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Welcome to Douglas Dentistry in Lutz, FL

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Each member of the Douglas Dentistry team works hard every day to provide every patient with great care. We're a family practice with family values, and we're excited to welcome your family into the Douglas Dentistry family!

Regardless of your age or dental condition, there's something for everyone at our practice. From routine cleanings and check-ups, to professional teeth whitening, to complete cosmetic and implant restorations, we've got you covered! Why drive all over town looking for a Tampa dentist when we offer comprehensive, convenient, and affordable dentistry in Lutz, FL?

Our philosophy is to work in partnership with you in the pursuit of sustainable oral health. We adhere to this philosophy by talking with you about your oral health and your treatment options so that you're empowered to make informed decisions for your own health, and your loved ones' health as well. We take the time to listen to you, and we won't pressure you into receiving treatments you don't want or need. Instead, we'll get to know you and develop a treatment plan that fits your circumstances, your schedule, and your budget.

People of all ages can experience dental treatment anxiety. That's why we've gone out of our way to ensure your visit to Douglas Dentistry is pleasant. We've designed our practice to feel a bit like home. Our reception area is comfortable and inviting. Arrive a few minutes early and enjoy a complimentary coffee or bottled water, then relax in one of our comfortable chairs. Once you're called back into a private treatment room, enjoy our massaging dental chair. Looking for more comfort? Just ask for a blanket and pillow, and we'll be happy to accommodate you! We want you to feel right at home as you receive gentle dental care!

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Still nervous about treatment? Relax! We offer oral conscious sedation so that you can receive the treatment you need without anxiety. The process is simple: we will work with your physician to get a pill prescribed that will allow you to feel calm and relaxed during your treatment. You'll receive just enough medicine so that you're awake, but you'll feel remarkably calm and relaxed. Most of our sedation patients experience little to no discomfort or lingering effects during or after treatment. You may feel a little unsteady as your medication wears off, but we'll give you simple instructions to keep you safe for the rest of the day. Please do plan on having a companion drive you to and from your appointment.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family!

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Meet Our Team

Shawn Douglas, DDS

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Dr. Shawn Douglas is a longtime resident of Florida, and he is happy to be serving the community with excellent and friendly dental care. His commitment is to keeping teeth healthy and creating beautiful smiles.

Dr. Douglas graduated from the prestigious University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Following his training at UNC, Dr. Douglas completed an elective residency at the University of Florida which focused on dental implants and full mouth makeovers. He has been practicing dentistry in the Lutz and Odessa communities since 2006.

In addition to his formal education, Dr. Douglas has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education. His advanced training includes cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the West Coast District Dental Association.

In his personal life, Dr. Douglas and his wife, Jamie, enjoy waterskiing, biking, traveling, and playing with their dogs, Bella and Cassie. They are active members of Idlewild Baptist Church where they regularly organize and participate in community services events.

Dr. Douglas continues to volunteer locally and internationally. Just recently he lead a team of dentists on a trip to Bolivia where they provided free dental care to an underserved rural community. While there, Dr. Douglas had the opportunity to train South American dentists on the latest techniques in dentistry.

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Paula Hall Office Manager

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Paula is a Certified Dental Assistant who has been working as the Office Manager for Dr. Douglas for several years. She is the smiling face you see when you walk in the office. She has always had a passion for teeth and loves comforting patients when they are nervous about their dental issues. In her spare time, she is a fused glass artist and she also enjoys rollerblading, gardening, reading, boating, and spending time with her seven year old son, Sean.

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Kathy Legari – Dental Hygienist

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Kathy grew up in both Southern Indiana and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Pittsburgh for Dental Hygiene School. We have had the pleasure of working with her for two years, but she has been in the dental field for many years. Her experience has spanned from periodontal to general practices. Her comforting manner and joy in educating patients on their oral health make her a wonderful asset to our dental practice. In her spare time, she loves reading a good book, exercising, and keeping up with her two teenage boys.

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Rhonda Francis – Certified Dental Assistant

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Rhonda has over twenty years of experience in the dental field. She has been working with Dr. Douglas for over a year. Rhonda particularly enjoys the diagnostic side of dentistry, as well as creating temporary crowns. She has a warm, comforting side that all of her patients enjoy. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Holly Jokisch - Certified Dental Assistant

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Holly Jokisch is a Certified Dental Assistant who has over ten years of dental experience. She has been working with Dr. Douglas for over two years. Holly enjoys meeting new people and being able to keep them calm and comfortable during their time in our office. In her spare time, she likes reading, walking, and riding bikes with her husband Justin, and with her friends.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family!

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Advanced Technology

Advancements in dental technology have made it easier than ever for us to work together with our patients on understanding their individual oral health, and on deciding together on appropriate treatment plans.

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Digital X-rays are fast and comfortable, and they allow us to quickly and accurately assess your oral health needs. If your last dental X-ray experience included biting down on sharp pieces of film, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the speed and ease of digital X-rays! They require no chemical processing and emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays, making digital dental technology the smart and comfortable choice for your smile.

This digital camera allows us to give you a “tour” of your mouth. The small mouthpiece fits comfortably in your mouth, and instantly projects images of your teeth and gums onto our in-room flatscreen monitors. The intraoral camera provides a real-time view of your mouth, helping you better understand your diagnoses and treatment options, and keeping you at the center of your treatment plan.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family!

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Kid-Friendly Dentistry

Children who have positive dental experiences are more likely to develop healthy habits that will stick with them for a lifetime. But for many children, a trip to the dentist can be frightening! Dr. Douglas and our entire staff are great with kids. We treat our younger patients with extra sensitivity, and our gentle, personable approach will help your child (and you) feel at ease in our care. We love to teach children about the importance of good oral hygiene, and we make it fun! So do your a child a favor and call today to schedule an appointment!

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A Clean & Safe Office

We work hard every day to ensure that our practice exceeds all American Dental Association (ADA) and OSHA standards for cleanliness and safety. We have a dedicated area with state-of-the-art sterilization technology where every instrument is wrapped, disinfected, and made ready before your visit. Each room is also sanitized between patients. Your safety and your comfort are our top priorities, and we're confident that you'll notice and appreciate our dedication to safety and cleanliness each time you visit.

Training & Continuing Education

You can be confident in us as your qualified dental healthcare professionals. We are fully trained, skilled, and certified to offer you the level of care you are looking for. We also fulfill our responsibility to pursue continuing education. We attend dental conventions, gatherings, and lectures to keep informed about new products and equipment, to stay on top of advancements in treatment procedures and techniques, and to learn how we can better serve you and your family as our patients.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family!

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5306 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, Florida 33558
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