Your trusted and affordable South Tampa area dentists.


New Patient Specials

$0 Exam, X-Ray and Cleaning
For Insured New Patients.
$99 Children’s Exam & Cleaning
Includes necessary x-rays & fluoride treatment.
$80 Emergency Exam
Dental emergency? Don’t wait in pain!

Emergency Appointments

$80 Emergency Exam
Dental emergency? Don’t wait in pain!

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Open Saturdays!
Sunday: Closed

Dr. John Cannariato & Dr. Rebecca Benedict


Dr. John Cannariato grew up in New York and left in 1992 to attend Florida State University. In 1996, Dr. Cannariato began classes at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, from which he later received his dental degree. He is also a graduate of the Esthetic Epitome at the prestigious Nash Institute for Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Benedict is a native Floridian, and attended the University of Florida where she obtained her BS in Microbiology and Cell Science with an additional concentration in Chemistry. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, Dr. Benedict elected to attend Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale to obtain her Doctorate in Dental Medicine.

The doctors remain involved in continuing education, making sure they are at the forefront of dental research and technology. We strive for excellence and believe in providing our patients with the highest quality care possible.

LOVE THIS PLACE!!! The ladies up front are so sweet and were able to answer all my insurance questions when my plan changed. The back office staff (Dentist Assistants) are wonderful. Lets be honest, most people hate going to the dentist and avoid it. I am one of those people. I don’t get excited going to see Dr. John, BUT when I have to or need to go, he’s always made me feel at ease and always took excellent care of my teeth. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. To me, he’s the BEST in town!!!

Ericka Matheny

Awesome experience at this dentist!! I haven’t been to the dentist in 3 years because I hate it so much and I will definitely be going back regularly here!! They fit me in the schedule last minute and took great care of me…I feel very confident in the doctor here!!

Sarah Leffew

Amazing experience as always! I recommend Dr. Cannariato and his staff to everyone in need of exceptional dental care. Even friends in St. Petersburg, which is where I live!! Definitely worth the trip to see them!! Thank you!!!

Sherrie Demirjian

Dr. Cannariato and his office staff are fantastic. They provide an incredible value while offering a very high standard of care. He runs a honest clinic that is focused on patient care without any of the “sales-pitch” mentality that is rampant in the area. Looking forward to my next appointment.

Wes Jones

I drive an hour just to go to Dr. Cannariato’s South Tampa Smiles. The entire staff, is amazing, friendly, professional and genuinely care about each patient.
The quality of work is second to none.

Wes Maffett

Rated it “Loved it”, as much as you can love going to the dentist. The same for Dr. and the front desk staff. Robin, the dental hygienist, is very personable. Very professional office. Prompt in their appointments, very thorough. Been going there for years and highly recommend.

William Johnson

Not sure why I waited so long to switch my dental care to this practice, as my husband has been going here since we moved to Tampa two years ago. Professional medical practice, efficient and thorough while warm and welcoming.

Bradley Armstrong

Dental Hygienist was very nice and informative. Dr. Cannariato is very nice. I had a cleaning I was in and out fast and they did a fantastic job. I’ve been avoiding going to the dentist for over 5 years because of previous fears from a different dentistry. I would definitely hands down go back had zero to almost no pain.

Maida Cortes

Dr. Cannariato and his staff were very warm and welcoming, and made the generally unpleasant experience of having one’s wisdom teeth pulled, quick and easy.

Andrew Fleming


Why Choose Us

Your South Tampa Area Dentists

At South Tampa Smiles in Tampa, FL, you and your whole family can receive warm, friendly care. Our dentist, Dr. John Cannariato, DMD, is a member of the ADA, West Coast Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry, among other organizations. Together with his highly trained staff, he can perform treatments in the fields of:

  • General dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Emergency dentistry

If you want your teeth cleaned, cavities filled, or mouth screened for cancer, it will be no problem for us. We also address cracks, chips, and intrinsic discoloration with products like veneers and crowns. In-office teeth whitening services are also available. If you have dental fears, don’t worry because our clinic offers nitrous oxide sedation.

Our dentist is also willing to handle emergency appointments. Whether a filling fell out or a tooth was knocked out, you’ll get our immediate attention. Contact South Tampa Smiles today to schedule an oral exam and a medical history review. We welcome patients from Tampa and the surrounding cities.

We Listen, Care & Explain

As a family practice, we provide comfortable care for patients of all ages, from children to adults. From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll benefit from our experience & detail-oriented approach, as well as our warm & caring treatment philosophy.


Monday – Friday: 7am-7pm
Open Saturdays!
Sunday: Closed


4066 Henderson Blvd

(813) 358-7110


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