Meet The Dentists

Meet The Dentists



Doctor  John Carter, D.M.D. – Plant City
University of Florida
Dr. John Carter is a general dentist with 17 years experience and a wide range of treatment skills from fillings/crowns and gum therapy to dental implants and orthodontics.  Dr. Carter was born in Tampa and grew up in Brooksville, which has given him an appreciation for the outdoors and small towns.  He received his dental degree from the University of Florida in 1996 and moved back to the Tampa Bay Area to start his practice.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and West Coast Dental Association. Dr. Carter lives in Tampa with his wife, Genie, and their two young sons,  Nicholas and Zachary.  They attend St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church.  Dr. Carter enjoys family activities, which include biking, water sports, camping, and attending sporting events.

Doctor  Trey A. Mueller III, D.M.D. – Tampa, Lakeland
University of Florida
Dr. Trey Mueller is a native of Plant City, Florida.  He was an honor graduate of Plant City High School, a two sport athlete receiving all-county honors in baseball, and state recognition in swimming.  He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, majoring in Health and Human Nutrition. He is affiliated with the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, as well as several honor societies.  Trey entered the College of Dentistry at the University of Florida, and graduated with his D.M.D. in 2005. Trey and his wife, Meredith, reside in Tampa, Florida, along with their three children: Mackenzie, Ellie, and Will. Trey is active with the Merry Makers Club, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, and Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church.  Trey loves the outdoors. When he is not in the office, he can usually be found on a tennis court or doing family activities such as boating and sporting events.  In the fall, Trey loves going back to the University of Florida to watch Gator football games and catch up with old friends and professors. Dr. Mueller is an active member of the West Coast Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Doctor  Jason Bivens, D.D.S. – Sun City
Indiana University
Dr. Bivens grew up in Clearwater, Florida attended Clearwater Central Catholic High School and graduated in 1999.  He then went on to attend the University of South Florida where he received a Bachelor Degree in Biology 2004.  After graduation he attended Purdue University where he received a Masters Degree in Biology 2007. While receiving his B.S. and M.S. he volunteered his time as a dental assistant in undeserved communities located in the areas.  He finally accomplished his goal of becoming a Dentist at the Indiana University School of Dentistry 2011.  While in his junior and senior year of Dental School Dr. Bivens was invited to spend his free time teaching first and second year dental students based on his clinical skills and academic performance.  He enjoyed this honor and spent as much time as possible training these new students on the complications that he had witnessed throughout his dental school career.  Dr. Bivens graduated with honors and was ranked #6 out of 120 students in his class.  He began working with Dental Associates of Florida in August of 2011 and has run their Sun City office ever since.  He has excellent staff and takes pride in his dental work.  He always makes a point to treat his patients with the courtesy and respect they deserve.

Doctor  Steve Wang, D.M.D. – Winter Haven 
University of Florida 
Dr. Steve G Wang graduated from the University of Florida in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.  He continued with his dental education and graduated from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry in 1996.  Post graduation, Dr. Wang further advanced his knowledge and honed his skills in comprehensive dentistry and dental occlusions by attending Dr. Peter Dawson’s courses at the Dawson Center for Advancement in Dentistry in St. Petersburg, FL from 1997-1999. Dr. Wang owned and operated a boutique dental practice in Plantation, Florida for sixteen years where he focused on complex full mouth rehabilitation and also on advanced cosmetic makeovers.  He has over seventeen years of clinical experience in general dentistry as well as in the area of Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry.   Dr. Wang has the artistry for a gorgeous smile design. Dr. Wang is an active member of the West Coast Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.  Dr. Wang has given numerous lectures on the subject of implant dentistry to ITI (International Team of Implantology) study clubs and the Straumann Implant sponsored seminars.

   An Nguyen, D.M.D. – Winter Haven 
University of Florida 
Dr. Nguyen was born and raised in Winter Haven and is a graduate of Winter Haven High School. She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Cell Science. She continued her education at the University of Florida and received her DMD from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Nguyen is a proud Gator dentist and is excited to return to her hometown to practice dentistry and serve the people in the community that she grew up in. She takes great pride in her work and has a commitment in providing the highest quality of service and care to her patients and building life long relationships with them. She takes a thoughtful artistic approach to dentistry and is extremely passionate about helping her patients build up the confidence that comes from a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with her family and is a proud mother of a yorkipoo. Dr. Nguyen is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

 Ian Fawcett, D.D.S. – Bartow
University of Tennessee
Dr. Ian Fawcett is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. Fawcett is originally from a small town in West Tennessee where he enjoyed the simplicity and closeness of the small town life. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry in 2009 from Freed Hardeman University. Dr. Fawcett recently moved to Lakeland with his wife and three young children, Finley and Cannon. Dr. Fawcett enjoys spending his free time with his family whether it’s jumping waves at the beach or snuggled on the couch watching cartoons. He also enjoys being active with his church family, running 5K races with his Dad, and watching the Dallas Cowboys play. Dr. Fawcett is a member of the American Dental Association and has worked in the dental field since 2007. He enjoys all areas of dentistry and meeting and caring for all his patients individually.

Doctor  David Bruck, D.D.S, – Brandon Central
University School of Dentistry, Ohio
David Bruck is as active and progressive with everyday living as he is with his profession. A distinguished Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry highlights his commitment to learning and providing the latest in dental care. The father of four (one set of twins) and grandfather of two, he pursues a variety of activities with his family. These include fishing, golfing, snow skiing and running which he has enjoyed since he was 19 years old.

Doctor  Loryn R. Merrill, D.D.S, – Brooksville
New York University Dental School
Born and raised in New York State, Dr. Merrill received her BA in Psychology/Biology at SUNY Buffalo. She was then selected to attend State University of New York, School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After a one-year comprehensive General Dentistry residency at the VA Hospital in Buffalo, Dr. Merrill decided to pursue her dream of living in Florida and practicing dentistry. She completed an Endodontic Externship and a comprehensive course in Esthetic Dentistry/Full Mouth Rehabilitation. Her philosophy of dentistry includes providing the highest quality and gentlest dentistry possible while caring for the entire patient.

Doctor  Danielle Jones D.D.S, – New Tampa
Dr. Danielle Jones grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri. She graduated Truman State University with a B.S. in Health Science. She is a general dentist with 7 years experience and a wide range of treatment skills from fillings, crown and bridge, gum therapy to dental implants, Invisalignand pediatric dentistry. In 2009, she received her dental degree from the Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.  After graduation, she went on to complete her general practice residency in Brooklyn, New York. Her goal is to provide the high quality dental care in a warm, friendly, and safe environment. Dr. Jones is an active member of the American Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, staying active, crossfit training, and playing with her two handsome dogs. 

Doctor  Trey Walding, D.M.D. 
University of Florida
After receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree in 1996 from the College of Dentistry at the University of Florida, Dr. Walding has continuously pursued his dental training. Dr. Walding has taken advanced classes in all aspects of dentistry – most recently training at the Advanced Center for Learning (Specializing in Full Mouth Reconstruction, including Implant Dentistry and IV Sedation). He has over 20 years experience in the dental field.  His service to his patient’s is that of quality and excellence. Fellow of Misch, Fellow of SOI.