A native Virginian, Dr. Buckwalter grew up in Northern Virginia, moved to Richmond to attend Virginia Commonwealth University for her BS in Biomedical Engineering, and continued there to complete dental school in 2020. Afterwards, Dr. Buckwalter completed a general practice residency program in Roanoke, VA at Carilion Clinic. There she performed hospital dentistry, helping medically compromised patients in clinical, emergency department and operating room settings.
Giving back to the community is a huge part of Dr. Buckwalter’s desire to be a dentist. She has attended multiple Missions of Mercy events, and has been active with The Jamaica Project, organizing fundraisers and even traveling to Trelawny, Jamaica. She hopes to continue her work there and anywhere she can help underserved communities.
In her free time, Dr. Buckwalter enjoys hiking with her dog Cheesecake, singing spontaneously, eating and cooking everything (with a focus on Korean dishes ) and acrylic flow art painting. Please bring in pictures of your latest cooking ventures or art work to share with her as she loves to learn from her patients!