Exceptional Dentistry with a Warm, and Personal Touch

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About Dr. Root


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After obtaining his degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine, Dr. Root pursued his post-graduation in complex restorative dentistry at the Pankey Institute, Spear Education, Gordon Christensen Seminars, and the University of Florida. He is an active member, the former president, and the international service director of the Vero Beach Sunrise Rotary Club.

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At Root Dental, we offer our patients exceptional dentistry with a warm and personal touch. As you step foot into our practice, warm and cheerful smiles will greet you. Everyone notices when you are here and our entire dental team would know you by your name. We take patient satisfaction very seriously and hence, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is committed to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.


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The walkway to our dental office is surrounded with an abundance of relaxing greenery and plants. As you step inside, help yourself to our beverage station during your brief wait. During treatment, we offer neck pillows, and to ease dental procedures we use The Wand®️ technology to deliver pain-free local anesthetic.

Genuine Interaction

Before we commence any service, our staff will explain your options, welcome your questions and honor your choices. Throughout your appointment, we ensure that you’re comfortable and that you understand what’s happening and why.


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Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures are the affordable option to fill in spaces when teeth are missing. A patient can restore multiple edentulous areas much more inexpensively than other options. A removable ...

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Fixed Bridge Vs Dental Implant

There are two excellent treatment options to choose from when you lose a tooth. Both the bridge and the dental implant are long-lasting solutions that look like natural teeth. Both ...

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Complete Dentures

Do you want beautiful dentures that you can actually use? Dr. Rick Root can give you truly beautiful and long-lasting dentures. He can give you a beautiful smile makeover with ...

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Implant Overdentures

Removable complete dentures can be a great way to replace missing teeth, and Dr. Root has provided beautiful, natural-looking, and comfortable dentures to many patients who are extremely happy with ...

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Implant Crowns and Bridges

One of the great things about dental implants is that they feel like natural teeth. That’s because they replace the tooth root as well as the visible part of the ...

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Crowns and Bridges

Porcelain crowns by Dr. Root can help restore teeth that have been badly worn, broken, or decayed. WHAT ARE PORCELAIN CROWNS?A dental crown is commonly referred to as a “cap.” ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry & Smile Makeovers

Dr. Rick Root is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and he offers a variety of services to help you feel great about your smile. Dental bonding ...

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What our patients are saying...

"I only can say one thing about Root Dental they are amazing. They treat you like you are their most important patient like you are family. I am having major restorative and cosmetic work done and they have explained every procedure evey step of the way and always asks if I have any questions. By ..."

"Great practice! Everybody is so kind and makes you feel at ease. Love my Hygienist Nicole Capra but know everyone is just as good. Tropical paradise as you enter the building!"

"Couldn’t ask for a better dentist and staff!  Professional, Experienced, patient and gentle;  explaining options and  procedures before working on teeth.  Just moved to the area and feel very lucky to have found Dr Root.  Thank you so much Dr Root and your staff.  So..."

"My first visit with Root Dental provided exceptional service. The Staff was extremely proficient and professional, yet you felt like family. I can honestly say in all the years of seeing a dentist for multiple issues beside routine maintenance; implant, perio, snap-on denture, etc., this visit ..."

"Dr Root and his fantastic staff made going to the dentist a pleasure! From the moment you walk in his friendly staff are so welcoming. My cleaning was the best I have ever had. The dental work was painless his asst his so sweet and efficient and Dr Root a great dentist! Highly recommend him."

"Dr Root and his staff are the best. That’s all you need to know. You’ll see for yourself."

"Our Whole Family has been with Dr.Root for about 18 years. He Never disappoints... and i want to give a shout out for his Hygienist NICOLE...These people are pros and they really want to build a lasting relationship... After all, how much can you say about going to the DENTIST...they are fabulous..."

"From the first day I entered Root dental office I felt very welcomed. Dr. root explains procedures in full detail. I need a great deal of complicated work done and everything the procedures involves was explained to me in a manner that I understand as well as all of the pro's and con's so can mak..."

"Just a great overall experience. From the reception desk to the dentists chair. Can’t praise them enough!"

"First class dentist and staff!"

"Sure wish all the dental interactions I have had in my lifetime were like the ones with Dr. Root and his staff. Who would have thought it was enjoyable to visit the dentist?"

"The minute I entered Dr. Root's office, I knew I would be pleased with my care and my treatment. The staff were all on task but also engaged in happy talk. And from back of the building I heard someone whistling. All were positive indicators for me. Dr. Root is the first dentist who has ever gone..."

"The minute I entered Dr. Root's office, I knew I would be pleased with my care and my treatment. The staff were all on task but also engaged in happy talk. And from back of the building I heard someone whistling. All were positive indicators for me. Dr. Root is the first dentist who has ever gone..."

"I have been going to Root Dental for many years because I worked just a couple of miles down the road. In 2014 I left my job for another and I still see Dr. Root and his team even tho it's a 40 mile drive. Nancy is the Best!"

"Dr. Root and Staff listen and respond to patient needs. I call with a problem and they work me in within 24 hrs. When a scheduled appointment is upcoming and a cancellation occurs earlier, I receive a call. My well- being is their priority in word and practice. I greatly appreciate their efforts ..."

"Dr. Root and Staff are the best dental office. Dr. Root assistant Tina is wonderful. I can't say enough about Dr. Root and Staff. You will never find a better dental office to go to. Dr. Root explains everything and a perfectionist which I am thankful for. He will not let you leave without a smil..."

"My family and I have been coming to Root Dental for several years and we are always impressed by the friendly staff and amazing professionalism. Highly recommend for everyone �"

"Nice, calm, and relaxing atmosphere. Staff is super friendly and knowledgeable.  :)"

"I've been seen at Root Dental and I recommend them very much. I'm pleased to be getting my dental work done by such professionals as I've encountered with Dr. Root and his staff."

"Root Dental is the most professional and friendliest dentist office I have ever been to. Dr.Root and his staff always make me feel comfortable and take every step to make sure I understand and have a solution to anything I have going on with my Dental Health. Excellent Dentist. 5 stars."

"Love everyone in the office from the receptionist to the hygienist to Dr. Root. Best dental office in Vero!!"

"Great people who do wonderful work. They care about their patients comfort and results Best dental office I’ve been too Thanks for caring"

"I would like to get right to the point. If you want the best dentist and best and caring staff, you go to Root Dental. They are the best!!!!!"

"DR Root is an extremely caring friendly and excellent dentist. His entire team is absolutely amazing. It may be a dental office but the staff is always friendly and great at every stage of your visit."

"Root Dental has been ding Dentistry for over 20 years and has always been professional and first rate.Their Dental Hygenists do a great job as well as their staff!!"

"Our whole family goes here. We love them! Very personable and knowledgeable."

"Dr. Root and the entire office staff are so kind, efficient and informative. They answered all my questions and got me into an oral surgeon the following day. Thank you Dr. Root, you’re a lifesaver!"

"Ran into Dr. Root's office today because I thought I had a problem starting. His staff is so informative and efficient! I was out of there in less time than I had slated, and my issue was solved. My discomfort was gone and I knew more about my teeth and how to maintain them. Best of all, I didn't..."

"Fantastic staff and Doc, wouldn’t think of going anywhere else ��"

"I love Root Dental, the staff are understanding, caring and gentle. I have been a patient for over five years, they take very good care of my family. Thanks for your compassion."

"Dr Root is a perfectionist. He takes his time and I have always been happy with the results. Root Dental has great staff also. They make the experience feel safe and comfortable. Nicole uses a a machine that uses ultrasonic sound to clean my teeth. It works even better than scraping and the best ..."

"My family have been patients of Dr. Root for upwards of 20 years. Best experience I've had when it comes to medical offices. Dr. Root always takes the time to explain a situation, and provides several options for a solution, and the quality of his work is first class. His staff reflects his attit..."

"Dr. Root and his staff making the dentist visit a pleasure. Thank you."

"For the first time ever, I don't mind going to the dentist! Dr Root and his staff are kind,caring, friendly and very professional."

"I've gone to Dr. Root for more years than I can remember....has to be 20+. He is always so kind patient. Explains everything in detail, and includes you in any decisions that are necessary. Staff outstanding too. I recommend Dr. Root often. Five stars for sure!!"

"Dr. root and his team are fantastic. They are so caring and make sure you are comfortable. Best dentist I have been to. They go above and beyond."

"I have been going to dr root for about 20 yrs and have always been treated promptly, efficiently and respectfully. Front desk staff, hygienists and dr root all great."

"Broke part of my tooth and Dr. Root and staff worked me in. Very satisfied with the outcome and extremely happy with this practice. They make sure you do not walk out feeling unwelcomed. Recommend 100% great staff and amazing Doctor. Highly recommend!"

"I love going to the dentist. Do you?Perhaps you are going to the wrong dentist. Make an appointment at Root Dental. You always get TLC. Very professional/caring staff."

"Love everything about this place!!! Staff is amazing! Everyone is friendly and helpful!"

"From the moment I walked into Dr Roots office I was made to feel special. Very inviting, professional,educational, and an overall fantastic experience. I loved the way everything was fully explained to me and the fact that Dr Root was willing to try a more conservative approach to my issue rather..."

"My visit yesterday was performed by a very thorough technician."

"While it is not fun to have a tooth prepared for a crown, if you need it, you want to see Dr. Root and his team. Dr. Root is kind and caring and has always taken extremely good care of me and my teeth! I wouldn't go anywhere else! And his team is top-notch as well. Thank you all for your excellen..."

"Great practice! Great staff! Everyone is incredibly courteous and professional! Amazing Team! Thank you everyone for taking care of me!"

"Incredible care and a very friendly staff. They make going to the dentist ALMOST enjoyable. :) Thanks a lot."

"If you are new to the area or just looking for a new dental office, I highly recommend Root Dental. The staff is incredibly professional and courteous. They not only treat their patients with care and respect but they are an amazing TEAM. Dr. Root has always been great with explaining procedures ..."

"This dental practice is great. Dr. Root is very professional and he and his staff are very friendly and welcoming."

"Finding a dentist in a new town is tricky...but Melody and I have hit GOLD!! Everyone is professional and caring. Dr. Root is very thorough and explained the issues with my teeth better than any dentist I have had. Tina and Nancy were awesome and are meticulous in their craft. And the office staf..."

"Very friendly staff! Tina is great and Dr. Root is very friendly and knowledgable. I already scheduled a "new patient" appointment so they'll be my new dentist. Highly recommend."

"I have been a patient since 2005. I have nothing but good things to say"

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Vero Beach, FL

3755 20th Pl, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Email: [email protected]

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Office Hours

  • Monday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed