We take the time to educate and involve you in your childs dental hygiene and encourage you to be a part of our dental health team! With a partnership based on knowledge and trust, you will be able to make informed decisions about your childs oral health. We will be counting on you to give your child encouragement in good dental care at home, as well as share with us any questions or concerns.
Our dental center training and dedication help your child get the needed dental service in the most supportive way possible. We pledge to give your child the foundation for a lifetime of excellent dental health. Our family dentist team is dedicated to providing each patient with the same level of quality care and compassion that we would want for our own children.
Dr. Susana Perry (Dr. Susie) was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to Miami, Fl at the age of 9. She attended the University of Florida where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences. She received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree also from the University of Florida, where she met Dr. Laura and quickly became friends. While in dental school, Dr. Susie completed several mission trips to the Dominican Republic where she was able to provide dental care to adults and children in need.
She proceeded to complete her residency and post-doctoral certification in pediatric dentistry from the University of Florida. She received extensive training in all areas of dentistry for children preventative and restorative dentistry, growth and development, craniofacial anomalies, trauma management, conscious sedation, behavior management, general anesthesia, as well as interceptive and comprehensive orthodontics.
Dr. Susie has completed research in the areas of caries etiology and protective factors. Some of her work in caries research in children and factors in saliva that may be protective against decay has been published in the Journal of Dental Research (Oral Arginine Metabolism May Decrease the Risk for Dental Caries in Children, Journal of Dental Research, July 2013; vol. 92, 7: pp. 604-608., first published on May 2, 2013). Dr. Susie is fluent in both English and Spanish. Since completing her specialty training in child dentistry she has been working in private practice in Gainesville.
Dr. Susie is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, and Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Along with her husband, Dr. Joshua Perry, son William and Labrador (Piper), Dr. Susie now lives in St. Johns County and is very excited to join and serve the community here.
Dr. W. Vaughn Holland is a fourth generation dentist who grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Holland graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition.
He continued his education at the University of Florida College of Dentistry where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a DMD degree. He was then honored by being selected to pursue a customized dual specialty program in both Prosthodontics and Orthodontics, making him one of less than ten such doctors in the United States.
Dr. Holland has decided to limit his practice to orthodontics. His extensive training in both orthodontics and prosthodontics uniquely qualifies him for the more complicated cases including but not limited to: children with congenitally missing teeth, adults with interdisciplinary needs, and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. Dr. Hollands true passion for his craft is evident in his education in both restorative dentistry and orthodontics. His goal is to provide his patients with every available treatment option in order to achieve the optimal result, both aesthetically and functionally.
When he is not pursuing his professional passion, Dr. Holland can be found spending time with his family. He and his wife Vanessa stay busy raising their two young sons Blake and Cody. Together they enjoy neighborhood walks, fishing, weekends at the hunting camp, and cheering on the Florida Gators.