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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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Dr Batlle and staff are very professional and courteous! Procedures are explained in detail with ample time for patient input. Dr Batlle and staff go above and beyond to provide a safe environment and protection from COVID 19 concerns. I encourage anyone reluctant to visit due to COVID 19 to check out Dr Batlle’s video on the precautions and practices that have been implemented to ensure the safety of patients and staff. I also recommend checking out an article written by Dr Batlle in Dental Magazine December 2019 page 66 on injection technique tips for palatal anesthesia titled: Give It Your Best Shot.

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John P.

After having my appointment canceled due to Covid, I received a call and a new appointment for my cleaning. I was taken in at the appointed time and staff handled the sanitary checkin very professionally. My cleaning was done with care and very thoroughly. I appreciate you and the way you help keep my health in good shape. Well done!

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Charles C.

No one likes the thought of having dental work, at least I don't, but Dr. Battle and his staff were wonderful. The experience was super CoVID-19 appropriate, staff were friendly and professional. I look forward to going back to carry out the plan Dr. Battle set up for me. Thank You Everyone!!!

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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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