Dr. Preston, dentist in Raleigh, wearing a warm smile for a picture at her dental office, VP Dental.

Meet Dr. Valerie Preston, the dedicated owner dentist behind VP Dental. For nearly 24 years, she’s been making smiles shine brighter and lives better. It all started with an interesting twist; a childhood dental accident turned into a lifelong passion for oral care. Intrigued by the artistry and kindness of her own dentist, she knew dentistry was her calling. Dr. Preston took the road less traveled by starting her practice from scratch in 2000, after gaining valuable experience as both a dental assistant and hygienist.

Armed with a BS in Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University and a DDS from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, she’s as knowledgeable as she is compassionate. She’s earned numerous accolades and honors, and even wore the presidential hat for the American Academy of Women Dentists. But what really gets her going? It’s working with patients who are anxious or overwhelmed. Her holistic approach to dentistry aims to improve whole body health, beginning with a great smile.

She’s also heavily involved in community service both at home and overseas, from Raleigh to Ecuador, channeling her expertise where it’s needed most. Her dental philosophy is straight-up sensible: tackle dental issues quickly and early, especially issues related to bite. She believes that a lot of dental pain and cost can be avoided with timely intervention.

When she’s not in the office or out in the field, you’ll likely find her enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it’s boating, biking, or skiing, she loves quality time with her family of fellow Ohio State Buckeyes. So come on in, and get ready for top-notch dental care with a personal touch at VP Dental.