James E. Krochmal, D.D.S.


Dr. Krochmal is a graduate of the University of Maryland and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore. Upon graduation he served in the United States Navy Dental Corps. After his naval service, he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a post residency fellowship in facial pain and reconstructive surgery at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Academic Appointments

Dr. Krochmal holds academic appointments at Old Dominion University Department of Health Sciences and MCV/VCU School of Dentistry. He is on the community faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.


Active in state and local dental and oral surgery societies, Dr. Krochmal has served as the President of the Tidewater Dental Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Dental Association for 10 years and on the Executive Council of the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons serving in several positions including President. He has been honored with fellowships in the Virginia Dental Association, the Pierre Fauchard Society, American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

Community Service

Dr. Krochmal is active in many community activities including service on the Advisory Committee of the Park Place Dental Clinic. He regularly donates his time there as well as with the Virginia Dental Association Dental Missions of Mercy.

Sports Dentistry

Dr. Krochmal is the team oral surgeon for the Norfolk Admirals, Norfolk Tides and student athletes at Old Dominion University. He has been the Admiral’s Oral Surgeon since their inaugural season.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Krochmal holds privileges at DePaul Bon Secours Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General, Sentara Leigh Hospital and Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.

Professional Associations

Dr. Krochmal is proud to be a member of the Tidewater Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association of Oral and Maxiollofacial Surgeons and the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.


When Dr. Krochmal is not in the office he can be found in the greenhouse with his orchids and serves on the board of the Tidewater Orchid Society. He is an avid Admirals, Tides and ODU basketball fan and attends most games.

Norfolk Oral Surgery and Implant Center and Dr. Krochmal proudly offer the following services:

Dental Implants, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Extractions, Preprosthetic Surgery, Bone Grafting, and Surgical Root Canals. Dr. Krochmal's advanced training in anesthesia allows us to provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety in our office setting.

We serve Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton Roads and the Virginia Peninsula. Please contact our oral and maxillofacial surgery office at (757) 440-7777.