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Meet the Dentists 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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Dylan H. Batlle, DMD
We are so excited to introduce Dr. Dylan H. Batlle! Dr. Dylan graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Nutritional Sciences and then Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Following his graduation he elected to spend an extra year in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center to further hone his General Dentistry skills.
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A great dentist and staff who are extremely high tech. My front teeth were a mess and now they are perfect. The oral hygienist, Kelly, did a great job yesterday and although going to the dentist is something one doesn’t look forward to, it is necessary. I don’t fear going anymore thanks to the gentle touch and friendly staff.
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Terry V.
As a physician i know how hard it can be to fit someone in at the last minute. Dr. Batlle's exceptional care, going above and beyond for his patients, his kindness and professionalism was exuded throughout his office! Thx U Dr. Batlle for making us all feel we are a priority! You and your staff have not gone unnoticed! CH
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The hygienist was gentle and made me feel very comfortable. No pokes, and No pain! Their system is state of the art, allowing for digital x-rays that take seconds to develop! Overall wonderful experience with friendly staff!
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Laura S.

Meet Our Amazing Team


Jill has been with us for 12 years. She is our go-to person! If you have a question, she has the answer. Her ability to transition from assisting Dr. Batlle to working the front office is flawless. She has a heart of gold, helping wherever needed without anyone having to ask. All the patients know and love her and that southern accent! Thank you Jill, we could not do it without you!f.


Tabatha has been with us for 6 years. She has such an eye for the aesthetic appearance of your smile! She pursues perfection for all of our patients’ cases. Not only is Tabatha awesome at what she does here for us, but she is also raising 4 boys and attending college; all with that beautiful smile of hers! We are so thankful for you Tabatha and could not do it without you!


Penny has been with us for 11 years. She does not meet a stranger and knows all of our patients so well! Her dedication and loving personality make her a great asset to our team. She proves dental assisting is more than just technical, it’s creating a lasting friendship with the patient as well. Thank you Penny for all of your hard work!


I have been a dental hygienist for over 17 years. My favorite part about my job is loving on my patients and treating them like family. I was born and raised in Lake City. Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and two beautiful daughters.”


I am a graduate of Santa Fe College and have been a dental hygienist since 2004. I have been a resident of Suwannee County for the past 31 years. I love all aspects of dentistry and thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients and helping them maintain beautiful, healthy smiles!


I have been a dental assistant for 10 years and love every aspect of the dental industry. I love helping patients from the beginning phone call to the end of their appointment and each returning visit. Dr. Batlle gave me my first break in the dental field and I am happy to be back working with him. I feel blessed to work in a practice with such wonderful patients and staff that make you feel like you are part of a family!


I was born in Lake City, grew up in South Florida. We moved back to Lack City in 1994. I love spending time with my family, going to the beach, and reading. I have over 40 years working in dental administration and management. I enjoy working with our patients, and helping them get the excellent dental care that we off at Southwest Family Dentistry.


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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