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Dr. Richard Fischer
Dr. Fischer is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry, where he had the honor of serving as Clinical Instructor for the Department of Dental Materials. Dr. Fischer currently is serving on the faculty for The American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry. While continuing his educational journey, he has taken part in over 5000 hours of professional-led training covering a wide range of dental practices and other health care sciences. These include clinical nutrition, toxicology, cranial osteopathy, TMJ orthopedics, sleep medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, and more.
Dr. Fischer is a well respected and recognized member of the dental community also, having been awarded fellowship degrees by numerous institutions, including:
- The Academy of General Dentistry (1983)
- The Academy of Stress and Chronic Disease (1992)
- The International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (1992)
- The American Academy of Ozone Therapy (2013)
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (Charter Member)
Dr. Fischer has been recognized by the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, who awarded him Mastership Honors and where he also served as their President from 1994 to 1996.
International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine has awarded Dr.Fischer with the Certified Biological Dentist award.
Dr. Fischer is recognized as the first dentist invited to serve as an expert witness before Congress in 2002, 2004, and 2008, where he testified on potential health and environmental risks associated with the use of mercury in dental fillings. Aside from testifying before Congress on multiple occasions, Dr. Fischer has also been called to testify for numerous other governmental organizations, including:
- The National Institute of Health
- The Food and Drug Administration
- The Environmental Protection Agency
- The National Academies of Science
- The U.S. State Department
In 1990, Dr. Fischer was awarded board certification by the American Naturopathic Medical Board. In 1994 he was awarded the same with The National Board of Homeopathy in Dentistry. Dr. Fischer then became one of only two dentists in Virginia ever to have been awarded the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate for his significant achievements in inpatient treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.
In addition to all he has been recognized for, Dr. Fischer also has had numerous works published in various U.S. and European scientific journals and has even authored a British textbook (Complementary Therapies in Dental Practice – 1996). Dr. Fischer has and continues to serve on numerous scientific and professional health organizations, including (but not limited to):
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- American Academy of Ozonotherapy
- American Dental Association
- American Institute of Homeopathy
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
- International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
- And more
Dr. Fischer began his private practice in Annandale in 1976. While giving numerous presentations to the dental community throughout North America and Europe, he still provides the attentive and specialized care his patients need. In addition to everything mentioned, Dr. Fischer is quoted in well-respected books on health and has been featured on television, radio, and documentary films.
Dr. Zeena Al-Timimi
Dr. Al-Timimi graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 2003. Dr. Al-Timim’s passion for dentistry started early on in life as a child and was inspired by her childhood dentist, in Baghdad-Iraq. Having a specific goal in life made it easier to stay focused on a path to become the first dentist in her immediate and extended family. She left Iraq in 1993 and moved directly to Nebraska, where her late father went to the same University for his Undergraduate, Masters and PhD. With the encouragement and support from her parents, she was able to excel in her school earning many scholarships and awards and was awarded the honor roll throughout her years in Lincoln High School. She carried her achievements in undergraduate schooling and was on the Dean’s list for two years. In dental school, she was recognized for her patient care and was awarded a certificate of achievement in patient management. Also, she was recognized for her academic achievement and was awarded The Quintessence Award. Dr. Al-Timimi began her career in Lincoln Nebraska and soon left to explore other places in the United States.