Personalized Dental Care, for Your Family’s Healthiest, Happiest, Most Beautiful Smiles!

Ocala Family Dentistry is dedicated to helping you and your family achieve and maintain optimal oral health, for smiles you love to share!

Dr. Lauren Cartwright, Dr. Lacy Petersen, and our team offer quality dental care, personalized to your specific goals and concerns. We place your safety, comfort, and well-being at the forefront of all we do, and care for you as family.

With worry-free and comfortable appointments, effective and efficient treatments, and a focus on long-term health, we will have you smiling at the thought of a visit!

Why Choose Ocala Family Dentistry?

Ours is a patient-centered practice, where you and your loved ones are treated with kindness and compassion. We dedicate time to listening and building open communication, and with that comes trust and a relationship grounded in respect.

As you step into the office and are warmly greeted by name, you will know you are in a caring space. All of us want you to feel welcome, heard, at ease throughout appointments, and always confident we have your best interests at heart.

  • We Care About More than Teeth: You are important to us. Beyond your oral health, we care about you as a person and want the best for you: a fully enjoyed life, a healthy body and mind, and a smile that allows your confidence to shine! 
  • Dentistry without Judgment: Many people feel anxious at the thought of seeing the dentist; in some cases, they avoid dental appointment for years, and this allows small issues to become large problems. If this is you, we understand and do not judge or lecture. Ever. Instead of feeling embarrassed or scared, please know we will help you overcome your fears with compassion, kindness, and patience. We will meet you where you are, and provide gentle, worry-free visits that will ease your anxieties and allow you to get back on track with a healthy smile! 
  • Informed Dental Care: Before starting any treatment, we will walk you through the diagnosis and what is needed, using everyday language. In addition to explaining what we think is best and why, we will present all other treatment options and discuss the pros and cons of each. We will also review financial aspects of care, up front, and answer all your questions, then you may decide how to proceed. There should never be any surprise costs! This is your smile’s health and you deserve to make knowledgeable decisions that work with your life and goals!
  • Respecting your time: We know your time is valuable. We pride ourselves in making an effort to stay on time. We prefer that you have NO wait times in our reception area. We are unique because we only scheudle one patient at a time per provider, so that you may have our indivisual attention. 

Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Cartwright, Dr. Petersen, and our team look forward to welcoming you to our practice. It will be our honor to provide you with the high-quality dentistry and customer service you deserve! Please contact Ocala Family Dentistry to learn more and schedule an appointment for yourself or a loved one today!

Office Hours

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