Dr. DeArment knew he wanted to become a dentist from an early age. He remembers telling classmates as early as the second grade that he wanted to be a dentist when he grew up, despite having no family members in the dental profession. He knew he wanted to work directly with people, helping them to become more confident while doing something that involved artistry and problem solving. He decided orthodontics was his calling while working at a summer job, while in college and dental school, at the same office that he now owns!
Dr. DeArment grew up locally and attended John Handley High School. He played football and baseball and was a member of the Judges’ first state championship football team in 1984. He went on to graduate from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He then received his dental degree from Virginia Commonwealth University while finishing at the top of the class. He completed his orthodontic residency program at the University of Louisville, which is recognized as one of the top clinical training programs in the country. He then returned to Winchester and began practicing in 1996. He purchased the practice of Dr. John Goodloe and established Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics in 2006.
Dr. DeArment was one of the first groups of orthodontists in the nation to become Invisalign® certified in 2000. He has since completed extensive additional training in Invisalign aligner treatment. Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics is one of the top providers of orthodontic treatment in Virginia, as well as the entire United States. Dr. DeArment and Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics have been designated as a “Top 1% Invisalign Provider in North America.” He has also received certification for laser treatment of soft tissue issues. Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics is perennially recognized by voters as the “Best Orthodontic Practice” in the Shenandoah Valley by Virginia Living magazine, the Winchester Star and the Northern Virginia Daily newspapers.
Dr. DeArment is devoted to adaptation, advancement and self-improvement by engaging in many forms of continuous education learning, including in-person and online advanced courses in orthodontic techniques and practice management, in-person and online dental study groups, orthodontic social media groups, and being dedicated to perpetual learning by listening to podcasts and reading dental/orthodontic journals and professional publications.
He takes pride in being very detail-oriented while having a unique ability to break down complex ideas and concepts into very understandable terms for patients of all ages to understand. His great sense of humor and engaging personality allow him to put even the most anxious patients at ease.
He is passionate about pleasing his patients and ensuring they achieve the most beautiful smile possible while also improving their self-esteem and confidence. He seeks to establish a relationship with every individual patient, in addition to providing an unexpected level of service and results.
Dr. DeArment is proud to be a member of the American Dental Association® and the American Association of Orthodontists, as well as various regional and state dental and orthodontic associations. He is a past president of the Virginia Association of Orthodontists.
“For those to whom much is given, much is expected,” is a verse from the book of Luke that Dr. DeArment feels particularly compelled to live by. Giving back to the community and volunteerism is especially important to him. This includes the support of local non-profits, his church, schools, recreational sports teams and causes that assist the health, education and financial stability of disadvantaged neighbors. He has served on various committees and fundraising campaigns at Braddock Street United Methodist Church. He is a past president of the Handley Judges Athletic Association (JAA) and a founding member and the first president of the Winchester Education Foundation (WEF). He was awarded “Rookie of the Year” by the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley. He is currently serving as the chairman of the annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, and he is also vice-chair of its board of directors.
He met his wife, Nancy, in dental school. She is a general dentist in Winchester. Together, they have four daughters, Olivia, Natalie, AnneElyse and Audrey.
Dr. DeArment believes that a “body in motion stays in motion,” and he tries to stay as active as he can by enjoying fitness training, biking, tennis, skiing, working outside, painting, traveling and attending sports events. He enjoys any activity that involves spending quality time with family.
He is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins fan, and he also roots for his daughters’ college teams (Penn State, University of South Carolina and Wake Forest).
Here are some fun facts about Dr. DeArment:
- Foods you are likely to find on his plate: steak, salmon, spaghetti, a lot of vegetables and fruits
- Things you will never see on his plate: mushrooms and oysters
- Favorite snacks: anything with chocolate and peanut butter, ice cream, Cool Ranch Doritos
- Favorite movies: Sound of Music, Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather
- Favorite streaming series: The Americans
- Favorite Bands: Journey, Rush, Luke Combs and Kenny Chesney
- Three people he would like to have dinner with: his late Grammah Helen, Founding Father and First President George Washington, and Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby
- Things/People that make him laugh: Dry humor, Gary Larson’s Far Side, Will Ferrell and Eddie Murphy
- Things that make him smile: someone doing something kind for someone else, older couples holding hands
- Favorite vacation spot: Any beach … especially the beaches surrounding Charleston, South Carolina
- What Dr. DeArment is most proud of: His wife and children and his strong work ethic