At Gentle Dental Center you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile.

Patient-Focused Care

Our practice goal has always been to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

Experienced Dentists 

Our team of skilled dentists have the experience to provide a wide variety of dental services.

State-of-the-Art Technology 

Our dental offices utilize the latest technologies and tools available in the field.

2 Convenient Locations

We are proud to serve the Virginia Beach community with two convenient dental offices.

Gentle Dental Center is honored to receive both the Southside BRONZE Award for “Best Dental Practice” as well as the Southside SILVER Award for “Best Cosmetic Dentistry” in Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers’ Choice in 2019.

Thank you so much for your support!

Readers' Choice Award 2019


From our gentle chairside manner and the best technology to innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures and continuing education courses, our team is committed to taking an active role in meeting your needs and exceeding your standards for quality dental care.

Dr. Christopher Hooper Virginia Beach VA

Dr. Christopher Hooper

Dr. Christopher Hooper is a dentist at the Gentle Dental Center of Virginia Beach. He is a lifelong Virginian and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from James Madison University. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA.

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Dr. Anthony Martin

Dr. Anthony Martin

Anthony Martin, DDS is a Hampton Roads native. He grew up in York County, where he graduated from Tabb High School. He earned Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech. Go Hokies! Dr. Martin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry.

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Dr. David Groy

Dr. David Groy is an associate dentist at Gentle Dental Center, where he has proudly served the Virginia Beach community since 2015. Growing up the son of a dentist, Dr. Groy spent a great deal of his childhood in a dental office, and the principles of how to treat and care for patients were instilled in him at a young age by his father.

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Our patients say it best! See what people are saying about their experiences at Gentle Dental Center in Virginia Beach!

My experience was excellent. Dr Hooper was professional, kind, understanding of my concerns. He was extremely quick and the procedure was virtually painless, he was also able to work me into his schedule the same day I had a problem. Having experienced some “unfortunate” dental experiences in my past it was as good as it could have possibly been. In addition to his dental skills, he is a very funny and entertaining man. I would, and have recommended him to others. – L. Gerald

My dental team is the best! They have taken great care of me throughout having to treat a weird infection, root canal me, and take great care in making sure my crown is very comfortable… All while I have been pregnant & through a 2month period where we had some unexpected circumstances. Dr. Groy, Connie, and all of the assistants have gone above & beyond and it is greatly appreciated! – I. Celeste

I have always been terrified of the dentist, but Dr. Martin helps me through it. He offers a mild sedation option which I have used with him for years. This last visit however I tried it without sedation and everything went well. Dr. Martin and his staff are wonderful and kind. I highly recommend them. On top of their kind and gentle approach, Dr. Martin is OUTSTANDING when it comes to fixing dental problems in the most appealing way. You would never know that I have had a cavity with his beautiful filling work. He is very skilled in his craft. – S. Forsgren


Gentle Dental Center is pleased to accept most major insurance providers, including all military insurance plans. We are proud to be an in-network provider for all military insurance plans. We are honored to serve military members and their dependents, and help them achieve a healthy and confident smile!

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Patient Education

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Find Us

We serve the Virginia Breach area with two convenient locations.




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