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
What our patients Say
Absolutely Fantastic Experience at Orange Blossom! Dr Garris really made me comfortable, and the entire visit was a breeze!
I can not express how much I appreciate Dr. Garris! This experience with my extraction of my tooth was amazing! You were patient and very gentle and talked me through everything! That’s what it is all about! Being there for your patients and you went beyond the expectations of that! Need a dentist thi…
Having chipped a front tooth, I contacted the practice who gave me an appointment! There was very little wait time, preventative measures were in place, and the dentist was truly amazing—she now has a patient for life! I cannot put into words her professionalism, dedication and skill! I thank God that…
This was by far the best experience of having an extraction done! She was so patient and talked me through everything and I could not have asked for better service then what they provided me! So happy I found a caring and loving group and team to take care of my family! Highly recommend this place!
I called this office, had an appointment in an hour, they were the nicest people I have met in many years. They took care of me. If I could give them 10 stars I would. You don’t have to go far to find the best Dentist.
The dentist and hygienist were super sweet. They were both very sensitive and understanding of my fear of dental appointments. Everything was done gently and with explanation at every move. Very much appreciated
I had a dental emergency and they were able to fit me in in a reasonable amount of time. The staff is so friendly and helpful. They made sure I understood everything in the procedure process. A great place to go
The Best Dentist, five stars.
Thank you so much for being the best dentist I have had the pleasure of working with! I hope that this token of my appreciation makes you smile as much as you make me smile! P.S. Please share this with all of your wonderful collogues.
Thank you to Dr. Garris for taking care of my fillings. Kindness is beautiful, thank you for yours.
To Dr. Garris, thank you much for taking care of my mother-in-law and being so sweet to her! I truly appreciate your kindness.