EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Dr. Elvi Barcoma became interested in orthodontics as a teenager after seeing the positive impact it made on her brothers self-esteem. During a summer break while in college, she asked her own orthodontist in Virginia Beach if she could work at her practice in order to learn more about the profession. In a few short months , her passion for orthodontics grew stronger than ever, and she made the leap to pursue orthodontics as a career. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and then went on to attend the School of Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. While in dental school, Dr. Barcoma received the highest honor of being inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. After dental school, she completed her orthodontic residency at the Medical College of Virginia where she earned her orthodontic certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE & IN THE COMMUNITY:
In her spare time, Dr. Barcoma enjoys painting, running , baking , crafting, traveling, and singing. She enjoys donating her time to many activities in the community. One of the most meaningful projects she's been a part of is the Virginia Mission of Mercy Project. It involves dental professionals and volunteers coming together to provide free dental care to underserved areas in the United States. Dr. Barcoma has also volunteered for the Miles for Smiles 5K Run, the Richmond Special Olympics and for the American Heart Association.
What energizes me: upbeat music and scenic trail runs
If I didn't work in orthodontics I would: own a dessert-only restaurant
Favorite restaurant: Mellow Mushroom (best pizza ever)
Last book I read: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah