Meet the Doctors
Dr. Davis Gardner, DDS
About Dr. Davis Gardner
Dr. Davis Gardner DDS grew up out west in Utah. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology. After college, he moved to Chesterfield, VA, to attend Virginia Commonwealth University Dental School, where he graduated at the top of his class in 2010.
After graduation, Dr. Gardner worked in the Hampton Roads area for four 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 regularly volunteered for four 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, and going to the beach. He enjoys spending time with his four kids.
Dr. Kim Van , DDS
About Dr. Kim Van
Dr. Van is an avid learner and actively participates in numerous advanced continuing education courses. She has participated in various community service projects, including the VCU Jamaica Mission Trip, MOM Special Olympics, and Give Kids a Smile Day.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Van enjoys trying new restaurants in Richmond, traveling to new places, and spending time with her friends and family. You may be able to spot her out at a local Richmond festival! Fun fact – Her favorite one is the Dominion Energy River Rock festival.
Dr. Kim Van is truly excited to be a part of her local community at Bright Smiles Dental.
Tour the Office
When you enter Bright Smiles, you’ll know you’re not in your average dentist’s office. We’re very proud of the lengths we’ve gone to for patient comfort. We hope you’ll feel right at home in our warm, inviting, and fun office! Check it out!
Welcome to Bright Smiles! We’re thrilled to have you. Make yourself comfortable. Dr. Gardner will be out shortly. Grab something from the cooler, or check out one of our iPads for fun games.
As you head back for your appointment, check out our consult room. This is where we’ll show you treatment options, and show off your smile on our flat-screen TV.
Watch Netflix, listen to music, kick back, and let our team get to work on your beautiful smile! We place all the “scary” technology behind you, so you can focus on getting comfy, knowing you’re in good hands.
Dr. Gardner are kind, compassionate, family dentists with years of experience; we promise you’ll feel relaxed and at ease.
When your appointment is finished, head over to one of the refresh stations in our treatment rooms. Check your hair, adjust your makeup, and admire your beautifully clean smile.