Dr. Ashley Hoders has been practicing in and enjoying the Pacific Northwest for the past several years with her husband Jeremy and rescue-pup Rambo, and she recently became a mom to baby Hudson who was welcomed in March!
Dr. Hoders is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL and graduated from the George Washington University, where she was also a Division I All-American Student Athlete (swimming). She subsequently returned to Florida and earned her DMD degree from University of Florida, where she graduated with research.
Dr. Hoders then went on to Baltimore College of Dentistry in Maryland and completed advanced training in general dentistry before entering private general practice in Maryland. Her passion for providing excellent care and building relationships led to the decision to return to school to pursue post-graduate training in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics at the accredited University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. While at the University of Texas, Dr. Hoders became the sixth graduate and first woman to complete this dual specialty program, in which she received specialty certificates in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics and a Masters of Science. She is the only female in the country to hold the distinction of being a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Periodontology as well as the American Board of Prosthodontics.
She has contributed to advancing the science of implant dentistry through her published clinical research and continues her involvement with clinical research as a network practice member of the esteemed McGuire Institute. With a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration, she has been very active in providing dental education for both dentists and hygienists. Dr. Hoders is the co-founder of SPEAR hygiene and enjoys serving her community as a leader and member of several committees and study clubs at a local and national level. With her interest in teaching, she also serves as a visiting faculty member at the University of Washington, is an active member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and is an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Esthetics & Restorative Dentistry as well as the International Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
Outside of work, Ashley enjoys being active, cooking, sommelier training, and spending time with friends and family (and of course being a new mom)!