Dr. Philip Worthington grew up just outside of our nation’s capital in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Worthington’s journey to dentistry and orthodontics has been unusual and rich. Following graduation from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Commerce, Dr. Worthington received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the same institution. He worked far two years as a corporate attorney at a large law firm in Philadelphia, PA before deciding to apply to dental school.
After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Dr. Worthington joined the United States Air Force and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Scott AFB in Belleville, IL. He practiced for four years as a general dentist at the Travis AFB military hospital in Northern California. Following his military service commitment, Dr. Worthington moved to North Carolina and completed his Orthodontic Residency at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill in May 2020, receiving a Masters in Oral Biology to go along with his J D and DOS degrees!.
Outside of the orthodontic clinic, Dr. Worthington enjoys finding new adventures to share with his three children. He is a proud resident of Durham and a fan of coffee and college athletics.