Meet the Doctor

Meet Dr. Wesley Anderson Jr.

I went to the University of Richmond for my undergraduate and then went to College of Virginia, now called VCU, Virginia Commonwealth University, for my dental school. Well, undergraduate I was pre-med and had a car accident which required some dental work. My dentist took me by the hand basically and showed me what he could do. I realized that that was something that I could do, would like to do, as a profession and to do for my patients of the future as it turns out.

Dr. Anderson grew up in the Lake Smith Terrace neighborhood here in Virginia Beach, where he attended Hermitage and Thoroughgood elementary schools. As a boy, Dr. Anderson was very active in the Boy Scouts, establishing his core values of leadership and citizenship and rising through the ranks to earn his Eagle Scout in 1972. During high school, he attended Bayside High and was very active in numerous clubs and organizations, especially the Atlantic Ecology Club. In 1976, he graduated near the top of class. From 1976-1980, Dr. Anderson attended the University of Richmond, where he studied chemistry and business, earning his bachelor’s degree. Continuing his education at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, Dr. Anderson graduated in 1986.

In 1988, after recovering from a horrific automobile accident two years earlier, Dr. Anderson returned to his old neighborhood and established his solo general and cosmetic dental practice. He moved to his present location in Thoroughgood Commons on Pleasure House Road in 1995.

Dr. Anderson married his wife, Barbara, in 2000. He has two grown stepchildren, Chris and Sommer, and two grandchildren, Hannah and Casey, ages 15 and 12.

Dr. Anderson enjoys traveling to the Outer Banks, especially Ocracoke Island, as well as his yearly trek to Key West, Florida. His leisure time is spent relaxing at home with his West Highland white terriers, Max and Annie, and working in the yard or on various home projects. He especially enjoys just hanging out on the beach around his home near the Chesapeake Bay.


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