Meet Dr. Charles “Charlie” Boxx

Enthusiasm and compassion along with a sense of humor are all evident when meeting Dr. Charlie Boxx. “I would describe myself as approachable and down to earth, easy-going but a hard worker (if that combination exists,)” he says modestly with a smile. “No question is ‘dumb’ or ‘inappropriate.’ I want patients to know that I’m here for them, and I want their experience to be nothing but positive.”

A son of two medical professionals, his dad a general dentist and his mom employed at a medical research firm, Charlie’s interest in dentistry began during his childhood in Newport News, VA spending time in his father’s dental office. During the summers of his years at Virginia Tech, where he majored in Biology graduating Cum Laude, he shadowed and assisted an oral surgeon. “It didn’t take long for me to realize that this was what I wanted to do with my life. I loved the combination of dentistry, medicine, trauma, and anesthesia.”

“I was so scared to get my wisdom teeth removed, but Dr. Boxx and his staff made me feel at ease from check in , consultation and procedure day!”

–Abigail M.

Education and Credentials

Charlie has followed through with that love, graduating from VCU School of Dentistry Magna Cum Laude and as a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. He received his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certification from VCU where he was honored with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Student Award and was a recipient of the 2018 Geistlich Osteoscience Resident Implant Conference Scholarship.

“Completing my residency at VCU has given me the opportunity to observe, operate with, and learn from the doctors at COFS over the past few years, and I’ve always had a tremendous respect for their dedication to both their patients and to teaching others. I’ve viewed them as role models, and it’s an absolute honor to now be able to work alongside them. I’m also excited to join such a helpful, welcoming and friendly staff.”

Of special interest to Charlie are dental implants, orthognathic surgeries, pathology, and facial trauma surgeries.

Dr. Charles “Charlie” Boxx | Virginia Oral Surgeon | Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery

Professional Affiliations

These include the Virginia Dental Association, The American Dental Association, The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Community/Volunteer Work

Throughout Dental School and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency, Charlie participated in over a dozen Mission of Mercy projects, providing for the dental needs of underserved populations of Virginia in Wise County, Grundy, Gloucester, and Yorktown. He has also been a Special Olympics volunteer, offering free dental care to at-need participants. He describes this volunteer work as “always a great experience, so rewarding to be able to help people that have fallen on tough times or are less fortunate.”


Fun Facts

Emily, the special lady in his life, recently graduated from VCU as a Nurse Practitioner. Charlie and Emily are looking forward to some post-graduation free time, catching up with family and friends and their golden retriever, Duke. Although a Peninsula native, Charlie notes, “I truly fell in love with RVA while in dental school. It’s a constantly-evolving mix of dining, festivals, breweries, and music that make it hard to want to live anywhere else.”

Favorite pastimes

“I try to be on or at least near the water as much as I can and enjoy fishing, boating, and camping at the beach as well as taking advantage of Richmond’s many hiking trails.”

Favorite App

ESPN. It’s not surprising considering that Charlie enjoys so many sports: golf (“despite my lack of talent,”) soccer, college football (“Go Hokies!”), running, and biking.

If I were not an oral surgeon…

“Deep sea fisherman, no question”

Favorite “Out of the Boxx” experience

“I got a walk-on invitation to try out for Virginia Tech’s football team. Needless to say, it was short-lived!”

Fun Fact

“I’m an Oakland Raiders football fan.” (Ask him why!)

Couple of favorite movies

“Good Will Hunting” and “Gladiator”

Apple or PC?

Grew up on PC but now have sold out and have become an Apple guy.

What’s on your bucket list?

“Swim with great white sharks (maybe a few steel bars in between us!)”

Favorite Quotes

“The goal is not to be better than anyone else but to be better than you were yesterday.” – Some Internet guy

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky and/or Michael Scott from “The Office”

The COFS staff describes him

“Dr. Boxx is a cool guy with a great personality, and we can’t wait for you to meet him!”