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Welcome To Tioga Dental

Customer service is our priority. We want our patients to feel welcome and relaxed. From the moment you walk through the door, you will realize our office is not stereotypical. A tranquil waterfall creates a spa-like atmosphere putting our patients at ease.

Choosing a dental practice that meets the needs of your whole family can sometimes be a challenge. At Tioga Dental & Orthodontics, we are proud to offer a wide array of Dental Services to Gainesville area residents. Using advanced technology and thorough treatment plans, Dr. Cynthia Brush, Dr. Sara Potter, and our experienced team of specialists look forward to helping you and your family achieve optimal oral health.

A comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff promote our ideals for patient comfort and satisfaction, while extensively-trained and knowledgeable doctors uphold the quality of our dentistry services. Whether your appointment is a routine dental checkup or a complex oral surgery, you can have peace of mind knowing that you will be treated compassionately.

Take control of your treatment options when it comes to dentistry services in Gainesville. Contemporary technology and an experienced staff allow us to provide a wide range of restoration options, cosmetic procedures, bruxism treatments, and oral surgeries. Our E4D machines make same day placement possible for most crowns or veneers, and T-scan and i-CAT imaging for bite analysis give us precise data for oral surgeries, sleep apnea or TMJ treatments. If you need cosmetic procedures, we can give you a complete smile makeover, from teeth whitening to even the most extensive restorative procedures.

Demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques, offering dental advice for parents, and illustrating diagnoses on chairside monitors are just some of the ways we express our commitment to patient education. At Tioga Dental & Orthodontics, we want you to feel comfortable with making decisions about your oral health. The pages of this website are designed to help you learn more about your oral health, familiarize yourself with our dentists, and browse the services we provide to help you maintain optimal health.

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Our State-of-the-Art Office

Because we know that your experience with us begins before you even walk through the door, our friendly office staff at Tioga Dental & Orthodontics is prepared to not only schedule appointments over the phone, but also answer questions about insurance, payments, and aftercare. We will go out of our way to help you because we believe that patients armed with information can make the best decisions for their oral health. In fact, you will find a wealth of information on this website pertaining to services and our dentists’ extensive credentials. New patients are welcome to read more information about their first visit and how to get the most out of the appointment on our new patients page.

Customer service is our priority. We want our patients to feel welcome and relaxed at our Gainesville dental office. From the moment you walk through the door, you will realize our office is not stereotypical. A tranquil waterfall in our reception room creates a spa-like atmosphere, putting our patients at ease. Our emphasis on comfort continues with our technologically-advanced examination rooms, each equipped with nitrous oxide and massage chairs. Flat screen TVs on the ceiling above the dental chair provide both entertainment and distraction while you are undergoing your dental procedure. Dr. Brush and our compassionate staff focus on helping you feel calm and educated about your treatments or diagnostics.

Advanced technology makes the difference in our dental practice in Gainesville. VELScope early Oral Cancer and disease screening systems detect signs of oral cancer cells before they are visible to the naked eye. Ultrasonic scaling and root planing tools make deep cleaning of the teeth and gums more comfortable. The cone beam 3-D X-rays of the i-CAT machine produce vivid images of oral and facial structure that allow us to make precise diagnoses and better explain treatment procedures to our patients. For accurate occlusal analysis, T-scan produces immediate data on a patient’s bite to help us effectively provide restorative dentistry services and treatments for TMJ disorder and bruxism.


Tioga Dental and Orthodontics is by far the best practice, in the North Central Florida region. Better yet the whole state of Florida, in my personal experience as a patient and a dental assistant.
Malika Delgado
Wonderful experience!! I’ve gone to a few dentists, and would not go anywhere else given the option. The office staff and environment are excellent!
Angel D.
Super awesome experience every time I go! I have never had to wait long. Dr. Potter is very knowledgeable, thorough, and respectful. All of the staff are friendly and helpful, and take the time to listen and discuss any questions or concerns every time.
Angela Davenport
This dental office is the best I’ve ever been to!! I’ve been seeing Dr. Brush since 2001, and she’s only gotten better and better. Her office staff is happy and skilled at all phases of dentistry, from check-in to check-out!!
Debbie Mancini
Very professional. I recently had oral surgery on Thursday . The doctor and his surgical assistants made sure everything was explained to me and never left my side. I’m not very found of going to the dentist due to a past horrible situation however, the staff surpassed my expectations
Sharmaine Penny
Love their family friendly service. Had the best dentist and dental hygienists. The whole family had great experience, in spite of the fact that i have very sensitive teeth. Great Job Jolene!
Ruth Tuazon
Hands down the best care and comfort around. I have a true phobia of the dentist due to a child trauma. They made me feel at ease on the first initial visit and today when I had 3 teeth cut out, it was painless, they held my hand and it took only an hour.
Ashley Roberts
Wish I could leave a 10 star review! I can’t say thank you enough to Dr. Craighead for his patience and calming bedside manner throughout my surgical implant procedure yesterday. To say I was nervous was an understatement.
Melissa Sykes

Meet Our Dental Staff

Cynthia Brush, DMD

After graduating cum laude from the University of Central Florida, Dr. Brush earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1999. With a focus on [...]

Sara Potter, DMD

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Dr. Sara Potter moved with her family to Tampa, FL to complete her high school education. Dr. Potter attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate [...]