Best of Fort Myers Makes Dentist Smile

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD & Associates has been voted the best pediatric dentist of Fort Myers by the 2019 News-Press Readers Poll. The News-Press 29th annual best-of awards recognize the top businesses in the community selected by their readers.

Dr. Verwest 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.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates are celebrating its 27th anniversary this year and provides a full complement of pediatric dental care to children throughout Southwest Florida. For more information, visit, or (239) 482-2722.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida Sponsors Run for Prevention

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida will be a red ribbon sponsor of the 2019 Busey Bank Run for Prevention, hosted on October 5th at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. This run is in support of the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida and helps make many of their initiatives throughout the year.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates are celebrating its 27th anniversary this year and provides a full complement of pediatric dental care to children throughout Southwest Florida. For more information, visit, or (239) 482-2722.

The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida was founded in 1989 by Jim Nathan and a group of community activists from a mutual concern about the increasing use of drugs by youth in Lee County. For more information on the Run for Prevention, please visit

Shark Teeth!

Courtesy of the Business Observer! 

NAPLES — When it comes to alleviating children’s anxiety over visiting the dentist, Pediatric Dentistry of Florida provides an undersea environment of whimsical whales, sharks and other sea life to help take a bite out of their apprehensions. Practicing in Fort Myers since 1992, Dr. Tim Verwest reinvented his approach in 2013 when he rebranded the business and opened a new office that is part theme park at 8016 Summerlin Lakes Drive.

When his next location opens in mid-July, Verwest will expand his footprint into Collier County with a new, 4,000-square-foot office at 1035 Piper Blvd., Suite 103 in Naples. Just as at the Fort Myers location, when parents bring their kids to see the dentist, they will be immersed into a world of aquatic wonder.

“We wanted to create an office to take the brand we have built in Fort Myers and create something inviting not just for the kids, but to the parents as well,” Verwest tells Coffee Talk. “Sometimes when you put things together as a clapboard office, it doesn’t delver then results you want. We want to make a unique and pleasant experience for everybody.”

From the reception desk to the waiting room to the six-bed open bay to the three private treatment rooms, the practice transports young patients to a world of an underwater shipwreck and sea life including a coral reef, various species of tropical fish, stingrays, a mermaid and a 16-foot whale shark and blue whale suspended from the ceiling.

Verwest is also becoming a landlord. The entire building is 10,000 square feet with 6,000 square feet being leased to a urology practice. Verwest has invested $2.5 million in the building, with build-out by Lee Berchtold of Fort Myers and whimsy provided by Imagination Dental Solutions of Alberta, Canada, with a Florida office in Pompano Beach.

Declining to disclose build-out costs compared to a traditional dental practice, Verwest says the investment will pay off in more ways than patient comfort.

“I think the environment helps attract quality personnel,” he tells Coffee Talk. “When they see you have created an office space that is comfortable, that is up to date technologically and is a pleasant space to work in, it gives them a sense that this is a real practice.”

Dr. Alice Liu joins Pediatric Dentistry of Florida

NAPLES, Fla.  – Dr. Tong Alice Liu, DMD, MS has joined Pediatric Dentistry of Florida. She becomes the newest associate to join the pediatric dental practice.

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 Masters of Science degree in Oral biology during her residency. Her professional affiliations include the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the West Coast District Dental Association.


Pediatric Dentistry of Florida Sponsors 7th Annual Castles for Kids

NAPLES, Fla.  – Pediatric Dentistry of Florida is sponsoring the 7th annual Castles for Kids sand-sculpting contest presented by the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. This children-friendly event is on August 7th at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples. Teams compete in a classic sand sculpting competition. Awards in multiple categories highlighted by the biggest sculpture to best Florida theme.

This is the first sponsorship for the pediatric dental group in conjunction with Pediatric Dentistry of Florida’s opening of their new office located at 1035 Piper Blvd, Suite 103 in Naples.

For more information on the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples 7TH Annual Castles for Kids, visit

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida was founded by Dr. Tim M. Verwest in 1992. With locations in Fort Myers and Naples, the Pediatric Dentistry of Florida creates an entire underwater world for patients to enjoy when visiting the dentist.  For more information, visit, or (239) 482-2722.