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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 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.

Had to make an unplanned visit to have my partial adjusted. They got me in same day and did an outstanding job. Couldn't be happier with the staff and their work. The best out there in Lake City.

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Gary S.

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.


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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