Dr. Katrina Thatch has always had a passion for science and art, so when she first shadowed a dentist in high school, she became excited to find that dentistry so seamlessly intertwines these two fields together. She spent many hours shadowing in offices and free clinics and witnessed the incredible impact that dentistry can have on the lives of patients. The bonds that dentists form with their patients is what drove her to pursue this field and attend dental school.
Dr. Thatch was born in Virginia, but has lived in Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Maryland. She is happy to come full-circle and return back to Virginia. She attended University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill for her undergraduate degree and then went on to attend the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, graduating magna cum laude. She completed a one-year residency in general dentistry at VCU’s School of Dentistry as well. She has volunteered in numerous free clinics across Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina and plans to become more involved in volunteer opportunities- such as Smiles for Heroes and Give Kids a Smile- with MDG.
Dr. Thatch most enjoys being able to bring a new, beautiful smile to the faces of her patients. She loves educating, comforting, and instilling confidence in her patients as well. She is married to Justin, a civil litigation attorney, and they have a 19-pound British shorthair cat named Karl. She enjoys reading, cooking, painting, and watching college basketball. She and her husband both love exploring Virginia on weekends or visiting the beach. Dr. Thatch describes herself as compassionate, energetic, a good listener, a lifelong learner, motivated, and dedicated. She is a member of a book club and plans to become more involved in her local church. Dr. Thatch loves to travel, having studied in Florence, Italy during her time in college. A fun fact is that she has played several interesting musical instruments throughout her life including the oboe, flute, piano, and xylophone.
Dr. Thatch is a member of the ADA, VDA, Richmond Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and Midlothian Dental Study Club.