Martinsville Smiles, a family dental practice dating to l960, has won the “Best Dental Practice in Southwest Virginia” award from Virginia Living magazine.
The selection was the 9th consecutive annual award from the magazine, whose readers choose winners. Founded in 2002, Virginia Living is the most widely read lifestyle magazine in the Commonwealth.
“We’re grateful for the support of our patients and the community who voted for our dental practice,” said Dr. Mark A. Crabtree, managing partner. “Our selection for nine years indicates the consistent quality service we provide patients.
“Our goal is for patients to keep their own teeth for their entire lifetime,” said Crabtree. “To that end, we provide comprehensive preventive, restorative and reconstructive care to preserve teeth.
“Martinsville Smiles is locally owned and operated,” added Crabtree. “We are dedicated to volunteering our time to improve the quality of life in our hometown.”
Martinsville Smiles has three dentists, all graduates of the VCU School of Dentistry, who are active in the community.
A native of Collinsville, Crabtree earned his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest and has practiced dentistry in Martinsville since 1985. Crabtree is a former Mayor of Martinsville, chair of the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer of the Virginia Museum of Natural History. He is a past president of the Virginia Dental Association. He is the founder and president of the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation, which operates the Community Dental Clinic in Martinsville that provides dental services to the poor and uninsured.
A native of Martinsville, Dr. Charles Jenkins joined the practice in 2001. Jenkins is a leader in the United Way, his church, the community soccer program and is a Fellow of the Virginia Dental Association and International College of Dentists.
A native of Richmond, Dr. David Stafford joined the practice in 2016. He is an Eagle Scout and has participated in several Mission of Mercy projects in Virginia. He is volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and is an active member of his church.
Martinsville Smiles has a support staff of 17. Ann Huffman, the administrator, is a Fellow in the American Association of Dental Office Management. She is a native of Collinsville.
Martinsville Smiles was founded by a local dentist, Dr. Fred B. Caffey, in l960 and is located at 407 Starling Avenue.