Dr. Hutchins will be seeing patients while Dr. Dinh is at continuing ed. conferences. Dr. Hutchins will be here November 15-18, 2016 while Dr. Dinh is out of the office at a conference.
Dr. Victoria Hutchins is a 1976 graduate from East Texas State University in Commerce with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. That was followed in 1978 with a degree in Nursing. She practiced as a Registered Nurse for several years before (and during) dental school. Her nursing experiences included emergency room trauma, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, medical-surgical, and psychiatric nursing. She earned her Doctoral Degree in Dental Surgery in 1989 from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. After dental school she provided indigent care while at the Dallas Dental Health Programs for 4 years before launching her own dental practice in Arlington, TX.
During her 20 years in private practice, Dr. Hutchins continued her community service by providing indigent care through various community-based programs. As an active professional, she was also involved with organized dentistry by being a member of the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Arlington Dental Study Club, and the Fort Worth District Dental Society.
Additionally, Dr. Hutchins involvement in continuing education resulted in publishing an article in Dentistry Today (vol. 20, pp56-61). Since her retirement in 2013, she has kept busy by providing dentistry to our troops getting ready to be deployed, mobile dentistry to underserved children in the Texas school systems, care for prisoners incarcerated in our Texas prison System, as well as providing dentistry to the underserved First Nation people living on a Wisconsin reservation.
Dr. Hutchins is a native Texan from northeast Texas. After her career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, she and her husband retired to Georgetown where they are both learning the fine art of retirement. However, she says she’s not that good at it – yet. She and her husband have four children and seven grandchildren. Her hobbies include fused glass, stained glass, jewelry making, sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading, learning to play pickleball, and traveling.