Dr. Hogan is a general dentist, accomplished implant dentist, life-long learner, teacher, and father. He has a passion for his patients and personalizes his work. He coined the term “We treat people, NOT teeth!” He felt so strongly about this philosophy that he sought and obtained a copyright trademark on this and other similar phrases to distinguish the difference between caring for people and simply fixing teeth.
People who have been to his practice recognize and appreciate the time he takes to treat them and get to know them by name, face, and family.
At age 17, Dr. Hogan turned down engineering scholarships at the University of Michigan
(U of M) to follow his heart enlisting in the infantry of the United States Marine Corps
(USMC.) After his enlistment, Dr. Hogan began his professional studies at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. There he majored in pre-medicine and anthropology/zoology. He followed onto dental school at the same university.
Additionally, at the Michigan school of Dentistry
, he served student council and the community while concurrently receiving clinical accolades and awards notably in periodontics. He earned the Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) in May 2003. From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Hogan again served in the armed forces as a Navy dentist and control officer. Lieutenant (Doctor) Hogan completed a hospital residency (GPR) at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in 2004.
His experience was focused in oral surgery to include dental implantology
. In fact, his thesis and comprehensive treatment presentation was on "Teeth in a Day" and Immediately loaded dental implants
. From 2004 to 2006 he served as the only dentist aboard the USS Ashland, LSD-48. There he provided quality and comprehensive dental care to sailors, Marines, and foreign military.
Dr. Hogan resigned from military service in 2006 and partnered with Dr. Baxter, an internationally recognized icon in the field of implant dentistry. Naturally Dr. Baxter was a phenomenal mentor to Dr. Hogan in general and implant dentistry. Adding to his professional implant education, Dr. Hogan completed a 1-year postgraduate program (MAXI course) in dental implantology sponsored by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID.) In the subsequent years he studied and took examinations in Chicago, IL with the AAID and ABOI earning his Associate Fellow, Honored Fellow and Diplomate implant credentials.
As of 2013, less than 500 dentists worldwide held this credential in implant dentistry. He performed well on examinations and would later be asked to lecture and teach dental implantology to other dentists. In fact, he serves as a board examiner for the AAID and assists the editor of the Journal of Oral Implantology. His lectures have been local, regional, national and even international. He had the honor of lecturing to dentists in Bologna, Italy in February 2013.
Dr. Hogan credits his happiness and success to his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps, good parents, friends and mentors along the way. He is a local Virginia Beach resident in the Shore Drive area and enjoys the Chesapeake Bay, the beach, boating, wake boarding, fishing, hunting, playing hockey, working out, and spending time with his family. He proudly supports his local community through fundraising, youth athletics, coaching and volunteerism.