Main Street Spotlight

Family Dental Group – “Come Smile with Us!”

Dr. Asif Sharif opened Family Dental Group on the tracks in Ashland about a year and a half ago.  There are many dental practices in and around Ashland, but Dr. Sharif fills a special niche–he is open 7 days a week, and he never turns anyone away.

Office Manager and lead Dental Assistant, Jordan Gough, explains, “We accept everyone, no matter if they have insurance or not.”   Patients without insurance are offered special pricing and payment plans as needed.  For folks on a tight income, this is a welcome relief.

In addition, they offer hours that appeal to people who work during the week.  Says Gough, “We offer early morning and late night hours during the week and hours on Saturday and Sunday.”

Family Dental Group offers all the services you would expect from a full service dental practice including:  braces, extractions, dentures, implants, emergency procedures and mild sedation.   New patients without insurance can get a basic cleaning, X-rays and exam for $100.  Other specials include discounts for military and college students.

Family Dental Group is located in the historic Weems building on the tracks.  Dr. Sharif is planning to open a second location in Northern Virginia in the near future.  We are sure he is smiling now.

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