Charlottesville's Top-Rated Dental Practice

  • I love this practice! I just moved from RI 3 weeks ago and the day before yesterday I found myself in the middle of a dental emergency, I called the office and they took me, sight unseen on the same day. So professional, so kind and caring. If there were 10 stars to choose from, I would choose all 10. Thanks to everyone at Swett Dentistry!
    Sarah J.
  • This was my first visit to Swett Dentistry as I have recently relocated here. The very friendly staff at the front desk made check-in easy. I was taken on-time and Jeannie was my dental hygienist and she was terrific - very knowledgeable and engaging. After that, I saw Dr. David Swett and he was also very engaging and helpful. Glad I chose Swett Dentistry as my dental team in Charlottesville!!
    Patricia C.
  • Since my children were young, they would come with me to my office visits and play in the waiting area with the fun toys. Once they began having their own appointments, it was never scary for them. Along with their staff, David and Rebecca were always gentle, comforting and actually made the cleaning fun. Now that I have teenagers, office visits continue to be pleasant experiences for the whole family. We love David and Rebecca Swett and think they are the best!
  • Our entire family have been patients of David and Rebecca Swett for many years. Both Dr. David and Dr. Rebecca have provided caring attention and kept both of our children cavity free! The hygienists always remember us and are friendly and professional. When we have to have a special procedure, we know that both Dr. David and Dr. Rebecca will take the extra time to make sure we are comfortable and relaxed. They even offer Bose noise-cancelling headphones if the work is a little noisy. From root canals to crowns to regular cleanings and x-rays, we always feel that we are getting top-notch service from the best dentists in town.
    Lisa B.
  • Being one who does not like go to either the doctor or dentist, I was somewhat of a skeptic when my wife told me how great Drs. David and Rebecca Swett treated her. I have now been a patient for over three years and my wife was right. Every experience has resulted in not only first class preventive treatment but true professionalism mixed with a friendly and caring staff. In my 50 plus years of dental treatment, I have never experienced better treatment, been so informed on prevention and enjoyed the time spent with the great staff and David and Rebecca.
    George B.

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Meet Your Dentists

Dr. Rebecca Swett

Dr. Rebecca Swett

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Rebecca Swett

A proud mother of two - Evan and Rosalie - and a true lover of family, Dr. Rebecca cares for all of her patients and her TEAM as if they are family. Drs. David & Rebecca met in dental school at the Medical College of Virginia.  After graduation, they decided to return to Dr. David’s hometown of Charlottesville in 1995. Dr. Rebecca began her professional career as a dental hygienist receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University in 1986. After practicing dental hygiene for four years, Dr. Rebecca made a return to dental school at the Medical College of Virginia after having received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1994 and furthered her education at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Dr. Rebecca’s dentistry reflects her personality- thoughtful, thorough, and creative. She loves getting to know her patients and feels the best way to care for them is by including them in a thoughtful plan with similar goals in mind.
Dr. Rebecca is currently the Chairman of the Dental Advisory Committee for the Charlottesville Free Clinic and has served on the Board of the Charlottesville Free Clinic for the past 5 years. Dr. Rebecca enjoys skiing, camping, scuba diving, art, and any time she can be with her family.

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. David Swett

Dr. David Swett, an avid Wahoo fan and proud father of Evan and Rosalie, attended St Anne’s Belfield in Charlottesville before studying at the University of Virginia, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Dr. David received his DDS degree in 1994 from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry then furthered his education and training by completing a General Practice Residency at the Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He then whisked his bride to Charlottesville to start Swett Dentistry in 1996.
Dr. David enjoys providing excellent dental care to his patients as conservatively as possible. He believes patient education is paramount in helping his patients decide on the best course of treatment for their particular needs. Dr. David has a warm smile, and it is apparent that everyone that comes in contact with him feels that genuine warmth and kindness.
Dr. David has been a free clinic volunteer dentist since 2000 and has served on the board of directors from 2006 to 2012. He is on the Board of Deacons at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. Dr. David loves to hike, camp, ski, play cards, cheer on those ‘Hoos, and spend time with family and friends.

Dr. David Swett

Dr. David Swett

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry

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Best Dentists in Charlottesville

Swett Dentistry has, again, been voted as one of the top dental practices in Charlottesville Virginia.

Best of Charlottesville Hall of Fame


Swett Dentistry has been voted as one of the top Charlottesville, VA Dentistry practices.
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Microscopic Enhanced Dentistry

Microscopic enhanced dentistry allows Drs Swett to see tiny details that are simply impossible to visualize with the naked eye or loupes, glasses with magnification in the lenses.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment (also referred to as endodontic therapy) is made necessary when an untreated cavity reaches all the way to this pulp. Treatment may also be needed when deep restorations or trauma to a tooth cause nerve damage.

Nightguards and Mouthguards

Custom designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth.


A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures.

Oral Hygiene Care

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep a healthy, youthful, attractive, and brighter smile that can last a lifetime. 

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason.

Dental Cleaning

A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist.

Professional Memberships

America's leading advocate for oral health.

AGD is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care.

Better Business Bureau

A+ Rating


VDA's vision is to continually improve the quality of dental education and treatment within the state of Virginia.