Originally from Potomac, Maryland, Cmdr. Caitlin D. Darcey completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in 2011. She then completed advanced training with a three-year periodontics residency in Bethesda at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in 2014 during which she was awarded the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. In addition, she holds a Masters in Oral Biology from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
As a Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Darcey specializes in the esthetic treatment and restoration of diseases of the gingival and bone tissues around teeth and implants. Her particular interests include implants in the smile zone as well as correcting receding and damaged gingival tissues associated implants. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology as well as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and serves on the Continuing Education Oversight Committee for the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Darcey has a unique background that she brings to her surgical practice. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute of Art and Design (Brooklyn, NY) majoring in painting. She spent several years employed in the Arts including 2 years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art prior to pursuing a career in dentistry. She completed her post-baccalaureate studies at Temple University in 2006 and was subsequently awarded a one-year National Institutes of Health post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center at Temple University School of Medicine, researching the characteristics of high-molecular-weight kininogen. After Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, she entered active duty service as a Dental Officer for the United States Navy. She has been stationed in Bethesda, MD, Norfolk, VA and at Annapolis, MD.