Meet the Dentist

Dr. Tonya Parris-Wilkins

Dr. Tonya Parris-Wilkins

Dr. Tonya Parris-Wilkins is a graduate of The College of William and Mary. Following W&M, she attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry. She graduated in 2003 and proceeded to obtain more dental education by completing a 2-year residency at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing her residency, she moved back to Virginia to teach at Virginia Commonwealth University on a full-time basis for 2.5 years. She then became Dental Director at Central Virginia Health Services, the state’s largest community health center. After commuting to a rural area for 4 years, she opted to purchase Southside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, P.C. the former practice of Drs. Chung and Lee in December of 2011.

Dr. Parris-Wilkins is a member of the Board of Advisors at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry. She is also a board member of the Virginia Rural Health Association. In 2009, she was invited to speak at roundtable event with Mrs. Michelle Obama on behalf of the National Health Service Corps. In 2011 she became an ambassador in the National Health Service Corps. She is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow in the American Association of Hospital Dentists.

Dr. Parris-Wilkins is married to Dr. Joseph D. Wilkins and is the proud mother of two boys Joseph and Anthony. The Wilkins are active members of their church and enjoy spending time with each other as a family.