Meet Our Orthodontists


Eastern Virginia Orthodontics provides three of the best orthodontists in the state of Virginia: Dr. Shivar, Dr. Peluso, and Dr. Savage. Collectively, our doctors have more than X years of experience and are looking forward to providing exceptional service for many years to come. Visit us at one of our three convenient locations to meet our friendly staff in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. We care deeply about providing outstanding care to create healthy, beautiful smiles for all of our patients. Read about the impressive credentials of Dr. Shivar, Dr. Peluso, and Dr. Savage below.

Walker W. Shivar, D.D.S.


Dr. Walker Shivar has been creating beautiful smiles since 1981! Dr. Shivar attended Penn State University for his undergraduate studies and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia. He went on to complete specialty training, receiving his Orthodontic Specialty Certificate from Eastman Dental Clinic.

Dr. Shivar is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and stays up to date with the latest in the orthodontic community by maintaining active memberships with the following groups:

  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • Virginia Association of Orthodontists
  • Tidewater Orthodontic Society
  • Tidewater Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • American Dental Association 
  • The Seaboard Dental Study Club

He and his wife, Donna, live in Norfolk and have adjusted to the "empty nest syndrome". Their daughters, Kaitlyn and MacKenzie, live in Arlington and Richmond respectively. All enjoy more than ever the holidays and vacations that enable the family to spend time together.

In his leisure time, Dr. Shivar enjoys playing tennis and golf, reading and performing magic.

Anthony R. Peluso, D.D.S.


After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at St. John’s University, Dr. Anthony Peluso earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia. His postgraduate training was completed at MCV/VCU in Richmond, where he received his Orthodontic Specialty Certificate. Dr. Peluso has been in practice since 1999.

Dr. Peluso is board certified and maintains an active membership with many organizations that allow him to keep up with all of the latest advancements in the industry. These groups include:

  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Beach Dental Study Club
  • Tidewater Orthodontic Society
  • The Virginia Association of Orthodontists 

In addition, he was president of the Tidewater Dental Association during the 2007-2008 year.

In giving back to the community, Dr. Peluso volunteers with the Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America and Give Kids a Smile. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, Rose, and their four children: Anthony, Hannah, Madison and Kate. Away from the office, Dr. Peluso enjoys fitness, reading, motorcycles and carving duck decoys.

Ross A. Savage, D.M.D.

Ross A. Savage, D.M.D.

Dr. Savage received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Virginia in 2012. He earned his D.M.D from the University of Louisville in 2016. Dr. Savage obtained his certificate in Orthodontics from the Georgia School of Orthodontics in 2020 and is board eligible. Dr. Savage grew up in Virginia Beach and is very excited to return to the area and become a new provider of orthodontic care in our practice.

Are you ready to achieve a gorgeous, healthy new smile with comfortable and quality care? Contact us to schedule a consultation or use our convenient online appointment request form. We can't wait to hear from you!