Partners In Dental Health
Dean Kent, DDS:
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Dean E. Kent, DDS

Partners in Dental Health
Virginia Beach, VA

Partners in Dental Health
Norfolk, VA














A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Holistic dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Tammy L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would recommend Dr Dean Kent, (Partners in Dental Health) to anyone who needs any type of dental work. His office staff is warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable as well as the overall environment. Dr Kent is an educated, patient, caring , and wise dentist to each and every patient. If I had any concerns, he made sure to listen and offer solutions. I had a lot of dental work completed by Dr Kent and i never had to worry or arrive with anxiety. I could not be in better hands. Call and make an appointment to see for yourself. Thank you Dr Kent and staff for all that you do! Warmest Regards, Tammy Woodell

Lynn Robbins (Source: Google)


I am a chicken when it comes to going to dentist so have not gone in years- they made me feel so comfortable and explained everything as I was being treated. From the 1st phone call to me checking out, the entire staff could not have been nicer. I am still very scared about having to go to my 2nd visit but hopefully it will go as good as the 1st. Again my 2nd visit was just as good as the first –

Robert Williams (Source: Facebook)


Dr Kent literally changed my life, having suffered for years with bad, missing, broken, teeth, and suffering from extreme anxiety for dental work, Dr Kent made it comfortable in all aspects. today I walked out of this office with a brand new smile, something I’ve not been able to do in in a very long time! thank you Dr Kent and the rest of the team at Partners I’ve never dental health for giving me a confident smile again! I highly recommend this office for ANY and ALL dental needs!!!

Angie V. from Norfolk, VA (Source: Yelp)


I have to start out by saying that I never write reviews…. Like EVER! But my experience at Partners in Dental Health today was absolutely amazing! I’ve had bad experiences with dentists before. A lot of shaming… A lot of pain…. So as soon as I became an adult I stopped going to the dentist at all. Well 5 years and 2 kids later I finally decided I needed to go back to set the right example for my kids. I made an appointment for myself and both my kids (ages 3&2). I then worried about it all the way up until I walked into the office… Then my worry disappeared! They knew who I was, had all the paperwork ready and even had my insurance information set up already! When the dental assistant asked who was first my 3 year old shot her hand up and ran to the room. The assistant did an excellent job explaining everything to her and let my son watch so he would be ready. She even let my daughter sit on the chair with my son when it was his turn! Both the kids loved it and they got to pick toys to bring home too! The assistant was also very reassuring to me and always talked in a positive, encouraging way! When doctor Kent came in he gave me ample opportunity to ask questions and he explained everything he was doing to me! He was very kind and didn’t do any kind of shaming whatsoever! I can’t be more thankful to have found this company and I know I will stay with them for years to come!!! Please, please! Try this dentist! You won’t regret it!

Cynthia Smith (Source: Google)


I am so glad I found this dentist office. Everyone is so polite and friendly. Dr.Kent is awesome. He took his time and although the cleaning of my teeth was uncomfortable, but Dr. Kent made sure I was ok and he was just so polite. Nobody likes going to the dentist, this place will make you at ease and comfortable.

Mary Jo H. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to this office for 3 years and have only had the best experiences. My husband and three grown children have also had regular appointments with no complaints. The staff is friendly and chatting with you as soon as you walk in the door. It is obvious they enjoy their work! The two dentists that we have seen are very informative and make you feel very comfortable. I highly recommend this office for dentistry services to anyone looking for a new dentist.

Stephanie Nelson Nolan (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Kent is the best dentist by far that I have ever had. I had 4 fillings replaced (took out mercury fillings with a special system to keep it from going into your mouth and replaced with composite). He took his time to make sure the bite was just right after. He is so gentle and I never felt any pain! He was able to numb my mouth better than any other time I had work done. He remembers his patients and asks questions about things you discussed last time. He even stayed late for my husband tonight just so he could get extra dental work done before he loses his dental insurance. And on top of that… His office staff and dental hygienists are so nice! Every time I call I get an appointment (in the evening so I don’t have to miss work) in less than a week out! I can’t say enough for this office. It’s amazing! Wish I found him sooner!

Kendra Morrow (Source: Google)


I ABSOLUTELY HATE THE DENTIST due to a bad experience as a teenager. That being said, Dr. Kent was such a gentle giant. The dental assistant and receptionist were awesome too. I felt at home and at ease. They were knowledgeable and super funny. I could not sing their praises enough. I highly recommend that you see them. I promise you’ll leave satisfied!

Alexis Gage (Source: Google)


I hate the dentist but from the moment I walked in to the office, I was treated with nothing but kindness and respect. The hygienist was gentle and asked every question she needed to address my concerns. With Covid, I did not see any other patients present on site, just staff. I also really appending able to do my paperwork online before showing up for my appointment.

Jennifer Evans (Source: Google)


Took my husband in for a routine cleaning. He is on crutches because of recent knee surgeries. An old filling from many years ago needed to be replaced. Rather than him having to go back on a later date on crutches, the dentist did it right them and there. It was not a difficult procedure, but the shear courtesy of the doctor to stop and do it right them to make it more convenient for us was nice. This only one of many great experiences I have had with this practice. I just switched to them in January because my husband spoke so highly of them. All my visits were pleasant, and for me to go to a dentist for some major work this year and have NO pain, was a blessing. The Doctor Kent and the staff are great, and I recommend them to everyone I know! CUDOS TO YOU ALL!!!

Kenny Dorsey (Source: Google)


Dr. Kent is the best dentist that has ever worked on my teeth. He makes sure that you have a pain free experience!. Have had three visits within a month. First was clearing up an infection at an old wisdom tooth, Then a week later filling a molar next to the wisdom tooth and then pulling the wisdom tooth in the same visit. Last visit was today to restore the two upper front teeth. Very pleased with the results. PAIN FREE!!!

Kimberley Pierce (Source: Google)


This is a great dentist office. I don’t generally post reviews, but my experience was truly excellent!! I had a broken molar that needed to be removed. The procedure was completely painless and very quick. The whole team was friendly and knowledgeable. I’m actually going to change dentists. I’ve been considering it for a while and I’m ready to make the switch to Partners in Dental Health.

Nicole Mitchell (Source: Google)


With no insurance this dentist office is the best. The receptionist, dental assistant, and dentist all made me feel welcomed and took great care of my smile.. Helped with finding the best place to get my prescription filled and sent me on my way feeling like I made the best choice on choosing a dental facility. Friendly …funny.. Folks… great atmosphere

Whittney S. (Source: Google)


I’ve been seeing the Kents off and on for 25 years. (The offs were financial and logistical). I couldn’t recommend them more highly. They practice with patience, kindness, respect, and an unmatched gentle and careful hand. They get what needs done done, but never ever give me the used car salesman vibe I have gotten from other dentist. I trust them completely with our dental care and advice. They take excellent care of my entire family!

Robert L. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


I just moved here a month ago, and had an accident resulting in my front tooth being chipped.  My experience with this business was wonderful.  I was able to make an appointment within the week, and the front desk attendants were professional, courteous, and helpful.  I currently do not have dental insurance so I was worried about paying for unnecessary work or being overcharged; however, the procedure was extremely reasonable.  Additionally, the dentist that I saw was efficient, nice, and restored my tooth to a  near perfect condition.  I will definitely be using them for my future dental needs.

Judy S. from Norfolk, VA (Source: Yelp)


Great experience from scheduling through the appointment and precedure.  Had a root canal done, it was painless.  Have had others at local dentists and all were miserable.  This tooth was infected and i dreaded the procedure, however it turned out to be the exact opposite of what i had anticipated!  I am unafraid to go back!  Never thought i would remark about a positive dental experience, but this was a positive experience.  Have had lots of dental visits over the past 50 years.  This was by all measure the best. Thanks, Judy S

Madeline Donaldson (Source: Facebook)


I go to Edwin drive. My doctor is Mathew Kent. I have been going there for over 6 years. Wouldn’t go anywhere else. Dr Kent is fantastic and a outstanding doctor. The whole office staff are fantastic and professional They have always treated me like family. The secretary’s out front are the same. So friendly and welcoming. Can’t say enough about all of them. They get thumbs up in my book�

Andrea Ward (Source: Google)


I’ve had about 6 appointments at this office in the past 4 months and each time I feel more and more like family. The staff is so friendly and welcoming and I am always in and out in a timely fashion. I love that Dr. Kent explains each procedure as he performs it so there are no questions about the care that I am receiving. There were some issues with my insurance and I can tell that they genuinely cared and wanted to help me regulate everything. I can see myself coming here for my dental care for a long time

Sharian Lomax (Source: Google)


I had an appointment due to a toothache. Dr. Mathew Kent examined my problem area and provided options to me. Unfortunately I had to have a tooth extraction. Dr. Kent provided step-by step instructions and procedures to me during the entire procedure. This is the main reason why I continue to visit Partners In Dental help because I feel comfortable with the professionalism of the staff and Dr. M. Kent. Dr. Mathew Kent is awesome and I do recommend him to my friends and family.

Jordan C. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Really an all around great experience every time I go. I have seen two dentists in the practice and both were exceptional. They are always willing to explain everything until you fully understand and they make sure that you are comfortable the whole time. I would recommend this dental office to everyone.

Mia Harrod (Source: Facebook)


We’ve been going here for many years! One of the few mercury free dentists in Hampton Roads. We especially love our hygienist Margaret, she truly is the BEST and has become a good friend. Thanks for always making our trips to the dentist fun and enjoyable! We always look forward to seeing you all. Every time I see Dr Dean Kent I tell him how much we love Margaret! Dr Dean Kent has always been so caring and kind, and appreciates our natural approach to dentistry and even encourages us as we go. Thank you both for everything! ❤

Robert Antonio (Source: Facebook)


With over 20 years and three generations of our family being patients of Dr. Dean Kent and his staff, there is no other practice we could recommend. Professional, Fair, Trustworthy, integrity and Service is excellent….Enough Said….thank you and best wishes for continued growth of your client base for many years to come…

Pat Glass (Source: Google)


Best practice PERIOD! Staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Dean Kent will make your experience so easy and if you ever had a bad or scary dental experience his gentle caring approach will give you faith in good dental practices. Had dental emergency during viral scare and their safety approach and clean office put me completely at ease.

Jaclyn Spry (Source: Google)


Dr. Kent and his staff are absolutely AMAZING!!! In this age its next to impossible to find a Doctor that has compassion for his work as well as his patients, not only that, he has the team to back him up! His staff has done everything to make me feel comfortable with my upcoming procedures, including sending my antibiotic RX directly to the pharmacy because I “lost” my previous one! SMH! Thank you guys for everything. Keep those smiles coming! Many thanks from the Randall family!

J. A. (Source: Google)


Love this place! Dr. Kent was able to fit in my filling despite some scheduling issues – my filling is flawless and practically invisible! My hygiene appointment was also great – after not having had a cleaning in around 9 years, they were able to descale my teeth with practically no pain – my mouth was smoothed, polished and ready to go, lol! Highly recommend.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


an exceptional manner and personality. the only dentist i’ve ever known to have patients catch a nap during a root-canal. yup, he’s that good and has Gail that’s about the sharpest tech i’ve met. with the admin support, hygienist, and the folks from their other offices that help out, altogether a really good crew!

Debbie D. Keown (Source: Facebook)


I have been seen at the Edwin Drive office, Dr. Dean Kent, since 1999. The Service has always been amazing. This is a Family oriented business and they make you feel like part of the family. The internal dental insurance that they provide had been one other way that they look out for you. Thank you for all the years of service. Roger Keown


Dr. Dean Kent received his dental degree in 1978 from the University of Illinois Dental School in Chicago. He moved from Chicago to Virginia Beach in 1979 and started Partners In Dental Health. He is a pioneer in Holistic Dentistry and services with Virginia Beach to help disabled citizens.