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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.

Dr. Craighead is a leader and educator in Gainesville for Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Implant Dentistry, and is one among a small number of specialists worldwide with certificates in both specialties. He is a board certified Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontics. He earned specialty certificates in Periodontics and Prosthodontics, along with a fellowship certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Florida College of Dental Medicine in Gainesville, Fl. He earned his Masters in Prosthodontics from the University of Florida, and became a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, in addition to completing extensive implant education as a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute and the Pikos Institute.

Dr. Craighead is a Gainesville Periodontist with other honors, memberships, and affiliations including:

Membership as a Gainesville dentist in the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Periodontology, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, The International Team for Implantology, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Honor as a chief surgical resident for outstanding dental achievements, service as an instructor, lecturer, and co-developer of the advanced surgical curriculums in the Department of Restorative Science, Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Florida.

Dental care to the Special Needs community at the Tacahale Dental Clinic in Gainesville, FL since 2011.

Lecturing to General Dentists and Specialists alike teaching advanced techniques in full arch Implant rehabilitation and also at the Mini-Residency in Advanced Implant Dentistry offered by the University of Florida, College of Dental Medicine on subjects including bone grafting, dental implant surgery, and advanced prosthodontics.

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