Southern installed as new President of Virginia Dental Association

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Dr. Cindy Southern, new President of the Virginia Dental Association with Dr. Scott Berman.

RICHMOND – The Virginia Dental Association has elected and installed its new Board of Directors leadership for 2022- 2023. Dr. Cynthia Southern of Pulaski is President of the association, which represents 4,000 member dentists across the Commonwealth, and Dr. Dustin Reynolds of Lynchburg is President-Elect. Dr. Zaneta Hamlin of Virginia Beach has been elected to serve a second term as Secretary-Treasurer.

Cynthia Southern, D.D.S., has been a member of the VDA since 2000 and has served in multiple leadership positions including VDA Treasurer and VDA Director representing the Southwest Virginia Dental Society. She graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1996 and the VCU School of Dentistry in 2000. Dr. Southern’s practice, Pulaski Family Dentistry, is located in Pulaski.

Addressing attendees at the VDA’s Virginia Dental Showcase last week in Williamsburg, Dr. Southern said, “I look forward to taking on big challenges around workforce, third-party payers, and rising costs and finding ways to make it easier for all dentists in Virginia to focus on doing what they love – providing dental care and healing patients.”

Dustin Reynolds, D.D.S., M.S. is a native of Appomattox County. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 2005 and Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry at West Virginia University in 2011. Dr. Reynolds’ practice, Forest Hill Endodontics, is located in Lynchburg.

Zaneta Hamlin, D.D.S., is a 2012 graduate of Howard University College of Dentistry, having previously completed her undergraduate degree at Emory & Henry College. She has received extensive recognition for her commitment to excellence and serves in many professional organizations. Her practice, Cusp Dental Boutique, is located in Virginia Beach.

The VDA’s full Board of Directors and regional component leadership can be found on its website.


About the Virginia Dental Association

The Virginia Dental Association is affiliated with the American Dental Association and has 4,000 members across the Commonwealth. The VDA’s mission is to represent and serve member dentists by fostering quality oral health care and education. The VDA provides continuing education, advocacy and practice support for its member dentists to further that mission.