Our Practice


Dentistry with a whole body health perspective practiced at the highest standards.

At Smile by Dr. John Paul our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person with a special focus on how your teeth and gums relate to your total body health. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for comfort, function and appearance. We’re here to make that happen.

We offer a full range of dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as general dentistry, preventive care, periodontal exams, teeth whitening, crowns, even implant dentures. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment dentistry has to offer.


John H Paul DMD

Dr Paul grew up in Lakeland and went away to college at Emory University in Atlanta. He received his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, SC. Returning home; he started his dental practice in 1989. Dr Paul is a general dentist with special interests in tooth colored bonded restorations, dysfunctions of the jaw joint (TMJ), and reconstruction of dilapidated mouths. He believes that prevention is preferable to providing cure whenever possible. Dr Paul and his staff spend more than 40 hours a year in continuing education (that’s more than  4 times what the state of FL requires!) to bring you the most effective techniques available. Dr Paul is active in several dental professional organizations that promote care for those in need, specifically rehabilitation of smiles for battered women so they have an easier time reentering the workforce.


Kristy Gabel, Office Coordinator


Kelli Porter,  RDH. Registered Dental Hygienist