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Dr. Davis Gardner, DDS

Dr. Davis Gardner DDS grew up out west in Utah. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho where he received a Bachelors degree in Biology. After college, he moved to Chesterfield, VA to attend Virginia Commonwealth University Dental School where he graduated in the top of his class in 2010. After graduation, Dr. Gardner worked in the Hampton Roads area for 4 years where he was voted “Best Dentist” in 2013 and runner up for 2012 and 2014. Dr. Gardner is a firm believer in volunteer work and serving the underserved. He received the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award from the Western Tidewater Free Clinic where he volunteered regularly for 4 years.

Dr. Gardner and his family recently moved back to Chesterfield, Virginia to start a new dental practice by Walmart, near Woodlake. Beyond teeth, Dr. Gardner’s hobbies include snowboarding, running, and going to the beach. He loves spending time with his wife, Linda and chasing their 3 small kids around.family-pic-for-site


 

Our Awesome Team

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Amberlie, Front Desk

I joined the Bright Smiles team in January of 2016. You will be greeted by me when you come in the front door! I have taught preschool, worked in Family Life Education, and my background is in Marriage and Family psychology. I really enjoy working with people and love being a Dental Insurance Coordinator. My Husband and I enjoy spending time outdoors and going to the zoo.

Liz, Front Desk

I have been in the Dental field for over 40 years and am a native New Yorker. As both a trained Dental Assistant and Front Desk Coordinator, I love interacting with patients and making them smile. Here at Bright Smiles I greet you in the front office and look forward to helping you feel comfortable. When I’m not in the office, I spend time cooking, reading, and going on long walks. My husband and I have been married for 35 years and we have one beautiful daughter Nicole.

Melanie, Front Desk

I have been in the Dental Field for 13 years. I started as an assistant but fell in love with running the front desk. I love working with people and easing their fears about the dentist. Outside of work, I am busy with my 2 boys. I love to run, read, and explore Richmond city!

Donna, Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in Virginia, I’ve enjoyed a career as a Dental Hygienist. 20 years later, I still enjoy brightening smiles. I live nearby in Harpers Mill and love the atmosphere of the Richmond area. It’s a great place to raise a family with my husband, two children and my Great Dane, Elvis. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering at Winterpock Elementary, family beach time, and cleaning Elvis’ teeth!

Stephanie, Dental Hygienist

A native of VA, I have been a Dental Hygienist for 20 years.  I enjoy direct patient care and the rewards that it brings when you can see the smile that it brings to someone’s face.  I live in Moseley/Magnolia Green with my husband, Anthony, my 3 children and my beagle named Macauley.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening and spending time with my family.

Velba, Dental Hygienist

I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand but grew up in Delaware. I received my dental hygiene degree in 2008 while we were stationed in North Carolina. Prior to hygiene school I served in the Army and have been stationed in several states and in Germany. I am married to a wonderful man who has been serving in the Army for over 28 years and together we have four beautiful children. In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family. I enjoy my job and encouraging patients to achieve their optimal oral health.

 

Tiffany, Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 with a bachelor in science in dental hygiene. I have worked in the dental field for over ten years and have always enjoyed working with patients and meeting new people. It is very gratifying to give care to my patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and well-being is the main focus. In my spare time I enjoy being with my husband, our two boys, and dog Lucy. We are very involved in Sports including: basketball, baseball, golf, and taekwondo. I have a passion for fitness and crossfit.

Adrienne, Dental Assistant

My name is Adrienne White and I love being a dental assistant because not only do I get to meet so many wonderful people, but I get to help Dr. Gardner make a positive difference in peoples’ lives as they feel better about their smile or find relief from pain or discomfort. When I’m not assisting Dr. Gardner, my husband Chad and I keep busy running around our 3 kids.

Micah

Micah, Dental Assistant

I am originally from the Hampton Roads area however I quickly fell in love with Richmond. My husband Crane and I have a personal goal of eating our way through the city! We love to travel, camp with our three children and cheer for the Redskins!! While attending Dental Assisting School of Virginia, I was blessed enough to complete my externship and ultimately become an employee at Bright Smiles Dental. I absolutely love assisting Dr. Gardner and my goal is always patient comfort and fun.