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Along with our accomplished general dentists, our dental specialists can address more complex dental care needs.

Our in-house orthodontist can straighten and improve your smile with traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign® clear aligners and Phase 1 orthodontics.

You can trust our on-site periodontist for laser dentistry, dental implants, crown lengthening, gum graft surgery, soft tissue grafting, periodontal scaling and root planing, periodontal surgical procedures, ridge modification, and regenerative treatments.

To prepare children for a lifetime of good oral health, our in-house pediatric dentist provides children’s fluoride, fillings, pediatric crowns, baby root canals, oral sedation and more for our youngest patients and children with special needs.

We can ensure relaxing visits and eliminate any dental anxiety with soothing sedation dentistry.

Cynthia Brush, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Cynthia Brush has 20 plus years of experience in all stages of tooth/mouth reconstruction from single tooth to full mouth restoration cases. She works closely with our Prosthodontist/Periodontist to ensure long term success and ideal function in the case of full mouth rehabilitation. She is Invisalign certified and completed over 250 cases. In addition, she is Botox certified for management of orofacial pain and headaches when deemed applicable.

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Sara Potter, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Potter attended the University of Florida for undergraduate studies in Microbiology and Cell Science, received her Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from the University of South Florida, and earned her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry from the University of Florida (2007).

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Paayal Bhakta, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Bhakta is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. During her dental career, she has traveled internationally several times to perform outreach dentistry in under-served villages. She continues to help those with limited access to dental care throughout Florida with organizations such as Dentistry from the Heart, Mission of Mercy, Gainesville Community Ministries and the ACORN Dental Clinic.

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Justin Craighead, DMD, MS


Dr. Craighead received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Florida and his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He completed a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he was granted the excellence award for exemplifying excellence in character and clinical proficiency.

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Emily Farris, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Emily Farris attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree and graduated in the top 15 percent of her class. Dr. Farris is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She provides care in general and cosmetic dentistry including fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, implant restorations, partial and complete dentures.

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Benjamin Norris, DMD

General Dentist

With over 30 years of exceptional dental care experience, Dr. Norris has been recognized in the oral health profession for his demonstrated leadership and professionalism with Fellowships in the esteemed American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Patients will really enjoy Dr. Norris’s communication style; simple, logical and delivered with a sense of humor.

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Charmi Patel, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Patel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. She then achieved her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from The Dental College of Georgia. She has leadership experience like being part of the AU Student Council and serving as the Vice President of her class, which required crucial communication with faculty to implement changes in the curriculum. She has volunteer experience like participating at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic by helping facilitate the registration process and maintain patient flow and being part of Della 4 Dentistry where she provided free dental care to veterans at the Veterans Hospital. She also has experience in being a research assistant for the Department of Restorative Sciences and the JLM Lab at the University of Georgia. She is an active member of the Georgia Dental Association and Florida Dental Association.

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Jennifer Stolow, DDS, MSD, MS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Jennifer Stolow (Dr. Jen) was born and raised in South Florida. She attended University of Miami for her undergraduate studies and earned her dental degree and her Pediatric Dental Specialty and Master of Science in Dentistry from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also achieved her master’s in Biomedical Sciences from Florida Atlantic University. During her pediatric dental residency, Dr. Jen served as Chief Resident. She is a member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jen loves working as a pediatric dentist and helping make going to the dentist a fun and positive experience for all her patients.

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Lindsay VonMoss, DMD


Dr. Lindsay VonMoss grew up in rural Pennsylvania but moved to Gainesville as a teenager. She fell in love with our community and decided to stay here to raise her own family. Dr. VonMoss graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Following her undergraduate degree, she continued her education at the University of Florida receiving a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD), where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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