Island Children’s Dentistry is a cheerful, fun and relaxing environment designed just for kids. Equipped with the latest dental technology, entertainment stations and a salt water aquarium, children and their families will feel welcomed and relaxed while receiving exceptional dental care. Dr. Gema Island, a board certified pediatric dentist, specializes in sedation for children, teenagers and special needs children. Dr. Island completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at TUFTS University Dental School where she received the prestigious Bates Award for her postgraduate research. As a published dentist in peer-review journals and lecturing internationally, Dr. Island continues to learn from and educate others in pediatric dentistry. Island Children’s Dentistry is committed to delivering the highest quality of care using the latest techniques and equipment. Dr. Gema has a special permit by the State of Virginia to provide conscious and IV sedation to her anxious patients, including Nitrous Oxide and Wand Anesthesia, along with Laser Dentistry, to reduce pain. As a mom —and dentist — minimizing fears and puting a smile on a child’s face brings her joy.