Dr. Anne Dodds was born in Lagos, West Africa. When she was three years old, her family moved to Perth, Scotland, where she spent most of her childhood. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh School of Dentistry in 1982, receiving her UK dental degree. In 1987, she moved to San Antonio, Texas where she received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While there, she was awarded a Dentist-Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health, earned a PhD in Molecular Biology and completed her residency in pediatric dentistry, graduating in 2000. In 2008, after working as a full-time faculty member at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, she graduated from the DDS program with her US dental degree.
After graduation, she and her family moved to the Fayetteville area where she began working with Village Family Dental. Dr. Dodds is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the NC Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has staff privileges at both Highsmith Rainey Hospital in Fayetteville and Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. She is also involved in the Fayetteville Downtown Alliance.
What Dr. Dodds enjoys most about her job is being able to touch people’s lives by treating children no one else has been able to help. She currently lives in Durham, NC with her husband, their daughter, and their two dogs. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, sewing, walking her dogs, and traveling.