Smile by Design
Stephanie Santos, DDS:
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Smile by Design
Stephanie Santos, DDS
Virginia Beach, VA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

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 5:00 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 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

E R. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Wonderful! I have been a patient since her predecessor Dr Slaven had the practice. Dr Santos has since set the dental care bar that much higher. Drs Santos, Folck and staff are highly professional, knowledgeable and practice with up to date techniques and equipment. They go beyond normal business hours if needed caring for each patient as if they were family. If you’re not seeing them for your dental care you should be.

Michael Efland (Source: Google)


The Staff was prompt, professional and personable. Their work was fast and efficient. They explained everything they were going to do and didn’t ask questions when my mouth was full of instruments. Check in and check out was quick and easy. I would have no reservations referring a friend or family member to them. Next appointment is in 6 months for another cleaning. See you then.

Nancy Neal (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Santos is the most incredible dentist! The entire staff is professional, yet friendly- you can tell they really care about what they do – I’ve never had a dentist call me after dental work, except here- it is my pleasure to write this review – I was referred by my own father- one of the best things he’s ever done for me. If you need excellent dental work by caring professionals, in Hampton Roads – this is the place !

Jerika W. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


I have lived from coast to coast, Smile by Design is hands down one of the best family dentists around. We have been coming here for almost two years. My kids love Dr. Santos and all the hygienists there. The dental office is small but has huge personality! They’re located on the second floor of the Pembroke building, lots of parking on the back, bathrooms in the hallway. Dental office is very clean, small child area in reception. Kids pick a small toy and gets a new toothbrush with each visit. My son now wants to be a dentist when he grows up 🙂

Janice Nembhard-McLean (Source: Google)


Dr. Santos is phenomenal! Gentle, kind, and caring! She makes the fear of going to the dentist disappear! You won’t find a better dentist anywhere. Lisa her dental assistant is awesome too and the whole office is friendly. I recommend this practice to everyone I know. They are the best!

Clma S. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Sometimes in life we settle for what we think is good.  I had done that with all my previous dentists until a few months ago.  By far the BEST referral I have ever gotten was Smiles by Design.  Modern equipment, and a friendly atmosphere as well as  staff that are professional, prompt, and care about each of their patients.  Phone calls to follow up on how I was doing the following day and to ensure I didn’t need to come back for anything.  Highest recommendation to visit and see if Dr. Santos and Dr. Folck are the right fit for you.

Ashley Hudman (Source: Google)


I have been to many different ones and this is by far the best….ever time I get work done I do not feel anything from the numbing in the beginning to the numbing wearing off. Even the next day I am not that sore. If you don’t like needles then this is where you want to go. The ladys are so sweet. DR. SANTOS is so sweet and she will point you in the right direction… she does not make me feel like what needs to be done is for her to make money.

Christine Saul (Source: Google)


Dr. Santos and her team are AMAZING!!!! I hadn’t been to see a dentist in quite some time and was anxious about what I needed to have done. Dr. Santos broke down each step of the process, helped me figure out what we could do based on my insurance and made me feel completely at ease!! I can’t sing their praises high enough.

Angelita Isom (Source: Google)


I hate going to the dentist but this office makes it bearable. They ae friendly and prompt. They hold the highest standards for cleanliness. They figure out what makes you comfortable and offer it to you without making you feel like a “baby”. Their reminders for appointments are kind and needed (especially for us reluctant visitors). They alert you in a timely manner as to allow you to reschedule without penalty.

Stacie Bagwell (Source: Google)


You will not find a more compassionate dental practice than this! Personal calls from the dentist to assure you are doing okay after procedures, a thoughtful email after a major life event, personable staff…this practice has it all. I highly recommend (and have for years) Dr. Santos and Dr. Folck.

Marty The Dog & Jen(Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Santos for a few years now and I will not go to another dentist. She is the best dentist I have ever been to. Staff is professional and polite. They are welcoming and Dr. Santos is a gifted dentist. I trust her completely. I recommend this office to anyone who has a fear of needle pain when getting fillings. Dr. Santos is very gentle. Five stars.

Rebecca Tarr (Source: Google)


Dr. Santos took great care of me while at their happy office on Tuesday.It’s always a great experience,from the front desk to the back where all Dr.Santoz employees are at. Everyone is in great spirits and all are so helpful.Dr Santos ,along with her team are the best.I would recommend if your looking for the best Dentist office So if your looking for the best.You can leave the rest .I thank all the staff.See y’all soon.

Dana Linn (Source: Google)


Stephanie Santos DDS is indeed the best dentist in the area .Her staff is absolutely amazing .They all listen to your needs and are honest with all the results.They explain everything so there are no questions to ask.I have been going to this practice for about 50 years, since Dr Jules Wainger owned the practice ,and has since retired.He couldn’t have chosen a more qualified dentist to take over the practice than Dr Stephanie Santos.Thank God for Dr Santos and her amazing staff.Highly recommend for anyone to make an appointment .

Tracy Blackstock (Source: Google)


Dr. Santos is absolutely amazing. I usually have a fear of going to the dentist, but since I have been coming here this fear has subsided. Everyone in the office is kind and personable, I will definitely continue to come here. I have never met Dr. Folck personally, however I was referred to her husbands practice to have my wisdom teeth removed and that experience was equally positive. Tracy Hogwood Blackstock

Brenda Kidd (Source: Google)


OMG!!!! Dr. Santos is the best, I have been her patient for 5 years. After retiring from the military, I was searching for a dentist and I found the best. Her staff is very professional and treat you like family. Everytime, I get a procedure done, I always fall asleep, that how relax Dr. Santos and her staff make you feel.

Nikki Enochs (Source: Facebook)


both my husband and I go here. they are incredibly friendly, fast and always fit us in and check on us if we ever have an issue (which is rare). we have referred many family and friends to this practice and will continue to do so. I’ve never been to such an amazing practice before!

Julie Moore (Source: Google)


I have been trying to find a dentist that is caring, understanding, and informative since my dentist retired. Finding a great dentist is a secret that’s worth sharing. I’ve been so pleased with my experience that I thought I would pass it along. If you are afraid of going to the dentist, this is the place for you!!! They will put you at ease and make you feel very comfortable. If you’re ever looking for a new dentist, call Smile by Design. You’ll be glad you did!

Daphanie Carr (Source: Google)


My dentist is the BEST!!!!! In 1995…YES 95, I took my one year to have her first 2 teeth examined and since them my entire family have been patients of hers. Just last week I had dental work done which took 3 hours and it was a breeze. The entire staff made me comfortable as always. Beginning my treat with the hygienist and then to Dr Santos, as always there was no pain(I have no tolerance at all). After the procedure Dr Santos informed me of what I would probably experience afterwards which were hot and cold sensitivity and soreness. I had light soreness and nothing else and that was a surprise because usually with what work I had done sensitivity to hot and cold usually follows. She (herself) called me a couple of days later to see how I was doing. Thank you Dr Santos and Staff. You guys are the best!!!!!

D C. from Chesapeake, VA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have be patients of Dr. Santos for 19 years. We became her patients when my daughter who is now 21 yrs old got her first two teeth. We moved to Suffolk just before she moved from General Booth to Pembroke and the drive to receive out dental treatment by Dr. Santos is well worth it! She doesn’t HURT when procedures are performed, she is genuinely kind, and I have never felt like we were just another client. The staff is super friendly. We love them all!

Vicky G. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


When I lived in VA Beach from 2007-2009, our dentist was Dr. Stephanie Santos and I always had a great experience there so I decided to look her up when we moved back recently. I was not disappointed. It wasn’t difficult getting an appointment within the next month and the recommendations given for my teeth were not aggressive. My daughter was needing a referral for braces and the orthodontist she recommended was super nice and conservative as well. I am glad I decided to go back to Dr. Santos’ office.

Keith Jr Ricketts (Source: Facebook)


I recommend everything about this practice from the friendly staff to the Amazing Doctor’s!! They certainly did a great job on my Smile!! I couldn’t be happier, it’s so great to have my confident smile back! They are not only great dentist by great people who give the personal touch!!!! Highly recommended!!

Scott Cooper (Source: Google)


The best dental team I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. The business staff, hygienists, dental assistants, and dentists are friendly, professional, and best of all caring. I’ve been to a few other dental offices, but Smile by Design is far and away the best. If you are looking for a total oral health care office that you can feel comfortable with, Smile by Design is the place you should go.

Wes Johnson (Source: Google)


I have been with Smile by Design since I retired from the Navy in 2008. Doc Santos is the “best of the best”. Actually went in for a procedure today. Never rushed, always feel I’m the only patient she has. DEFINITELY not the case. She works tirelessly and always cheerful. The staff she hires, are a direct reflection of her professionalism and superb customer service. Very Impressive group of team players!! Amanda is also a true standout. Thank you for the amazing care/treatment!!

April (Source: Google)


Made the right choice in choosing Smile by Design when moving here just over a year ago. They’re always on-time, friendly, and gentle with cleanings. They even called me on the day of my last appointment to let me know they had an earlier opening if I wanted to come in sooner, which worked out so much better for my schedule.

Gary Newton (Source: Google)


Dr Folk and Dr Santos were the best find in dentistry for me. They were the first dentists I have been to who completed procedures with the least amount of pain. The hygienist and assistants are all very good at doing their jobs with the least amount of pain. I have found them to be very caring and concerned about my wife and myself. These will be my dentist from now on!

Emily Leupold (Source: Google)


Dr Santos has gone above and beyond on several occasions to help me with my dental care considering my busy schedule working in operating rooms. She even checks in with me after a procedure to make sure I am doing ok. I don’t write reviews often, but I truly believe Dr Santos is one of the best providers of care I have ever been around and I had to let others know. Dr Folk is also amazing as is the entire office staff. If you are looking for dental care look no further.

Tristin Vaughn (Source: Google)


This staff is very Friendly and helpful when it comes to anything that has to do with your teeth and the procedures being done! They will gladly answer any questions you may have without hesitation and offer many wonderful suggestions based on thier knowledge! Everytime it’s been a great experience!
-Anthony Vaughn

Chenequa Avelino (Source: Google)


Dr. Santos is a great dentist! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great dentist. She is gentle, has excellent bedside mannerism, very thorough, keeps your dental health a priority and follows up with you personally after surgical procedures or procedures that may cause you some discomfort. Her staff is very friendly and professional as well. I was recommended to her by my fiancée after I wasn’t able to be seen by my previous dentist while experiencing great discomfort for over a week. Dr. Santos immediately made an appointment for me and resolved my issue, I was very appreciative for her since of urgency to my discomfort and gladly continued to be her patient.

James Johnson (Source: Google)


Saw Dr Santos today for a crown replacement. Although going to the dentist is not in my top 10 things do do , it is very important and Dr Santos and her team make the experience like seeing old friends. Dr Santos has a gentle touch, no pain or discomfort. The assistants are personable, cheerful and professional. I have seen several of the hygienists, and although I do have a favorite, they have all been wonderful to see. I cannot speak highly enough or recommend the Dentists and the Staff more highly!

Jenny Scholz (Source: Google)


This is long overdue! For anyone who, like me, has a fear of oral injections and dental procedures in general, this practice is the place to go. I personally see Dr. Santos and can honestly say that she has the Midas touch when it comes to giving injections. The whole dental experience is no longer one to worry about. The office is always clean and tidy and everyone is always welcoming and pleasant. I highly recommend this practice.

Katy Katy (Source: Google)


It’s good place to have a perfect dental care for your children. My twin daughters were in cool smile but we had to change because the behavior of the staff was rude . In smile by design, people are very friendly specially the nurse that took care of my daughters, she was very nice and they liked her so much.

Diane Roche (Source: Facebook)


I have been going to Smile By Design for many years. Dr. Santos is an amazing dentist who is always looking out for my best health solutions. The entire staff are professional and provide excellent customer service. I highly recommend this dental practice. I trust and rely on them.

Ashley Hudman (Source: Google)


I have been to many different ones and this is by far the best….ever time I get work done I do not feel anything from the numbing in the beginning to the numbing wearing off. Even the next day I am not that sore. If you don’t like needles then this is where you want to go. The ladys are so sweet. DR. SANTOS is so sweet and she will point you in the right direction… she does not make me feel like what needs to be done is for her to make money.