Dr. Edy Fülöp grew up in the dental field, and frequently he calls it his “family heritage.” Dr. Fülöp’s grandfather was a dentist, and his grandmother and both parents are dental technicians. He spent his childhood in the dental lab and visiting the offices they serviced, so dentistry feels like home for Dr. Fülöp. From an early age, he understood that dentistry is both an art and a science, which is something that drew him to the field.
Dr. Fülöp immigrated to the United States from Romania (Transylvania) with his parents at an early age and grew up in the Bay Area of California. He spoke English while in school but Hungarian at home (even his dog understood Hungarian!). Dr. Fulop learned of an English-speaking dental program offered at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, and he jumped at the opportunity to study what he loves but to also embrace and learn about his cultural heritage. After his time in Hungary, Dr. Fülöp earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). He has also completed a 3-year residency through the University of Debrecen. Additionally, Dr. Fülöp has completed a second DMD with the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Fülöp is married to Kara, whom he met while volunteering with GoodSports International in Hungary. Kara was abroad to teach English and to work with underprivileged children. She was in need of a Hungarian translator during her visits to orphanages, and as Dr. Fulop says, “The rest is history.” The couple looks forward to becoming a part of the Williamsburg community and plan to become involved with a local church.