Dr. John Cranham, DDS

Dr. John Cranham, DDS

Dentistry  |  

Accepting new patients

Dr. John C. Cranham is a highly respected and renowned dentist in Chesapeake, VA. At his state-of-the-art office, he delivers unsurpassed GENERAL DENTISTRY, COSMETIC DENTISTRY, and RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY, including TMJ THERAPY and DENTAL IMPLANT services. He uses his vast experience and expansive knowledge to create healthy, natural-looking smiles. Education and Accomplishments Dr. Cranham was an honors graduate of the MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA in 1988. He’s an internationally recognized speaker on the esthetic principles of smile design, contemporary occlusal concepts, treatment planning, restoration selection, digital photography, laboratory communication, and happiness and fulfillment in dentistry. Dr. Cranham founded Cranham Dental Seminars, which provides lectures, mobile programs, and intensive hands-on experiences to dentists around the world. In 2008, Cranham Dental Seminars merged with THE DAWSON ACADEMY, a world-famous continuing education facility based in St. Petersburg, Florida. As The Dawson Academy’s acting Clinical Director, Dr. Cranham is involved with many of the courses and provides continuing education to dental professionals across the globe. He spends approximately two-thirds of his time in private practice and the other third as an educator. He believes this balance keeps him on the leading edge of both disciplines. A published author, Dr. Cranham is committed to providing the highest quality patient care, as well as developing sound educational programs that exceed the needs of today’s dental professional. Affiliations He is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FIXED PROSTHODONTICS, and AMERICAN EQUILIBRATION SOCIETY. Peter E. Dawson, D.D.S. is considered to be one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in the history of dentistry. He is the founder of the “Concept of Complete Dentistry Series” as well as The Dawson Academy.

1207 Volvo Pkwy # 200

Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • DenteMax
  • Guardian

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cranham "We know it isn't always easy to find a dentist that offers everything you need. Convenience for routine dental care and general dentistry with experience and expertise to treat complex dental problems. Dr. John Cranham is a dentist in Chesapeake, VA who offers all of that and more.

At the Cranham Dental facility in Chesapeake, VA, you can expect personalized care from your dentist. Dr. Cranham will spend one-on-one time with each patient to discuss cosmetic goals and dental concerns. We encourage our patients to be active participants in their dental health decisions. Comprehensive examinations, state-of-the-art technology and individualized attention from the dentist allow us to educate our patients and help them make the best decisions for their long term dental health and happiness."


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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • General Dentistry (Dental Assistant)

Conditions Treated

  • Bleeding Gums
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Headache
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988

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Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Cranham's Reviews

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Dr. Cranham's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Virginia Beach, VA |
Great Dentist and staff! Thank you for making my smile great again!
Chesapeake, VA |
I only spent a limited time with Dr. Cranham at my initial appointment.
in Chesapeake, VA |
I was looking on the internet for a TMJ specialist and came across them. I was a little worried at first but as soon as I walked in I received a warm welcome and felt more at ease. All of the staff are super friendly and personable. I was sure I needed surgery for my jaw and Dr. Cranham reassured me that he was going to do everything to make sure that didn't happen. I can gladly say I no longer have constant pain and can eat anything without worry. I highly recommend them to everyone.
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