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meet our dentists

doctor lacy petersen and doctor lauren cartwright
Dr. Cartwright and Dr. Petersen became dentists in order to help others enjoy healthier, happier lives. They share a daily mission of improving their patients’ oral and overall health while giving them confidence in their smiles!
Meet Dr. Lauren Cartwright Meet Dr. Lacy Petersen

Welcome to Ocala Family Dentistry

At Ocala Family Dentistry, Dr. Lauren Cartwright and Dr. Lacy Petersen offer leading-edge dental care that’s tailored to you. We would be honored to help you and your family achieve your healthiest smiles in a manner that fits your expectations and life, and to maintain those smiles for life!

Our doctors and our team are skilled professionals. We are also warm, friendly, and personable; thriving on the relationships — and friendships — we build with our patient family.

Ocala Family Dentistry is a patient-centered practice, where you are safe, heard, and treated with respect and compassion. We are proud to provide the high-quality dental care and customer service you deserve!

Our doctors and team look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to our Ocala, FL dental family and invite you to schedule an appointment today!

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We look forward to welcoming you to our Ocala, FL dental family. Please call our office to learn more or schedule an appointment online, today!

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For your convenience, after your appointment is made, a link will be emailed to you to fill out your new patient paperwork. It will automatically upload to your chart.

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At Ocala Family Dentistry, our job is to help you achieve and keep a great smile and we can’t wait to get started! Schedule an appointment for yourself or a loved one, today!

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“Dr. Cartwright and her staff have made going to the dentist something I don’t mind anymore! Its been five years now and I have not lived in Ocala for 3 years and commute from Orlando when I need a cleaning or dental care. Bravo to a GREAT dentist that knows how to give a PAINLESS shot!!” Amy L. “I had a cracked tooth to the roots and they squeezed me in early that morning. Tooth is out, pain is gone. How can a tooth be pulled and be enjoyable? They managed to do it!! They will always do my dental care!!!” Kevin S. “Not many people enjoy dentist visits but thanks to Dr. Cartwright and staff, it is truly a wonderful experience every single time! Now my little monkey is taking after me and enjoys getting her chompers cleaned!!!” Kimberly P. “I have been to quite a few dentist offices in my 33 years. This is by far the best dentist I have ever been to. Dr. Cartwright is very caring, gentle, and considerate. Her office staff is also very friendly and helpful. I will never see another dentist as long as she is practicing.” Toni W. “These ladies are truly the best staff ever in a dentist setting. They make my whole family feel right at home, and always make sure to make us feel comfortable. I'm so glad that I've found a great dentist and staff for my family.” Shelly J. “For the first time in my life, I not only enjoyed my experience at a dental office but I look forward to continuing my dental care here. The entire staff from what I have experienced has been so generous and they truly make you feel as though you’re walking through the doors of your own home.” Kimberly S.

Office Hours

8:30am to 4:30pm
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8:30am to 4:30pm
8:30am to 4:30pm