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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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When I called SW Family Dentistry a live person answered the phone which i think is important for any medical/dental office with a front desk of 2++. No playing phone tag for days. I had broken a tooth & Heather gave me an appt the same day even tho I was not in pain. Dr Batlle is friendly, confident, & treats his staff with kindness! He gives great anesthesia :) I appreciate all their kindness & concern! Thank you

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Elaine B.

Moved recently to Lake City and needed a dentist for an emergency, was trying to get everywhere an appointment but couldn't get one until March, was looking even for a Dentist in Gainesville but by a strike of luck got an immediate appointment with Southwest Family Dentistry and couldn't be happier, Dr Batlle and his staff are extraordinary, professional and cordial. I am so glad I found such a great dentist in this area, will recommend my wife to change her appointment she had with another dentist to this office instead

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eduardo s.

Each appointment has been an exceptional professional experience. Dr Battel and staff are a great team as the assistants have unique training. Dr Battel is an amazing doctor which gives me complete confidence in his skills. I’m always comfortable: sun glasses and a blanket if cold.

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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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