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


Megan, Front Desk

Native to Virginia, I’ve been in the dental field for four years and counting. I started my journey working in the pediatric dental field and grew to love all aspects of general dentistry. I enjoy being a part of the positive family atmosphere at Bright Smiles Dental, as well as being able to interact with smiling patients every day. Outside of work, I love spending my free time with my dog, Harley, and exploring new places to hike and camp!

Melanie, Lead Front Desk

I have been in the Dental Field for 17 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 3 kids! I love to run, read, hike,cook and do yoga. We recently moved to the country and my husband surprised me with a mini potbelly pig!

Jenny, Front Desk

I am originally from the northern Virginia area, and have lived here for almost two years now. I started in the dental field very recently and before worked in the Animal field for several years. Although I have been here a short time I love the atmosphere that embodies Bright Smiles. I think it’s so imperative to provide patients with the best service and to make sure when they walk through the door that they are at ease. In my spare time if I’m not working, I love spending time with my boyfriend, two cats and doing any outdoor related activities!

Daici, Dental Hygienist

Daici is from Western Pennsylvania and she has been practicing dental hygiene since 2007. She enjoys reading, sports and the outdoors. Daici lives with her dog Silverbelle and she volunteers in the nursery at her church. Daici is proud to be a part of the Bright Smiles team since 2016 and she loves helping and getting to know her patients.

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’m orginally from 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’m married to a wonderful man who retired from the Army. Together we have four children, a grand daughter and 2 German Shepherds named Riggo & Misha. I enjoy my job and encouraging patients to achieve their optimal oral health.


Tiffany, Dental Hygienist

My name is Tiffany and I’m a hygienist who’s proud to say that I’ve been with Bright Smiles since we first started. I’m a VCU Alumni and started my dental career over 20 years ago. I enjoy working at Bright Smiles because of the amazing staff and the great relationships we have with our patients. During my free time I enjoy lifting weights, watching baseball, visiting vineyards, walking my dog and being with my family.

Ari, 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, Lead 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.

Caitlyn, Dental Assistant

I am from North Carolina and currently in school at VCU studying psychology and business. I have been at Bright Smiles going on 5 years and counting! I love being able to create a fun and comfortable environment for our patients. In my free time I am a personal trainer and nutrition coach, and I love to travel! Beyond dental assisting, I love doing smile designs for cosmetic dentistry cases and learning about all new dental technologies. I’m looking forward to being in the dental field for many years to come!


Marissa, Dental Assistant

Marissa is a Virginia native, born and raised in Nottoway County. Currently, she is living in Prince Edward County with family. Marissa has been a dental assistant for the last 3 1/2 years and has fallen in love with dentistry so much that she has set her sights on becoming a hygienist some day in the near future. In her spare time, you can find Marissa either hanging out with friends, family or her boyfriend or with her nose in a good book!