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Forest Smiles
Dr. Shane Claiborne, DDS
Dr. Emma Schmidt, DMD
16862 Forest Road
Forest, VA 24551
Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Request an Appointment Form

To request an appointment, fill out the form below and click “Send.” A staff member will contact you to schedule your appointment within 24 hours. If you need immediate assistance, then please call the office. If you leave a message outside of our office hours, we will contact you during our next business day.

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Forest Smiles is a resource for the entire Central Virginia region.  

Our modern, comfortable office space on Rt. 221 in Forest, provides a pleasant and welcoming environment for our patients. But this central location also serves as a convenient destination for families throughout this part of the state. 

We serve the communities of Lynchburg, Forest, Bedford, Thaxton, Madison Heights, Amherst, Monroe, Elon, and Rustburg — as well as the entirety of Smith Mountain Lake region, including the Moneta and Huddleston localities. 

Our reputation for expert dental implants also draws patients from even farther out. 

And while we specialize in full-arch teeth replacement and full-mouth rehabilitation procedures, we also provide a full array of general dentistry services. 

We can help your entire family with all of your essential dental needs, from basic cleaning and cavity fillings to extractions, root canals, and treatment of more severe gum disorders. 

However, many of our dental implant patients choose to come to us for our specialized treatments, and yet remain with their family dentist for their routine care.  We are perfectly happy to accommodate patients who prefer that approach.

Whatever your dental needs may be, we invite you to contact us! We are here to answer your questions. Our staff members are always ready to discuss and explain your treatment and payment options, and to help you understand what your experience will be like throughout the course of a procedure.

We also recognize that many patients approach dental procedures with some anxiety. That’s why throughout all our services, we keep the patient’s comfort in mind, and we strive to minimize discomfort as much as possible. When you reach out to us, please feel free to also ask about sedation options that might potentially be part of certain treatment processes. 

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


About Forest Smiles

Forest Smiles is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive family, cosmetic and implant dentistry practice. We’re located in Forest Virginia. Our doctors, Dr. Shane Claiborne and Dr. Emma Schmidt provide all the dental services you need from one comfortable and convenient location.

  1. We use state of the Art Technology to provide accurate, efficient and comfortable treatment.
  2. Our Comprehensive Family Dentistry practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care.
  3. We use Sedation Dentistry to help with fear, anxiety or lengthy procedures.
  4. Get a beautiful smile and restore function with Same Day Smile and other dental implant solutions.

Family Dentistry for All Ages

Patients are treated like family at our practice. We’re proud of our ability to help every person who steps through our door feel comfortable and relaxed. We are dedicated to providing your family with the highest quality dental care.

State-of-the-Art Dental Implants

Dr. Claiborne has completed extensive training in dental implant treatment and has performed over 1,000 dental implant procedures during his career.

He uses the latest in implant technology to make implant surgery precise, comfortable, efficient and very successful.

Same Day Smiles

Forest Smiles is one of the only practices in this part of Virginia that offers an advanced alternative to traditional dentures. Using a comfortable and minimally invasive dental implant procedure, Dr. Claiborne can give you a brand-new smile and improved quality of life in just one day!