Meet Dr. Graham Forbes

Dr. Graham Forbes has had a lot of dentistry. A lot. Braces twice. Invisalign. Crowns. Root canals. Re-doing crowns and root canals. Tooth fracture. Bone grafting. Three times. Implant. And of course, bleaching with regular maintenance and hygiene. This is just so far. Dr. Forbes completed a two year, general practice residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The residency at Wake Forest included training in everything from full smile rehabilitation to participating in their level 1 trauma center. Anything dental related, Dr. Forbes has either had it done himself or has seen it before.

Why does this matter? By drawing from such a broad range of training and experience, Dr. Forbes is able to relate to each person he sees in a comprehensive, patient-centric way. A plan is developed for each patient to explore what is possible and clearly define the steps to realize that plan. A plan could be as simple as routine six month hygiene appointments or as complex as coordinating interdisciplinary care among specialists before proceeding with final esthetic restorative care.

With your goals in mind, Dr. Forbes will approach your dental care in the same way he approaches his own dental care!

Education & Experience

Dr. Forbes is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. His Bachelors of Science in biology was accompanied by a minor in English, and a concentration in molecular, cellular and biological chemistry. He graduated as a distinguished graduate with Institute Honors, the highest academic achievement at the Institute. His education at VMI was augmented by a study abroad at Oxford University. Dr. Forbes spent all four years at VMI on the cross country and track teams where he ran the 5k and the 10k. Dr. Forbes received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia where he was on the MCV honor court for two years and was on the Dean’s list.

Following his time at VCU, Dr. Forbes completed a two year residency at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In his second year he had the opportunity to be the chief resident of the Department of Dentistry. His broad training here included several months in the Emergency Department, working with Otolaryngology, Anesthesia, working as part of the cleft lip and palate team, over 100 operating room cases, over 60 IV conscious sedation cases, and maintaining a more standard private practice presence in the attached dental clinics. Dr. Forbes’ post-graduate education includes over 1000 hours of continuing education. He has been heavily involved in the continuing education curriculum at Spear Education. He has traveled to Munich, Germany to learn from Dr. Markus Hürzeler and Dr. Otto Zuhr and has traveled to the Beverly Hills Dental Laboratory to learn from Michel Magne and Dr. Nazariy Mykhaylyuk.

Dr. Forbes strongly believes that continuous learning improves his ability to deliver the best care for his patients available.


Dr. Forbes is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry where he has been awarded a Fellowship, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Seattle Study Club.


Dr. Forbes is a native of Richmond, Virginia and graduated from Collegiate School. He and his wife live in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond with their two boys. He runs very little any more and “plays” golf very occasionally.