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South River Dentistry

South River Dentistry Provides Skilled Dentists in Sedation Dentistry

South River Dentistry offers complete sedation dentistry services and outstanding patient service in a state-of-the-art facility. We provide Complete Smile Makeovers that include veneers, bonding, crown and bridge, implants and tooth whitening. Dr. Jeff T. Blackburn, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., offers the latest in technology, techniques, and safe sedation to provide the very best care possible to all his patients. Your comfort, health, and confidence are his utmost concern.

Dr. Blackburn and his South River Dentistry team offer a variety of services that include routine cleaning and checkups, cosmetic dentistry, implants, tooth-colored fillings, one-appointment crowns, endodontics, and oral surgery. We are here for any of your sedation dentistry care needs.

Our South River Dentistry team is committed to making your next dental visit pleasant and pain-free. Whether you need a routine cleaning or more extensive restorative services our experienced dentists will make your visit to our dental practice relaxing and comfortable though our sedation dentistry techniques. We provide a variety of payment options and you can count on us for same-day emergency care. Call our dentists at (804) 302-6539 today to schedule an appointment.

South River Dentistry - Experience Dental Excellence!


We Offer Sedation Dentistry for the Following:

  • Preventive Care
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Family Dentistry
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Complete Smile Makeovers
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • One-Appointment Crowns
  • Complete and Partial Dentures
  • Bridges
  • Prosthodontic Treatments
  • Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment
  • Periodontal Therapy (Gum Treatment)


  • Invisalign
  • CEREC One-Appointment Technology
  • ZOOM Tooth Whitening

Our Commitment

To provide the highest possible quality of dental care with the best of customer service.

Service Area

Midlothian, Bon Air, Richmond, Powhatan and Goochland

Also serving Midlothian, Bon Air, Richmond, Powhatan and Goochland

Meet the Dentist

Dr. Jeff T. Blackburn, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Award-winning dentist Dr. Jeff T. Blackburn, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., has been one of Richmond’s best known general and cosmetic dentists for over twenty five years. During that time he has developed his dental practice to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience for people looking to transform their smiles and oral health.

After graduating from the MCV/VCU School of Dentistry in 1985 Dr. Blackburn opened his Midlothian dental practice. His commitment is to provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art dental care and customer service in the Richmond area.

Dr. Blackburn is among a select group of research evaluators with the largest independent dental research organization in the world, Clinical Research Associates and their publication Clinicians Report. This allows Dr. Blackburn to remain on the cutting edge of dental practice and procedures. Dr. Blackburn received his Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry and has received the distinction of having been named One of America’s Top Dentists. He speaks nationally on topics of motivation and practice management to business and dental organizations.

Dr. Blackburn is extremely active in the Richmond Community through coaching multiple AAU baseball teams, basketball teams and high school baseball. He is the team dentist for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Dr. Blackburn supports, fundraises and has been a spokesperson for the Massey Cancer Center. Dr. Blackburn, his wife, Jennifer and their six children reside in Midlothian, Virginia.

More than 15,000 patients have come through his doors to take advantage of Dr. Blackburn’s treatment philosophy and care.

Areas of Practice

Comprehensive Preventive, Restorative, Cosmetic and Sedation Dental Treatments


  • B.S. – 1981 Weber State University
  • D.D.S. – 1985 MCV/VCU School of Dentistry

Recorded Works

  • TBSE “Turning Adversity into Opportunity”
  • Excellence in Dentistry
  • Love Dentistry Audio Series: “When Times Get Tough” - A Conversation with Dr. Richard Madow


  • National Motivational and Practice Management Speaker
  • Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Listed in One of America’s Top Dentists
  • Research Evaluator for Clinical Research Associates and their publication, Clinicians Report

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Member and Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member and Past Board Member of Richmond Dental Society
  • Member and Past President of the Richmond Dental Study Club
  • Academy of Computerized Dentistry
  • National Lecturer and Motivational Speaker
  • Member of Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Massey Cancer Center Speaker’s Bureau
  • Team Dentist for Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Team (San Francisco Giants AA Affiliate)
  • Founding Board Member of the Weaver Athletic Association
  • Former High School and AAU Baseball Coach

Meet the Dentist

Dr. Elizabeth Dunham, D.D.S.


  • University of Florida College of Dentistry – July 2006-Present: 
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • St. Petersburg Dental Clinic; St. Petersburg, FL • Virginia
  • Commonwealth University College of Dentistry – 2002-2006:
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • James Madison University 1998-2002:
  • B.S. Health Science, minor Biology
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Professional Experience

  • Dentist, Private Practice, Harrisonburg VA - 2007-2010
  • Dentist, South River Dentistry - 2010-present

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

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How Sedation Dentistry Works

Depending on what form of sedation is necessary, the procedure will differ slightly. In our practice, the goal is to eventually not have you require any sedation at all for your treatment; and believe it or not, although this may not sound totally real to you at this point and although the thought of that happening may be frightening, that is normally what ends up happening. Granted, subsequent visits will not require as much treatment as was required initially. We will never do anything on you if you are in any sort of discomfort or fear. That is a surefire way of knowing whether or not the procedure will be successful or actually work.

Sedation via a Tablet

If you are having sedation, and the route of administration is via a tablet, your companion will accompany you to the office and you will be given a tablet one hour prior to the procedure. You will be escorted to the room where we will cover you with a thick, warm blanket and quiet, noise-blocking headphones will be placed. We will monitor your vital signs and once you are comfortable and sedated we will perform as much dental treatment as possible. Once the procedure is over and you are awake, alert and aware, your companion will take you home where you will eat something mild and rest quietly and comfortably for several hours as per our instructions.

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(804) 302-6539

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