles went on to complete the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies curriculum that included over 14 hands-on courses that focused on full-mouth reconstructions and complex makeovers. In addition, he is certified in sedation dentistry and sleep apnea therapy.
He is a member of numerous dental organizations, including the:
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like To Do?
The growth of his dental practice has allowed Dr. Myles to give back to the community through organizations like The Susan G. Komen cancer foundation, The Wounded Warrior Project, and Dentistry From the Heart, an organization where he provides free dental care for the underprivileged in Northern Virginia. He believes that giving back is the most gratifying thing you can do for someone.
Dr. Myles and his wife Renate live in Oakton with their three children, Alyssa, Jordan, and Aidan, as well as Tucker (a bearded-collie) and Maggie and Stewie (two beautiful cats). Although none of them aspire to follow in their dad’s footsteps, they are proud to say that he is their dentist in Reston! In his spare time, Dr. Myles loves to read, watch movies, challenge his mind, and exercise. Every day, he starts by being thankful and realizing that we are all here to make a difference.