Meet Dr. Anderson

Dr Robert Anderson

    * Voted Best Orthodontist (Gold Winner Repeatedly) in  
       Suffolk, Franklin, and Isle of Wight (Smithfield and

    *Voted Best of the Best Orthodontist (Gold          
      Winner Repeatedly) in all of Hampton Roads

Dr. Robert E. Anderson, a native of Suffolk, Virginia, and graduate of Suffolk High School, is a Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. An honor graduate of both Old Dominion University and the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, he was one of 12 dental students nationwide awarded a United States Naval Dental Scholarship.

Upon completion of an orthodontic residency at the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, Lieutenant Commander Anderson served in Rota, Spain as an orthodontist in the United States Naval Dental Corp and was one of only five orthodontists serving worldwide. After two years of practicing orthodontics in the United States Navy, Dr. Anderson returned home to open his private practice as the first full-time dental specialist in Suffolk. Known for his commitment to excellence and compassionate care for each individual, Dr. Anderson has been bringing smiles to his patients' faces for over 20 years.

Dr. Anderson’s commitment to his community is just as strong as his commitment to his profession. A firm believer in church and community, he is actively involved in the Suffolk Rotary Club (Past President, Past Assistant Governor District 7600), Suffolk Youth Athletics Association (coach and sponsor), and Suffolk YMCA (coach and member), Western Tidewater YoungLife and WyldLife (Past Committee Board Member), Past Chairman of the Board of Deacons and Sunday school teacher, Lay Preacher, teacher of dental health in local area schools, and currently serving on the Board of Trustees for Nansemond Suffolk Academy (Chairman: Longterm Strategic Planning Committee, Chairman: Academy Life Committee).

As a devoted husband and father, you will often see him coaching or attending his children’s games and school activities with his wife, Becky. They have been blessed with three children and subsequently four grandchildren. He enjoys sailing, golf, hunting, and horseback riding.

Dr. Anderson has dedicated his practice of orthodontics to providing individualized care and treatment within the highest academic standards for every patient. He understands that the decision you make for a beautiful smile is for a lifetime.


Honor Awards/Societies and Professional Associations

  • Voted Best Orthodontist (Gold Winner Repeatedly) in Suffolk, Franklin, and Isle of Wight (Smithfield, Carrollton, and Windsor)
  • Voted Best of the Best Orthodontist (Gold Winner Repeatedly) in all of Hampton Roads
  • Honor Graduate of Old Dominion University
  • Honor Graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry (Top 3%)
  • United States Naval Dental Scholarship
  • The National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Dental Internship - Norfolk Dental Health Department
  • Pedodontic Internship (MCV School of Dentistry) Special Needs/Handicap/Pedodontic Program
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Southern Society of Orthodontists
  • Virginia Association of Orthodontists
  • Tidewater Dental Association
  • Tidewater Orthodontic Study Club
  • Medical College of Virginia Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation -                         (Past Board of Trustees)
  • Portsmouth/Suffolk Dental Study Club (Past President)
  • Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity

Community/Civic Organizations

  • Member Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
  • Suffolk Rotary Club (Past President and Past Assistant Governor District 7600)
  • Suffolk Youth Athletic Association (Coach and Sponsor)
  • Suffolk YMCA (Coach and Member)
  • Western Tidewater YoungLife (Past Committee Board Member)
  • WyldLife - NSA (Sponsor)
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Deacons/Sunday School Teacher/Lay Preacher
  • Hiram Lodge #340 A.F.A.M. - Khedive Shrine
  • Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Board of Trustees (Chairman: Long Term Strategic Planning Committee,  Chairman: Academy Life Committee)
  • Special Olympics Virginia - Special Olympics - Virginia State University Missions of Mercy Project:  MCV School of Dentistry

VDAF Mission of Mercy Suffolk

Dr. Anderson and Staff

Dr. Anderson and Ashley Anderson

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts Fundraiser


Mission of Mercy Project (VCU Dental School) - Special Olympics VA - 2011
Dr. Anderson and Ashley Anderson

YMCA Champions

Suffolk Youth Athletic Association Champions


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