Dr. Melvin Ford III, DDS

Dr. Melvin Ford III, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Melvin Ford III, DDS is a dentist who practices in Virginia Beach, VA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

2875 Sabre St Ste 260

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Delta Dental
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
  • Guardian
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dentofacial Anomalies
more than 6% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • TMJ
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache


  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Virginia Commonwealth Univ VCU/MCV
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Scott Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ford III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ford III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ford III to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Ford III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Virginia Beach |
He is simply the best! Highly recommend him. Put your care in the hands of the best.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Ford at Oral Surgery of Tidewater is awesome. They really took care of me today. Tooth pieces out so now I can begin to heal. Thank You for taking such great care of me.
in Chesapeake, VA |
Dr. Ford is an amazing and compassionate surgeon. Made me feel comfortable and welcomed as if I was his only patient from day one. Never felt rushed through an appointment, he took the time to answer my 1,001 questions so I could understand! Highly recommend, I just can't say enough good things!
in Portsmouth, VA |
He messed my surgery up and ultimately my jaw and my LIFE. I would never tell anyone to go to him. When I confronted him he would not take responsibility. It has been years since my surgery and I still have not been able to move past it.
Ms. Watson, After reviewing your situation, I believe miscommunication was a contributing factor to your discontent with us. It's been so many years ago that I cannot speak to how things were then. At this time, we strive for each patient to have an excellent experience with us. That didn't happen for you and for that I apologize. I encourage you to find a good dental provider who can help you find a way to have a better future dentally.
in Portsmouth, VA |
Dr. Melvin so he is the best doctor I ever have treating me. I am 72 year old man need all my upper teeth removed to put that denture in. But I do not want to be put under. Dr.Ford have listen and understand my needs. He and his team was very professional and efficient. I was lucky to find him. After the surgery is no pain at all. I be able to eat and enjoy Thanksgiving with my family. I will pass this on to other about my experience.Thanks again Dr. Ford for the great work. All the best. WB
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Dr. Ford III accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
    Dental PPO
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ford III has admitting privileges

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