Dr. John Cannariato has an undeniable passion for cosmetic and general dentistry. His fun-easy going personality makes patients feel comfortable in the dental chair. With Dr. Cannariato’s number of years in the South Tampa, he has become a prominent dentist in the area.
He grew up in Brooklyn, New York “Go Giants” and moved to Florida in 1992 to attend Florida State University. In 1996, Dr. Cannariato began classes at UF College of Dentistry, from which he obtained his dental degree in 2000. He is a graduate of the Esthetic Epitome at the prestigious Nash Institute for Esthetic Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Florida Dental Association.
When Dr. Cannariato is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his 2 daughters, golfing, and playing his guitar.
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. In February of 2021, with a long-time dream of living in the sunshine state Dr. Drexler and his wife (Alicia) of 21 years moved to Florida. Together, they have 3 daughters and 2 dogs. Dr. Drexler loves the outdoors and when he is away from the office he enjoys activities such as fishing, riding bikes, and walking.
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. While at the University of Florida, she was named a University Scholar for her work in cancer research at Shands Hospital. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, Dr. Benedict elected to attend Nova Southeastern University in Ft Lauderdale to obtain her Doctorate in Dental Medicine. She has since furthered her education through her alma mater, the University of Florida, with additional training in implant surgery. Dr. Benedict has also earned a fellowship with the International College of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Benedict remains involved in continuing education, staying at the forefront of dental research and technology. Dr. Benedict also has additional training in Relaxation Dentistry with DOCS Education, and has been published by both the American Association for Dental Research and the International Association for Dental Research.
Best Dentist In South Tampa
It is an honor to be voted the “Best Dentist in South Tampa” – SouthTampaSmiles.com is proud to display this award on our website. We love to reward our loyal patients with happy and healthy smiles. Thanks again from the South Tampa Smiles staff.
Dr. Cannariato places a strong personal emphasis on continuing education, also called post-graduate education, to ensure that he is up on the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques. He consistently exceeds the required amount of continuing education courses per year resulting in the most beneficial treatment for South Tampa dentistry patients. Dr. Cannariato is a nationally published clinician on esthetic dentistry and a member of numerous dental associations including:
Through our continued efforts to keep abreast of changes in technology and procedures, South Tampa Smiles is able to offer our patients the latest techniques and equipment in dentistry. Some of these procedures include:
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!!!
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!!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.