Dentistry Practitioners in Virginia

Richmond (424)Virginia Beach (363)Alexandria (307)Fairfax (232)Norfolk (210)
Falls Church (203)Arlington (191)Roanoke (175)Portsmouth (165)Midlothian (154)Chesapeake (152)Charlottesville (140)Hampton (137)Woodbridge (136)Henrico (134)Vienna (130)Manassas (128)Springfield (122)Fredericksburg (120)Newport News (116)Williamsburg (98)Reston (93)Sterling (93)Lynchburg (89)Leesburg (77)Winchester (75)Gainesville (73)Herndon (73)North Chesterfield (71)Ashburn (70)Glen Allen (68)Chantilly (66)Annandale (63)Burke (60)Mechanicsville (60)Suffolk (59)Centreville (53)Danville (53)Harrisonburg (51)Chester (50)Stafford (49)Mc Lean (47)Yorktown (41)Blacksburg (39)Fort Eustis (36)Warrenton (34)Abingdon (32)Colonial Heights (32)Salem (32)Martinsville (29)McLean (28)Rockingham (25)Waynesboro (25)Lorton (24)Quantico (24)Culpeper (23)Staunton (23)Purcellville (22)Dumfries (21)Ashland (19)Christiansburg (19)Forest (17)Powhatan (16)Lexington (15)Fishersville (14)Front Royal (14)Petersburg (14)Wytheville (14)Bristol (13)Radford (13)Sandston (13)Chesterfield (12)Oakton (12)Rocky Mount (12)South Boston (12)Spotsylvania (12)Vinton (12)Haymarket (11)Hopewell (11)Marion (11)Crozet (10)Farmville (10)Hayes (10)Hillsville (10)King George (10)Potomac Falls (10)Bedford (9)Bristow (9)Fort Belvoir (9)Kilmarnock (9)Luray (9)Stephens City (9)Tazewell (9)Brambleton (8)Bridgewater (8)Daleville (8)Dublin (8)Franktown (8)Galax (8)Lansdowne (8)Orange (8)Prince George (8)South Hill (8)Tappahannock (8)Woodstock (8)Big Stone Gap (7)Broadlands (7)Fort Lee (7)Gloucester (7)Madison Heights (7)Manakin Sabot (7)Norton (7)Richlands (7)Smithfield (7)Altavista (6)Berryville (6)Chatham (6)Dillwyn (6)Elkton (6)Emporia (6)Fairfax Station (6)Manassas Park (6)Ruckersville (6)State Farm (6)Aldie (5)Amelia Court House (5)Buena Vista (5)Collinsville (5)Dayton (5)Dunn Loring (5)Franklin (5)Gate City (5)Great Falls (5)Louisa (5)Poquoson (5)Strasburg (5)Verona (5)Blackstone (4)Clifton Forge (4)Covington (4)Dale City (4)Dulles (4)Hardy (4)Ivor (4)Madison (4)New Church (4)North Dinwiddie (4)Pearisburg (4)Pulaski (4)Stuarts Draft (4)Warsaw (4)Wise (4)Bassett (3)Bland (3)Bluefield (3)Broadway (3)Burgess (3)Churchville (3)Goochland (3)Kenbridge (3)Lake Ridge (3)Lawrenceville (3)Locust Grove (3)Lovettsville (3)Montpelier (3)Montross (3)New Canton (3)Onancock (3)Palmyra (3)Pennington Gap (3)Quinton (3)Rocky Gap (3)Round Hill (3)Rustburg (3)Ruther Glen (3)Saluda (3)South Riding (3)Stuart (3)Troutville (3)Tysons Corner (3)West Point (3)Weyers Cave (3)

Learn more about General Dentists

A general dentist, or simply dentist, specializes in primary dental care: the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth, teeth and gums) and the maxillofacial area (head, neck, face and jaw). Dentists also maintain the function and appearance of these areas. The overall goal is to help people keep their teeth, mouth and gums healthy.

A dentist typically: 

  • Evaluates the patient's dental and medical history and performs an oral exam
  • Teaches patients about dental conditions and diseases, good oral hygiene, and oral disease prevention
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests, such as X-rays and saliva tests, and prescribes medications including antibiotics and pain medications
  • Diagnoses oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions based on an evaluation of tests and exams
  • Provides preventive oral and primary dental care including dental cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Treats various oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions including tooth decay, gum disease, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Works closely with other dental specialists and members of your healthcare team as needed to ensure optimal care

A general dentist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, primary dentist, tooth doctor, family dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

There are 6193 specialists practicing Dentistry in Virginia with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 58 hospitals in Virginia with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital.