About Your Dentist

John Cranham, DDS

My Mission

Dr. John C. Cranham is a highly respected and renowned dentist in Chesapeake, VA. At his state-of-the-art office, he delivers unsurpassed general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry, including TMJ THERAPY and DENTAL IMPLANT SERVICES. He uses his vast experience and expansive knowledge to create healthy, natural-looking smiles.


Dr. Cranham was an honors graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in 1988. He’s an internationally recognized speaker on the esthetic principles of smile design, contemporary occlusal concepts, treatment planning, restoration selection, digital photography, laboratory communication, and happiness and fulfillment in dentistry.

Dr. Cranham founded Cranham Dental Seminars, which provides lectures, mobile programs, and intensive hands-on experiences to dentists around the world. In 2008, Cranham Dental Seminars merged with THE DAWSON ACADEMY, a world-famous continuing education facility based in St. Petersburg, Florida. As The Dawson Academy’s acting Clinical Director, Dr. Cranham is involved with many of the courses and provides continuing education to dental professionals across the globe. He spends approximately two-thirds of his time in private practice and the other third as an educator. He believes this balance keeps him on the leading edge of both disciplines.

A published author, Dr. Cranham is committed to providing the highest quality patient care, as well as developing sound educational programs that exceed the needs of today’s dental professional.

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

He is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and American Equilibration Society.

Peter E. Dawson, D.D.S. is considered to be one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in the history of dentistry. He is the founder of the “Concept of Complete Dentistry Series” as well as The Dawson Academy.

Kaitlyn Cranham, DMD

"A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear."

My Mission

“My mission as a dentist is to save teeth, restore function, and ease pain. I want to make sure that every patient leaves our office smiling with newfound pride and confidence.”


University of Louisville School of Dentistry – Louisville, KYDoctorate of Dental Medicine

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Blacksburg, VABachelor of Science

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Cranham is committed to pursuing opportunities for continuing education and advanced training in order to provide her patients with the most up-to-date technology, techniques, and treatments in dentistry.  She routinely participates in organizations and activities that promote professional development, including the American Student Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

In her free time, Dr. Cranham enjoys spending time with friends and family. She especially loves being on the lake in the summer, reading good books, cooking new recipes, and finding new cozy coffee shops.