Exceptional Dentistry
with a
Warm, Personal Touch

Warm smiles. Cheerful greetings. Everyone notices when you're here. And our entire dental team will know you by name.

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Vero Beach Dentist

About Dr. Root

THE HEART AND MIND OF OUR PRACTICE

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After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Dr. Root pursued post-graduate education in complex restorative dentistry at the Pankey Institute, Spear Education, Gordon Christensen Seminars, and the University of Florida. He is an active member, past president, and international service director of the Vero Beach Sunrise Rotary Club.

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Our Services

We provide a full spectrum of restorative, preventive, and cosmetic dentistry.

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Cosmetic
Dentistry

Whether it’s whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a combination of services, we can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

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Reconstructive
Dentistry

When trauma, injury, decay, or poor oral health leaves you with a broken smile, reconstructive dentistry is the solution.

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Preventive
Dentistry

We place a strong emphasis on your long-term dental and general health. We want to do dentistry that lasts and prevent future problems.

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Cosmetic
Dentistry

Whether it’s whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a combination of services, we can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

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Reconstructive
Dentistry

When trauma, injury, decay, or poor oral health leaves you with a broken smile, reconstructive dentistry is the solution.

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Preventive
Dentistry

We place a strong emphasis on your long-term dental and general health. We want to do dentistry that lasts and prevent future problems.

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Cosmetic
Dentistry

Whether it’s whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a combination of services, we can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

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Reconstructive
Dentistry

When trauma, injury, decay, or poor oral health leaves you with a broken smile, reconstructive dentistry is the solution.

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Preventive
Dentistry

We place a strong emphasis on your long-term dental and general health. We want to do dentistry that lasts and prevent future problems.

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Cosmetic
Dentistry

Whether it’s whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a combination of services, we can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

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Reconstructive
Dentistry

When trauma, injury, decay, or poor oral health leaves you with a broken smile, reconstructive dentistry is the solution.

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Preventive
Dentistry

We place a strong emphasis on your long-term dental and general health. We want to do dentistry that lasts and prevent future problems.

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Our Office

Where the Patient Experience Always Comes First

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Genuine Interaction

In advance of any service, we clearly explain your options, welcome your questions and we honor your choices. Throughout your appointment, we ensure that you’re comfortable and that you understand what’s happening and why.

Patient-Oriented

The walkway to our door is bordered with an abundance of relaxing greenery and plants. Inside, help yourself to our beverage station during your brief wait. We offer neck pillows during treatment, and we use The Wand® technology to deliver pain-free local anesthetic.

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Our Team

Our Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff

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Joli

Business Administrator

Joli — it’s pronounced Yoli — joined our team in 1998. She began as a dental assistant and is now the chief office administrator. Joli enjoys reading, running, traveling and spending time in nature.

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Sandy

Business Administrator

Sandy was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, but she has lived in places from coast to coast. She has more than 40 years' experience as an administrator and has been in the dental profession since 2003. She relocated to Vero Beach in 2013 and joined Root Dental in November 2014.When she is not working, you may spot Sandy at the beach or out listening to live music.

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Tina

Certified Dental Assistant

Tina, our lead dental assistant, grew up in Mississippi. She has been with the practice since 2003. She is certified in dental radiography, expanded functions, biomedical waste control, and CPR.

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Karen

Dental Hygienist

Dentistry is Karen's passion. She's worked in the field since High School. Her first job was working with her Orthodontist. It's what made her fall in love with the field. She loves working with people and finds it particularly satisfying when she is able to take a nervous patient and completely put them at ease.

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Nicole

Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole is originally from New Jersey. Besides being a dental hygienist, she is a certified stand-up paddle board instructor, a Special Olympics surf and SUP coach, and a certified yoga instructor.

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Alexa

Dental Assistant

Alexa grew up in Vero Beach and loves how easy it is to get where you want. Since childhood, she looked forward to going to the dentist and knew she wanted to work in the dental field when she was an adult.In her spare time, she loves anything to do with water and spends a lot of time boating, both river and air. When she’s land-bound she loves running, biking, and taking trips.

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Tamra

Business Administrator

When her son was a year old, Tamra had just separated from the Air Force and was looking for a new direction. She heard about a Red Cross Dental Assisting Training Program at her local base. She enjoyed it and embarked on a new career. That was 1990. Since then, she’s moved on to managing large clinics and now working in a private practice with Dr. Root. She loves watching patients blossom and gain confidence as their smile improves.

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Joli

Business Administrator

Joli — it’s pronounced Yoli — joined our team in 1998. She began as a dental assistant and is now the chief office administrator. Joli enjoys reading, running, traveling and spending time in nature.

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Sandy

Business Administrator

Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Sandy has over ten years of experience in the dental profession and more than twenty as an administrator. She joined Root Dental in 2014.

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Tina

Certified Dental Assistant

Tina, our lead dental assistant, grew up in Mississippi. She has been with the practice since 2003. She is certified in dental radiography, expanded functions, biomedical waste control, and CPR.

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Alexa

Dental Assistant

Alexa grew up in Vero Beach and loves how easy it is to get where you want. Since childhood, she looked forward to going to the dentist and knew she wanted to work in the dental field when she was an adult.. In her spare time, she loves anything to do with water and spends a lot of time boating, both river and air. When she's land-bound she loves running, biking, and taking trips.

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Nicole

Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole is originally from New Jersey. Besides being a dental hygienist, she is a certified stand-up paddle board instructor, a Special Olympics surf and SUP coach, and a certified yoga instructor.

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Karen

Dental Hygienist

Dentistry is Karen's passion. She's worked in the field since high school. Her first job was working with her Orthodontist. It's what made her fall in love with the field. She loves working with people and finds it particularly satisfying when she is able to take a nervous patient and completely put them at ease.

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Tamra

Business Administrator

When her son was a year old, Tamra had just separated from the Air Force and was looking for a new direction. She heard about a Red Cross Dental Assisting Training Program at her local base. She enjoyed it and embarked on a new career. That was 1990. Since then, she’s moved on to managing large clinics and now working in a private practice with Dr. Root. She loves watching patients blossom and gain confidence as their smile improves.

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Testimonials

GET TO KNOW US THROUGH OUR PATIENT REVIEWS

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“You guys are the best. As always, everything from cleaning to x-rays to the review by Dr. Root was professional and thorough. All the staff were wonderful. Wish I could see you more often.”

Stuart L.

"My family and I have been patients of Dr. Root for 20 years. Best health care experience I've had. He always takes the time to explain a situation and my options. The quality of his work is first class. His staff are always friendly and considerate. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat."

Ken F.

“Extremely happy with entire staff. I have been to several doctors recently and none have been more kind, compassionate and professional. The staff is very knowledgeable and efficient."

Fred B.

“Everyone is FANTASTIC! Best experience I have EVER had with a dentist AND staff. PERIOD!”

Michael F.

“Dr Root is the best dentist. He takes extra care in explaining every step of the way. All of his staff are very friendly. I feel like family! The hygienist Nancy is awesome!”

Gregory W.

“Extremely pleased with Dr. Root and his team . I marvel at the changes that have taken place in my mouth. They worked wonders for me. You'd have to experience it to understand.”

David W.

“Best Dentist, Best Staff."

"Best dental care in the area! Very relaxing atmosphere. Staff is polite, compassionate, knowledgeable, and always smiling! 5 stars.”

Dolores W.

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“You guys are the best. As always, everything from cleaning to x-rays to the review by Dr. Root was professional and thorough. All the staff were wonderful. Wish I could see you more often.”

Stuart L.

“Extremely happy with entire staff. I have been to several doctors recently and none have been more kind, compassionate and professional. The staff is very knowledgeable and efficient."

Fred B.

“Everyone is FANTASTIC! Best experience I have EVER had with a dentist AND staff. PERIOD!”

Michael F.

“Dr Root is the best dentist. He takes extra care in explaining every step of the way. All of his staff are very friendly. I feel like family! The hygienist Nancy is awesome!”

Gregory W.

"My family and I have been patients of Dr. Root for some 20 years. Best experience I've had when it comes to health care offices. Dr. Root always takes the time to explain a situation and provides several options for a solution. And the quality of his work is first class. His staff reflects his attitude for quality and are always friendly, organized, and considerate. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat."

Ken F.

“Best Dentist, Best Staff."

"Best dental care in the area! Very relaxing atmosphere. Staff is polite, compassionate, knowledgeable, and always smiling! 5 stars.”

Dolores W.

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