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MEET THE DOCTORS

Here, at The Art of Dentistry, we treat you like family. Our dentists and dental hygienists will take great care of you and your family, providing the best service and atmosphere. Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Beach dental offices of Dorfman & Shuck Art of Dentistry. We invite you to meet our dentists.

Meet the doctors

DR. DARREN DORFMAN, DDS

Dr. Darren Dorfman was born and raised in Virginia Beach and graduated from First Colonial High School. He attended the University of Maryland in College Park where he received a double degree in Marketing and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. After living in San Diego for a few years, he decided to return home and pursue a career as a dentist.

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DR. RYAN C. SHUCK, DDS

Dr. Ryan C. Shuck is a native of Central Virginia. After traveling and living in several different places, while in undergrad, DrShuck fell in love with Virginia Beach and the OBX due to his passion for the ocean and surfing. During undergrad, he became intrigued with dentistry when he and his brother provided dental services during the Missions of Mercy event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

The Art of Dentistry is proudly affiliated with Atlantic Dental Care, PLC

The Art of Dentistry is proudly affiliated with Atlantic Dental Care, PLC

OUR REVIEWS

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The Art of Dentistry
5.0
Based on 922 reviews
Charles Larsen
Charles Larsen
15:18 05 Jun 24
A great experience at The Art of Dentistry. Dr. Dorfman and Abby were very thorough, professional, and friendly. Highly recommend.
Christina Jensen
Christina Jensen
12:00 02 Jun 24
I couldn’t be happier with my experience at The Art of Dentistry! I was a new patient with a dental emergency, and during my first appointment they were able to not only assess the situation and provide multiple options, but also begin the procedures to address my issue. I at most expected a consult with follow up appointment(s) to begin the work so I was absolutely ecstatic to leave my first appointment with the necessary work well underway!The team was thorough, communicative and super friendly! 5 stars - so glad to have found The Art of Dentistry!
Beverly Garvin
Beverly Garvin
11:23 31 May 24
sydney mason
sydney mason
03:16 24 May 24
I have loved every experience I have had at The Art of Dentistry! Dr. Shuck did an amazing exam and found the issue right away. Abby and Jennifer the hygienists are also very thorough and attentive. Dr. Dorfman is such a delight to be around and you can tell that he really cares for his practice and all the people in it. Can’t express how great this place is! They feel like family and I can’t wait to go back 🙂
Joe
Joe
13:46 23 May 24
rainer
rainer
13:58 18 May 24
Professor Law
Professor Law
14:25 16 May 24
I have been a patient of this dental office for over 20 years. They are the absolute best! Dr. Horwitz is very professional, yet personable and makes each visit fun. Melissa (Lissy) has been my dental hygienist for years. She's awesome as well. I highly recommend this dental practice! Ramona5/14/24 Visit - I still highly recommend this dental practice, but I have two suggestions. Please remove the notice requesting that patients not inquire or comment about about the death of Dr. Horwitz. It made me sad to be reminded of his death when I arrived for my appointment on Tuesday. If someone inquires or comments, perhaps that person could be told that inquiries or comments make the staff sad or uncomfortable, rather than signs being posted to that effect. My second suggestion is that patients not be referred to by their first names, unless they have requested it. I did not like the dentist doing so. You're still the best!
Phillip Davenport
Phillip Davenport
12:02 14 May 24
Always a great experience at Art of Dentistry. The staff is very caring and professional. The overall experience makes you look forward to your next visit.
Jay Cope
Jay Cope
20:57 10 May 24
Sharron Haring
Sharron Haring
18:36 08 May 24
Lynn Lee
Lynn Lee
12:33 01 May 24
Kennedy enjoyed her visit with Sara and overcame her fear of dentists. She was given a in depth explanation for each procedure and is looking forward to returning
t zanaque
t zanaque
01:38 30 Apr 24
It's my first time with The Art of Dentistry and I am so glad that I have chosen them. From the front desk staff to the check out staff, they are all friendly. Ms. Jennifer is very sweet and caring, always checks if I am okay. And Dr. Shuck is so cool. Will recommend this clinic to.my friends and colleagues.Thank you!
Peggy Ball
Peggy Ball
13:34 24 Apr 24
Cleaning appointment-Friendly, knowledgeable, and didn’t wait long for my appointment. I can do my appointment at my lunch break. Thank you!!
monte bryant
monte bryant
16:52 18 Apr 24
I have been a patient for more than 20 years. The office is professional, the staff is courteous and helpful. I would not go anywhere else for dentist work.
I’ve had the pleasure of being a patient with The Art of Dentistry for approximately 39 years and not once have I ever questioned or worried about the care that I was receiving. It’s the one place that I go where piece of mind goes hand-in-hand with the procedure or cleaning. I can say enthusiastically without a doubt, The Art of Dentistry will be my dentist as long as I have teeth. I wouldn’t trust anyone else the way I trust them. PERIOD.
Anna Brooks
Anna Brooks
15:07 04 Apr 24
B San
B San
00:36 01 Apr 24
Went here at the recommendation of family members. Was looking for a new dentists’ office and was very pleased with my experience. I requested an appointment online and someone called to schedule the next day, and they were able to fit me in within the month. Most places near me were/are booked out 3+ months. My hygienist and dentist were wonderful, along with everyone else I encountered in the office. They were very thorough, and efficient, and explained everything to me, unlike other offices I’ve gone to in the past. They aren’t even in network with my insurance, but I will continue to go to this practice just because of the great service I received there. If anyone I know is looking for a new dental practice, I will be recommending The Art of Dentistry, they were great.
Sara
Sara
19:13 26 Mar 24
My daughter recently had fillings done by Dr. Shuck and team. Dealing with an anxious 9 year old is no small feat and they handled her expertly with a mixture of humor and understanding. Thank you Dr. Shuck, Brandi and Carrie, y’all are the best of the best!
Greg Daniel
Greg Daniel
21:34 22 Mar 24
Everyone at the Art of Dentistry is fantastic. I actually look forward to going to the dentist. Sara is phenomenal. I recommend the Art of Dentistry to everyone.
Richard Lobko
Richard Lobko
00:47 22 Mar 24
Always professional and friendly staff, and always on time . Would recommend them to anyone . Keep up the good work !
Kimberly Rogers
Kimberly Rogers
23:11 19 Mar 24
Dr. Dorfman and his staff are so knowledgeable about whatever procedure you are going to have. The entire staff is very friendly. Going to the Dentist isn’t always a pleasant experience but, Dr. Dorman is so good at making your experience pleasant.
Tiffany Sanchez
Tiffany Sanchez
11:34 07 Mar 24
Lissi is the best hygienist!!
sherman kittrell jr
sherman kittrell jr
21:55 05 Mar 24
Great service I forgot the name of the girl who clean my teeth
Ally
Ally
13:34 01 Mar 24
My dentist whom I have been with for years stopped accepting my insurance so I found The Art of Dentistry and threw caution to the wind. Absolutely no regrets. From the moment I walked in I was impressed with how friendly they all are. Their synergy is refreshing. Only one visit so far but I hope to enjoy many years with them as my provider!
David Doxey
David Doxey
18:01 23 Feb 24
Vera Sasinowski
Vera Sasinowski
14:30 22 Feb 24
After visiting plenty of other places, I found my favorite doctors and the best dental hygienist at the Art of Dentistry. People at the front desk are also amazing. Love their patience, attention and care.
William Hayden
William Hayden
18:25 21 Feb 24
When I was a kid, I dreaded going to the dentist. I've been going to "The Art of Dentistry" for a decade now, and, while I must admit I don't look forward to it, I certainly don't dread it! Most of my teeth demonstrate their "art" in dentistry. Great group of people to work with...top to bottom. If you're reading this in an effort to decide if you want to be a client...go no further. Give their office a call.
clerk of session
clerk of session
14:15 21 Feb 24
Excellent in every way from your first greeting to treatment to check-out. Very professional, compassionate and helpful. Dr. Dorfman and Chloe were the best.
Andrew Cashman
Andrew Cashman
18:43 14 Feb 24
I have a good time going and the staff is really friendly and understanding. They will work with you so that you get the best care possible.
Dianne Rowe
Dianne Rowe
19:05 06 Feb 24
Great experience very clean very personable people and great job on the teeth and I really like the place and will return all you need in a good dental experience
Craig Wilson
Craig Wilson
16:59 01 Feb 24
I've been with this practice for over a decade and the quality of service is second to none. I'm located in NC and I've kept this service because the whole crew is worth the travel, thanks for the service!
Audrey Nolasco
Audrey Nolasco
13:51 30 Jan 24
Professional, friendly, clean, and they offer more services without ever being pushy. Great practice!
Patricia Beigay
Patricia Beigay
17:32 19 Jan 24
Everyone is courteous and friendly and Lisi is the best and I always trust her as my hygienist ! I am always pleased with the care of Dr. Shuck and he makes you feel comfortable and not just a number!!
Jeffrey Rabulan
Jeffrey Rabulan
19:41 13 Jan 24
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Doug McQuarrie
Doug McQuarrie
00:26 06 Jan 24
Barbara Hoblin
Barbara Hoblin
11:25 13 Dec 23
Chris Cook
Chris Cook
11:28 12 Dec 23
Great staff. Very attentive. Accommodating.
Doug Stock
Doug Stock
13:39 06 Dec 23
I have been going to Art of Dentistry over 2 decades. Best practice in all of Tidewater. The staff (dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and business office) is the best. Contrary to the stereotypical fears people have on going to the dentist, I look forward to the visits, but not like Bill Murray in "Little Shop of Horrors".
Jack Kahler
Jack Kahler
14:05 01 Dec 23
Stephen H
Stephen H
12:46 29 Nov 23
Very nice visit. Staff were curtious and professional.
Rhonda Ashliman
Rhonda Ashliman
11:46 28 Nov 23
I would highly recommend the Art of Dentistry to anyone looking for a great dentist office. All of the staff are friendly and polite from check in to checking out. My hygienist Jenny is the absolute best. Jenny, the dentists and the staff make the dental experience a good one. What a great team!
Carly Bennyhoff
Carly Bennyhoff
11:59 16 Nov 23
The only dentist I'll go to as long as I live here! Jennifer Acker is a fabulous dental hygienist - she's very effective while causing no pain during cleanings, and she's so kind and enjoyable to spend time with. Dr. Dorfman is my favorite dentist ever; kind and trustworthy, I know that he's got my best interest in mind and he doesn't recommend unnecessary procedures. Our whole extended family comes to this office and I 100% recommend the team at The Art of Dentistry.
kazi akter
kazi akter
16:04 09 Nov 23
Michele Hammonds
Michele Hammonds
17:22 07 Nov 23
Dental hygienist Jenny is the best. She is kind, compassionate and knows her job. She did a great job on cleaning my teeth.
Gabriel Padin
Gabriel Padin
10:06 27 Oct 23
Jean Holcombe
Jean Holcombe
15:54 25 Oct 23
Shauna Snyder
Shauna Snyder
21:04 21 Oct 23
Friendly and professional staff
Lynda McFadden
Lynda McFadden
12:27 13 Oct 23
What a great team. The dentists, hygienist and staff are so friendly and do an amazing job.
N Marks
N Marks
13:57 06 Oct 23
They make going to the dentist as enjoyable as it can be! I love my hygienist (Abby) and Dr. Dorfman is awesome as well!
Diane Grigsby
Diane Grigsby
13:12 02 Oct 23
Virginia Miller
Virginia Miller
10:42 26 Sep 23
Very nice staff, Debbie was really good and very friendly. Nice to feel comfortable with your dental practice. Dr very friendly but only met for a few minutes this visit.
Brian Gibbs
Brian Gibbs
23:47 25 Sep 23
They’re amazing. Fast, efficient, beyond Friendly and explain everything thoroughly. They make you feel 100% comfortable. Highly recommend. 6 stars all day!
Tara Jackson
Tara Jackson
13:44 22 Sep 23
Everyone is very polite and welcoming. My dentist was kind and she also made sure I was comfortable😁
Wendy Simpson
Wendy Simpson
13:34 13 Sep 23
I felt very welcomed. The office and waiting area were very clean and updated. The technology used was state of the art. I had a wonderful transition. Thanks to everyone who assisted me.The Art of Dentistry to the rescue! They squeezed me in to repair a chipped tooth. Dr. Dorfman and his team did a fantastic and efficient fix. This team never fails at putting a big “5 STAR SMILE” on my face.
Carey Raleigh
Carey Raleigh
12:34 13 Sep 23
I’ve been a patient for over 10 years. Friendly staff. Great work. Never any issues.
Krystyna Morris
Krystyna Morris
15:27 12 Sep 23
Kim P
Kim P
09:22 12 Sep 23
I love going into the office where everybody is just so friendly. Very clean. I love my hygienist Chrissy. I’ve been going to this dentist office over 25 years maybe longer I come all the way from Chesapeake Deep Creek.
Elfreader Perkins
Elfreader Perkins
03:40 10 Sep 23
Going to my appointment on Thursday at The Art of Dentistry l was very nervous and had no sleep for two days.( getting two teeth removed) Dr. Dorfman and his nurse made me feel very relaxed and treated me just like I was their family. I would recommend them to all of my family and friends.
Tom O'Donnell
Tom O'Donnell
18:42 08 Sep 23
Great care and expedient service. Walk in midmorning to discuss extraction. Was able to get extraction right awayWith exceptional service and little pain. The dentist and his assistant were professional and caring. Thank you the Art of Dentistry. Job well done 👏👍
Dana Truxell
Dana Truxell
14:11 07 Sep 23
Gets me and my family in and out.without delay. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
PhilipMichael2012
PhilipMichael2012
12:41 07 Sep 23
Very caring and efficient team!
Kate Swink
Kate Swink
12:35 07 Sep 23
I’m so blessed to have I found this dental office 8 years ago. Friendly staff and Kristy is a great Dental Hygienist!
Mikki Sturgis
Mikki Sturgis
14:24 06 Sep 23
Always a great experience at The Art of Dentistry! I’ve been with this practice for over 25 years. The staff, hygienists, and dentists are courteous and professional.
Anna Sofia
Anna Sofia
16:33 05 Sep 23
I have had my teeth clean there and then I needed to have a crown so this was only the second time I saw Dr. Dorfman. He was amazing they were on time it was completely painless. They made sure that I wasn’t uncomfortable at any time and I was completely amazed and I am a nervous wreck going to a dentist and this was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had a highly recommend him
Kevin Laprocina
Kevin Laprocina
14:04 01 Sep 23
Prompt, professional, personable and efficient. Amazing staff from check in to check out. Thank you
Patsy Turner
Patsy Turner
11:37 01 Sep 23
Would highly recommend.
Earl Newmiller
Earl Newmiller
19:58 31 Aug 23
Staff is the best, Dr Dorfman, provides the best care
Tammy Van Dame
Tammy Van Dame
10:32 25 Aug 23
Truly the “Art” of dentistry. I’ve been through it all - traumatic mouth injury, crowns and implant, fear of cleaning even came out with a highly complimented smile done professionally and no fear. The only dentist practice my three grown children have ever known too. Highly recommend!
Alicia Cacace
Alicia Cacace
11:53 24 Aug 23
Used to dread going to the dentist. This place changed my opinion. Always fast, friendly and quality service. Front desk girl makes you feel like she's your best friend. She brightens my day every time. Highly recommend.
Shirlyn Monk
Shirlyn Monk
11:44 24 Aug 23
Coleen McCauley
Coleen McCauley
01:37 24 Aug 23
I have been going to this practice for over 20 years. They are very attentive to the patients needs, and go above and beyond to know about their patients and treat them like family. Thank you to Jenny for being so awesome and caring, and Dr. Dorfman for being so thorough!
Kimberly Devost
Kimberly Devost
15:41 15 Aug 23
Had a dental issue, called 1st thing on a Monday. Was advised to come right in. I was seen promptly, X-ray and pictures - I needed a crown. Was given my out of pocket with insurance. Walked out 2 hours later with beautiful new crown and no pain! Dr. Dorfman and his team are top notch! Excellent patient care!
Olivia
Olivia
01:04 15 Aug 23
Dr.Dorfman is hands down the best dentist in town. I couldn’t believe how painless it was to get a crown! They explained every step and melted away my dental anxiety.
Kay Mangum
Kay Mangum
00:51 13 Aug 23
ashley stumpf
ashley stumpf
10:37 11 Aug 23
Hands down best dental experience I’ve ever had. A plus that all of the staff was super friendly:)
Dell Horvath
Dell Horvath
23:20 08 Aug 23
Professional. Thorough.
Dillon Reed
Dillon Reed
12:44 04 Aug 23
Dr. Shuck is the absolute best! I’d recommend him for any and all dental procedures you need. He’s so caring, supportive, and helpful in any dental situation! Him and his team got me in and out in no time with a fixed tooth.
Davy Moorhead
Davy Moorhead
10:58 03 Aug 23
We always experience a warm and inviting experience with personal care. Kristy is amazing and my daughters and I have been seeing her for years. Always a caring and seamless process!
Carie Harrell
Carie Harrell
10:55 02 Aug 23
Rick Anderson
Rick Anderson
14:29 28 Jul 23
Once again, the best dentists and dental technicians that I have ever encountered. They are professional, courteous, friendly and very knowledgable.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
13:04 25 Jul 23
I am a new patient with them. Everything from the wait time, experience of the dental assistants/doctor to the equipment and overall cleanliness of the office was a very good experience.Work was very thorough for my procedure from prep to operation.Out patient desk was considerate and reassuring as well, even without dental insurance.Highly recommend this group.
deanna dugan
deanna dugan
15:07 19 Jul 23
As usual, had a great check up with Sara. She is the best!
Heather Atkinson
Heather Atkinson
12:50 18 Jul 23
Patricia Beigay
Patricia Beigay
00:48 15 Jul 23
I have been at this dentalOffice for 28 years and have had excellent care every time! Lisi is a great hygienist and Dr. Horwitz was a wonderful dentist !! I am happy with the two dentist who are carrying on his practice and have been seeing both! The staff is friendly and helpful!!
Alan Bohache
Alan Bohache
12:43 14 Jul 23
Excellent practice.!
Joe Thomas
Joe Thomas
18:22 12 Jul 23
Extremely Competent, friendly and reliable staff. I’ve never been disappointed with the care I’ve received here.
Jessica Jorge
Jessica Jorge
16:41 07 Jul 23
I have never had an unpleasant experience. I mean, it is a dentist office but it’s not altogether unpleasant. The staff is nice and accommodating. My dentist and hygienists are knowledgeable and gentle. The place is up-to-date and runs smoothly, like a well-oiled machine. I’ll put it this way, I live in FRANKLIN and I make the drive so that should tell you what I think.
Lisa Zebley
Lisa Zebley
12:39 06 Jul 23
Abby is amazing!!
L Bridges
L Bridges
12:42 30 Jun 23
Sara does a great job as my hygienist. Love the dentists and all the supporting staff. Always a pleasant experience. Highly recommended!
Godfrey Vaerewyck
Godfrey Vaerewyck
12:41 27 Jun 23
The cleaning went very well. Debby was very professional and thorough. We’ve been coming to this dentist office going on 23 years. You don’t stay with an organization that long if the service was substandard.
Love Dr Horwitz sence of humor. I don’t know Sara's last name, but she does a great job cleaning my teeth and has a very nice demeanor
Curtis Mandeville
Curtis Mandeville
21:16 08 Jun 23
Dr. Shuck and the entire staff were amazing. It was the best dental experience I've ever had. Thirty years of never being able to stay numb during a procedure, Dr Shuck made sure I was completely comfortable during the entire procedure. I am beyond greatful for the care The Art of Dentistry has provided me.
jeff jeff
jeff jeff
15:58 08 Jun 23
they are all 10’s
Amy Goodove
Amy Goodove
10:29 07 Jun 23
Hayward wray
Hayward wray
13:28 31 May 23
Everyone is ALWAYS GREAT!!!
Melissa Blakley
Melissa Blakley
13:54 25 May 23
Jennifer is so wonderful, and my mouth always feels amazing when I leave!I haven't had to have any dental work since I came to their practice (knock on wood), so I haven't had much time with Dr. Dorfman other than his great chairside manner after cleanings.
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