Dr. J. Dwight Bradshaw was born on August 18, 1944 in Portsmouth, Va. He is the son of John W. Bradshaw and Dorothy Chapman Bradshaw. He attended Chuckatuck Elementary School and graduated from Chuckatuck High School in 1962. He entered Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the fall of l962 and graduated in December 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He worked as a chemist for Standard Brands (Planter’s Peanuts) for four years, taught school for one year and worked briefly for the newly formed Sidney Harrell Funeral Home. He entered the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in the fall of 1972 and graduated in 1976 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After a one year General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio he moved back to Suffolk and started his dental practice at 5501 Bennett’s Pasture Road in 1977. He is a member of the Tidewater Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association and the American Dental Association.