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Dr. Valerie Drake

Dr. Valerie Drake Aberdeen, SD Dentist | Aberdeen Smiles

Dr. Drake grew up in a small town in Texas. As a former nationally ranked junior tennis player and valedictorian of her class in high school, she has always strived to be the best at whatever she does.

Dr. Drake grew up around dentistry. Her father is a dentist, so she was always helping out in her family’s dental office from the time she could walk. After attending the University of Texas in Austin for her undergraduate degree, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry (Texas A&M College of Dentistry). She began practicing dentistry in 1999.

Dr. Drake has a passion for and serves the local community. She is a board member of TSC Dental Hygiene School.

Previously, she has served as a board member for the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Drake is always taking continuing education courses to make sure she is up to date on all the latest dental care techniques. She holds a Fellowship from both the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, as well as a Mastership from the same organization.