Gator Dental

The greatest compliment we can receive is when patients trust us enough to refer their friends and family and for more than 30 years that is how Gator Dental continues to grow.  That is why you will not find us in the Yellow Pages.

The greatest professional compliment a doctor can receive is when another doctor asks to be your patient.  A “Doctor’s Doctor” is a common term used by health professionals to define a highly respected clinician that other clinicians choose for their own care and the healthcare of their friends and family members.  Dr. White has earned that honor and has been blessed to have had more than 60 physicians and their families and dozens of dentists trust him for their care.  

Patient Testimonials

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Patient Review

Great office and a great location on the main street in the neat village of Hawthorne.  We saw the office on the short bike trail from Gainesville and stopped in to take a look. The first thing we heard was somebody laughing and the girls at the front desk and a couple of patients were all just smiling and having fun. That alone told us this was the right place and every visit for my wife and I has been great and we get to bike there. They have a refrigerator in the lobby full cold spring water for folks walking and riding the Gainesville – Hawthorne Trial. How cool is that?

- Matthew A. Gainesville, FL

5 out of 5 stars by Matthew A. 

Patient Review

I have a bad history with my dental care of just going for emergencies and things got to the point where I was going to lose my front teeth. I heard finally there was a Clear Choice style office in the area and went for an exam. The staff set up a reasonable plan for me to get all of my dental work done so I would not have any more emergencies like that. I started crying when I saw how beautiful my new smile was and I am honestly thankful for what they did for me.

- Laura K. Melrose, FL

5 out of 5 stars by Laura K. 

Patient Review

I've been going here since I was in head start! I'm 31 now and this group of people are simply amazing. They really care about their patients and treat you like human beings! They work with you on any schedule you may have & they do see kids! I recommend Gator Dental to everyone. My whole family comes here! It's beautiful, it's clean, & everyone is so amazing & number one at their jobs!

- Alyssa M.

5 out of 5 stars by Alyssa M.

Patient Review

Everyone at Gator Dental is very friendly and gentle. They are also happy to answer all of your crazy questions and explained my insurance in a way that made sense. They were easy to find as they are across from the Alachua County Library in historic Hawthorne.

- Jennifer S. Micanopy, FL

 5 out of 5 stars by Jennifer S. 

Patient Review

I love the entire staff. It felt like a family living room as I waited. I've never met or had a loving, kinder dentist. He had my well-being first and foremost.

- Laurel C.

5 out of 5 stars by Laurel C.

Patient Review

This is by far the best dental experience I can remember. I had not been to the dentist in years due to lack of insurance. I first called Gator Dental in a panic due to some pain and swelling around a back tooth. They told me to come right in and the exam and x-rays were fast. Dr. White was kind and knowledgeable and quickly got my pain and infection under control.  I was off to CVS and back to work.  Gator Dental is simply wonderful.

- Bailey M. Gainesville, FL

 5 out of 5 stars by Bailey M. 

Patient Review

I was honestly worried as I had neglected things so long. They are "out of network" for my insurance, but heard this is the best location if you live in Putnam County and God was it worth for me to see them. Just head west down State Road 20 - Crill Avenue. The office is extremely clean. The front office staff is friendly and knows everything about insurance and helped me find a better less expensive plan that I was on with more coverage. If you are worried like I was, this is a great place.

- Edward W. Interlachen - Palatka, FL

 5 out of 5 stars by Edward W. 

Patient Review

No more driving to Ocala.  We live in the Island Lake community between, Orange Springs and Citra and you have to drive a ways to any kind of doctors.  Finally we got a new Internal Medicine office in Fort McCoy that we love and they told us about Gator Dental.  It is so quick and convenient to head up to Hawthorne.  I so wish we had heard about it sooner.  Everyone there is really nice and the doctors are fantastic.  Took my husband up there and he was going to have to be there for awhile and I never liked sitting in doctor’s offices and when I told the ladies that they told me there was a nice library across the street and then called me when my husband was finished.  It was the first time I had been to the library in probably 40 years and loved it. That is one nice group of folks and they have gone out of their way to help my husband and my granddaughter.

- Virginia L. Orange Springs, FL

 5 out of 5 stars by Virginia L. 

Patient Review

Let me start by saying I hate the dentist. I hate to go. I hate to know I’m going and myself on the way home. I am a terrible patient. I waited too long until I had real problems and was in severe pain. The doctor took me as a walk in the first time I walked in. The staff was great. I had to have major surgery. It took eight months to correct my problems, they were so kind and understanding I will never go to any other dentist. And I am the coward of the county when it comes to dentists. And after Dr. J gets you fixed up make an appointment with the tooth polisher Sandra Comstock. My teeth haven’t been this white in years. Glad to be eating like a horse again.

- Lorrie D.

5 out of 5 stars by Lorrie D.

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