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About Our Practice

With over 40 years serving patients in Richmond, VA, Drs. Midgette and Alice offer restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We are an Invisalign provider, offering our patients a more attractive solution for correcting misaligned teeth. Our commitment has always been making family dental treatment convenient and affordable. We have put several provisions in place to achieve that goal, including family block appointments and emergency dentistry.

When you visit our offices, you will find our team approachable and friendly. Our practice is geared towards comfort which helps you and your family to relax during each visit. We are dedicated to helping families achieve excellent oral health through suitable dental treatments and education. You will find that as a patient of Drs. Midgette and Alice, unnecessary dental appointments are completely eliminated. That means you will always receive the right course of treatment for you, ensuring that dental care is always affordable for your family.

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We invite all new patients to take an office tour, just so you can get to meet the team and see what Drs. Midgette and Alice are all about. When you attend your first appointment, we can offer you amenities such as pillows, blankets and music. We understand that not every patient is comfortable with visiting the dentist, so we will go out of our way to help you feel relaxed during each appointment.

We look forward to welcoming new families to our practice so that we can share in your journey towards better dental health. Contact our office today to book your first appointment. By working together, we can ensure that your teeth and smile, as well as those of your family, stay strong for a lifetime.

Meet the Team

Our Founder

Dr. Edward D. Gardner, Jr. headshot

Dr. Edward D. Gardner, Jr. received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary and his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He was in private practice in Richmond, Virginia for over 40 years.

On a personal note, Dr. Gardner enjoys spending time with his wife, Janice, his four children and eight grandchildren. In his free time, he likes playing golf, traveling, and gardening. He is also an active member of his church, Bon Air Baptist, where he teaches the Joy of Belonging class.


Dr Midgette

Dr. Brian Midgette is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, and a graduate of Old Dominion University. He knew early on his desire to work in the field of dentistry, working during high school and college in a local orthodontic laboratory. His hard work and experience paved the way for an early entry into the Medical College of Virginia’s School of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors in 1987. For thirty-three years Dr. Midgette’s dental career flourished in Chesapeake, culminating in a highly successful private practice dedicated to excellent dental care. Dr. Midgette is committed to continually improving patient care, seeking advanced continuing education and attaining “Master” status from the Academy of General Dentistry. As a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and several other dental societies, academies, and local study clubs, Dr. Midgette remains at the forefront of the dental frontier. He is enthusiastic about keeping up to date on the latest technologies, procedures, and care so that he can provide the highest quality, most compassionate care to more effectively meet each of his patients’ needs.

In 1986, Dr. Midgette married Richmond native Lisa Sams, who he met in 1983 when she was studying dental hygiene and he was enrolled in dental school, both at the Medical College of Virginia. Together they have raised two exceptional daughters, three schnauzers, and a goldendoodle. During his downtime, Dr. Midgette enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, playing guitar, fishing, and traveling with Lisa. After 33 years of operating his own large dental practice in Chesapeake, Lisa and he decided to relocate to the Richmond area to be closer to both of their families.

Dr. Alice Xiang Dr. Alice, as she prefers to be called, grew up in Herndon, Virginia where she attended Oakton High School. Dr. Alice went on to earn a BA in Biology from the University of Virginia. As she likes to say, “Go Hoos”. After college, she went to the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and received her dental degree. She has just completed a residency at VCU’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Outside of dentistry, she loves to cuddle with her two rescue dogs Koko and Mocha, shopping at Costco and Trader Joe’s, and lifting weights at the gym.

Dr. Patel grew up in India and attended dental school at RGUHS, Bangalore, where he graduated top of his class. Upon graduation, he practiced as a general dentist for 2 years before moving to US in 2013. Dr. Patel then completed a 2-year Masters in Oral Biology Research Program at Augusta University in Georgia and further pursued a 3-year residency program in Periodontics and Dental Implantology at Dental College of Georgia. In his 10 years of practicing dentistry, he has developed a reputation for putting patients at ease while delivering highest quality periodontal care and treatment.

Outside of practicing dentistry, he enjoys traveling, biking, and spending quality time with family. Being able to settle down in the Central Virginia area is a dream come true, and he is extremely grateful for the opportunity to get to know each of you and provide you with the highest quality Periodontal care!

Channing Midgette

Dental Hygienist

Molly Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Beverly Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Gail Office Manager

Office Manager

Sue Financial Coordinator

Financial Coordinator