Meet the Doctor
Dr. James was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is a graduate of Ft. Lauderdale High School and the University of Florida. After receiving a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree in 1971, he served four years in the United States Air Force as a Minuteman Missile Maintenance Officer. He then returned to the U of F College of Dentistry to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1979. After serving as a Dental officer for five years in the Air Force (including a one year General Practice Residency), he and his wife Yvonne moved to Lakeland, Florida, to live and practice dentistry.
Dr James is thoroughly committed to providing you with the best dental care possible in a caring, comfortable environment. To that end, he is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, an organization devoted to continuing education and lifelong learning. He was awarded Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1986.He is a member of the Polk County Dental Association, the West Coast District Dental Association and the ADA. He is also a Charter member of the Florida Prosthodontic Study Group, dedicated to the very best continuing education available.
Away from the office, Dr. James enjoys singing four-part Barbershop Harmony with the Citrus Lakes Chorus here in Lakeland. He and Yvonne also collect Antique Cars and are members of the Antique Automobile Club of America. They also enjoy boating, as members of the Lakeland Sail and Power Squadron. Both Dr James and Yvonne are avid photographers.