40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

SHANE COSTA

  • Great Falls and Brambleton, Virginia
  • Costa Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Age:

38

Name of Practice:

Costa Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Costa owns two successful practices in the Washington, D.C., metro area. “We’re committed to community service and give back as much as we possibly can,” he says. “It’s not just about growing our business; it’s about building our community.”

Exciting New Trend

“Dentistry is very different than what I remember growing up; it doesn’t have to be scary anymore,” he says. “It’s all about investing in technology and making sure the patient’s experience is stress-free. For instance, with CAD/CAM, we’re now taking impressions with cameras instead of the traditional way. Technology has made dentistry a whole lot easier for both doctor and patient.”

Tools He Can’t Live Without

Electric handpieces, intraoral cameras and Isolite.