Dr. William L. Davenport
Dr. Davenport was born and raised in Tidewater Virginia and was educated in the Chesapeake public schools, graduating from Western Branch High School in 1969. He attended the College of William and Mary and graduated in 1973 with a degree in economics and received his undergraduate dental education at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University from 1973 to 1977. He graduated with high honors and was inducted into the honorary society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Following dental school, he entered the United States Air Force where he furthered his education through the general practice residency at Eglin Air Force Base. After four years practicing general dentistry, he began his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, California. His surgical training was completed in 1984 and he became board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1986. Following military assignments to Florida and Wiesbaden Germany, he was transferred to Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas where he served as Director of Residency Training and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Additionally, he was the Chief Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General for oral and maxillofacial surgery. He retired with the rank of colonel having nearly 23 years of active duty service. He and his wife relocated to Hampton Roads in 1999 and joined the Hampton Roads Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice in January 2000. Dr. Davenport is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Peninsula Dental Society, Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons and is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He enjoys helping the less fortunate through various volunteer opportunities such as the Missions of Mercy sponsored by the Virginia Dental Association, and The Bland County Missionary Clinic.
Dr. Davenport met his wife, Sue, in college at William and Mary. They have been married since 1974 and have two grown children and three grandchildren. His interests outside of dentistry include his grandchildren, woodworking, wildlife, music, gardening, fishing and sports as well as the challenges of restoring and maintaining a home built in 1900.