Dr. Chad Schanilec, D.D.S. — Orthodontist

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Dr. Chad Schanilec attended the University of North Dakota for his undergraduate degree. He received his dental degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, and completed an orthodontic residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Schanilec was inspired to pursue orthodontics because of his own experience with his orthodontist. He had an engineering scholarship, but desired to work in a field that allowed for more personal interaction, while still having a scientific background.

He loves forming connections with his patients. He enjoys hearing their stories and keeping up with what is going on in their lives. He also encourages them to ask questions about anything!

When Dr. Schanilec is not fixing smiles, he enjoys spending time outdoors, including cycling and snowboarding. He is also a skilled woodworker and loves home renovation projects.

He loves the Richmond area because it has a great cycling culture and trail system. Richmond has great outdoor four season weather as well as a vibrant university and good culinary scene!

“I love hearing about all the great, exciting experiences our patients are up to all the time.”

  • The University of North Dakota
  • The University of Iowa School of Dentistry (DDS)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (orthodontic residency)
  •  VCU School of Dentistry Deans Award
  • VCU/MCV Orthodontic education and Research Foundation Award of Excellence
  • Psi Omega Fraternity National Council of Scholastic Achievement Award
  • Charles G. Leichter Scholarship Award
  • I love spending times outdoors – cycling and snow boarding
  • I enjoy woodworking and home renovation projects

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