Peter M. Virga, DDS
Dr. Virga was born in Brooklyn, New York and spent his childhood growing up in Long Island. He attended Southampton College of Long Island University where he studied Biology with emphasis on Marine Biology. He was a four-year starting goaltender on the lacrosse team and was selected captain his junior and senior seasons. He was ranked nationally in save percentage all four years. Dr. Virga completed one year at Hofstra University School of Graduate Studies majoring in Oral Biology. He was then accepted to the prestigious Georgetown University School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1988 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Virga has been practicing in Watertown for over 20 years at the Watertown Dental Health Group.
Dr. Virga is devoted to lifelong learning and providing impeccable care with integrity and sensitivity for his patients. After attending Georgetown University, Dr. Virga trained with some of the finest minds in dentistry today. He has studied extensively at the world-renowned Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. His personal mentor is the CEO of the Scottsdale Center, Imtiaz Manji, universally considered a true visionary in dental education. Dr. Virga has furthered his education and clinical skills through regular, intensive, hands-on, and lecture classes. He has committed to the Spear Mastery Continuum and is a member of the exclusive Spear Faculty Club.
He has also personally trained with the world-class dentists Dr. Gordon Christensen, Dr. Frank Spear, and Dr. Peter Dawson. He is certified in Invisalign and has completed the CEREC Mastery Continuum at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, the most intensive CEREC training available in dentistry.
Happily married to wife Janicca, Dr. Virga has four children. Caitlin attends Syracuse University, Michael studies at SUNY Geneso, and Ava and Sienna are considering elementary schools. Dr. Virga nourishes his creative side with photography, cooking and spends as much time as possible skiing, mountain biking, or road biking outdoors. Dr. Virga had the opportunity to travel with the Syracuse University Lacrosse Team the last two years. He was fortunate to be on the field at the last NCAA championship photographing the game for the Watertown Daily Times. He subsequently has had his photos published regularly for the Daily Times.
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