About Us

Southside Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

3505 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Phone: 804-520-5009


At Southside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, P.C. we welcome both children and adults. We understand the needs of families with busy lifestyles. Our staff is professional and knowledgeable about cutting-edge dentistry. Dr. Parris-Wilkins, dentist and owner of Southside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has been practicing for nearly 10 years. Our team is interested in helping your family achieve optimal dental health and providing you with the smile you deserve.

For your convenience, we accept most major insurance plans and offer a flexible appointment schedule. In addition, for extensive treatment we accept CareCredit financing solutions. We look forward to serving your family for years to come.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30-4:00 7:30-4:00 7:30-4:00 7:30-4:00 Closed Closed Closed


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. 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 former 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.

Insurance Plans Accepted

The practice accepts most major insurance plans including, Aetna, Ameritas, Anthem, Delta Dental, GEHA, Guardian, Humana, Medicaid , Metlife and United Concordia.