I received a text from my 20 something daughter after she had a crown put in by Dr. Tarantola. Her text said: “I can’t thank you enough for finding this dentist. While I don’t think I will ever look forward or enjoy going to the dentist, this was BY FAR the easiest dental work experience. They are phenomenal. I was pretty anxious going into it and they did the best novacane & comfort experience. 10/10.” This compliment is coming from a very discerning and wise patient because she has experiences with many doctors and dentists on her health journey. While I can't go back and change my daughter's journey with health professionals who treat young people with a lack of respect, compassion and empathy, I will always look for ways to praise health professionals like Dr. Tarantola that far exceed expectations, cause no harm, and treat young patients like they would treat their own child. I will add that my daughter has gone to this practice a few times for consults and she loves their approach to dental concerns and issues, including whether or not to remove wisdom teeth depending on your unique dental profile. In gratitude! See More
I was faced with a root canal and did not want to do this. I did my research and decided to go with an implant. I live in Debary, FL. and wanted the Holistical approach. I was very nervous and drove 1.5 hr one way to Dr. T's office. I am so happy I went with my gut and continued treatment with Dr. T. He has been a fabulous dentist. I can't believe how much better I feel since my tooth was pulled. My body was fighting this infection leaving me tired all the time. Since my tooth has been pulled I feel myself again. The implant process has been a dream. It seems crazy but I have had no pain at all from the beginning to the end of this process. I highly recommend Dr. T and Staff!!! LOVE THIS DENTIST. See More
First and foremost the environment and vibe in this office is great! They make you feel comfortable and really get to know their clients. That is big for me. Also I was looking for a holistic dentist and there are not many but I am glad I was able to find him. I travel from Jacksonville to go here. I recently had a tooth pulled and even the experience of having it pulled was totally different than my experiences at other dentist office. I love the fact that they are thorough with making sure they... Read More...
I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Tarantola and his Staff(Cheryl and Jenna). They have truly produced something special and significantly important within this practice. I believe that their approach represents the standard model of how a practice should treat its clients and how an office should run. I have attended Dr. T's Office for almost 6 years, and they have always been professional, extremely caring, and helpful guides in my journey to optimal dental health. They have helped to correct many of my dental issues and their holistic approach towards dentistry shows the deep knowledge and insights that they have with respect to total body health. In addition, not only do I trust Dr. T and Staff with my health and well-being, but with my family's health and well-being as well. I sincerely respect the important service that Dr. T and Staff perform on a daily basis, and am thankful to know such a wonderful group of people who are doing such positive works within the field of dentistry. See More
I LOVE THIS DENTISTRY BECAUSE IT IS TECHNICALLY SOPHISTICATED AND WONDERFULLY HUMAN AND CARING. THE ENTIRE STAFF MAKES YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND THEY HAVE TAKEN CARE OF ME AND MY FAMILY MEMBERS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. I STILL HAVE 2 FAMILY MEMBERS COMING FROM ATLANTA TO SEE THEM!! THEY ARE SIMPLY THE BEST See More
Dr Tarantola and his staff are always on top of their game. Great customer service and expert care! See More
If I could give Tarantola Dentistry a hundred stars, I would! Today was my second experience with the practice and the second time Dr. T saved me from unnecessary procedures. I didn't continue my association with his practice after the intial contact simply because of the extra travel involved in getting to him; but now I'm done with any other dentist in the area. I'll go the extra miles to see the doctor I trust to do the right thing for me. Most recently the incident that took me back to Dr. T occurred when I went on a first appointment with a new dentist. He did a "comprehensive oral evaluation" and recommended I have a cracked molar crowned, but first he wanted me to have a root canal. I had absolutely zero pain in that tooth, so I inquired about the necessity for a root canal (at an additional $1,100-1,400). I was told, not in such clear language though, it was a preventive measure so there wouldn't be pain after the crown was completed. What?!! So I left his office and went home and did some research. I found there is indeed a greater possibility of needing a root canal after getting a crown, but it's not a significant percentage of patients even as much as 15 years later. In thinking it over, I considered several possibilities for the recommendation: (a) the in-house endodontist at the practice needed to be kept busy, (b) mo' money, and (c) questionable ability of the person doing the crown. But I felt strongly, to give the man the benefit of the doubt, I should get a second opinion, which is when I called Tarantola Dentistry. Dr. T was able to see me the very next day for an evaluation. I was shown the films of my tooth and learned not only was the structure still good but also the nerves were fine, with no abscess and no infection. A root canal was definitely not needed and Dr. Tarantola offered a better alternative to a crown, a resin-based restoration that would save the tooth without disturbing the nerves--those in the tooth and those in my psyche! After he gave me that news, I left his office feeling I'd been given a reprieve from the gulag. I mean, have you ever talked to anybody with a good root canal story?!! Today I had the restoration done. Saved me over a thousand dollars and I have my original tooth with a makeover!! It's beautiful! And Dr. T and Cheryl--what a team. Poetry in motion. They're so proficient and compassionate, as well as entirely trustworthy. I'm done with the rest of the dental practices in the area. Dr. Tarantola and his staff will be the only people taking care of my teeth from now on! See More
Well, boy did I get I lucky when I found Dr.Tarantola on a holistic website...he is exactly what I was looking for. For those who have any understanding of the value holistic dentistry as I do, I can tell you that Dr. Tarantola is at the top in his field of expertise and protocol. As per my recent visit for a procedure, I was amazed at his professionalism and efficiency. He will spend as much time with you as it takes for you to understand his methods. Do your homework first and educate yourself on why you do not want mercury, other metals and flouride going into your body, then go and experience restorative dentistry with this very talented and gifted dentist! His staff, who are undoubtedly part of his appeal, will make you quite comfortable the moment you walk in. I will be with him as long as he will have me! Sincerely, Crow Masalski See More
I highly recommend Tarantola Dentistry. Dr. Tarantola, and his staff, are very professional, caring, and proficient, in providing personalized treatments and care. If you prefer holistic approach to conventional, they can accommodate. If you need a dentist who will take his time with you, a staff who are competent AND friendly, and a comfortable environment, look no further. I only wish i'd have found them long ago! Dr. T is very skillful and thorough, and he and Cheryl (his wife) work together like a finely tuned machine - not to hurry you along, but to provide the most comfortable experience possible. PS. Squeamish about getting shots in the mouth? Have no fear, I was shocked at how gently and painlessly Dr.T delivers them. Really. I never even felt a pinch (other than him pinching me to distract, which is funny because the real pinch never follows!) Not a huge deal for me, but I know many who dread oral injections, and I told him he deserves an award - if only there were one for this! THANK YOU Dr. and Mrs. Tarantola, and Jenna for getting me squeezed in for an appointment on short notice. See More
My experience at Tarantola Dentistry has been amazing and every visit I am made to feel welcomed with genuine care. No waiting time ever. I received quality care and any questions I might have are answered. Dr. Tarantola and his team were always highly professional, helpful and honest with treatment suggestions. I would highly recommended Tarantola Dentistry to my other family members and everyone. See More
My experience with Dr. Tarantola at Tarantola Dentistry was nothing short of outstanding. Dr. T and the rest of the staff are all so personable and friendly! My dental bonding procedure was quick, painless, professional and the results exceeded my expectations! Dr. T ensured that i was happy with the results. I have never in my life had a better experience at the Dentist. Highly, Highly recommend! See More
I have had very many dental appointments over the years, including two in foreign countries. Dr. Tarantola exceeds all other dentists by a significant margin. His conservative approach is refreshing by doing what is best for the patient, not for his financial gain. His is meticulous and very thorough in his work, providing personal attention instead of making you feel rushed through, as many offices do to meet quotas. My last appointment included work on five teeth. Upon determining that it would be less complicated than anticipated, he adjusted his fee significantly. I feel many other dental practices would have simply 'had an easier day', and just kept the fees the same. Such honesty is truly something to be appreciated. His assistant seems to have ESP, in anticipating what needs to be done throughout the procedures. The Dental hygienist has the same attention to detail. This dental practice is truly the Best. See More
Dr Tarantola and his staff are pleasant, congenial and sensitive to the patient's needs and reactions. I appreciated the personal attention to my husband as well. They always recognized him and updated him carefully on what turned out to be an extended process. The end product leaves me with what I'd call a perfect smile. See More
First and foremost the environment and vibe in this office is great! They make you feel comfortable and really get to know their clients. That is big for me. Also I was looking for a holistic dentist and there are not many but I am glad I was able to find him. I travel from Jacksonville to go here. I recently had a tooth pulled and even the experience of having it pulled was totally different than my experiences at other dentist office. I love the fact that they are thorough with making sure they completed the job and left nothing behind. I also love the fact that after I was done I didn't have excessive bleeding (basically none).. and I did not have pain even after the numbness wore off. I also love how they use the ozonated water to clean out the gum. I definitely will be completing the rest of my dental work here and as long as I am in the area.
I am so happy to have found Dr. Tarantola. Definitely the best dentist I have ever been to. It is so refreshing to have dentistry done from a holistic approach. Thank you!
This a review from my wife Mary. I suffered from chronic fatigue for several years. My Doctor was able to resolve most of my symptoms. But, I still spent many days just sitting on the couch reading a book or watching TV because I was too fatigued to do anything else. After subsequent testing, my Doctor determined that I had a chronic infection. It had been in my body for so long, that my body had stopped fighting it. He gave me some therapies to try, but also suggested that based upon my symptoms I may have a problem with my teeth. I didn't think that was possible, since my teeth didn't hurt and they felt perfectly normal. The additional therapies didn't seem to make much of a difference, so I started to consider the connection with my teeth. I did some research and started to realize that I had some 50 year old silver fillings, 35 year old composite fillings and two 30 year old crowns. I visited a few dentists to discuss removing the old dental work and replacing it. They each placed me in the dental chair, inspected the fillings and crowns and told me everything looked ok. I couldn't get anyone to listen to my story. I'd just about given up hope, when my husband who is in the medical profession, found Dr. Tarantola. We made an appointment, and the first thing Dr. Tarantola did was to sit me down in a small conference room and talk to me about my dental concerns. He agreed that dental work that old could have degraded over time and possibly be a cause for infection. He came up with a plan for removing the old dental work and replacing it. I've already had several appointments with Dr. Tarantola, and after each one I've noticed an increase in my energy level. I'm starting to feel like my old self again. Thank you Dr. Tarantola for restoring my health!!! -- Mary B
Truly, I look forward to my appointments and I come a distance to follow him now in St Augustine. I totally recommend he and his methods, Cheryl and Jenna for all your dental needs.
I struggled a lot with my bite and other problems I have been seen Dr Tarantola for over ten years God bless him, he has been a life saver Ps. Pain free
Excellent holistic dentist! Knowledgeable about remineralizing teeth through diet.
Dad broke a tooth. We called Dr. Greg who saw him right away and gave us options to consider with no pressure.
In a word... awesome ! You can not imagine how much I appreciate Dr Greg and Cheryl's infinite patience and understanding with me as I have anxiety issues regard anything to do with my teeth and being in a dental chair :-) Had a broken molar with old metal/mercury filling... they stayed late to care for me and give me a professional and in-depth assessment of what was needed to bring immediate relief with another appointment a couple of days later for temp crown. Dr Greg's knowledge is obvious and their approach to a patient like me is so welcome as they are not in a hurry...very congenial... and their dedication to making the patient.. me... feel entirely comfortable during the entire procedure was a blessing ! Next is the permanent crown and will certainly proceed with further dental needs now that I have found these wonderful folks !
Thank you for taking care of Meghan for more than 7 years! We drove to Miami and now to north Florida because you are the greatest!
If You Need a GREAT Dentist Dr. Tarantola is the BEST !!
We come from a distance to see Dr. Tarantola, it is totally worth the drive and his staff makes our appointments as convenient as possible, limiting trips to the office. Dr. T. has top notch care based in a healthy holistic approach. He does not have several patients going at once "chair hopping" between them. When you are there you are his only concern. Friendly accommodating staff. Pain free care. You couldn't ask for more.
Best dentist ever! Dr. Tarantola removed all my amalgam fillings, HOLISTICALLY, which greatly improved my overall health. He pulled infected "root canal" teeth and replaced them with implants. He is gentle, caring and extremely knowledgeable in the field of dentistry. Not a "drill them & fill them" dentist !!!! Everyone deserves a dentist this GOOD.
Best dentist I've ever been to, most thorough dental exam I've ever had. I hate going to the dentist but I actually don't dread going to Dr Tarantola.
Our family is cared for very well by Dr. Tarantola, Cheryl and the staff. We are so grateful to be under such competent, caring hands.
I am a complete WHIMP when it comes to the dentist! Just the thought of walking into an office full of all those noises.. drills, water slurping, etc drives... more