Susana Perry, DMD
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Susana Perry (Dr. Susie) was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to Miami, Fl at the age of 9. She attended the University of Florida where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences. She received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree also from the University of Florida, where she met Dr. Laura and quickly became friends. While in dental school, Dr. Susie completed several mission trips to the Dominican Republic where she was able to provide dental care to adults and children in need.
She proceeded to complete her residency and post-doctoral certification in pediatric dentistry from the University of Florida. She received extensive training in all areas of dentistry for children – preventative and restorative dentistry, growth and development, craniofacial anomalies, trauma management, conscious sedation, behavior management, general anesthesia, as well as interceptive and comprehensive orthodontics.
Dr. Susie has completed research in the areas of caries etiology and protective factors. Some of her work in caries research in children and factors in saliva that may be protective against decay has been published in the Journal of Dental Research (Oral Arginine Metabolism May Decrease the Risk for Dental Caries in Children, Journal of Dental Research, July 2013; vol. 92, 7: pp. 604-608., first published on May 2, 2013). Dr. Susie is fluent in both English and Spanish. Since completing her specialty training in child dentistry she has been working in private practice in Gainesville.
Dr. Susie is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, and Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Along with her husband, Dr. Joshua Perry, son William and Labrador (Piper), Dr. Susie now lives in St. Johns County and is very excited to join and serve the community here.