Ryan M. Buckwalter, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

1420 Greenbrier Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901



Dentistry From The Heart is an outreach program passionate about reaching patients with oral health needs, giving them smile makeovers including: exams, cleanings, fillings, etc. is just the beginning.

A day could begin with people waiting in line as early as 12:10am, eager to meet a doctor as soon as the facility doors open – knowing that it would also open the doors to better health and restored teeth.


It was a first come, first serve basis, however, when anyone sat in the chair, they were first and foremost.

Among the 257 patients treated, some found themselves reconnected with each other and their volunteers, one remarking, “It’s sort of like a family…everyone’s so nice.” A post-procedure interview with another individual who had four free dental procedures shared, “Y’all are nicer, more gentle and overall better than any dental work I’ve had to pay for in the past. I love you guys! I’m getting back in line now to get a filing!”

During one year, thanks to Dr. Ryan Buckwalter and all the doctors who volunteered their time, they were able to perform over 913 dental services. With people coming as from as far as New Jersey and many locals, all left with a big, healthy smile!

3rd Annual Dentistry From the Heart Event Serves 261 Members of Our Community

Dentistry From the Heart for Those Who Need It

  • "I am very pleased with how my appointment went yesterday. Everyone was really friendly. They explained everything to me about the procedure and stayed late to assure I was comfortable with the work I had done. Dr Ryan Buckwalter and his assistants were awesome. I highly recommend them for any dental work. Thank you."

    Donnette M.

  • "I was having toothache pain in my lower jaw. I called the next day to make an appointment and was given an appointment time for the very next day. I saw Dr. Ryan, who is knowledgeable, caring and has great people skills with his patients. I made another appointment to come back and have the work done."

    Denise K.

  • “Dr. Buckwalter and his assistant did a wonderful job with our 8 year old today. While they were busy talking teeth, my 3 year old was enjoying his new lip balm and balloon! Finished up with a treat from Starbucks with our gift card. So glad our kiddos don’t fear the dentist. More like they want to keep stopping in."

    Logan D.

  • “Unbelievable experience with Dr. Ryan Buckwalter. Night and Day difference from my last dental experience with another dentist. I no longer fear the dentist!”

    David S.