Dr. Davis Gardner, DDS

Family Dentist Serving Chesterfield & Midlothian, VA

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. Dr. Gardner opened Bright Smiles Dental in 2014 and was voted Best Dentist in 2016 and 2017 by Richmond Times Dispatch. 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 continues to serve the community by hosting Dentistry From the Heart events at Bright Smiles Dental.

Beyond his love of teeth, Dr. Gardner’s hobbies include camping/hiking, running, boot camp classes at the Y, and going to the beach. He loves spending time with his wife, Linda and chasing their 4 crazy kids around.



Dr. Mitchell Grimmer, DDS

Family Dentist Serving Chesterfield & Midlothian, VA

Dr. Mitchell Grimmer DDS grew up in northern VA in a small town called Purcellville. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, he continued his education back in his home state at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Dr. Grimmer graduated in 2017 in the top 25th percentile of his class at VCU. During dental school, he met and married the love of his life, Julia, and they now have a 1 yr. old daughter named Raylee.

Dr. Grimmer is very passionate about delivering the best quality care and comfort to his patients. He loves improving dental esthetics and giving people confidence in their oral health. When he’s not at the office or at home spending time with his family, he is at the gym lifting weights and debating whether or not he will start that cardio regimen that he’s been putting off. He also enjoys gymnastics and playing classical piano.family-pic-for-site

Our Awesome Team


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, 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.