Whit Pharr, DMD, MS, FACP

Dr. Whit Pharr, his wife and young childDr. Whit Pharr was raised in Virginia Beach, VA. He completed his undergraduate studies at The College of Charleston, where he earned a B.S. in Biology. He then attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina. Upon completion of dental school he joined Oceanfront Dentistry in Virginia Beach, VA and practiced general and cosmetic dentistry for four years. There he practiced with Drs. Howard and White, who were fundamental in his appreciation for having a practice full of high quality patient relationships. After four years of practice, Dr. Pharr was accepted into the esteemed Graduate Prosthodontics program at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He received a certificate in Prosthodontics in 2013, as well as a M.S. degree for research he completed on dental ceramics. In October 2013, Dr. Pharr also completed the rigorous process of becoming board certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Pharr is a diplomate and member of the American College of Prosthodontics. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Capital Area Dental Society, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Pharr is a life long water-man and enjoys any activity that involves water (especially surfing). He has traveled as far as Indonesia for surfing adventures. He is the co-founder of Teeth for Tubes, a dental mission group that provides dental services to underserved populations in coastal Nicaragua. He met his wife Heather, while they were both in graduate school in San Antonio. They were married in Austin, TX December 28th, 2013, and have since welcomed two happy boys, Hayes and Jake, to the world.

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Influence of Veneering Fabrication Techniques and Gas-Phase Fluorination on Bond Strength between Zirconia and Veneering Ceramics
Journal of Prosthodontics –

Porcelain chipping has been one of the main problems of porcelain-fused-to-zirconia restorations. This study evaluates the bond strengths of layered, pressed, and adhesively bonded porcelain to yttria-stabilized zirconia substrates that have undergone traditional preparation or gas-phase fluorination.

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