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Dr. Crissy Markova, VCO Orthodontics Arlington VA

Dr. Crissy Markova

Dr. Markova is a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She completed her Orthodontic Residency at the Washington Hospital Center in DC and was Resident Team Leader at Children's National Medical Center Cleft Lip and Palate Craniofacial Clinic. Prior to dental school, she obtained her B.S. in Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. 


She has been named top Orthodontist by Northern Virginia Magazine, Arlington Magazine, US Top Doctors, Virginia Living, and the Washingtonian. She was featured in this BuzzFeed article on being on the forefront of innovative healthcare in the US!

Dr. Markova is a clinical lecturer at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and a featured lecturer at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Markova has published research articles in various dental publications. She is President of the NOVA Academy for Dentists. 


Interesting fact: Dr. Markova holds 2 patents for innovative orthodontic bracket designs.

Hailing from Michigan, Dr. Markova has found a home in Arlington.  Whether shopping in Georgetown, enjoying the Arlington Farmer’s market or even having a bite at her favorite restaurant, Dr. Markova enjoys all that Northern Virginia has to offer.


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Dr. Jessica Thai

Dr. Thai is a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated at the top of her class. After finishing her residency at one of the most regarded orthodontic residency programs, St. Louis University, she came back to Virginia. 

Dr. Thai is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Virginia Association of Orthodontists, Northern Virginia Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Thai is one of the kindest and most generous people you will ever meet! She volunteers with Mission of Mercy projects and Give Kids a Smile to provide dental care to underserved areas. She is a huge animal lover and has spent just as much time volunteering at animal shelters as she has for dental patients in the community. She loves hearing about pets and has an unusual knowledge of dog breeds!

Dr. Thai and Dr. Markova are quite the dynamic duo and enjoy nerding-out over teeth together! 


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