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.
More recently his professional interests have been directed toward cosmetic, implant and advanced restorative dentistry. He completed the prestigious Nash Institute for Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry as well as distinguishing himself as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists* by presenting and documenting competency in completing over 200 implants.
He has a passion for teaching, evidenced in how he works with patients to educate them to the best options available to establish and maintain optimal dental health. To further this passion, Dr. Pate has accepted an Adjunct Faculty position at The University of Florida College of Dentistry’s Graduate Clinic in Seminole, Florida. He teaches clinical dentistry to 12 post doctorate graduate students 2 days a month for the University. He is also the clinical director for Implant Educators which is The University of Florida’s 7 month continuum in Implant Dentistry where he teaches dentists from all around the U.S. and some international doctors about implant surgery and restoration in a comprehensive format.
As you can see, he stays current in the latest advances available in dentistry and is able to offer his patients the very best, most esthetic and most predictable dentistry available to establish and maintain optimal oral health, and to design and deliver the attractive smile that everyone desires.
Dr. Pate is a member in good standing of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the West Coast Dental Association, the Polk County Dental Association and he hosts a local Study Club where he and his colleagues get together to brainstorm the best treatment modalities and learn about new techniques and procedures as well as improve on existing protocols.
Dr. Pate and his wife Becky are enjoying their first and only marriage since 1982. They are the proud parents of 2 girls and 2 boys. They love tennis, boating, snorkeling, skiing and Auburn football.