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Meet the Dentist in Lake City – John A. Batlle, III, DMD

Dr. John Batlle received his undergraduate education at the University of Florida where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1979. He then attended the UF College of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1983. After graduating, he worked for the State of Florida and received his commission in the Navy Reserve Dental Corps. He holds a Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor Appointment in Community Dentistry at the UF College of Dentistry and also held a Courtesy Appointment in the UFCD Department of Endodontics for thirteen years.

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I had an amazing experience and will definitely return. I have never liked going to the dentist because I’ve had nothing but bad experiences. I had to have a wisdom tooth extracted and it’s not my first. I never felt the pinch of the needle or the pain from the pull. Dr Batlle did a fantastic job. I highly recommend him and his staff. They took care of me the whole way.

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Adam R.

I love the staff at Southwest Family Dental. Everyone is always friendly and helpful. I have been going there for 2 years now and have my entire family going there. I have never felt uptight being in the "chair" Dr.Batlle and staff take all measures to see to my comfort and I have never left disappointed. Have you had a bad experience at the dentist? Not here. I can't say more for the care and concern of the staff at Southwest Family Dental.

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Shauna G.

Thank you to Southwest Family Dentistry staff for providing a safe environment during this pandemic. I was pleased to be able to stay in my car during the short wait for my visit to begin. Upon entering the office, my temperature was taken and I was asked a few questions to screen for the virus. Everyone had on facial coverings and hand sanitizer was readily available. As always, the hygienist was informative and professional. Check out was friendly and efficient.

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Sandy B.


Southwest Family Dentistry is conveniently located on State Road 47 in Lake City. When you enter our office you’ll notice a relaxed, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Our reception area has the cozy feel of a hometown office with all the modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi and complimentary drinks. We will get to know you by name and greet you personally. You are a part of our family and should be greeted as such! The office décor is mostly an interesting photo gallery display of Dr. Batlle’s artistic talent from his Navy travels. Please ask about what you see, we would love to share the stories behind it all! Dr. John Batlle, along with his friendly and experienced Southwest Family Dentistry staff, want your visit to be exceptional from beginning to end!

(pictured to the right: Dr. Batlle proudly with D-Day Veteran, Art Butler, Sr.)

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You and your family can take advantage of a full range of dental services here at Southwest Family Dentistry. During each visit, you will be treated by trained professionals who will provide top quality care to prevent dental problems and treat current conditions.

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We Love Giving Back

Dr. Batlle is a proud member of the Lake City, FL business community working with the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. He also shares his dental knowledge and expertise, as well as his unique experiences in the military, with various community organizations.

(pictured to the right: Dr. Batlle on a U.F. College of Dentistry mission trip in the mountains of Ecuador with his wife, Laura, and son, Dylan (orange cap). Pictured here, along with the UFCD dental students, are UFCD Professors Dr. Neel Bhattacharyya and Dr. Nadeem Islam.)

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