Meet the Doctor

Dr. Ronald D. Jessup, D.M.D., P.C.

Dentist, Fellow of the Virginia Dental Association

Dr. Ronald Jessup DMD, PC is the owner of Gentle Family Dentistry, located off of Lee Highway in Bristol, Virginia. Dr. Jessup received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1996. He opened Gentle Family Dentistry in early 2000 and he is widely recognized for his knowledge of industry products, new technology methods, devices and procedures. He specializes in all areas of family dentistry, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, and oral surgery.

Throughout his dental career, Dr. Jessup has been very involved in helping the local community with free dental programs to help those in need. He has been a volunteer for the People Incorporated free dental clinic from 1996 to present. He organized and instructed training for approximately 100 People Incorporated employees in 2003. This group visited the homes for homebound parents to provide them with oral care instructions, dental care materials, and educational games for the children. In February, 2011, Dr. Jessup collaborated with the ADA’s Give Kids a Smile program to offer a free dental screening for local Bristol, Virginia residents. He also donates his time and expertise to an ADA Give Kids a Smile dental education program for Kindergarten classes in local area schools.

Dr. Jessup also has a dedicated commitment to organized dentistry. He is a member of the executive council of ASDA at the Medical College of Georgia and served as President from 1992-1996. Dr. Jessup served as the President of the Bristol Dental Society from 1997-1998. He is very active in his role with the Virginia Dental Association on committees and as a delegate representative from 2000 to present. Dr. Jessup has also served as President of Component 6 from 2010-2011 and served as a Reference Committee Chair in 2010.

Please call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jessup!