Meet Dr. Deese

A Love for Healthy, Beautiful Smiles

As an orthodontist, I have the ability to give someone the smile they have always deserved. I can help someone smile with confidence, who previously would have hidden their crooked teeth in embarrassment. I know it’s a cliché, but a smile lasts a lifetime, and makes a huge difference in all aspects of a person’s life.

I enjoy getting to know my patients and learning who they are outside of the office. Each person has wonderful experiences and interests to share, and I love when they tell me stories about their life. Lasting friendships develop, and it’s great seeing the smiles we helped to create out in the community.

I started practicing dentistry in 2004 and became an orthodontist in 2011. My days are spent making positive changes in the lives of people I care about. What could be better?

Education and Commitment to Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science – University of Florida
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Florida
  • General practice residency and certificate – Naval Medical Center of San Diego
  • Certificate in orthodontics – Medical University of South Carolina

Each year I pursue many hours of continuing education. Through attendance at local, regional, and national meetings, and participation in classes, seminars, and hands-on lectures, I continually improve my skills and knowledge.

Orthodontics is constantly evolving, with new technology, materials, and treatments being developed all the time. Continuing education ensures I’m able to bring the best in orthodontic care to my patients.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists
  • Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips

Personal Life

I grew up in Jacksonville and now live in Dr. Phillips. I enjoy being a part of our community. Our family has been living in the area since 2012, but my wife Jennifer grew up here. We have a daughter, Ava, and a son, Oliver. Our other child is an English Springer Spaniel named Maximus.

I’m proud of my active-duty service in the U.S. Navy and the fact that I deployed to Iraq. I’m truly honored to have served my country.

When I’m not working, my priority is spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy fishing, hunting, traveling, and playing just about any sport. I’m an avid fan of the Florida Gators, too!

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