Meet Dr. Whitaker

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Tampa Florida native, Dr. Ward Whitaker graduated from the University of South Florida with honors in 1985, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Dr. Whitaker went on to obtain the title of Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Florida, where he graduated in 1989.

After graduation, Dr Whitaker went on to serve our country in the US Army as a General Dentist in Frankfurt Germany. Now, with over 25 years of dental experience, Dr. Whitaker takes pride in offering a personalized experience at his private practice in Tampa Florida, where he lives by his motto “One dentist for life!”.

Professional Experience

2004-2010 | Associate Dentist, Dental Designs of Florida

1996-2004 | Owner, Dental Designs of Florida

1995-1996 | Associate Dentist, Florida Dental Centers

1993-1995 | Associate Dentist, Lee Dental Care

1990-1993 | General Dentist, Army Dental Corps

Honors, Awards & Continued Education

2006-2007 | President’s Club Award, Heartland Dental Care.

2003-Current | Invisalign Certified

2000-2002 | Orthodontics Certification by USDI

Implant Restorative 3i Training

Endodontics Expedited Residency

Craniofacial Pain Training (AACP)