Pediatric Dentist - Richmond, Petersburg, Charlottesville and Williamsburg, VA - Randy Adams, DDS and Brandon Allen, DDS

Meet the Dentists & Staff - Pediatric Dentist - Richmond, Petersburg, Charlottesville and Williamsburg, VA - Randy Adams, DDS and Brandon Allen, DDS

Randy Adams, D.D.S.

Dr. Randy Adams was born in Danville, Virginia and is a product of the Danville School System.  He graduated from John M. Langston High School and attended Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.  He graduated with a degree in chemistry in 1968 and he then entered the Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C.  He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard and was commissioned in the United States Army.  While on Active duty as a General Dental Officer, he was stationed at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.  In 1974 he moved to Richmond to work for RCAP’S Fulton Dental Clinic.  The experience was so rewarding he decided to pursue a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the Medical College of Virginia. After completing the program, Dr. Adams opened a dental office limited to Dentistry for Children and the Handicapped in downtown Richmond.

Dr. Adams is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow in the American College of Dentistry, a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a member of the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh in special needs dentistry, Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Special Needs Dentistry and past president of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Adams has been a member of the part-time faculty at Medical College of Virginia for over thirty years. In 2004, Dr. Adams was one of 5 people in the United States whose application was approved to take the Membership Examination in Special Needs Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland. At that time, Dr. Adams became one of only 18 people in the United States to hold this membership.

Dr. Adams has volunteered with many community organizations including, Richmond Public School’s, Lunch Buddy Program, the Boy’s Club of Richmond a mentor for the Commonwealth Chapter Links Incorporated, CLONES Project, MOMS Project, and is a board member of the Health Advisory Board Virginia Home for Boys, Crossover Ministry Clinic and the Give Kids a Smile Program.

Dr. Adams is a member of many professional organizations. Some dental organizations are, the American Dental Association,  the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Old Dominion Dental Association and the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, to name a few.

Dr. Adams is married to Rose Adams.  They have two daughters and five grandchildren. His hobbies include fishing and golf.

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Brandon Allen, D.D.S.

Dr. Brandon Allen is the second child of Leroy and Janette Allen. He was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia with a brother, L. Wendell Allen, a local attorney. His family upbringing was strong in moral values, God and education.  He is a 25-year member of Cedar Street Baptist Church of God and a 25-year member of the usher’s ministry.

Dr. Allen’s educational journey continues to be challenging, rewarding and enjoyable. His initial schooling started with the East End Day Care Nursery, progressed to George Washington Carver Elementary, Ginter Park Elementary, Henderson Middle School, John F. Kennedy High School and John Marshall High School.  Dr. Beverly Braxton-Cleveland was his school principal throughout his elementary, middle and high school years. He had 13 years of perfect attendance in grades K-12, honors in academics and he excelled in sports and citizenship.  While at Kennedy he lettered in football and played basketball.

Some highlights of Dr. Allen’s high school days include, “academic athlete of the year”, captain of the “Mighty Justices” football team, all district Lineman in 1995, all metro,  academic all region and the “Athletes for Jesus” player of the week in 1995. He was also selected to represent the state of Virginia during a Teen Grassroots Summit in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Allen said he felt honored when the teenage princess selected him to sit next to her while dining.

In 1999, Dr. Allen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Hampton, University in Hampton, Virginia. He then entered Howard University’s College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2003.  In 2004, Dr. Allen entered Howard University’s Residency program in Pediatric Dentistry. In his second year he was appointed Chief Resident. One of his responsibilities was teaching the undergraduates in the laboratory.  He completed the program and received his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2006. After completing his residency, he accepted a position as lead dentist at Kool Smiles Dental Clinic located in Newport News, Virginia.  He enjoyed the work and gained three years of valuable experience.

Dr. Allen’s hobbies and community services are entwined.  He loves basketball, music, video games and football.  His favorite pro football team is the Miami Dolphins and his favorite college basketball team is the North Carolina Tarheels.  Dr. Allen has always been community oriented and believes in doing his share of volunteer work.  He has volunteered in many capacities; he was a scholastic tutor, served as an after-school camp counselor and coach and was also a counselor at a summer basketball camp.  Dr. Allen was also a physical therapy volunteer at the Veterans Administration Hospital.  He has been involved and participated in The Special Olympics, Give Kids a Smile and several M.O.M. projects.

Dr. Allen’s father is a retired dental lab technician at the Veterans Administration Hospital and spent many years in the Army Reserve with Dr. Adams. Their friendship was the catalyst that brought Dr. Adams and Dr. Allen together. Dr. Adams has known Dr. Allen all of his life and gave him his first check-up at 6 weeks of age. Dr. Adams was a constant encouragement offering teachings, training, summer jobs and continuous support to Dr. Allen. These were some of the factors which directed him into the field of dentistry.

Dr. Allen joined the Dentistry for Children staff in October 2009, completing his lifelong dream. He believes he is very blessed to be able to practice his chosen profession, pediatric dentistry, in the community he loves and where he grew up. 

Dr. Allen is married to the love of his life, Shanail Allen. They dated while they were at Howard University College of Dentistry. Shanail completed her training and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2006. They have one daughter, Brielle.

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