Drs. Finnerty, Wu, & Palabrica, DDS, PC

1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 620 | Arlington, VA 22209

(703) 524-0288

Meet Dr. Rosario Palabrica

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Welcome! We’re glad to have you at our practice. I love my job because dentistry has enabled me to meet so many different people. I've been privileged enough to build relationships with some pretty amazing people! The connection I make with each patient is the main reason I wanted a career in healthcare. I have learned so many interesting things while getting to know my patients' careers and lives. I can honestly say that I learn something new every day I'm at the office!

For my education, I received the following certificates:

In addition to the above schooling, I also currently take numerous continued education courses throughout the year, including Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, and other aspects of dentistry. I choose to participate because I feel it is important to provide my patients multiple and up-to-date treatment options.

I truly love living in DC! Our community is a true American melting pot, and I always strive to help our neighbors most in need. I have participated in the Mission of Mercy: an annual three-day event providing dental care to the uninsured and underprivileged held by the Northern Virginia Dental Society. I have also served four years as an Adjunct Professor in Northern Virginia Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program.

I would like to leave you with a simple bit of dental advice: Have floss on the coffee table, and use it while you're watching TV—it seems less of a chore that way!

American Dental Association (ADA)


The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public's oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement.


Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)


The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs and interests of the general dentist. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the world's second largest dental association.


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