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Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm*

Dr. Barrett Peters at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry in Charlottesville, Waynesboro and Crozet, VABarrett W. R. Peters, DDS, MSD

Dr. Peters is from Charlottesville and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College. After working on Capitol Hill, he worked for an architectural-engineering firm and then for a medical device company prior to deciding to pursue a dental education. Dr. Peters received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the Virginia Commonwealth University where he served as class president, student body president and delegate to the American Student Dental Association. Following dental school, he was chosen to attend a two-year postdoctoral residency program where he earned a Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) from Virginia Commonwealth University. During his residency, he was selected as the recipient of the Samuel D. Harris Research and Policy Fellowship by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and received the Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities recognition.

Dr. Peters is married and has two children. He is thrilled to be back at home and become a permanent and integral part of the community.

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· Education
  • Specialty Certificate, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MSD, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • DDS, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BS, Hampden-Sydney College
  • College Preparatory Degree, St. Anne's-Belfield School
· Honors and Awards
  • Samuel D. Harris Research and Policy Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The Dean's List, VCU Graduate School
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Randall-Reilly Publishing Co.
  • ICD Student Leadership Award, The International College of Dentists
  • The Dean's List, VCU School of Dentistry
  • Cameron P. Quayle Award, VCU School of Dentistry
  • Elizabeth and Eugene C. Harrison Scholarship, MCV Foundation
  • DDS Class of 2006 Scholarship, MCV Foundation
  • Edmund T. Glenn Scholarship, MCV Foundation
  • The Commonwealth of Virginia Award, VCU School of Dentistry
· Publications / Research
· Credentials / Certifications
  • Candidate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • License to Practice Dentistry, Virginia Board of Dentistry
  • Conscious/Moderate Sedation Permit, Virginia Board of Dentistry
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Medical Staff, Martha Jefferson Hospital
· Leadership
  • Planning Committee, Martha Jefferson Hospital *
  • Committee on the New Dentist, Virginia Dental Association *
  • Student Body President, VCU School of Dentistry
  • Chapter President, American Student Dental Association
  • Search Committee, Dean of the VCU School of Dentistry
  • Search Committee, Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations, VCU School of Dentistry
  • Delegate, American Student Dental Association
  • Delegate, Virginia Dental Association
  • Legislative Committee, Virginia Dental Association
  • Admissions Committee, VCU School of Dentistry
  • Student Body President-Elect, VCU School of Dentistry
  • Chapter President-Elect, American Student Dental Association
  • Class President, VCU School of Dentistry
  • Member-at-Large/Chapter Co-founder, Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry

* denotes current position

· Volunteer Experience
  • Volunteer Dentist, Give Kids a Smile Day, American Dental Association
  • Volunteer Dentist, Missions of Mercy, Virginia Dental Health Foundation
  • Volunteer Dentist, The Jamaica Project, VCU School of Dentistry
· Professional Affiliations
  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Shenandoah Valley Dental Association
  • Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Christian Medical and Dental Associations
  • Delta Sigma Delta

Our Team

Shawn, Office / Financial Coordinator

Shawn at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry in Charlottesville, Waynesboro and Crozet, VA

Shawn is originally from the Charlottesville area and lives with her husband and youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter and son, live nearby with their respective families. Since 1978, Shawn has been working in the insurance and healthcare industry and is “pleased to be part of the Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry team." Shawn enjoys attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events, attending University of Virginia basketball games and spending time at Smith Mountain Lake. She loves being a mom, but she says nothing compares to being a “Grandmama.”

Lorna, Receptionist

Lorna at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry in Charlottesville, Waynesboro and Crozet, VA

Lorna grew up in northern Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. She enjoys cooking, art, movies, and taking family vacations. Lorna loves living in Charlottesville with her husband, their triplets and the newest member of their family — a springer-doodle puppy.”

Jillian, Dental Assistant

Jillian at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry in Charlottesville, Waynesboro and Crozet, VA

Jillian is from Staunton and is a graduate of Riverheads High School and Valley Vocational Technical Center. She enjoys swimming, cooking, cheerleading, and riding her dirt bike as well as spending time with her family and her boyfriend Jeremy. Jillian loves that her job gives her the opportunity to work with kids every day.

Nora, Dental Assistant

Nora at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry in Charlottesville, Waynesboro and Crozet, VA

Nora is originally from Mexico, but moved to Charlottesville at nine years of age. She is a graduate of Monticello High School and Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center and also speaks Spanish. Nora's favorite sports are volleyball and soccer and she loves spending time with her family and friends. "I enjoy my job everyday, I love working with kids and it’s a pleasure for me to work at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry.”

Chelsea, Dental Student (Former Dental Assistant)

Chelsea is from Fishersville and is a graduate from Wilson Memorial High School and Virginia Polytechnical and State University. She enjoys playing sports, attending bible studies, playing the guitar and working on her family's Christmas tree farm. In college, she worked as a nanny, where she was able to teach children the values of hard work, homework skills, and how to have fun. Chelsea is currently pursuing her dental degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her smiling face will be missed around the office and we wish her the best in her future as a dentist.

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