Dr. James Carazola, DMD
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Periodontics | Male

James L. Carazola, DMD, PA 3003 Enterprise Rd E Clearwater, FL 33759 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Periodontist

Our goal is to provide you with excellent care in a caring and professional environment. Toward that end, we use the most current periodontal procedures, instruments, medications, and sterilization techniques.

Every procedure is done with your comfort and safety in mind. We work closely with your general dentist to ensure you get the best possible care. We want you to be completely informed about your condition and encourage you to ask any questions you may have regarding your treatment.

After treatment, home care and medication instructions will be thoroughly explained. For your convenience, you will also be given printed instructions.

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Biography

James L. Carazola, DMD began his dental career by attending the University of Pittsburgh's School of Dental Medicine and consequently practicing as a General Dentist for 8 years. In 1983, he enrolled in the Periodontal program at the University of Texas, San Antonio and completed his certification in Periodontics in 1985. Devoted to the local community, Dr. Carazola has practiced in Clearwater for his entire 35-year career. He has been heavily invested in learning about and incorporating advanced, proven technologies and techniques into the practice through constant continuing education. For instance, he is a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute and the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. In the local dental community, Dr. Carazola serves as a delegate of the Florida Dental Association. He has been Past President of the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration, Past President of Upper Pinellas County Dental Association and of the Rotary Club of Countryside. He is currently a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Carazola is a member of the following organizations American Academy of Periodontology American College of Dentists Florida Association of Periodontists Southern Academy of Periodontology West Coast Dental Association American Dental Association

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Dr. Carazola's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carazola to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Carazola's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Cambridge, MA |
I am so happy that I found Dr Carazola. He is very knowledgeable but is able to use language that a layman can understand. I needed gum surgery and I had deep pockets. Now that I have followed through with his treatment I have normal pocket depths. He even called me the night of my surgery to check on me. This office takes it to another level. Very classy.
in Clearwater, FL |
What a horrible dentist !!! He is one of the worst dentists I have even met. He is a old dentist but anyway I don't even care how old he is but his hands were shaking while he was checking on my teeth. Not only he was clumsy, but he collected all the money up front, while I have dental insurance. It's ironic, don't you think? And at the end I paid $240 cash and waited for my insurance reimbursement.
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Dr. Carazola says...

James L. Carazola, DMD began his dental career by attending the University of Pittsburgh's School of Dental Medicine and consequently practicing as a General Dentist for 8 years. In 1983, he enrolled in the Periodontal program at the University of Texas, San Antonio and completed his certification in Periodontics in 1985.

Devoted to the local community, Dr. Carazola has practiced in Clearwater for his entire 35-year career. He has been heavily invested in learning about and incorporating advanced, proven technologies and techniques into the practice through constant continuing education. For instance, he is a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute and the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.

In the local dental community, Dr. Carazola serves as a delegate of the Florida Dental Association. He has been Past President of the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration, Past President of Upper Pinellas County Dental Association and of the Rotary Club of Countryside. He is currently a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Carazola is a member of the following organizations

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American College of Dentists
  • Florida Association of Periodontists
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • West Coast Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

Dr. Carazola's Care Philosophy

Periodontist

Our goal is to provide you with excellent care in a caring and professional environment. Toward that end, we use the most current periodontal procedures, instruments, medications, and sterilization techniques.

Every procedure is done with your comfort and safety in mind. We work closely with your general dentist to ensure you get the best possible care. We want you to be completely informed about your condition and encourage you to ask any questions you may have regarding your treatment.

After treatment, home care and medication instructions will be thoroughly explained. For your convenience, you will also be given printed instructions.

Dr. Carazola says...

Gum Disease treatment

Tooth replacement (dental implants)

Crown lengthening

Autogenous gingival grafting

Connective tissue grafting

Dr. Carazola says...

Gum Disease

Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP)Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) is a new therapy that allows for the effective treatment of periodontal disease with no removal of tissue.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are at the cutting-edge of tooth replacement technology. Dr. Carazola is dedicated to providing each patient with the optimal solution to their dental health challenge, which is why he often recommends dental implants.

He understands that losing teeth can be a traumatic experience, so his focus is on replacing those teeth with proven, minimally-invasive techniques that allow his patients to regain maximum use of their teeth while maintaining jaw strength, a natural appearance, and restored function. 

Dr. Carazola's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Periodontics
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Gingivitis
  • Gum Disease
  • Periodontitis
  • Tooth Loss

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Pittsburgh / School of Dentistry

    Graduated in 1973

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Texas Health Science Center / Dental School

    Graduated in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Periodontics

Procedures Performed

  • Dental Implant
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling