About The Practice


Dwight H. Pate, D.M.D.

Dr. Dwight H. Pate graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1985. He then completed a residency program in General Dentistry at The University of Alabama in Birmingham where he began acquiring considerable knowledge in the concept of comprehensive dental diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment delivery. With this background he opened his private practice in Auburndale, FL in 1988. He continued his pursuit of comprehensive excellence by placing a strong emphasis on continuing education in order to stay current with the leading edge materials and methods available. This led him to complete extensive studies with The Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg, FL and The Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Swampscott, MA near Boston. Also studying with The Pride Institute, these studies and other ongoing continuing education have helped him to develop his philosophy of comprehensive state-of-the-art dentistry and help him to keep his diagnostic and treatment planning skills current and up to date.

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About Our Team

Our primary focus centers on listening to you and trying to understand your heartfelt wants, needs and desires. From the moment you call or visit our office, you will see and feel evidence of this every step of the way. Our team of experienced, highly trained and friendly professionals strives to make you feel relaxed and comfortable with your visit. We are eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

Our next most important focus is that our staff is exceptionally, friendly and helpful. They take great pride and satisfaction in what they do, and they have a commitment to high standards of quality and integrity. Our entire team, from the administrative staff to the dental assistants to the doctors and hygienists, one and all, are licensed professionals with many hours of training and continuing education. We are all eager to help you achieve and/or maintain optimal oral health and a beautiful healthy smile that communicates confidence and quality to everyone you meet.


Sommer Moore

Sommer Moore is a registered dental hygienist who has been working in the dental field since 2010.  She began her career by attending South Florida State College in Avon Park and becoming a certified dental assistant (CDA) before continuing on to become a registered dental hygienist (RDH).  She recently completed her certification in Local Anesthesia Administration.   Sommer has always had a passion for dentistry and helping patients.  She is from Auburndale where she still resides.  Sommer enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.