Meet Our Doctors


Dr. Lanier

Dr. Lanier


Dr. Lanier graduated from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1976 receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then attended MeHarry Medical College School of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. He entered the Army Dental Corps through the Early Commissioning Program in 1980, and reported on active duty at Fort Hood, Texas following graduation from dental school in 1981.

Military assignments and tours completed by Dr. Lanier include General Dentist and Division Dental Surgeon for the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas. During the final year of this tour, he was Chief of Endodontics for a large multi discipline clinic. His following assignments were Neu Ulm, West Germany and Fort Polk, Louisiana, where he was Chief of Endodontics for the Clinics in which he was assigned.

Dr. Lanier received his certificate in Endodontic Training at Eisenhower Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia, in 1992, and is a member of the ADA and AAE.

Dr. Lanier’s Awards include The Legion of Merit, The Meritorious Service Medal, Mentor of the Year, Army Commendation Metal with fourth Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Metal, Overseas Ribbon, Army Service ribbon and the Expert Field Medical Badge.

Dr. Lanier served 8 years as the Endodontic Mentor for the Army’s one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program.

Dr. Lanier has practiced in Blacksburg since retiring as Lieutenant Colonel with 21 years of service, in October 2002.



Dr. Matri

Dr. Matri


Dr. Matri received his D.D.S, Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2000 from Arab Medical University, Libya. He received his certificate in Endodontics from New York University College of Dentistry in 2013. Dr. Matri broadened his education and received Fellowship in implant dentistry from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California in December of 2014. He is a member of American Academy of implant Dentistry, the American Association of Endodontists, and International Association of Dental Traumatology.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Nadia and their two daughters, playing soccer, biking, reading, and traveling. Dr. Matri is looking forward to providing you with outstanding Endodontic care.