Dr. Genevieve Garris was born in Naples, FL, and with a Merit and Medallion Scholar’s Award Scholarship, attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate education. She graduated earning the distinction of Cum Laud Honors for a Bachelors of Science with a Major in Chemistry and Dean’s List Award for Chemistry. Following graduation, Genevieve was accepted into the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA.
While at Tufts, Dr. Garris expanded her clinical growth by participating in didactic, clinical case research for specialty clinics in the school using integrated curriculum with Dental, Medical and Biomedical students. In addition, Dr. Garris expanded on her patented concept of the PHAN (Ploy Hybrid Airborn Neutalizer), sponsored by the Lemelson-MIT National Grant, and integrated the technology for application to third world country medical centers.
Upon graduation, Dr. Garris earned the distinction of the Clinical Excellence Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and graduated with honors. Genevieve practices with a philosophy that to be a dentist not only means to be a knowledgeable, skilled clinician but also a compassionate caregiver, and places highest value on being a health advocate for her patients. Dr. Garris is an experienced provider focused on all aspects of restorative dentistry including oral surgery and dental implants and takes pride in caring for her patients at the highest clinical standard.
Since graduation, Genevieve has become a member of several dental professional organizations including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She also teaches Clinical Dentistry to dental students at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. As a life-long learner herself, Dr. Garris also completes added continuing education per year and participates in several study groups, additional clinical and academic training through Spear and Dawson and Study Group Seminars.
Outside of the office, Genevieve enjoys spending time with her family and friends. As a self-proclaimed “foodie” she loves cooking and traveling to try new things, especially to eat! When at home, Genevieve enjoys working in the garage on her hobby of cars.
MIT Mechatronics, robotics and Automation Engineering
University of Florida Cum Laud Honors for a Bachelors of Science with a Major in Chemistry
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine
Honors & Awards:
Clinical Excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Award
Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society
Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
Dean's List in Chemistry
Florida Merrit and Medallion Scholars Award
Lemelson-MIT National Grant Recipient for Patent P.H.A.N.
Clinical Instructor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
International Team for Implantology(ITI)
American Dental Association(ADA)
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
Tufts University Alumni Association
SPEAR Study Club
University of Florida post-graduate Advanced Implant Educators Academy
SPEAR Education: Treatment of the Worn Dentition, Facially Driven Treatment Planning, Restorative Design, Advanced Occlusion
The Dawson Academy Functional Occlusion from TMJ to Smile Design