Imagine a stress-free dental visit. At James River Family Dentistry, your comfort and care are our top priorities. We are dedicated to delivering the highest-quality dental services and we do so by leveraging the most advanced dental technologies available.  

Your First Visit

At your first appointment, we will collect your health history and any other dental records you may have, including films. Dr. Guthrie will thoroughly examine you and, if needed, take new X-rays of your teeth and mouth.  Our in-office dental technology allows us to show you the results of your X-rays and intraoral scans immediately so you will leave the appointment knowing your diagnosis and what to expect.

After your examination and X-rays, Dr. Guthrie will discuss the treatment options available, answer any questions you may have and you can make a follow-up appointment. Our administrative staff is ready to help you with questions about scheduling, financial policy and insurance to keep that part of the process as simple as possible.


To help us get to know you better, please provide the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Any X-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable
  • A list of medications you are currently taking
  • Your insurance information so that we can expedite reimbursement

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.



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Request An Appointment

The first step toward a beautiful, healthy smile is scheduling an appointment. Please contact our office at 804-323-4200 or complete the online appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

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Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.