Meet Dr. Sylvie Lam

Dr Sylvie Lam is committed to delivering the highest quality care with personalized service. Her practice philosophy is nurtured through her military and civilian training with a strong commitment to excellence and integrity. Dr Lam has provided comprehensive care in both government and private practice setting over the last thirteen years.

Patients value her genuine devotion to delivering the best results, her upbeat personality and high energy.

Dr Lam graduated from University of Maryland School of Dental Surgery in 2008, and furthered her training through Advanced Education General Dentistry (AEGD) post-graduate residency at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Dayton, OH) in 2009 before serving as a dental officer at the Pentagon Tri-Care Clinic. Since then, Dr Lam has been in private practice general dentistry setting for the last ten years delivering multidisciplinary scope of practice; with an emphasis on major cosmetic, teeth replacement, enhancement, and rehabilitation.

Prior to being a dentist, Dr. Lam was a licensed CPA and worked as a public accountant for national and regional accounting firms. Dr Lam completed her undergraduate training with dual B.S. and B.A. degrees in Biology and Accounting from University of Richmond. She completed her graduated studies from University of Maryland Smith School of Business, earning an MBA along with her DDS from University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery in 2008.

In 2019, Dr Lam was recognized as a Fellow by the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), a distinction earned by only 5% of dentists nationwide for commitment to lifelong learning and rigorous examination. Dr. Lam takes pride on improving patients’ oral health, appreciation of dentistry, and creating new smile as an art.

Dr Lam’s large portfolio of cosmetic and major restorative cases is a showcase of her expertise and artistic vision. Dr Lam is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (ACD), and Northern Virginia Dental Association (NVDA).

Dr Lam has volunteered her time through various dental missions and not-for-profit organizations such as Operation Smile, HOPE for Tomorrow, Northern Virginia Dental Clinic.

Dr Lam rarely has free time, but enjoys spending quality time with her kids.

Favorite Music: 80s/90s patient play lists

Favorite Movies: Braveheart, Titanic, Immortal Beloved, Pride &  rejudice, Star Wars, Marvel comics, Black Panther, et al.

Favorite food: all

Alternate career: Interior design/ photography

Retirement destination: coastal living