Dr. Charles D. Kirksey

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Ensuring proper dental health is critical; working with the right provider is, too. As founder of Fairfax Family Dental Health, Dr. Kirksey provides expert caring treatment with a gentle approach to all of his patients time and time again.

Over the years, Dr. Kirksey has established a reputation for providing high-quality dental care with results that, with proper maintenance, last patients a long time. This approach to dentistry has solidified him as the go-to practitioner for families in Fairfax and beyond.

Whether you need a routine cleaning, have questions about orthodontic treatment, or want to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Kirksey is here to help.

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Dr. Kirksey is the best dentist ever and so are the rest of the dentists in their facility. Their staff is courteous, their prices are low, they are very good to people, and they have the best facility.

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Dr. Kirksey’s Featured Specialties


Dr. Kirksey offers multiple forms of orthodontic care — including both traditional braces and Invisalign — to address crowded, gapped, or misaligned teeth. His extensive background in orthodontics uniquely positions him to give unparalleled care to patients of all ages.

Oral Surgery

Sometimes, patients must undergo surgery to address an oral health complication. Dr. Kirksey is skilled in all the procedures offerd at Fairfax Family Dental Health, including wisdom teeth removal, tooth extraction, and gum grafting.

Dental Implants

If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, Dr. Kirksey may recommend dental implants. Using advanced X-ray and imaging machines, he can place high-quality implants designed to last.

Your Dental Emergencies Are in Good Hands With Dr. Kirksey

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If you are suddenly faced with a dental emergency, you can feel confident that Dr. Kirksey can provide timely, compassionate care. He has the expertise and resources to diagnose and treat patients quickly, making him an excellent go-to dentist for families in and around the Fairfax area that have urgent dental needs.

From the Navy to Dentistry A Look at Dr. Kirksey’s Journey

Naval Education

After study at Eastern New Mexico University, Dr. Kirksey became a Commissioned Line Officer in the United States Navy. He attended the Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, where he received his commission. He then attended the Naval Communication School, adjacent to the Naval War College campus, in Newport.

USS Lexington

Following this, Dr. Kirksey served as one of five Communication Watch Officers aboard the USS Lexington (CVS-16). He also served as Division Officer of the Radio Division aboard the USS Lexington.

Naval Station Norfolk

Dr. Kirksey later served at Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval station, within the Naval Security Group as the Communications Security Officer.

Adjunct Faculty

During his time in Norfolk, Dr. Kirksey was an adjunct faculty member of Old Dominion University (ODU) and taught university-level courses to military members on the Northwest Radio Station facility as well as on the main campus of ODU. Dr. Kirksey also served as an adjunct faculty member at Tidewater Community College during this time.

Biology and Biochemistry

After active duty, Dr. Kirksey completed graduate work and earned a Master of Science degree in Biology from the Department of Biology at VCU. He then spent two years in the graduate Basic Sciences School in the Department of Biochemistry. At that point, Dr. Kirksey entered the School of Dentistry.

Why Dr. Kirksey Chose Fairfax

Dr. Kirksey has had a lifelong interest in many of the scientific and cultural resources based in Northern Virginia and the DC metro area, such as the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institution.

Dr. Kirksey moved from Richmond to Fairfax in 1986 to be closer to these organizations. He then founded Fairfax Family Dental Care, our private dental group practice.

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Jennifer Culver


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Very friendly and sterile environment. Very knowledgeable of advanced procedures like the bone graphs needed with my root canal. Meticulous attention paid to details. Great experience!!

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victoria hornaday


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I have been a client over 30 years. They have always done a great job and  They offer emergency appointments on weekends which I consider a valuable service I have not found anywhere else.

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Fairfax Family Dental Care

Our team of compassionate dental professionals uses state-of-the-art technology for every procedure we offer. As the premier emergency dentists in Fairfax, we are here to offer relief at any time of day or night, seven days a week. Our dentists are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • Virginia Dental Association

To schedule an appointment or receive immediate dental care, call: (703) 385-0303 or contact us online.

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