Meet Our Doctors
Gary D. Perlman, DDS
Dr. Gary Perlman started practicing periodontics in 1985 after receiving his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontics from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He opened his practice in Jacksonville in 1989.
Dr. Perlman has always dedicated himself to providing his patients with the most up-to-date and highest quality periodontal treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Perlman is committed to using the latest technology and minimally invasive treatments, and he stays current regarding the latest technical developments in periodontics by obtaining extensive continuing education.
“I keep up on the latest technology to ensure my patients are being treated with the highest standard of care,” says Dr. Perlman. “My philosophy has always been to treat my patients with kindness, keeping their total comfort and well-being in mind at all times.”
Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable
Dr. Perlman’s patients report that it is his extensive knowledge and expertise that inspire trust and confidence in his dental treatment. They appreciate his thorough approach, his reassuring manner and his concern for his patients.
Becoming a Periodontist
It was while he was an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina that he met a professor from the dental school. “He invited me to visit a cleft palate clinic where he worked with children and adults,” Dr. Perlman recalls. “That was my first exposure to dentistry. I was hooked. I felt this was a career where you could make a difference in people’s lives.”
That realization still remains true more than thirty years later. He loves using his skills as a periodontist to bring about a transformation in a patients’ dental health. The relationships he has established over time with his patients and with the Jacksonville community are also of vital importance to him.
“I’m fortunate to be in this profession,” says Dr. Perlman. “I’m fortunate to have raised my family here.”
Extensive Education and Training
After graduating with honors from the University on North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Perlman, received his dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry. It was at Emory that he developed his interest in periodontics.
This led him to Boston University where he received his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontics from the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, one of the most prestigious post-doctoral training programs in the United States.
He continues his education and training to this day. Dr. Perlman obtained his Fellowship certification from the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. He is also one of the first periodontists in the United States to be trained in the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, which is the latest advancement in gum recession treatment.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Perlman maintains a reputation for integrity and excellence among his patients and his peers. He has served as president of the Jacksonville Dental society while Jacksonville Magazine has repeatedly named Dr. Perlman as one of Jacksonville’s best periodontists in their annual “Best Dentist” review.
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Florida Association of Periodontists
- Fellow, Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- American Dental Society
- Florida Dental Association
- Jacksonville Dental Society
- Northeast District Dental Association
Raul S. Molina, DMD, MS
Dr. Molina always wanted to be a dentist. After earning his dental degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, he continued his education in periodontology and oral implantology and earned a master’s in Oral Biology at Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry.
In addition to his degrees, Dr. Molina has been awarded board certification by the American Board of Periodontology. This distinction is in recognition of his mastery of treatment of all stages of gum disease and placing dental implants.
Dr. Molina strives to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in dentistry and periodontology. He takes continuing education courses in order to be able to provide his patients with optimal oral health and full-body wellness in the most efficient, advanced and comfortable ways possible.
He is highly trained an certified in LANAP® and LAPIP®—gentle and high-tech laser treatments for gum disease and peri-implantitis, respectively.
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