About Midgette Family Dentistry

Welcome to Midgette Family Dentistry where your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. You will find our staff to be dedicated to patient-centered care. Finding a dental team where you can feel comfortable and relaxed while undergoing procedures can be a time-consuming undertaking. We are delighted to provide our patients with care and attention that helps them feel at ease.

Our team of dental experts will help you achieve the best in oral health. Whether you need minor care such as an oral exam and cleaning or more extensive restorative or cosmetic dental work, we provide it with care, a focus on excellence, and a dedication to patient comfort. For more information click on the links below:

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For residents of Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Norfolk, Virginia, Midgette Family Dentistry is the place to go for excellence in dental care services. Your oral health is vital for your overall well-being and foundational to general health. We are unwavering in our commitment to bring you the best dental care. Beginning with a comprehensive oral exam to assistance with completing insurance forms, you will find Midgette Family Dentistry staff members to be friendly and helpful.

We provide online new patient forms for your convenience. Get started on the road to oral health with quick and easy access to forms and information. We also have new patient specials to welcome you and show our appreciation for choosing us as your dental home.

All of your dental needs can be met with Midgette Family Dentistry. Our comprehensive care offers general dentistry services and treatments to address a variety of common dental issues. We also offer cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance your smile. If a family member requires special care, we can accommodate them at Midgette Family Dentistry.

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Children’s play area
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Family scheduling
Family scheduling
Financing options
Financing options

Find out what other patients already know about Midgette Family Dentistry. For comfortable care for all your dental needs, contact Midgette Family Dentistry. Your oral health and comfort are the priorities we hold dear. Contact us today for your appointment. We look forward to serving you.

Meet the Team

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.

Dr James Baker

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.

Dr Kelly Paxton

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 Coordinators

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.


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

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.


  • 5 star review  Nice experience as is every time. There is a lot to be said about that. Consistency. Professional. Relaxed and cordial. Seeing Dr Midgette was was a added personal touch.

    thumb Andrew Medvec
    August 25, 2022

    5 star review  I had a great experience with Midgette Dentistry, but their front office person; Missy made my entire day. She’s awesome!! 😊

    thumb Michelle Tinner
    August 25, 2022

    5 star review  As always, Midgette family dentistry provided top notch patient care and customer service. Dr Paxton, Sam and Missy is the trio I always deal with and couldn’t ask for a better combination. I highly recommend Midgette family dentistry to everyone that is looking for a change for the good! Thank You guys! You rock!

    thumb Jeff Broderick
    August 18, 2022
  • 5 star review  I had a great experience today. The staff is so friendly and they made me feel very welcome.

    thumb Wendy Geer
    August 18, 2022

    5 star review  Friendly, courteous and professional staff. On time and very thorough. Looking for excellent dental care go see them.

    thumb Randy Carter
    August 11, 2022

    5 star review  I had a very pleasant experience today. It was my first visit. The staff, Techs & Dr. were quite professional & made me feel comfortable at all times. They were also helpful in explaining everything. I look forward to my appointment in February. Thanks so much! I will be referring this office to all my friends & family.

    thumb Sandra Hopkins
    August 4, 2022
  • 5 star review  This office, staff, and Dr. Willinger were awesome!! I had a Dental Emergency and was able to schedule for next day. I was concerned about the cost because I am self-pay. I was contacted before my appointment to discuss costs and what to expect. Which were all quite reasonable. I have a fear of going to the Dentist from several prior bad experiences. They were great with me! Kept me calm and relaxed and Dr. Willinger diagnosed how to deal with my emergency. Although they had to refer me out to an oral surgeon, they got me in same day and got my emergency taken care of. I will have to follow up in a few weeks, but, it will be with much less anxiety than I normally have.

    thumb Corrine Curtin
    August 1, 2022

    5 star review  This was the best Dental Practice I have ever been to. This was my 1st appointment and when I walked in the front desk receptionist knew my name. My hygienist Sam was absolutely amazing 😍😍 she was gentle great attention to detail and my Doctor Dr. Ross was thorough and explained everything to me. I highly highly recommend this practice to anyone. I will be bringing my whole family to them for now on. Thank you all there for amazing customer service 😊

    thumb Tiffani Gatson
    August 1, 2022

    5 star review  I am always greeted with a warm welcome & a smile when visiting Midgette Family Dentistry. The staff is phenomenal & very knowledgeable. They are professional but yet very down to earth, I enjoy going there along with my family.

    thumb Chinetta Monroe
    August 1, 2022