Winchester, VA 540-628-8533

Dentistry for kids

Comfortable, friendly,  and fun.
We love kids — and they’ll love us!

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A Mother’s Touch, An Expert’s Care

Dr. Melissa Gibson, herself a mother, treats every young patient with the warmth, care and attention they deserve. One of a select few children’s practitioners to be a Diplomate by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Gibson is uniquely qualified to ensure that your child has the best oral health care available.

A Focus on Fun

Who ever thought a trip to the dentist could be so enjoyable? Kids get to choose their paste and fluoride flavors.  From playing in our tent and cabin, to playful and simple brushing lessons to blowing bubbles (indoors!) till we’re out of breath, every kid who walks into Shenandoah Smiles gets a hearty dose of playtime even before they’re in the chair.

Quality Care Means Peace of Mind

Dr. Gibson and her team offer every patient only the best. Whether your child is here for a routine preventative cleaning or a more complex procedure, we’ll always take the time to explain everything clearly and thoroughly. You can make decisions with confidence that you’re doing what’s best for your child's oral health.


Meet Melissa Gibson, DDS


We all want what’s best for our kids, and that’s especially true when it comes to promoting great oral health and beautifying their smile. From your child’s first visit onward, Dr. Melissa Gibson provides expert care with a mother’s gentle touch and easy manner. Education and information for parents and their kids alike is paramount at Shenandoah Smiles — and Dr. Gibson will always take the time to listen to your questions and assuage your concerns.

A biochemistry graduate of Florida’s Stetson University, Dr. Gibson received her doctorate from New York University College of Dentistry, then completed a General Practice Residency at the National Naval Medical Center. Her career in the Navy took her around the world aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson; selected for advanced training, she then earned a Master’s in Science and Dentistry, as well as a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, from Virginia Commonwealth University. She later served as Chairman of Pediatric Dentistry at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland.

Board-certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Gibson is also a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and College of Diplomates.

Though she has lived all across the United States, she considers Winchester, Virginia, home. She lives there with her husband, Bob, three daughters, five dogs and two cats.


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Our Services

Shenandoah Smiles Pediatric Dentistry provides excellent care for every young patient who walks through our door. Come experience the warm, welcoming, playful atmosphere that will put both you and your child at ease. We offer an array of services using the latest technology and equipment.

Some Recent Visitors

We are ALWAYS having a great time at Shenandoah Smiles Pediatric Dentistry! Here are just a few photos of some recent patients having a great time at the dentist!

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