Being a dentist gives me the opportunity to truly help people on an individual level. Whether I’m relieving pain, improving a smile, restoring function, or teaching someone how to care for their oral health, I’m making a difference in their quality of life.
We serve a diverse community, from all walks of life, and each person has their own stories and experiences to share. I’m honored when a patient tells me about their family, talks about their goals, or shares a funny anecdote. Our conversations create a bond of trust and that allows me to best meet that person’s oral health needs.
I love providing dental care to families: it’s a wonderful feeling to be included in their lives and see a family grow over the years. I celebrate their graduations, new jobs, retirements, and weddings, and welcome their new children. Each patient is important to me as a person, and I am grateful to be entrusted with the health of their smile.
One of the things I appreciate most about Capitol Hill Dental Group is our commitment to technology. Advancements in this area means better, more comfortable, and more accurate treatment and incredible, lasting results! — Dr. Susan E. Hodges
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in biology – College of William and Mary
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Maryland
- Two-year general practice residency – Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Dr. Hodges is passionate about constantly strengthening her skills and expanding the care she provides her patients. She’s committed to continually learning and bringing that knowledge back to the practice. Each year, Dr. Hodges completes many continuing dental education courses, both online and in-person, and learning from the leaders in the field.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
Beyond the Office
A native of northeastern Ohio, Dr. Hodges has called northern Virginia home for almost 15 years. Her life is shared with her husband Craig and four children; being with them is a priority when she’s not caring for patients.
Dr. Hodges enjoys running with her middle-schooler, watching and supporting her children’s extracurricular activities, and cheering for DC’s professional sports teams with her family. She likes working in her garden too.
Dr. Hodges serves on the board of directors for Alexandria Little League. Her boys love to play baseball and she’s happy to volunteer for an organization that encourages and supports any child who wants to play the sport!