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Dr. Frank Pettinato

Dr. Frank Pettinato graduated from Erie Academy, Colgate University, and State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry. He completed his Pediatric Dental training at Buffalo Children’s Hospital as intern and chief resident. He has taught at both Buffalo Dental and University of Florida Dental Schools. He has lectured and been published on Pediatric Dentistry both nationally and internationally. He has been in practice for 47 years and he and his wife have 8 children, 3 of which have become dentists and practiced with him. When not in the office he can usually be found fishing, sailing, or kayaking.

Dr. Erika Pettinato

Dr. Erika Pettinato graduated from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry in 1997. After graduating from dental school, she completed her residency and earned a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Baylor college of Dentistry in association with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Dr. Erika went on to receive her Master’s Degree from Baylor college of Dentistry/ Texas A&M University Systems in 1999. Dr. Erika has been working with her father at their Tampa and Wesley Chapel offices since 2000. When not in the office, she can typically be found kayaking, camping, or gardening.

Dr. Tierney Pettinato

Dr. Tierney Pettinato attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies. She then completed her doctorate at Nova Southeastern University, School of Dental Medicine in 2006. After graduating from dental school, she joined her father and sister in practice. Dr. Tierney has been working with her family at their Tampa and Wesley Chapel offices since 2006. She is a general dentist who has always limited her practice to children. When not in the office, she can typically be found bicycling, riding her horses, or playing with her dogs.

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