Here at Hicks Dental, we prioritize you, your oral health, and overall well-being. Our general dentists and staff strive to create positive dental experiences no matter what procedure you need to be done. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art technology, affordable financing, and superior dental care services.
Dr. Charles Hicks is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He has taken extensive continuing education courses in endodontic (root canal) therapy and a rigorous 10-day period at the Medical College of Georgia in implant dentistry. The goal of continuing education is to provide patients with the most advanced dentistry available to date. Dr. Hicks provides gentle, compassionate dental services to patients throughout Palatka. His priority is his patients care.
Dr. Shannon Hicks is also a graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. In 1994, she and Dr. Charles Hicks opened Hicks Dental and have been providing exceptional dental care ever since. For over 25 years, she has focused on preventative patient care. She prides herself on creating comprehensive treatment plans to achieve optimal oral health in her patients. Dr. Shannon Hicks serves patients of all ages and looks forward to taking care of your teeth!
Dr. John Brandon Draper was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. His father was a dentist in the Arlington area of Jacksonville for over 30 years. Growing up around a dental office significantly influenced the career path Dr. Draper ultimately chose to follow. After graduating from Duncan U. Fletcher High School, Dr. Draper studied biological science at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
After graduating from FSU, Dr. Draper spent a couple of years pursuing a degree in molecular biology. Still, he ultimately learned that sitting in a lab all day was not for him and decided to apply to dental school. He was accepted to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicines (LECOM) School of Dental
After graduating from FSU, Dr. Draper spent a couple of years pursuing a degree in molecular biology. Still, he ultimately learned that sitting in a lab all day was not for him and decided to apply to dental school. He was accepted to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicines (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine as a part of the class of 2019. Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Draper has been practicing and learning as much about dentistry and striving to incorporate the latest techniques and technologies into his practice.
Hicks Dental has a caring staff ready to be by your side throughout your dental experience. We have three hygienists, three dental assistants, and two treatment plan coordinators on staff. Most of our staff has been with our practice for over 15 years. Our team is eager to learn about the latest technology, apply new and approved techniques, and provide our patients with the best quality dentistry.
If you are missing teeth, dental implants may be the best fit for you. At Hicks Dental, our dentists offer implant dentistry services to patients throughout Palatka, FL, and surrounding areas. We utilize 3D technology for implant planning and placement and perform extensive implant surgery to restore your smile and give you better oral function. Speak with our team today to see if dental implants are a good fit for you.
Are you in need of dentures? Or, do your current dentures make eating and speaking challenging? Implant-supported removable dentures may be the best fit for you! This procedure allows dentures to stay in place, not cause pain and will enable you to maintain a healthy diet. If you are in Putnam County and surrounding areas, consult our team to discuss if implant-supported removable dentures are best for you!
Regain confidence in your smile with our implant-supported prosthetic services. Dr. Charles Hicks has extensive knowledge of prosthodontic procedures. Our practice utilizes metal-free dental implant technology and 3D imaging to restore your oral health. Our doctors look forward to rebuilding your smile and helping you regain confidence!
Cracked, missing, and damaged teeth affect your ability to chew and speak comfortably, alter your facial appearance, and negatively affect your oral health. Our state-of-the-art metal-free dental implant technology is guaranteed to restore your mouth function and your smile.
The dentists at Hicks Dental strive to provide patients of all ages the dental care they need. We create personalized treatments in the implant, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry to maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is located in Palatka, FL, and serves Putnam, St. Johns, and Flagler counties.
Dentures and partial dentures provide a great therapeutic option for patients who are missing teeth. At Hicks Dental, our removable prosthetics are designed to look like natural teeth and help restore mouth function. Our team will work with you to determine which restoration option is best first your dental health needs.
Keeping your gums in good shape is essential to your oral health, as they provide the foundation for your teeth. During your routine exams, we will examine your gums for periodontal diseases. To help keep gums healthy, we will clean the pockets along the gum line. This helps prevent gingivitis and gum disease.
If a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth, a root canal treatment is necessary. Dr. Charles Hicks has completed extensive continuing education courses on root canal and endodontic therapy treatments to ensure you have a successful, stress-free procedure.
During this, the interior of your tooth will be cleaned out and disinfected. The infected pulp will be removed, and the roots canals will be sealed to prevent future bacterial invasion. We restore your tooth with a crown or a filling to add strength and stability. This returns the tooth to normal function.
Our dentists are trained in restorative dentistry procedures to ensure your teeth are the healthiest they can be. This type of dentistry is dedicated to restoring an individuals teeth to their original shape, size, and function. From replacing missing teeth through dental implants to rebuilding teeth with dental crowns, our goal is to maintain oral function and prevent decay.
Sometimes, the best course of action is extracting the tooth if you have a tooth with significant damage. This procedure is only recommended in severe cases where extraction will help your oral health improve drastically and prevent problems with surrounding teeth. We will discuss replacement options to determine the best course of action.
Hicks Dental is the only dental practice in Putnam County with 3D imaging equipment. Traditional x-rays expose you to far more radiation than 3D Imaging. Our scans can be completed in less than half a minute and allow us to view bone structure, bone density, tissues, and nerves more clearly. These images give us a better understanding of your teeth and the best treatment options for you.
Utilizing our 3D Imaging software, Hicks Dental can diagnose and treat teeth in advanced stages of tooth decay. Similar to fillings, bridges, or implants, dental crowns restore strength, function, and aesthetics to your teeth. Trust the team at Hicks Dental to restore your smile and strengthen your teeth.
If you have missing teeth due to injury, tooth decay, or gum disease, a dental bridge may be the solution! Bridges can restore your oral health. Bridges are devices that replace missing teeth and are attached to adjacent, natural teeth. Close the gaps in your smile with the help of the expert team at Hicks Dental. We ensure that they will seamlessly blend with your natural teeth.
Do you have a cavity? Have no fear; at Hicks Dental, we utilize natural tooth-colored fillings or composite fillings to restore teeth for patients of all ages. A filling helps prevent future decay by saving natural tooth structure; it protects against broken teeth while improving tooth stability, color, and strength.
Regain confidence in your smile with veneers! Veneers can improve teeth that are stained, poorly shaped, or crooked. Veneers are custom-made porcelain laminates that are applied directly to a patients teeth. The dentists at Hicks Dental want you to leave our practice with a confident, bright, and healthy smile.
You deserve a confident, white smile! Let Hicks Dental restore brightness and remove stains from your teeth. We provide safe, efficient, and inexpensive teeth whitening solutions to patients throughout Palatka, Putnam, St. Johns, and Flagler counties.
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that uses a series of removable, invisible liners to realign your teeth. Each set of aligners is custom-made for you and is finely calibrated to shift your teeth to the desired position. Compared to typical metal braces, these allow you to discreetly straighten your teeth and be able to eat anything youd like! We create our aligners with advanced 3D computer imaging technology.
Do you want to straighten your teeth quickly? Six Month Smiles may be the solution for you! This technique takes the most effective aspects of braces while modifying the treatment and materials to help patients with crooked teeth realign their smiles. This cosmetic treatment gives adults a practical solution that fits into every lifestyle.