Your trusted and affordable South Tampa area dentists.


New Patient Specials

$99 Exam, X-Ray and Cleaning

For Non-Insured New Patients.

$99 Children’s Exam & Cleaning
Includes necessary x-rays & fluoride treatment.

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. Charles Drexler.



Dr. John Cannariato

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. Charles Drexler

Dr. Charles Drexler has an enthusiastic energy for the dental field and he brings this enthusiasm into our practice. Along with his passion for general dentistry, he has extensive training with Implant placement and restorations, as well as his obsession for creating a perfect smile with Invisalign. Dr.Drexler attends various Dental association events and continues educational courses at dental conferences. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association

Dr. Charles Drexler was born in Minnesota, he is a huge Vikings fan! He was raised in Dallas for most of his life and graduated from Texas A&M College of Dentistry in 2013.

Dr. Matthew Sorsok

As a Tampa Bay native, Dr. Matthew Sorsok attended Jesuit High School and completed his bachelor of science degree from USF. Dr. Sorsok then received his dental degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Sorsok is proficient in surgical dental procedures and has a passion for restorative cosmetic dentistry. In his free time he enjoys fishing, playing basketball, and traveling with his wife.

Ericka Matheny

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

Sarah Leffew

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

Sherrie Demirjian

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

Wes Jones

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

Wes Maffett

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

William Johnson

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

Bradley Armstrong

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

Maida Cortes

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

Andrew Fleming

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


4315 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

(813) 289-0560


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