Dr. Matthew Gaynier grew up in Chester, VA and attended Radford University for his undergraduate degree in marketing. He went on to attend the Medical College of Virginia at VCU for dental school. He volunteers in various Mission of Mercy Projects and Remote Area Medical events across Virginia. He has also participated in Smiles for Heroes and gone to Jamaica to provide free dental care with his fiancé, Chriska.
Dr. Gaynier took a less traditional route to begin his dental career. He worked in sales for many years before finding himself unfulfilled and desiring more in his career. Being someone who liked working with his hands and having a love for the medical field, he found dentistry and has been passionate about it ever since, excited to wake up every morning with the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. Dr. Gaynier loves the interactions he gets to have with his patients. He loves being able to put people at ease and make the dental office an enjoyable experience. He considers it rewarding to provide options that can improve someone’s overall health and confidence.
Dr. Gaynier considers himself a laid back, honest, and compassionate person. He is engaged to Chriska Mustafa, a Howard University College of Dentistry dental student, and they are planning their wedding for June 2019! In his spare time, you can find Dr. Gaynier being active and playing sports such as soccer, kickball and bowling. In his words, he “attempts” to golf and fish, and he and Chriska love going to concerts, DC sporting events, travelling, and watching a good binge-worthy TV show.
Dr. Gaynier is a member of the ADA, VDA, and the Academy of General Dentistry.