Dr. James Oliver, DDS, Dentist
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Dr. James Oliver, DDS


2101 E Parham Rd Suite 101 Richmond VA, 23228



At Evolve we strive to provide you with the best dental experience yet. Our mission is to minimize your time in the dental chair through education and teamwork. We aim to provide truly comprehensive dentistry in a relaxed and fun environment. We are confident that our friendly staff, loving therapy dog, and ceiling mounted TVs will exceed your expectations and ensure you feel at home.

Evolve Dental Care serves the community of Richmond, Virginia. We bring quality, comprehensive dentistry to patients in the greater Richmond area, including Willow Lawn, West End, Northside and Hanover.



Here in our office, we not only strive to provide the most effective treatments and procedures, but we do it with an air of comfort and relaxation that will make your dental visit as stress-free as possible. We even offer laughing gas and have a therapy dog to assist with that comfort.

Yes, you read that right. Ashby is the daughter of our incredible therapy dog Chattam, that we lost to cancer in January 2020. She is in therapy dog training and loves to visit with you before or after your appointment.

Evolve Dental is sensitive to the needs of those with allergies and will take the proper steps to ensure that everyone has an excellent dental experience.



Dr. James Oliver himself is also known for his excellent chairside manner and ability to effectively treat even the most anxious of patients. He works hard to stay current with dental advances and genuinely loves the people he sees.

The rest of our staff are equally amazing. From Melissa at the front desk to Brittany in the treatment rooms, we will always great you with a smile and positive attitude. Evolve Dental is ready to treat the whole you, not just your teeth.


Education and Training

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry DDS 2017

Hampden-Sydney College Bachelor of Science in Biology 2011

Provider Details

Dr. James Oliver, DDS
Dr. James Oliver, DDS's Expert Contributions
  • What happens if a tooth root is left in the gum?

    It can become infected and possibly abscess. It is best to get removed before the gums grow over it. READ MORE

  • Why do I have lumps on my tongue?

    It is normal to have large, circular bumps on your tongue, those are just simply taste buds. Normally, oral cancer shows as an irritated mass or red and white on the back, sides/undersides of the tongue. Though they usually are not sore. If you are really worried about the family history, a dental exam would be the place to start. READ MORE

  • Does a water flosser whiten teeth?

    No it will not. READ MORE

  • Is flossing more important than brushing?

    They are equally important. Brushing cleans the part of teeth you can see while flossing cleans the in-between parts of the teeth and the gums. READ MORE

  • Do you use Waterpik before or after brushing?

    I personally WaterPic AFTER brushing so that it can "power-wash" out all the debris that I loosened while brushing my teeth. And to remove things I may have pushed between my teeth with my toothbrush. READ MORE

  • What to do if your dental bridge falls out?

    If your bridge has fallen out, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible so he can make sure it still fits and that there is no active cavities. If the bridges stays off for too long (even as little as a week), the support teeth could shift causing the bridge to not fit. If everything fits as it should, it will simply be re-cemented and you'll be on your way. Dr. James Oliver READ MORE

  • Is ibuprofen 800 mg good for a toothache?

    Yes that will be good for a toothache as long as you do not have an an aspirin allergy or bleeding disorders. Ibuprofen alternated with Tylenol (take "Advil" now, 4-6 hours later take Tylenol instead) will give better pain relief due to different mechanisms. READ MORE

  • How long does tooth sensitivity last?

    It depends on the cause of the sensitivity. If it is due to recession and exposed root surfaces, or due the the enamel (outer white layer of tooth) becoming soft or starting to break down due to poor hygiene, then the sensitivity will last until the gum disease or hygiene/cavities are addressed. If you whitened your teeth recently, it could last 1-3 weeks, and using "Sensitivity toothpaste" that has fluoride or potassium nitrate in it will help alleviate that. Dr. James Oliver READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Smile Makeover, Veneer, Invisalign


  • Presidential Award 2011 Hampden Sydney College 

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association  
  • American Society for Dental Aesthetics  
  • Academy of General Dentistry  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Give Kids a Smile
  • Special Olympics
  • Missions of Mercy Project

Dr. James Oliver, DDS's Practice location

Evolve Dental Care

2101 E Parham Rd Suite 101 -
Richmond, VA 23228
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