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Dr. Jorge Pelaez, DMD, FAGD

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Virginia Beach, VA

About Dr. Jorge Pelaez

Jorge Pelaez is a native of the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. He completed pre-dental studies at Penn State University where he was also a member of the varsity golf team. Subsequently, he attended dental school at the University of Pittsburgh. After completing a one year AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency, he spent an additional 7 years in military service as a Navy dentist. During his military time he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina and at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. The Navy then brought him back east to Virginia Beach where he spent his last 3 years at the Dam Neck Dental Clinic. Dr. Pelaez completed two deployments while in the Navy. The first was an 8-month deployment as the dentist for 2,200 Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the Norfolk based USS Iwo Jima during the ship’s inaugural deployment. He also spent 8 months in Camp Virginia, Kuwait where he was the dentist working as part of a 5 member team serving the US military troops as well as a multinational group of patients from South Korea, Mongolia, Australia, the UK to name a few. After separating from the military in the spring of 2009, he immediately became an associate dentist in private practice. It was always a life long goal to practice dentistry under his own terms. Being able to build his ideal long-term practice after 13 years as a dentist on land owned by family has been very rewarding. It involved long delays in approval by the city zoning board and a lot of patience, however it has come together beautifully since construction started in October 2013. Dr. Pelaez thrives on continuing education. He attained his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2010. On a regular basis, he seeks out the latest techniques and equipment to make dentistry more efficient, comfortable and affordable for his patients. He maintains active membership in the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Tidewater Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. “My favorite hobby is actually dentistry believe it or not. I think I’m very lucky to love my job as much as I do. I really never feel that I’m working when treating patients. Practicing dentistry is one of the most enjoyable activities for me.” Since moving to Virginia Beach in 2006, he met his wife Reena Talreja-Pelaez, a local OB/GYN. They have two young children, Mateo and Lola. In his free time, Dr. Pelaez likes to do most anything outdoors including running, mountain biking, going to the beach, basketball and golf. As a cook, he enjoys experimenting with new recipes. “I enjoy the temperate climate of Virginia Beach and after being in the Navy for 8 years I became accustomed to living near the coast. I feel land locked any time I’m away from the coast for a few days! And of course Reena is a native and her parents and brother live here. Even my parents, originally from Spain, moved to Virginia Beach in retirement 5 years ago so it truly is home for me and my family.”

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Pittsburgh, Doctor of Dental Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1255324315

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5.0
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Always so caring and professional. Even personally called to make sure I was doing okay after my wisdom tooth extraction.
Always so caring and professional. Even personally called to make sure I was doing okay after my wisdom tooth extraction.
Brian W. · August 11, 2019
This was my first visit and from the point of first contact the entire visit was a pleasure. The front officeis helpful and professional. Leeandra, my hygienist, is caring and very capable. Dr. Pelaez is thorough, helpful, talented and listens thoughtfully. My visit was a great experience!
This was my first visit and from the point of first contact the entire visit was a pleasure. The front office is helpful and professional. Leeandra, my hygienist, is caring andvery capable. Dr. Pelaez is thorough, helpful, talented and listens thoughtfully. My visit was a great experience!
Ann C. · August 5, 2019

Dr. Jorge Pelaez's office location

Dentistry of Virginia Beach

1805 Colonial Medical Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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Always so caring and professional. Even personally called to make sure I was doing okay after my wisdom tooth extraction.

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This was my first visit and from the point of first contact the entire visit was a pleasure. The front office is helpful and professional. Leeandra, my hygienist, is caring and very capable. Dr. Pelaez is thorough, helpful, talented and listens thoughtfully. My visit was a great experience!

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I have a fear of dentists and Dr. Pelaez immediately put me at ease. His calm and confident manner made me realize that I was in very good hands! I appreciate how he took the time to explain everything to me. Dr. Pelaez is an outstanding dentist!

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This was an unplanned visit, and I was quickly accommodated. My issue was resolved right away. Great team!

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Best dentist I’ve ever had. He takes the time to explain options. I like his measured, conservative approach.

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He was very informative. Very sweet and caring. He is my new dentist for my whole family. His staff was amazing as well. Just a very pleasant experience.

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Excelente!

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Well if you can say you love going to the dentist which not many people do... I'd say I do love Dr. Jorge Pelaez and his staff! The office is very pleasant, comfortable and clean. Amanda and Marisol are soooo sweet! Very attentive and concerned for your comfort and well being. Dr. Jorge Pelaez is wonderful!! Very gentle and very comforting. Also very knowledgeable and professional. I feel very secure and that I am in good hands when I am at his office for treatment. Thank you to Dr. Pelaez, Marisol and Amanda!! Linda

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Made me feel at ease and comfortable. I don’t normlly like going to the dentist and this visit reassured me enough to schedule a follow up visit for more work next week. Thank you!

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When I left Indiana, I was also leaving behind the very best Dentist I ever had, by far. I was concerned about finding someone who could even approach his quality of care. Well, I did find such a person - Jorge Pelaez is an incredible person who sincerely cares about his patients and had a great gift where his work is concerned - he is very skilled and I can trust him and don't feel anxious when I am there. Could not ask for more.

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Awesome! How many can say that about a trip to the dentist? Highly recommend.

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I love the practice and the people I have officially changed my Dental Office. They get 5 stars from me!

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Dr. Pelaez is fantastic. He was able to get me in today on an emergency basis with no issues. Dr. Pelaez assessed the issue and came up with a course of action. This office is great and the staff is always so kind. Highly recommend.

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I had recently moved to the area and was looking for a dentist in the area. I found this office online while searching and was impressed by the website and the ability to make appointments through their website. When I arrived at the office it was very professional and peaceful and all of the staff was friendly and helpful. The facility itself was very clean and up to date. I was very comfortable during my visit and even enjoyed some episodes of “Fixer Upper” while waiting in the chair and getting my teeth cleaned. My insurance was explained to me so I knew what was covered and how much. The doctor himself was very warm and welcoming and knowledgeable. I overall really enjoyed the office and already made my 6 month appointment!

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Friendly and patient

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Everyone was so friendly and I'm grateful for the promptness of it all!

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Excellent. I'll be keeping regular appointments. Highly recommend.

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Dr. Pelaez is fantastic. He is kind and takes time to explain different options and treatments. His staff is always so kind.

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I feel very good about choosing Dr Pelaez for my dental healthcare. He was throrough in his examination and informative. His office staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

More than 1 year ago
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Excellent doctor; excellent staff

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Excellent doctor; excellent process.

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I had a great experience today. Very prompt and great advice. setting up appointments for whole family.

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Nice place and very nice people..

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Awesome Dentist......very professional and knowledgeable

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Here's how it my visit went: I went online and picked an appointment- miraculously available the same day. The paperwork was filled out easily via ipad, no waiting! The hygienist came out and confirmed a few key details. Imaging was completed in a matter of seconds, and then I'm back in the chair watching TV, and actually enjoying myself. The procedure was completed effortlessly- with zero pain or discomfort, and payment was simple and quick. Then I get an email giving me a recap of my procedure, next steps, my next appointment is booked and now I'm doing this survey! Dr. Pelaez and his staff were impeccable, and efficient! I can't believe how good this experience was, I look forward to my next visit. This is by far one of the best service experiences I've ever had, especially with regards to healthcare.

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Great dentist who understands his patients. Great office staff.

More than 1 year ago
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I was very very pleased with service rendered!

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Very nice people. clean office I was on vacation and had a toothache and needed a dentist and I would recommend them highly

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I was very nervous and they made me feel so welcome . after i was done i felt confident that i chose a great dentist. Had a great experience.

More than 1 year ago
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It was excellent. I can't complain about anything. They took the time to explain everything to me. They came up witht the best plan to help me with my problems. Thank you

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Kind, professional, friendly and a very knowledgeable dentist and staff. All paperwork is completed on an iPad, quick and easy. It's a beautiful state of the art office. What's really important is how knowledgeable everyone is. I highly recommend it.

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I enjoyed how the Dentist was pleasant and did what he could to respect and satisfy my wishes! He was very professional and was sure to be honest about his thoughts and opinions without making me feel pressured.

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Being in a new place I did not have a dentist,however I had a bad tooth ache,also I had just had a crown fall out. On his sight there was a appointment the next day, I signed up for it online. The staff there could not have been nicer. And Dr.Pelaez was super friendly and explained what needed to be done. I have appointment to have the work done this week. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Palazzo.

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Finally found a dentist in feel comfortable with, amazing staff, great customer service and very friendly

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Friendly staff and professional service. Very educational. Highly recommend!

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Dr Pelaz and team were outstanding. Very patient orientated and made for a pleasant experience.

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Very pleasant! Highly recomended!!

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My visit was very nice, Dr. Pelaez and each of the staff members were very friendly and professional. The officer was very nice.

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Amazing dentist. He really go to the root of the problem and explained everything in detail to me. His staff was amazing and very sweet!

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I have been to many dentist and he is the best.

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Excellent experience. Knowledgeable staff. State of the art equipment.

More than 1 year ago
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He was very professional and honest.

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Very professional and caring. Put me at ease right away.

More than 1 year ago
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First impressions......love this practice!

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My visit with Dr. Pelaez was excellent! I went into the dentist Monday with a horrifically painful wisdom tooth. I ended up finded out it had broken due to a severe cavity and it had to be removed. Unfortunately the dentist's office I was at couldn't do the removal for me and referred me to an oral surgeon. I was heartbroken when the surgeon's office told me they didn't have anything available for 2 weeks due to the doctor being on vacation so I instantly started looking up other options. My google search lead me to ZocDoc. Dr. Pelaez was one of the first dentists I saw when I searched ZocDoc. The reviews I read made me feel like this was the route to take for my next try at getting an appointment with an oral surgeon that could get me in ASAP as well as give me excellent care. And the feeling was correct! The ZocDoc website wasn't working well on my phone so I called the office directly just to ensure I had scheduled an appointment with the office properly. Leslie was the woman I spoke with when I called around 12pm Monday 1/4/16 & she was wonderful to deal with even though I was in such an uncomfortable & frustrated state! She got me scheduled for an appointment at 10am bright an early the next day, Tuesday 1/5/16. When I walked in Tuesday morning, My husband & I were greeted with smiles and a warm welcome. The entire staff was knowledgeable, kind and the facility was beautiful, everything looked clean, up-to-date & well equipped. I haven't had any teeth pulled since I was a kid and had a few baby teeth pulled. At one point just before they got started, I teared up from thinking about what was about to happened. Without skipping a beat or even calling attention to it as the doctor explained more of the process, my hygienist dried the tears that had rolled down my cheek! My worries didn't last long in this office! The staff does their best to make you as comfortable and well-informed as possible! It took just over an hour from start to finish, from the check in to the checkout. I was done and ready to go by 11:05! It was also damn near painless. Only part that remotely "hurt" was the beginnings of the numbing process and that was a tiny prick for a few seconds. Dr. Pelaez takes the time to ensure your mouth is legitimately ready to before starting any work! I still need the other 3 wisdom teeth removed and will DEFINITELY be visiting this office again for the procedure, no doubt about it!! Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Dentistry of Virginia Beach!!

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Dr Pelaez and his staff are great! They managed to get me and all three of my kids in on one visit. They are very family friendly and we felt at home when we were there. My kids would recommend them because they hand out great toys and have asked me several times when it's time for their next dentist apt. I had to get a crown and I've been very happy with the results, feels like my own tooth, which is a big compliment because I've had so much trouble with past crowns and finding a dentist that would do it right the first time. Dr. Pelaez also use to be a military dentist so of course, very military friendly as well.

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I was terribly anxious to go to the dentist this time ... after a not so great visit with my last dentist. Dr. Palaez was the perfect one to relieve that anxiety; the visit was everything it should have been. The staff was friendly, welcoming, and just nice. Seriously just genuinely nice. They have our family as patients for as long as we're in the area.

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It was a very positive experience for a dental visit. I was impressed that Dr. Palaez took the time to show me and explain the xray he took and discuss the diagnosis and the options for treatment in detail. He answered all my questions thoroughly without trying to unduly influence my decision, which I will make at a later date. The office was especially clean and modern - I was also impressed that there was computer access at the dental chair such that I could view the xray and other relevant information while in the chair. I was also impressed with his website which enabled me to make the appointment on line after normal hours and fill in the new patient paperwork on line before the visit.

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We live in Hampton but travel to Virginia Beach to continue to see Dr. Paleaz. Outstanding dentist in every way.

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The visit was amazing, the staff was polite and very professional. I feel lucky to have found them and will continue to use them for the remainder of my time in living Virginia.

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