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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

Tarantola Dentistry did a phenomenal job removing two infected teeth and putting in a bone graft. My health has improved dramatically since the procedure and the surgical site is healing quickly. Their overall commitment to the holistic approach shines bright. Thank you Dr. G, Cheryl, and Annette for being an integral part of the complete paradigm shift in modern dentistry! See you in a couple months for the implant work.

- Peter M

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If I could give Tarantola Dentistry a hundred stars, I would! Today was my second experience with the practice and the second time Dr. T saved me from unnecessary procedures. I didn't continue my association with his practice after the intial contact simply because of the extra travel involved in getting to him; but now I'm done with any other dentist in the area. I'll go the extra miles to see the doctor I trust to do the right thing for me.

Most recently the incident that took me back to Dr. T occurred when I went on a first appointment with a new dentist. He did a "comprehensive oral evaluation" and recommended I have a cracked molar crowned, but first he wanted me to have a root canal. I had absolutely zero pain in that tooth, so I inquired about the necessity for a root canal (at an additional $1,100-1,400). I was told, not in such clear language though, it was a preventive measure so there wouldn't be pain after the crown was completed. What?!! So I left his office and went home and did some research. I found there is indeed a greater possibility of needing a root canal after getting a crown, but it's not a significant percentage of patients even as much as 15 years later. In thinking it over, I considered several possibilities for the recommendation: (a) the in-house endodontist at the practice needed to be kept busy, (b) mo' money, and (c) questionable ability of the person doing the crown. But I felt strongly, to give the man the benefit of the doubt, I should get a second opinion, which is when I called Tarantola Dentistry. Dr. T was able to see me the very next day for an evaluation.

I was shown the films of my tooth and learned not only was the structure still good but also the nerves were fine, with no abscess and no infection. A root canal was definitely not needed and Dr. Tarantola offered a better alternative to a crown, a resin-based restoration that would save the tooth without disturbing the nerves--those in the tooth and those in my psyche! After he gave me that news, I left his office feeling I'd been given a reprieve from the gulag. I mean, have you ever talked to anybody with a good root canal story?!!

Today I had the restoration done. Saved me over a thousand dollars and I have my original tooth with a makeover!! It's beautiful! And Dr. T and Cheryl--what a team. Poetry in motion. They're so proficient and compassionate, as well as entirely trustworthy. I'm done with the rest of the dental practices in the area. Dr. Tarantola and his staff will be the only people taking care of my teeth from now on!

- Kathleen C

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My husband researched Tarantola Dentistry prior to going. Both of us were having some issues and we decided to become patients. The doctor and his assistant, Cheryl were both warm and welcoming. She took our temperature upon arrival and only allowed one patient at a time in the reception area or the dental office, which helped us to feel safe. I had some issues resolved, work done, and have also worked out a future plan for more of my issues to be resolved. My husband and I both look forward to our continued patient relationships and are pleased with our choice to work with Dr. Tarantola and his wife, Cheryl, and their holistic approach to dentistry. We highly recommend their practice. Thank you.

- Diane M

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Tarantola dentistry is the best dentist I have ever been to. Dr Tarantola and Cheryl are great to work with. They have repaired some issues I had with my teeth that no other dentist payed any attention to. They take the time to make sure everything is done correctly and they are very informative along the way. I highly recommend Tarantola Dentistry. My family and I are blessed to have found a dentist we can trust and feel comfortable with.

- Adam K

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This was the best experience I have had with a dentist. I had to have an extraction. Everything was explained to me that was going to happen. I understood why the tooth had to be extracted and it was removed in a very gentle way. This Is the first time I have ever had an extraction where I did not require pain medication in the healing process. Obviously I had to have pain medication during the procedure but nothing afterwards. I hope Dr. Terantola stays in business for a long time because I really appreciate the care that he and his wife provide.

 

- Kathleen Thompson 

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We always feel like we are getting the best of dental care when we visit Dr. Tarantola's office. . . . .Dr. T. and the ladies in his office always make us feel like our dental health is important to them.

 

- Tally and Janice G

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Tarantola Dentistry did a phenomenal job removing two infected teeth and putting in a bone graft. My health has improved dramatically since the procedure and the surgical site is healing quickly. Their overall commitment to the holistic approach shines bright. Thank you Dr. G, Cheryl, and Annette for being an integral part of the complete paradigm shift in modern dentistry! See you in a couple of months for the implant work.

 

- Peter Maldonado

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Both my husband and I have had pleasurable experiences after going to Dr. Tarantola’s holistic dental practice. His wife, Cheryl took our temperature upon entering. We wore masks until we were seated in the dental chair. They only allow one person at a time in the reception area and back in the dental offices. We felt very safe. Dr. Tarantola resolved my current issues and even called me at home to follow up the next day and inquired as to how I was doing after a procedure. My husband and I look forward to working with him for any future work and highly recommend their practice.

- Diane Aunapu Masaitis 

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I came to the Dental office of Dr. Tarantola after years of having various dental problems that were not corrected well by prior local dentists, or that actually were made worse. I had such little faith left in dentists in the area that I let a problem linger until I literally could not stand it any longer. I was recommended Dr. Tarantola by a trusted friend. I found Dr. Tarantola to have a very professional demeanor and he and his wife Cheryl took the time to explain what was needed, what was happening, and I could tell that Dr. Tarantola works with a sense of ethics and a passion for doing the best job he can to truly restore dental health. He and his wife invest the effort and care in you that others do not. I finally found what I had been looking for. The fact that he is a holistic dentist is icing on the cake. I will happily continue to use and recommend the dental office of Dr. Gregory Tarantola!

- Antonatos S

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Of all the dental work I have received over the last 20 years, my appointments with Tarantola Dentistry are the best experiences I have ever had. From my cleaning to my mercury removals, the experiences each visit are consistently relaxing in a calm atmosphere. The skill level and clear communication of both Gregory and Cheryl are exceptional. They assess your dental issues from a holistic and conservative viewpoint which allows you as the patient to feel more comfortable in deciding what works best for you. They do not push unnecessary dental procedures and they explain why which enabled me to make a more informed decision. I had very old fillings in my mouth which over time have been eroding away. After researching for a bit I found Tarantola Dentistry to be the most thorough in their explanation in how they remove the mercury safely and holistically to ensure that my teeth achieve the best results after this process. I am also a person who has experienced facial trauma over the years ( car accidents, broken jaw etc..) that has left me leery of any dental work received as it can cause a bit of anticipated anxiety that isn't easy to set aside....yet each visit I have had with Tarantola Dentistry has left me feeling relaxed as soon as I sit in the chair and at times drifting off during procedures....which is nothing I have ever experienced. I trust them and will continue to go out of my way to have my dental work done with them knowing I will receive the best. Thank you for such exceptional work, I am a grateful client.

-- Jennifer E

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Tarantola Dentistry has been everything I had hoped for, and more! From the beautiful, sparkling clean and modern office, to the excellent and painless dental work, their office has really restored my aging and neglected teeth. I gladly travel over an hour from my home because I know I'm getting the best care available.
Additionally, the special precautions they have taken to assure the safety of patients and staff due to the covid virus are extremely comprehensive.
Tarantola Dentistry has my highest recommendation!

- Jill M

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I drive 5 hours to see Dr. Tarantola, Cheryl, and Jenna!

I, like other children of the 80s, have a deep rooted fear of seeing a dentist, but I can honestly say that nowadays, most dentists have acheived that great 'bed-side' manner.
However, all of those nice dentists fail in one way that, to me, is utmost important ... a true care for my teeth as well as me as a whole person. Dr. Tarantola and staff are the ONLY ones in my vast experience in dentist's chairs that have actually made me feel safe, cared for, and listened to when it comes to the care and fear of my teeth.
Just recently, I had to visit a random dentist for an old tooth filling breaking, the moment I walked into the office, I knew it was a mistake. The smell .. that chemical smell ... permeated the crowded waiting room. The staff were lovely, the dentist was kind but I felt that he was treating me as everyone else. As soon as I walked out ... I immediately called Dr. Tarantola and planned to make the drive instead. And I am soooooo glad I did! Kind dentist, near me, looked at my tooth and xray in 3 seconds stated I would have to have a crown, no other options. Dr. Tarantola wanted to save my tooth ... and he did!!

I am incredibly grateful to this office!!

- Amanda H

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Dr Tarantola and Cheryl have been great to work with. They have repaired issues I have had with my teeth that no other dentist could or would do. My family and I also get routine cleaning there. We are truly blessed to have found a great dentist that we can trust. I highly recommend Tarantola Dentistry. I have never been to a better dentist.

- Adam K

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Dr Tarantola and his staff are always on top of their game. Great customer service and expert care!

- Lawrence B

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I am very appreciative of the high level of care for my health as well as for my teeth! I will be back! Thanks so much for everything!

- Deborah M 

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Looking for a Dentist? Dr. Gregory Tarantola, located in the World Golf Village, has been my dentist for many years and I highly recommend he and his staff. He has provided skilled and compassionate care during my varied dental procedures and is favorable to using natural products when possible.

 

- Eydie J

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Very personable service. They take time to explain all options & treatments. Make u feel very WELCOME & part of a family of dentistry. A+ ALL THE WAY

- Ross J 

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Best dental group. Have been a client for over5 years. Highly recommend and we travel an hour because this care cannot be duplicated.

 

- Patricia J

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Dr T & staff made a not so great procedure very tolerable/comfortable. My tooth extraction was no so scary. Dr T walked me through each step & put me at ease. I highly recommend them & have referred my family & friends. If you need a dentist that you can trust, call Dr Tarantola!

 

- Karen M

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Dr Tarantola and his whole team are the BEST dentist office I have EVER been to --from the cleanings -to any work I needed done. I'm never sore afterwards and his knowledge of what's required along with his expertise is unprecedented. I would recommend him and his team to everyone!!!

 

- Megan B

 

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Dr T & staff made a not so great procedure very tolerable/comfortable. My tooth extraction was no so scary. Dr T walked me through each step & put me at ease. I highly recommend them & have referred my family & friends. If you need a dentist that you can trust, call Dr Tarantola!

 

- Karen M

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I was faced with a root canal and did not want to do this. I did my research and decided to go with an implant. I live in Debary, FL. and wanted the Holistical approach. I was very nervous and drove 1.5 hr one way to Dr. T's office. I am so happy I went with my gut and continued treatment with Dr. T. He has been a fabulous dentist. I can't believe how much better I feel since my tooth was pulled. My body was fighting this infection leaving me tired all the time. Since my tooth has been pulled I feel myself again. The implant process has been a dream. It seems crazy but I have had no pain at all from the beginning to the end of this process. I highly recommend Dr. T and Staff!!! LOVE THIS DENTIST.

- Charlotte L

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I received a text from my 20 something daughter after she had a crown put in by Dr. Tarantola. Her text said:

“I can’t thank you enough for finding this dentist. While I don’t think I will ever look forward or enjoy going to the dentist, this was BY FAR the easiest dental work experience. They are phenomenal. I was pretty anxious going into it and they did the best novacane & comfort experience. 10/10.”

This compliment is coming from a very discerning and wise patient because she has experiences with many doctors and dentists on her health journey. While I can't go back and change my daughter's journey with health professionals who treat young people with a lack of respect, compassion and empathy, I will always look for ways to praise health professionals like Dr. Tarantola that far exceed expectations, cause no harm, and treat young patients like they would treat their own child.  I will add that my daughter has gone to this practice a few times for consults and she loves their approach to dental concerns and issues, including whether or not to remove wisdom teeth depending on your unique dental profile. In gratitude!


 

- Kim L

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I LOVE THIS DENTISTRY BECAUSE IT IS TECHNICALLY SOPHISTICATED AND WONDERFULLY HUMAN AND CARING. THE ENTIRE STAFF MAKES YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND THEY HAVE TAKEN CARE OF ME AND MY FAMILY MEMBERS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. I STILL HAVE 2 FAMILY MEMBERS COMING FROM ATLANTA TO SEE THEM!! THEY ARE SIMPLY THE BEST

 

- Monica T

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I highly recommend Tarantola Dentistry. Dr. Tarantola, and his staff, are very professional, caring, and proficient, in providing personalized treatments and care. If you prefer holistic approach to conventional, they can accommodate. If you need a dentist who will take his time with you, a staff who are competent AND friendly, and a comfortable environment, look no further. I only wish i'd have found them long ago! Dr. T is very skillful and thorough, and he and Cheryl (his wife) work together like a finely tuned machine - not to hurry you along, but to provide the most comfortable experience possible.
PS. Squeamish about getting shots in the mouth? Have no fear, I was shocked at how gently and painlessly Dr.T delivers them. Really. I never even felt a pinch (other than him pinching me to distract, which is funny because the real pinch never follows!) Not a huge deal for me, but I know many who dread oral injections, and I told him he deserves an award - if only there were one for this!
THANK YOU Dr. and Mrs. Tarantola, and Jenna for getting me squeezed in for an appointment on short notice.

 

- Jonathan S

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Well, boy did I get I lucky when I found Dr.Tarantola on a holistic website...he is exactly what I was looking for. For those who have any understanding of the value holistic dentistry as I do, I can tell you that Dr. Tarantola is at the top in his field of expertise and protocol. As per my recent visit for a procedure, I was amazed at his professionalism and efficiency. He will spend as much time with you as it takes for you to understand his methods. Do your homework first and educate yourself on why you do not want mercury, other metals and flouride going into your body, then go and experience restorative dentistry with this very talented and gifted dentist! His staff, who are undoubtedly part of his appeal, will make you quite comfortable the moment you walk in. I will be with him as long as he will have me!
 

- Crow Masalski

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My experience at Tarantola Dentistry has been amazing and every visit I am made to feel welcomed with genuine care. No waiting time ever. I received quality care and any questions I might have are answered. Dr. Tarantola and his team were always highly professional, helpful and honest with treatment suggestions.
I would highly recommended Tarantola Dentistry to my other family members and everyone.

 

- Oksana P

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My experience with Dr. Tarantola at Tarantola Dentistry was nothing short of outstanding. Dr. T and the rest of the staff are all so personable and friendly! My dental bonding procedure was quick, painless, professional and the results exceeded my expectations! Dr. T ensured that i was happy with the results. I have never in my life had a better experience at the Dentist. Highly, Highly recommend!

 

- Brian G

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I have had very many dental appointments over the years, including two in foreign countries. Dr. Tarantola exceeds all other dentists by a significant margin. His conservative approach is refreshing by doing what is best for the patient, not for his financial gain. His is meticulous and very thorough in his work, providing personal attention instead of making you feel rushed through, as many offices do to meet quotas.
My last appointment included work on five teeth. Upon determining that it would be less complicated than anticipated, he adjusted his fee significantly. I feel many other dental practices would have simply 'had an easier day', and just kept the fees the same. Such honesty is truly something to be appreciated.
His assistant seems to have ESP, in anticipating what needs to be done throughout the procedures. The Dental hygienist has the same attention to detail. This dental practice is truly the Best.

 

- Don S

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I felt comfortable with Dr T and Sheryl at our very first meeting.
They came up with a plan for me which made sense and was followed through thoroughly at every step
Apppointment times were always on time with no waiting
I am very happy with the complete rehab of both upper and lower teeth
I would highly recommend Dr T and his office to anyone

 

- Andrew W

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These people are the best!!!

I had a space in between my two front teeth and my retainer was not longer doing the job .... I asked Dr. T and he knew exactly what I needed. Put some bonding on my teeth and closed the space right up ... superb job and looks good!! If you go here for anything I'm sure you will return

 

- Michael A

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What great people! Knowledgeable and use alot of holistic methods! Other places insisted I get a root canal costing thousands, but Tarantola cleaned and fixed it without the need for crazy surgery. Plus they used ozone and low level lazers, really cool and not toxic. Saved my tooth. Thank you guys so much <3

 

- Sarah W

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Hi. My name is Chris. I’ve lived in Jacksonville for almost 33-years. I moved to the city just after completing high school and worked as a dental laboratory technician for 5-years just after arriving – while I put myself through college. Being a lab technician, I worked preparing crowns and bridges for many Jacksonville dentists. The quality of each dentist’s work was evident in the impressions and materials they provided to the lab – which was needed to make the crowns and bridges their patients needed. Lab technicians also had a lot of interaction with each dentist to ensure the patient received the highest quality product from the lab. Through these experiences, I’ve come to recognize the different levels of quality that dentists provide to their patients.

My “dental situation” is a complicated one. Before I had come to recognize the qualities of a good dentist, I had the misfortune of encountering a bad one. I had chipped my two upper front teeth in a teenage accident and simply needed to have them crowned. Unfortunately, the work provided by the dentist was of very poor quality and eventually caused me to require root canals and posts in both teeth.

After this experience, I longed to find the best dentist in Jacksonville. I desperately needed a dentist who could “fix” my smile. I found that dentist in Dr. Tarantola. The superior level of quality and service he provided to me, including meticulous detail to ensuring teeth appearance and aesthetics, restored my smile and gave me the confidence to show it to everyone I meet. For many years, I’ve come to rely on Dr. Tarantola and his assistant (Cheryl). They’re an amazing team, who can almost “read each other’s thoughts” to ensure that patient is very comfortable and receiving the best possible care.

I’ve come to trust Dr. Tarantola’s exceptional skill, amazing results and warm and friendly bedside manner. Now that I’ve found the best dentist I’ve ever encountered, I won’t go anywhere else. I have so much faith in him (and his team) that I continue to seek his services – even after he move his office from Jacksonville to St. Augustine (requiring me a 45-minute commute each way to visit his new location).

 

- Chris W

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Absolutely the best dental experience I've ever had. Doctor Tarentola is a consummate professional.
I had the most extensive dental work done in my life. It involved tooth extractions bone grafting composite fillings and crowns. At no time during any of the procedures did I experience pain.
Doctor Tarentola is assisted by his wife during the procedures and they are a competent well-orchestrated team. The office is spotless and run professionally. One of the features of this practice is that Dr. Tarentola only works on one patient at a time.( Imagine that) you are the only person receiving his attention during your time there.
His diagnostic procedures are awesome they include hands on physical examination digital photographs of every tooth in your mouth from several angles x-rays and more.
He spends as much time as necessary to help you understand what he intends to do why he intends to do it and how you feel about it.
At all times the least invasive procedures and most natural products and healing remedies are used. All I can say is thank you thank you I'm so glad I found this practice. Sincerely Tom Stratton

 

- Tom S

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I suffered from chronic fatigue for several years. My Doctor was able to resolve most of my symptoms. But, I still spent many days just sitting on the couch reading a book or watching TV because I was too fatigued to do anything else. After subsequent testing, my Doctor determined that I had a chronic infection. It had been in my body for so long, that my body had stopped fighting it. He gave me some therapies to try, but also suggested that based upon my symptoms I may have a problem with my teeth. I didn't think that was possible, since my teeth didn't hurt and they felt perfectly normal. The additional therapies didn't seem to make much of a difference, so I started to consider the connection with my teeth. I did some research and started to realize that I had some 50 year old silver fillings, 35 year old composite fillings and two 30 year old crowns. I visited a few dentists to discuss removing the old dental work and replacing it. They each placed me in the dental chair, inspected the fillings and crowns and told me everything looked ok. I couldn't get anyone to listen to my story. I'd just about given up hope, when my husband who is in the medical profession, found Dr. Tarantola. We made an appointment, and the first thing Dr. Tarantola did was to sit me down in a small conference room and talk to me about my dental concerns. He agreed that dental work that old could have degraded over time and possibly be a cause for infection. He came up with a plan for removing the old dental work and replacing it. I've already had several appointments with Dr. Tarantola, and after each one I've noticed an increase in my energy level. I'm starting to feel like my old self again. Thank you Dr. Tarantola for restoring my health!!!

 

- Mary B

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Dr. Tarantola is hands down the best dentist I've ever been to ... excellent dental care combined with warmth and genuine interest in his patients, not to mention a holistic emphasis on healthy teeth, his wife Cheryl and hygienist Jenna are caring and both do an excellent job as well. I am so grateful for Dr. T saving a tooth that other dentists said had to have a root canal and crown. You come away with the feeling that all that they do is for the health of your teeth and for you to have a good experience... Thanks Dr. T!!!

 

- Bethany A

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