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Dr. Richard Caven

Dr. Richard Chace Caven is a fifth generation, Florida dentist. For over 140 years, Dr. Caven and his family have strived to provide the highest quality and most friendly dental care. Dating back to the 1860's to Dr. Caven's great great grandfather, James Chace, there has been true integrity and personal attention given to patients. And as reported in The Jacksonville Magazine, his dental peers have voted Dr. Caven as a Top Dentist in Jacksonville year after year, including "Top Dentist" in 2013 and the elite "Top Doctor" for 2013. There truly is Continuity in a Time of Change.

Dr. Caven was born and raised in Jacksonville and has practiced dentistry here since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his D.M.D. from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

Dr. Caven is committed to continually learning about advances in dental care. He has attended 1000's of hours of continuing education courses in CEREC CAD-CAM technology, Lasers, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, ZOOM Whitening, advanced aesthetic considerations, porcelain veneers and crowns, advanced dental bonding, implant restorations, TMJ diagnosis and treatment, periodontal treatment, air abrasion technology, root canal treatment, beautiful and functionally ideal dentures, Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm Ultra dermal filler.

Dr. Caven has been featured on the local news and in the newspaper, has published articles for local magazines and for more than three years, Dr. Caven produced and hosted "Your Family Dentist," a TV program that explained basic dental information to the lay public in easy-to-understand terms.

Dr. Caven has been on the Clinical Board Advisor of the local Southpoint Study Club and helps lead a local educational experience in laser technology. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Northeast District Dental Association, the Jacksonville Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Pankey Learning Group, the Gebhard Study Club and a Charter member of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Away from the dental office, Dr. Caven has been married to his wife, Debbie, since 2004 and has a young girl and a younger boy to keep things active at home. He is a Charter member of the Southpoint Rotary Club and very active in the tennis community as an A level player.

Susan - Office Manager / Patient Facilitator

Susan's entire focus is to listen to your needs and welcome you into our practice by guiding you through your initial appointments and treatment considerations.  Her wide range of knowledge and experience make her an invaluable resource for you.  If you ever have a question about any aspect or our office, treatment, insurance or billing, Susan can help you.

Ciarra - Office Administration

As your main contact with our office, Ciarra will help you with all appointment and payment needs.  Ciarra is highly trained and experienced in the dental field and is eager to assist you with any matter.

Naomi and Jill - Hygienists

Your gums are a gateway to your overall health and Naomi and Jill are your star hygienists to help you be at your best. They both are extremely gentle and are focused on making your cleanings completely comfortable and pleasant. They are dedicated to helping you understand how to achieve optimal dental health in a relaxed and calm fashion.

Deni and Melanie - Dental Assistants

Deni and Melanie assist Dr. Caven in the daily duties. Their primary goal is to help maximize your comfort and make your appointment more pleasant. Don't hesitate to let them know if you need something. They are highly trained and love dentistry and love helping patient achieve their best smiles.

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"This was the first time that I received simple and clear explanations of what was going on and they let me make decisions on my options. State of the art equipment, customer oriented environment, and EXCELLENT value on their services."

- Sewii L., SEPT 2014
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"Who would have thought that getting a crown could be so easy?? Dr. Caven's in-office machine created my crown while I waited, which meant no need for a second appointment--something that I greatly appreciated! The office staff is kind, calm, efficient and accommodating--just like Dr. Caven himself."

- Chace B., JUL 2014
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"Dr. Caven is definitely not your average dentist; not by a LONG shot."

- Anon, APR 2014