We are excited to have the Village Dental Team join The Commonwealth Family!
Come visit us at our new Palmyra location in the former Village Dental office for any dental needs!
If you live in Fluvanna County or Lake Monticello area, come visit us at our Palmyra Office for any General or Cosmetic dental needs. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to care for you and your families whether you are in need of a routine teeth cleaning or need a treatment plan for more comprehensive dental work.
Our Services Include:
Recognized in the Daily Progress’ 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Dentist’s Office.
Prior to attending college, Dr. Rowland was a Navy Corpsman (medic) working with the US Marine Corps. While he was deployed to Iraq in 2005, Dr. Rowland’s brother sent him a letter that contained an article titled “The Most Rewarding Professions.” Being a dentist was at the top of the list. That letter opened Dr. Rowland’s eyes to a way that he could still practice medicine, but not have the life and death weight of working in a war zone.
Dr. Rowland has been exposed to and has experience in all aspects of general dentistry. He is passionate about treating his patients the way he would want his own family to be treated.
When he’s not in the office, Dr. Rowland loves to read and spend time with his wife and their six children.
He then went on to the Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA where he earned his D.D.S.
After practicing dentistry in Richmond for nearly 3 years, Dr. Spence relocated to Fluvanna County in 1995 and established Village Dental. In 2021, Dr. Spence and his team at Village Dental partnered up with Commonwealth Dentistry. Dr. Spence and his team have consistently been voted the Best Dentist in The Daily Progress Readers' Choice awards.
Dr. Spence is married to his college sweetheart and has 3 wonderful daughters. He enjoys travel, music, and is an admitted car fanatic. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Dental Society.
Prepare For Your First Visit
Your initial dentist appointment at our Palmyra, VA location will typically consist of a comprehensive examination by one of our doctors, a periodontal (gum) evaluation by a dental hygienist, x-rays if appropriate, and a review of your treatment options and associated costs. If you are currently experiencing pain or a dental emergency, please contact the location nearest you, and we’ll schedule you for a problem-focused exam with one of our doctors to immediately address this concern.
We can’t wait to meet you, so to make your first visit as successful and easy as possible, please bring the following documents with you when you arrive at our office:
- Your insurance information so we can help estimate any out of pocket costs
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- A completed copy of our your medical history
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, medications for osteoporosis, etc.)