Dentist Virginia Beach VAPia A. Sweeney, DDS
Dr. Pia Aragon Sweeney is a 1989 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry. She practiced in Virginia Beach for two years before moving to her husband’s hometown of Hagerstown, MD where she was in solo practice for nine years. Dr. Sweeney just celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary. She and her husband, Geoff, have one son.

Dr. Sweeney has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education, especially in the field of orthodontics, endodontics (root canals), and mini implants. She is a Preferred Provider for Invisalign®. She continues her commitment to advancing her knowledge and skills in the practice of dentistry. She is a past President of the Washington County Dental Society in Maryland, was a co-founder of the Tysons Corner Dental Study Club in Northern Virginia, a founding member of the American Association of Small Diameter Implants, and a member of the American Dental Association, Tidewater Dental Association, and the Virginia Dental Association.


Dentist Virginia Beach VABruce H. Utterback, DMD
Dr. Utterback attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a BA in Classics. He completed his dental studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1985. He served for three years as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Dental Corps at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base in Norfolk, VA and for one year as a civilian dentist at Sewell’s Point Naval dental clinic.

I began private practice in Virginia Beach, VA in 1989. I’m a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, which is devoted to better patient care through a commitment to continuing education. I believe strongly in the concept of co-diagnosis, which means helping you, the patient, understand what’s going on in your mouth so that you and I can make the best decision about which treatment works best for you—one that fits your core values and lifestyle. The old adage “one size does not fit all” really does apply here. I particularly enjoy placing implants to restore missing teeth which allows me to not harm the adjacent teeth. I believe people want to be free from the pain and discomfort of gum disease, dental decay, and sensitive teeth and so our practice is oriented towards eliminating these problems and teaching our patients how to prevent them from reoccurring.

I love the outdoors and spend some of my downtime running and backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. I also tell really bad jokes.