Dr. Ann Kirk, the founder of Kirk Dental, grew up in Central Pennsylvania the daughter of a dentist. She received her dental degree from the University of Maryland in 1967 where she graduated magna cum laude. After completing an internship with the United States Public Health Service, she worked as an associate for several years and started her dental practice in Sudbury in 1978.
Dr. Ann Kirk has always welcomed patients with a comforting smile and whole heartedly devoted her energy to quality dentistry and compassionate patient care. She is an excellent clinician and served as a mentor for her family members who have continued the practice.
She received the Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1992 and studied Advanced Dental Education Programs at the Pankey Institute in Florida.
Dr. Ann Kirk had been involved in organized dentistry and was the first woman selected to be the Yankee Dental Congress General Chair. She served on the American Dental Society’s Council for the Annual Session and was the National Program Chair for the Annual Session held in Washington, DC. She has been elected to the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and was awarded the John Golden Award for outstanding service by the Yankee Dental Congress.
She has volunteered her services abroad several times in Honduras. Dr. Ann had been a regular volunteer at the Boston based ‘Bridge over Troubled Waters’ where she treated homeless teenagers with dental needs.
At the close of 2013, Dr. Ann Kirk retired from clinical dentistry. Her values, ideals and commitment to the field of dentistry will continue through her sons, Dave and Jim, and her daughter-in-law, Christy.
And, if you’re lucky, you may still see her in the office as she visits often.