Meet the Doctor
Dr. Elba Castro was born in San Francisco, CA and was raised throughout the United States and in San Salvador, El Salvador. She attended the University of Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2004. She received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine graduating magna cum laude in 2008 and won the Excellence in Operative Dentistry award. Upon completing her degree, she returned to Virginia and began her work in dentistry at a private Cosmetic and General Dentistry practice in Richmond. After 2 years of private practice, she decided to pursue her desire to specialize in endodontics and was accepted as an endodontic resident at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Dr. Castro received her Endodontic Specialty Certificate and began to work in multiple Northern Virginia locations prior to opening her Ashburn practice in 2014.
During her residency program, Dr. Castro conducted research using cone beam computed tomography to investigate age and gender-related differences in the inferior alveolar nerve position with regards to the mandibular second molar. She has performed numerous surgical procedures using micro surgical techniques and has presented at the American Association of Endodontics annual meeting.
Dr. Castro is a member of the Penick Study Club, Spear Study Club, Seattle Study Club, American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association and Northern Virginia Dental Society.
In her spare time, Dr. Castro enjoys snowboarding, hiking, traveling around the world, visiting local wineries, and spending time with her newborn, seven year old son and husband.
Meet the Staff
She has played an integral role in daily operations of Advanced Endodontics of VA. Amanda was born and raised in Woodbridge, VA. She attended Gar-Field Senior High School. She currently lives in Ashburn. Amanda is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been an endodontic assistant for 6 years. She absolutely loves and enjoys every single aspect about her job! Making sure her patients are comfortable and at ease is her number one priority. In her spare time she enjoys watching reality TV shows, comedy movies, and spending time with family & friends.