Dental Staff

Cosmetic Dentist in Chesapeake, VA

All our professionals at Midgette Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.

Our StaffChesapeake, VA Dentists - Midgette Family Dentistry

Midgette Family Dentistry has been providing dental care in the Chesapeake area for more than twenty years.  We are a team of dental professionals with a sincere commitment toward optimizing your family's dental health.

Good Dentistry is more than our excellent clinical skills and state-of-the-art technology. Establishing relationships with our patients based upon trust and communication is our hallmark. Our highly skilled team is completely dedicated to treating you and your family with the finest quality care. In our warm and caring atmosphere, you can achieve the benefits of a happy and healthy smile that you will enjoy for a lifetime.

Brian P. MidgetteChesapeake, VA Dentist - Dr. Brian P. Midgette

Dr. Brian P. Midgette is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia and a graduate of Western Branch High School. He attended Old Dominion University, graduating with honors in 1984 with a B.S. in Biology. 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 School of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors.

Dr. Midgette embarked on his career in dentistry, which culminated in a private practice dedicated to excellence. Dr. Midgette dedicates himself to furthering his career by seeking countless hours of advanced continuing education courses. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry and he participates in several local dental study clubs. He is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care to all.

Dr. Midgette was married in 1986 to Lisa, a dental hygienist from Richmond whom he met in dental school.  Together they have raised two exceptional daughters.

James W. Baker 

Dr. James W. Baker is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia and a graduate of Churchland High School. He attended Virginia Military Institute, graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a B.S. in Biology. Before high school, Dr. Baker established the goal of attending dental school and he graduated with honors from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Baker served a General Practice Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and then satisfied his commitment to the U.S. Army by commanding the dental clinic at Seneca Army Depot in New York.

Dr. Baker entered private practice in the Churchland area in 1976. He has earned both a Fellowship and Mastership in General Dentistry with the Academy of General Dentistry, is a past president of the Tidewater Dental Association, and has been selected for fellowship in the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Baker is married and he and his wife Barbara have four daughters.

Kelly Paxton  

Dr. Kelly Paxton comes a long way from her hometown in Michigan. She earned her B.S. in Biology at University of Detroit Mercy, where she also participated in Division I Track and Field for four years. She continued her education at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry where she received her D.D.S. degree. Born and raised in Michigan, Kelly decided to continue her dental career in Virginia here at Midgette Family Dentistry and has been a part of the team for over five years now.

She enjoys the laid-back lifestyle and warmer climate of the Hampton Roads area. In her spare time, she enjoys running and exploring Virginia. Dr. Paxton takes personal interest in educating her patients on achieving and maintaining superior dental health. She gains tremendous satisfaction from working to improve her patients’ smiles and, as a result, their confidence and happiness. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry and is involved with local dental organizations.

Dr. Paxton is married and she and her husband Rob have two sons.


Patient Care 

When you visit our office for the first time and every time thereafter, you will observe our friendly attitude, comfortable atmosphere and prompt service. Our Patient Care Coordinators are eager to provide you the care you deserve from the first call you place to our practice. They offer flexible scheduling and can answer your financial and/or insurance questions while providing the various payment options you may need to make your dental needs or goals a reality. Their helpful manner translates into the kind of experience that our patients deserve and will keep them coming back for generations to come.

HygienistsChesapeake, VA Dental Hygienists

Our team of highly qualified and experienced Dental Hygienists perform gentle, yet thorough scaling, cleanings and polishing of your teeth. They have all been practicing for several years and work hard to teach and motivate our patients in proper oral hygiene and preventive care. In our practice, we feel it is most important to prevent dental disease and to diagnose problems at an early stage when they are the most easily treated. Continuing Education is a high priority in our office.

All of our Hygienists attend more than the recommended amount of conferences and seminars each year to further their skills and knowledge to better serve their patients.

                                                                     Dental Assistants

Chesapeake, VA Dental Assistants

Our Dental Assistants are vital members of our dental health team. They assist our dentist in providing treatment to our patients. All of our assistants strive for excellence and efficiency while at the same time they are personable and friendly with excellent communication skills. Each enjoys caring for others and demonstrating compassion and empathy. Our assistants routinely attend dental meeting and conferences to update their skills and to learn new dental techniques.