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Meet Founder, Dr. James Willis

James Willis

Dr. James W. Willis is dedicated to providing top-quality dental care and leading a team of highly skilled clinicians. He began his career at Willis & Associates Family Dentistry Fishersville, where he transitioned to become the Founder and CEO of Willis & Associates Family Dentistry. Dr. Willis’s approach to dentistry centers on patient-first care, quality training and mentorship for his team of doctors, and using the best materials available.

Dr. Willis’s journey in dentistry began with a commitment to excellence and a vision to create a dental practice that prioritizes patient care above all else. His Crozet Family Dental office became the cornerstone of what is now one of Virginia’s fastest-growing dental groups. Overseeing operations as the lead dentist, Dr. Willis has expanded his group to include 17 practices, all while maintaining a focus on doctor led dental practices providing the best possible dental care. Dr. Willis believes that when dental practices are led by dentists, the goals of the practice are more closely aligned with the needs of the patients. This philosophy has been a driving force behind the success and growth of Willis & Associates Family Dentistry.

Dr. Willis’s commitment to patient care is evident in his emphasis on quality training for doctors and staff. He ensures that every clinician in his group is well-trained and equipped with the latest knowledge and techniques in dentistry. This dedication to continuous learning and improvement helps to maintain the high standards of care that patients expect from Willis & Associates Family Dentistry.

One of the hallmarks of Dr. Willis’s practice is the use of the best materials available. He believes that patients deserve only the highest quality materials for their dental treatments. This commitment to quality is reflected in every aspect of the practice, from the materials used in procedures to the state-of-the-art technology employed in diagnostics and treatment planning.

Dr. Willis is particularly passionate about emerging technologies and their applications in dentistry. He was a test pilot for one of the first AI diagnostic software, demonstrating his commitment to staying at the forefront of dental innovation. This technology enhances the accuracy and efficiency of diagnoses, leading to better treatment outcomes for patients. Dr. Willis’s interest in the latest technologies extends to all areas of dentistry, including smile rehabilitations, where he strives to provide the most advanced and effective treatments available.

Under Dr. Willis’s leadership, the dental group has achieved numerous accolades. They have been recognized as Platinum Plus Invisalign providers in the Charlottesville/Augusta region, the highest designation of any general dentist in the region. Additionally, the group has won multiple Charlottesville Family Favorite awards, been voted top Dentist in Virginia Living magazine, and received best Chairside manner awards in Ourhealth. These accolades reflect the high level of patient satisfaction and the quality of care provided by Willis & Associates Family Dentistry.

Dr. Willis values the support of his community and actively gives back. He has donated to organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Young Life Christian Organization, and local schools like Brownsville Elementary. His commitment to community service is an integral part of his philosophy and practice, reinforcing the strong bond between the dental group and the community it serves.

Dr. Willis’s professional affiliations further demonstrate his dedication to excellence in dentistry. He holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the West Virginia School of Dentistry and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Clear Aligners (former Executive Committee), Virginia Dental Association, Shenandoah Valley Dental Association, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. These affiliations keep him connected to the broader dental community and ensure that he stays updated with the latest advancements and best practices in the field.

The success of Willis & Associates Family Dentistry can be attributed to Dr. Willis’s unwavering dedication to his core values: patient care, quality, and innovation. By prioritizing these values, he has built a dental group that not only excels in providing excellent dental care but also fosters a positive and supportive environment for both patients and staff.

Dr. Willis’s approach to dentistry is both professional and compassionate. He understands the importance of connecting with patients on a personal level and strives to make every patient feel comfortable and cared for. His ability to empathize with patients and his commitment to their well-being are what set him apart as a leader in the dental community.

Dr. Willis enjoys a fulfilling personal life. He has three children who attend schools in the Albemarle County public school system. Dr. Willis is an outdoor enthusiast who loves spending time in nature. He also enjoys cooking, collecting rare whiskey, and spending quality time with his family.

“I want my patients to keep their permanent teeth healthy for life.  We have a great team of dentists and hygienists ready to protect your teeth and improve the health and beauty of your smile.  Ask you dentist about comprehensive care, or call my team and make an appointment.  I would be glad to talk with you privately about what modern dentistry can do for you.”

– James W. Willis, D.D.S.