Meet Dr. Tim
Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD
Fun Fact: Dr. Tim’s dad was Lee County’s very first pediatric dentist.
That’s how Dr. Tim Verwest ended up in Fort Myers, where he made the decision to follow in his father’s footsteps by earning his D.M.D from the University of Florida.
Prior to starting his own practice in 1992, Dr. Tim was the Chief Resident in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has also served as the Director of the Dental Surgery section for Lee Memorial Hospital.
His professional affiliations include The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Lee County Dental Association. He is often a guest lecturer for various organizations and has college courses on dentistry.
He is a board certified Diplomat of the National Board of Pediatric Dentistry – with professional interests in the areas of pediatric pharmacology, biomaterials, and pediatric anesthesia. He believes in lifelong learning and continues his education by taking courses in pediatric sedation, pediatric oncology, sealants, prosthetics, pediatric cosmetic dentistry, pediatric materials, childhood growth and development, and more.
Growing up in Southwest Florida, his other interests include boating and spending time with his wife, kids, and dogs.
Dr. Tim has numerous awards to his credit including, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Ft. Myers News-Press Readers Poll for Best Pediatric Dentist of Southwest Florida. 2016, 2017, 2018 Spectrum Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction. 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 National Consumer Advisory Board to America’s Best Dentist. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Consumer Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Dentists. 2015 Best Dentist by Opencare.
Dr. Tamara K. Robison, DDS
Dr. Tamara Robison is a Board Certified pediatric dentist. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Washington before obtaining her Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University. Before joining Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Robison operated two family dental offices in Southwest Florida. In addition, she directed a hospital-based mobile outreach program for St. Mary’s Hospital Mission Outreach in Nevada, and was a community public-health dentist, providing compassionate care to low income patients.
Dr. Robison also holds an MBA degree, and has hospital privileges at Physician Regional Medical Center. She maintains both general and pediatric dentistry licenses in the states of Florida, Nevada, California and Washington.
Dr. Robison prides herself on the excellent level of dental care she provides the families she care for, especially those with special needs. While at Nova Southeastern, Dr. Robison worked with the cleft palate team. She has spent time volunteering her clinical dental services for various humanitarian organizations in Mexico and the United States and has provided free dental screenings and education to underprivileged children for the past 18 years.
She believes that working with children as a pediatric dentist is a privilege and she takes the responsibilities that come with that privilege very seriously. Every child in her dental care is given compassion, attention and prevention education.
Alice Liu, DMD, MS
Dr. Tong Alice Liu, DMD, MS has joined Pediatric Dentistry of Florida. She becomes the second associate to join the two office practice and will support both the Fort Myers and Naples facilities.
Dr. Liu attended the University of California, Berkeley where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Biology. She received her dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Liu went on to complete her General Practice Dental Residency and Pediatric Dentistry Residency from the University of Toledo Medical Center. She also received her Master’s of Science degree in Oral biology during her residency. Her professional affiliations include the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and West Coast District Dental Association.