First of all, “WE SAVE TEETH!” We built our reputation for the last 30 years on our patient-centered philosophy. Many times patients come to us after being told their teeth are not savable. As periodontists, our training makes us experts in maintaining teeth whenever possible. Conservative treatment means conservation of teeth!
At times, it may become necessary to replace teeth. Our practice has 60 yeears of combined experience in all phases of implantology. Drs. Alan Fetner, Mary Hartigan, and Michael Fetner are husband, wife, and son, and all board-certified periodontists. The practice was started in 1988 by Drs. Alan and Mary, who were practicing general dentists for five years before they obtained their periodontal specialty degrees.
Their son Michael joined the practice in 2013 after completing specialty training at the University of Florida. He won the prestigious Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery in 2013. Michael’s brother Alex will join the practice when he finishes his residency in 2017.
In addition to warm, expert care, we offer all the latest technology, including minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive implants, “Teeth Before Lunch,” LANAP, laser periodontal surgery, cone beam technology, oral medicine, pathology, implants, sinus lifts, and all cosmetic gum procedures. Our family motto is, “Do more than is expected.”
Dr. Michael Fetner has been a practicing periodontist since 2013. He graduated from the University of Florida, Gainesville for his undergraduate, dental, and periodontal degrees.
During his periodontal residency he was elected chief resident in his third year of residency. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Richard Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery, which enables him to continue his dental implant research.
Dr. Michael Fetner spends 20% of his professional work week in Gainesville teaching at the dental school and working on his dental implant research.
He and his wife Sondra have a son, Gideon. They live with their two big dogs in a small house in Avondale.