Improving Our Community,
One Smile At A Time.

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 a phenomenal experience with Southwest Dentistry. They provide a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Dr. Batlle and his staff were very professional and skillful as they worked on my unique case. They have transformed my smile into one I can be proud of!

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matthew w.

My first visit for Dr Batlle to review my teeth was very comfortable. All of his staff were friendly, but we all know that we fear the doctor the most. Dr. Batlle was very personal, open, and took time to find about you, not just your teeth. My husband and are so relieved to finally find a dentist in Lake City. Since moving to Lake City eight years ago, we travelled to Alachua to find one we thought was professional and personal.

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Darline B.

Dr. Battle is a venerable professional whose gentle and informative manner puts the patient at ease. Having recently moved to Gainesville, from south Florida, I was concerned that finding a high a quality dental provider would be quite difficult. Dr. Battle and his staff mitigated my concerns.
My family and I are grateful to have the good fortune of having Southwest Dentistry available for our dental needs.
Thanks to Dr. Battle and his extraordinary team members.

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Warren 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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