Dr. Trotter completed his undergraduate studies and Dental School at Indiana University. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Navy as a Lieutenant and began his general dentistry career at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. Further tours of duty included Guam and the Washington Navy Yard. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP). Subsequently, he served three years as the Oral Surgeon at Naval Hospital, Naples, Italy and then as attending staff at the NMCP residency program. After completing 13 years of active duty, he continued in the Naval Reserves achieving the rank of Captain.

Dr. Trotter practiced for 14 years at Southside Oral & Facial Surgery in Chester, Hopewell and Petersburg, Virginia before he purchased the practice from Dr. Mrazik in 2016 and starting Hampton Oral & Facial Surgery. He has served as the President of the Southside Dental Society of the Virginia Dental Association, on the Executive Council for the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and as the Treasurer of the Apollonia Dental Study Club, in Richmond, Va. He has been a part-time faculty member of VCU Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Trotter volunteers his time and talent for various Virginia Dental Association programs such as the Mission of Mercy, Donated Dental Services and Give Kids a Smile.

Married to his wife Suzie for over 25 years, he has two adult children. When not practicing oral surgery, Dr. Trotter enjoys spending time with family and friends and sailing.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Diplomate National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association

We are proud to announce Dr. Ben Archer has joined our practice on a part-time basis. A native of the Tidewater Area, Dr. Archer received his undergraduate education from the University of Virginia.

After being awarded a Navy Health Professions Scholarship, he attended the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). There he was awarded the AAOMS Oral Surgery Dental School Achievement Award. He then went on to complete residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Following residency training, Dr. Archer was stationed aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during its first sea trial period.

He currently serves as an attending surgeon at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s residency training program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with special interests in dentoalveolar surgery, implant surgery, orthognathic surgery, bone grafting, reconstructive surgery and temporomandibular joint surgery.

In his spare time, Dr. Archer can be found spending time with his wife, Valeria, who is an Endodontist in Newport News. They enjoy traveling and volunteering in multiple Mission of Mercy Projects throughout Virginia and Texas. Dr. Archer is avid fisherman and enjoys getting to the CrossFit gym as much as he can.