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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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The staff at Southwest Family Dental is amazing! Once you walk in the door the first time, everyone knows your name. They remember who you are, what you might have talked about from your last visit (6months ago). It’s so nice to walk in the door, and to be greeted by your name. Everyone is always friendly and helpful. I have been going here for about 3 years and the whole family goes now, even the youngest who started going here around 11/12, and she loves it here. Dr.Batlle has eased my nerves they are normally through the roof and I want to jump out of my body. I’m no longer walking out of a dentist office crying from my nerves being a wreck. Now, I walk in this dentist office now with no worries and I can sit back, relax and let Dr. Battle do what he does best. Everyone always makes sure I’m comfortable. I have never left this office disappointed. You will not have a bad dental experience here. All the ladies here are very talented! And the color matching of a crown is exceptional. Nobody would every be able to tell the difference. I can keep going on about how amazing Dr. Batlle and his staff are, you need to see for yourself, when you do, you won’t go anywhere else, everywhere else just doesn’t compare.

Thank you Dr. Batlle and ladies for all you do at this office to make the best dental experience a person can have.

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Eddie&Joy S.

I chipped my front tooth only days before graduation. Dr. Batlle was my first choice in LKC since he’s a cosmetic dentist and I wanted my smile to be just like before for the big upcoming event. I knew if he couldn’t get me in I would have to resort to any dentist in the area to repair the tooth which made me nervous. Luckily they were able to squeeze me into their busy schedule the following day! Him and his assistant did a phenomenal job with the color match and my tooth looks better than before the chip! I’m very pleased with my smile and the service they provided.

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Gurleen D.

I recently moved to Gainesville and needed to have some cosmetic dental work done. I was very fortunate to meet Dr. Batlle and his incredible staff.
Dr. Batlle is a talented, compassionate
and above all a first class professional. Looking forward to many more years in the care of this stellar practice.

Shirley S.
AKA Shirley Freistat

This dental office has it together. You arrive for your appointment and they have clear signs asking you to text in your parking spot number, they respond quickly letting you know to come in, they have your safety in mind. Impressive cleanliness.The staff is beyond caring, and Last but the only reason I drive from Town of Tioga 45 mins , is Dr Batlle very knowledgeable keeps up with the latest technology cares, and is an outstanding dentist. Thank you Dr Batlle and Staff

Thank you again, Shirley.

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Shirley F.


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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