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 has been in private practice in Richmond, Virginia for over 40 years.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
He lectures, and conducts seminars nationally for Invisalign teaching other dentists how to treat their patients with Invisalign braces.
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. Zack Swanner received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University prior to enrolling at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. After earning his dental degree, he completed a one year general practice residency at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke where he gained experience in almost all facets of dentistry. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Richmond Dental Society.
One of Dr. Swanner’s favorite things about dentistry is meeting and getting to know all of his patients. He finds nothing more rewarding than having a patient get out of his chair knowing that he’s contributed to their happy smile and overall dental health.
Outside of the office, Dr. Swanner enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and generally eating his way through Richmond’s many incredible restaurants.
Drs. Gardner and Swanner are pleased to announce the association of Dr. Brian Midgette with their dental practice. Dr. 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. He is looking forward to continuing his career with Drs. Gardner and Swanner, who share his ideals for patient-centered, high quality dental care.