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I often get asked how I ended up becoming a pediatric dentist. Well, the truth is, it was always my first career choice, as you can see from my childhood picture. Growing up with a father who is a pediatric dentist, I chose my future career at the age of three. In kindergarten, my teacher asked the class what we wanted to be when we grew up. Confidently, I stood up and told the class I wanted to be a pediatric dentist like my dad. I know everyone has an opinion of the “perfect” career. But for me, this was it. Following i... read more
14985 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 34287, United StatesGet directions
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|Tue||8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Wed||8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Thu||8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Fri||8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
Awesome as always! Great staff, clean office.
If you're like me, you sometimes wonder about these reviews but trust me, this is 100% genuine. I'm not a staff or family member of this practice but have been taking my children there for close to 10 years. The dentists and hygienists are all fabulous. Patient, kind, non-intimidating and just so considerate to circumstances. I've been given same day appointments when urgent matters happened and never had to wait a minute for my scheduled appt. Can't say enough about them. Wish they saw adults!
Best dentist for kids
We saw Dr. Lexi yesterday at Safari Smiles, and she was kind, funny, and informative. We typically have no wait time when we arrive and the staff is friendly and sweet. The facility is clean and colorful, and we recommend Safari Smiles to our friends and family.
They took exceptional care of my 7 year old daughter today who had to have teeth removed under anesthesia. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with a warm welcome and then the nurses made our daughter feel so at ease. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Larkin are so good with the kids and took the time to explain everything and answered all our questions and handled our concerns. Dr. Pettinato has a phenomenal group of colleagues and staff.
Excellent. Patient. And kind. A few words to summarize their care. My son has autism and they are excellent with him. I drive from Clearwater to this office
Safari of Smiles staff and Dr. Pettinato has seen my Aspergers daughter for years and has been wonderful and patient with her. We love them. I would refer anyone to them. My extended family also goes to them.
Very friendly doctor, excellent with the kids and explains procedures and medical condifions very well. Safari dental workers are all very friendly, courteous and helpful. Excellent service received there. I recommend highly.
This place is the best. I wish I could get my teeth cleaned here and maybe some happy gas too. Nice staff and great insurance department. They helped me figure out what dental insurance i have and i was glad to see my entire visit was covered.
Dr. Frank C. Pettinato Jr, DMD has a 5 star rating with 95 reviews.
Dr. Frank C. Pettinato Jr, DMD is closed now. It will open on Friday at 8:00 a.m.