Practice Information

A Beautiful Practice For All Your Dental Needs


Currently the newest dental facility in the Lynchburg area. We are proud to offer the residents of the greater Lynchburg and Forest areas dental care in our brand new state-of-the-art facility at the highest level of quality. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. Patients enjoy the esthetic, comfortable and modern environment, but demand the asepsis and cleanliness that our new facility provides. For this reason, our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our new office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.

Our office recently received one of the highly coveted awards and recognition for being published in the dental trade magazine Patterson Today . Our office was in competition with hundreds of other offices all over the United States and was selected to be highlighted in one of the three 2008 publications distributed to dentists and dental facilities all over the country. The magazine highlights less than 10 offices per year that excel in areas of advanced dental office design as well as integration of state-of-the-art technology.


If you would like to make an appointment, please contact one of our receptionists during our normal office hours by telephone. Our office facilitates communications and emergency calls and appointments are available and welcome, especially for new patients seeking help. We provide a vast array of dental services and try to cater to today's modern family lifestyle, welcoming children as well as adults. Also, with the employment of several dentists and dental hygiensists, it is easier to accomodate families and schedule visits for multiple family members at the same time to avoid long waits and many trips to the office.


We currently have three dentists in our office, Dr. Garland G. Gentry, DDS., Dr. Mark E. Schandorff DDS., and Dr. Partha B. Patel DDS. Specific background and biographical information can be viewed for each dentist under the "About Us" section in this website.

Dr. Garland G. Gentry, DDS is the practice founder and has been practicing dentistry in the Lynchburg area now for over 15 years. He was voted Lynchburg's Best in the "Best Of" and "Best Dentist" in Lynchburg Living in 2008 and 2009.

Dental Hygienists

Our office employs only state board certified dental hygienists . Our dental hygiene team is very experienced and well-equipped to diagnose, manage, and treat diseases affecting the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to success when fighting gum disease, which is often painless and asymptomatic in it's early stages. All of the dental hygiensists currently on our staff have many years of experience.


We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your dental insurance benefits. We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. For patients who require major work, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate payment schedule. Forms of payment accepted by the office are check, cash, or any major credit card. We are also a certified Care Credit office and can manage payment plans over longer periods, up to 48 months, sometimes with 0% APR.


If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice, preferably 48 hours. We kindly ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient in need of dental care. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our practice for your dental care.

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Forest Family Dentistry


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm