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About Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville

A Dental Home For Children and Teenagers

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At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we believe all people, no matter their age or background, should be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect. We’re not just worried about your child’s teeth; we’re worried about their well-being. We recognize the human body is complex and interconnected, so we’re not solely focused on your child’s teeth and mouth, but their overall health as a person.

Whether you’ve been referred to us through another dentist, you’re looking for a new dental office for your child, or you’ve never been to the dentist before, we hope you’ll consider us for your dental home.

What Our Patients Say

“I can’t say enough about how great they are with my son . He was so nervous but that went away quickly when Dr.Dihn explained everything she was going to do and made sure he didn’t have any questions . The assistant Arianna put on a movie and talked to him to keep him distracted and calm. He walked out smiling and happy and I couldn’t ask for a better experience at the dentist . Thank you guys for taking such good care of him!”

– Liz M

Call Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville at (434) 817-1817 or contact us online to learn more about how dental exams can help your child.

Our Dentists

Our team of doctors and dental professionals are dedicated to treating the unique dental and oral health needs of toddlers, children, and all young people. Our highly skilled dental team excels in treating patients and their families in a compassionate, empathetic manner. We always work as hard as possible to ensure every appointment is a pleasant experience for your child.

We’re dedicated to providing quality care to our patients and compassion to their families.

Brad Green, DDS

Dr. Brad Green grew up in Southeast Missouri and earned his BA in Psychology from Webster University in St. Louis. He earned his DDS from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2012. Afterwards, he completed his residency in Dental Anesthesiology at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City in 2014.

In addition to working in the main hospital operating rooms, a significant portion of this training was devoted solely to treating special needs patients through The Special Care Dentistry Unit at Albert Einstein College of Medicines Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Green then joined a private practice in Denver, CO, providing anesthesia services for dentists throughout the state prior to moving to Charlottesville in 2017.

Eric Johnston, DDS

Eric Johnston grew up just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Biology from Southern Adventist University, he attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California. Dr. Johnston has a passion for dentistry and serving others, embarking on several mission trips while attending dental school that gave him the opportunity to help children of all ages with their dental needs.

After spending the past several years in California while attending Loma Linda University, Dr. Johnston is excited to be back in the Southeast. In addition to being thrilled to join the Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville team, he also loves the history and natural beauty of the Charlottesville area. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Johnston enjoys meeting new people, backpacking, hiking, biking, and attending live music events.

Jessica Moore, DDS

Dr. Jessica Moore was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Health Sciences from James Madison University. She then attended dental school and graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Maryland. She joined the team at Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville after relocating from Maryland in 2013. She has acted as an instrumental volunteer with the Mission of Mercy dental projects in Virginia and Maryland and also founded an organization to help run future Mission of Mercy clinics in Maryland.

Additionally, she has actively volunteered with Give Kids a Smile, National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Charlottesville Free Clinic. Dr. Moore is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She and her husband enjoy country life with their two children and golden retriever.

Jose Urresti, DDS

Jose Urresti, DDS was born and raised in Peru. After graduating from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in 2001, he worked as a General Dentist in several practices in Peru performing all aspects of dentistry for a wide range of patients. After moving to the United States in 2007, Dr. Urresti completed a two-year Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry and a one year Fellowship certificate at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Urresti then accepted a faculty position at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Urresti also worked as the On-Site Dental Director at Community Health Center Inc. in Middletown, Connecticut, where he provided dental care for adults and pediatric patients.

John Will, DDS

Dr. John Will grew up in Tennessee and attended Southern Adventist University before attending dental school. A graduate of Loma Linda University Dental School and a resident in the Loma Linda Dental Anesthesiology Program, Dr. Will received extensive education in pharmacology, physiology, internal medicine, and general anesthesia.

Dr. Will has helped publish an article in Dental Clinics of North America and is a member of the Special Care Dentistry Association and the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists. He’s also a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Anna Dinh, DDS

Dr. Anna Dinh was born and raised in Vietnam before moving permanently to Charlottesville, Virginia in 1997. Dr. Dinh graduated from James Madison University with a Master’s in Biology. She then completed her dental education at Roseman University in Utah and was awarded her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. While in Utah, Dr. Dinh picked up snowboarding, camping, and hiking hobbies and is looking forward to exploring Virginia all over again. 

She loves traveling, learning new cultures, and trying new food. On her days off, she likes to spend time with her nieces, nephew, and Ollie, her Jack Russel mix puppy. 

Barrett W. R. Peters, DDS, MSD, FAAPD

Dr. Barrett W. R. Peters grew up in Charlottesville and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College. He worked on Capitol Hill and in the architectural-design and medical device industries before completing prerequisites for dental school. He received his dental degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and continued there completing a post-doctoral master’s degree and residency in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. During his residency, he was chosen as the Samuel D. Harris Research and Policy Fellow by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and published his research in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Peters is a Past-President of the Virginia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has served in many leadership capacities within organized dentistry at the state and national levels. He currently serves as an AAPD Official National Spokesperson and an Affiliate Professor in the VCU Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Peters holds an Executive Certificate in Leadership from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management and is pursuing graduate studies in product and health care innovation at the VCU daVinci Center for Innovation and School of Nursing. Dr. Peters is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (board-certified) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAAPD), American College of Dentists (FACD), and International College of Dentists (FICD).

After operating a multi-location private practice for a decade, Dr. Peters joined forces with Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville in 2023 and is grateful to continue to serve the families of this wonderful area. In his free time, Dr. Peters and his family visit friends around the country or enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chesapeake Bay with their English Labrador Retriever.

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What We Offer

We don’t just treat the mouth – we treat people.

We’re focused on your child’s general health and well being before anything else. In addition to our dental services, we take special care to make sure our patients are comfortable and set up for oral health success for the rest of their lives. We want them to want to have a healthy mouth, both now and in the future.

Dental Exams

We’ll work with you to develop a unique treatment plan to help make sure your child’s teeth develop in a healthy, natural way.

Our dental exams include:

  • Orthodontic assessments
  • Dental x-rays
  • Disease, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay evaluation

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Dental Cleanings

Proper development of your child’s teeth takes more than just brushing and flossing. We always recommend two dental cleanings a year.

During your teen’s dental cleaning, we’ll:

  • Remove all plaque deposits
  • Polish and remove stains and rough areas

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Restorative Care

While brushing and flossing every day is a great start, tooth decay can still develop as time goes on. We’ll help restore your child’s bright smile! Our restorative care services include:

  • Composite & amalgam fillings
  • Crowns & bridges
  • Other minimally-invasive treatment options

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Ongoing Care & Maintenance

The earlier we identify issues with the growth of your child’s teeth, the more effective our treatment will be.

Our ongoing care plan includes…

  • Regular cleanings and exams
  • Dental x-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Consultations with our experienced medicaid dentists

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What Our Patients Say

“I absolutely love this place! The staff is outstanding with my children, always goes Above and Beyond to make sure that they’re happy and comfortable. We’ve never left there without Smiles on all of our faces! Couldn’t ask for a better Dental/Orthodontic office! Highly recommend them.”

– Kara B.

Call Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville at (434) 817-1817 or contact us online to learn more about how dental exams can help your child.

Our Office

Our Charlottesville dentists office is specifically designed to provide a friendly environment tailored to the needs of children of all ages. We’re located in the heart of Charlottesville on 1470 Pantops Mountain Place in Suite #1.


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