In 2009, access to dental services was identified as
the number one social service need in Pinellas County.
In 2011, united with a shared vision for providing affordable dental services, The Salvation Army, Clearwater Free Clinic and Arc of Tampa Bay collaborated to establish the Community Dental Clinic.
In 2013, the clinic opened its doors to the community - supported by the donations of gracious individuals, foundations and organizations, and the commitment of our dedicated dental and non-dental volunteers.
Our clinic is an independent nonprofit organization.
We offer urgent dental care and comprehensive dental services including
exams/x-rays, cleanings, fillings, root canals, and extractions
for adults in our community who do not have dental insurance
or the financial resources to access the care they desperately need.
Without access to care, treatable dental issues can lead to serious overall health problems. Our goal is to improve the dental health and
quality of life of our patients, reduce the number of missed work days,
and preclude unnecessary ER visits.
Clinic Director | Annette Evans
Executive Director | Theresa White
Dental Director | Dr. Tran
“I am proud to be a part of an organization that provides much needed dental care to the underserved in our community. Improving individual dental health improves overall community health."
Bruce Livingston is the former President of Boyd Industries, a manufacturer of specialized dental operatory equipment. A dedicated public servant, Bruce has previously served as Vice Mayor of Dunedin, Chairman of the Board for both the Clearwater Corps of Salvation Army Advisory Board and Mease Life and twice as Board Chair for the Clearwater Free Clinic. Bruce is also a past President of the Dunedin Rotary Club (2000 - 2001) and still serves on the board at the Clearwater Free Clinic. He is one of the original founders of the
Community Dental Clinic
"Serving people who desperately need dental assistance is a wonderful, worthy cause. Being a part of an organization that provides this incredible help is an honor. I enjoy giving back to my community."
Dr. Rodney Anthony has been an Endodontist at Bay Area Endodontics in Pinellas County for the past 35 years. He is one of the county's most experienced Endodontists and microsurgeons. He is active in multiple dental associations and has been published in the Journal of Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology. He gives back to the community as a volunteer at Homeless Emergency Project and Gulf Coast Dental Outreach Programs. He enjoys golfing, boating, traveling and collecting art.
"I believe the Community Dental clinic is a blessing for the working poor, veterans & seniors in Pinellas County. It’s a privilege to be a part of this dynamic organization."
Linda Turley is a consummate healthcare professional spending her career in healthcare sales, marketing and management. She currently serves on the spirituality and healing committee and women in philanthropy at the Morton Plant Mease Foundation. She and her husband Stewart are founders of the Turley Family Health Center.
"My wife and I have been blessed throughout the years and feel comfort in helping those, in our community, who are less fortunate. I am proud to be a part of the Community Dental Clinic’s growth and look forward to helping many more in the future."
Paul Umberg has over 30 years of experience as Bank President at various banks in Ohio and Florida. A consummate leader, Paul continued to lead as President of Danka Industries of North America and Chief Operating Officer of PODS. He served as Chairman of the Board for the Community Dental Clinic and previously as Past Board Chairman of YMCA, Salvation Army and Belleair Country Club. He is a former professional baseball player in the Red's minor league and enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
"Good dental health is important to overall health. The clinic changes the lives of people who don't have the means to get good dental care."
Patricia Barris is the Manager, Workforce Solutions Group DTS East at Dell Technology. A leader in the technology industry she has also worked for Unisys as Portfolio Sales Executive. A former college track runner, she enjoys outdoor activities and feels blessed to live in a
historic house in Belleair.
"A healthy body starts with good dental health. It is the gateway to health."
Lee Ann Brown, D.O., FAAPMR is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management. She is Owner and Medical Director of SpinePain & Orthopedic Injury Center. As an advocate for Florida's patients and physicians, she serves the community as the current President of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Society, Vice Chair of the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring program, (appointed by the Florida Surgeon General) and Past President of the Pinellas Osteopathic Medical Society. She enjoys playing tennis, golf and traveling with her husband and daughter.
“I am honored to serve on the board of the Community Dental Clinic. Since 2013, the clinic has been providing a crucial service
to the community.”
Lindsey Crown Hardee is the managing partner of Crown & Company, CPAs. With close to 20 years of public accounting experience she has become a trusted consultant for closely held and family-owned businesses as well as high net worth individuals and families in the Tampa Bay area. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She serves her community as a board member for the Morton Plant Mease Foundation. Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
"Serving patients at the clinic who can't get dental services anywhere else, is my way of giving back. Easing their pain and receiving their heartfelt thanks is very rewarding. It is truly an honor to be part of this organization."
Dr. George Kostakis has been practicing dentistry in Palm Harbor for the past 33 years. His private practice, George Kostakis P.A., specializes in crowns and bridges. He volunteers at the Community Dental Clinic almost every month and regularly participates in the Florida Dental Association's, Mission of Mercy. Dr. Kostakis enjoys fishing, playing the accordion (since age 6) and playing pinball on his full size virtual pinball machine. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons.
"I am inspired by the work that the Dental Clinic does for the community and overwhelmed by Dr. Sumar's
commitment to serving others."
David Rankin, P.A. is the founder and principal attorney at the Law Offices of David P. Rankin P.A., a commercial and residential real estate practice serving the Tampa Bay area. A true entrepreneur, David also owns American Patriot Title. He enjoys roller blading on the
Suncoast Parkway Trail.
"Proper dental hygiene is essential for good health and self-esteem. I am fortunate to be part of an organization that provides this for our community."
Jim Roble is a Certified Financial Planner™ for Raymond James & Associates serving as a financial advisor for families since 1984. Over the years he has been a baseball coach at many levels, a delivery driver for Meals on Wheels, and a mentor for the Take Stock in Children program at Clearwater High School. Having relocated to the Maryland area with his wife Mary and dog Roger, they are able to spend more time with their 3 adult sons while still being an ardent supporter of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
"The dental clinic makes a tangible difference in people’s lives. I’m humbled to play a part in making that difference. When patients leave looking and feeling better, I’m rewarded."
Dr. Dilshad Sumar-Lakhani is a Pediatric Dentist who ran her private practice in Pennsylvania for 40 years. She teaches at Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University and treats patients at the Clearwater Community Dental Clinic. In her free time, she consults for international dental clinics and lectures at international Universities. In addition, she has helped establish various dental clinics in Nepal and Cambodia through the Sumar-Lakhani Foundation. Her interests include playing tennis, listening to Indian music, and having a sweet cup of tea.
The Community Dental Clinic, Inc. is registered with the State of Florida in compliance with Ch. 496.
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 or visiting www.800helpfla.com.
Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.