Meet The Dentists

General Dentists in Richmond, VA

Jeff T. Blackburn, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

General Dentists in Richmond VAAward-winning dentist Dr. Jeff Blackburn has been one of Richmond’s best known general and cosmetic dentists for thirty years. During that time he has developed his dental practice to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience for people looking to transform their smiles and oral health.

After graduating from the MCV/VCU School of Dentistry in 1985 Dr. Blackburn opened his Midlothian dental practice. His commitment is to provide the highest quality, state of the art dental care and customer service in the Richmond area. Dr. Blackburn is among a select group of research evaluators with the largest independent dental research organization in the world, Clinical Research Associates and their publication Clinicians Report.

This allows Dr. Blackburn to remain on the cutting edge of dental practice and procedures. Dr. Blackburn received his Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry and has received the distinction of having been named One of America’s Top Dentists. He speaks nationally on topics of motivation and practice management to business and dental organizations. Dr. Blackburn is extremely active in the Richmond Community through coaching multiple AAU baseball teams, basketball teams and high school baseball. He is the team dentist for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Dr. Blackburn supports, fundraises and has been a spokesperson for the Massey Cancer Center. Dr. Blackburn and his wife, Jennifer share a family of six children.

More than 20,000 patients have come through his doors to take advantage of Dr. Blackburn’s treatment philosophy and care.

Areas of Practice

Comprehensive Preventive, Restorative, Cosmetic and Sedation Dental Treatments


Recorded Works

  • TBSE “Turning Adversity into Opportunity”
  • Excellence in Dentistry
  • Love Dentistry Audio Series – “When Times Get Tough” A Conversation with Dr. Richard Madow

Honors and Awards

  • National Motivational and Practice Management Speaker
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Listed in One of America’s Top Dentists
  • Research Evaluator for Clinical Research Associates and their publication, Clinicians Report

Professional Associations and Memberships

Dr. Laura Tolusso Garden

General Dentists in Richmond VADr. Laura Tolusso Garden was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated with Distinction from the University of Virginia in 2008. After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. This allowed her to receive extensive training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Further, she obtained additional skills for complex treatment planning and providing all aspects of general dentistry that is of the highest quality and most comfortable for her patients. With a devotion to providing the best that dentistry can offer, Dr. Garden is passionate about continuing education and is working toward her Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. When not treating patients, she enjoys running annually in the Monument Avenue 10k, outdoor festivals, being active, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Garden is accepting new patients and thrilled to be the newest member of the South River Dentistry team.


  • B.A. – University of Virginia
  • D.D.S – MCV/VCU School of Dentistry
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry – UNC School of Dentistry

Volunteer Services

  • Project Homeless Connect
  • Jamaica Project
  • ADA Give Kids a Smile Day
  • Community Children’s Dental Center
  • VDA Mission of Mercy Projects
  • Bradley Free Clinic

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Richmond Dental Society
  • Richmond Association of Women Dentists
  • International Team for Implantology