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Dr. James Buckley, DMD

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Buckley is originally from Harrisburg, PA. He received a BSED in Biology from West Chester University in 1992, moved to FL in 1995, and graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Buckley's passion for dentistry includes all aspects of General Dentistry with an emphasis on the esthetic outcomes. Dr. Buckley believes that even "single tooth dentistry" should be beautiful and functional. Dr. Buckley is comfortable with all the latest aspects of adhesive dentistry that include, metal free crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, as well as tooth colored fillings. Dr. Buckley is an INVISALIGN and Six Month Smiles certified provider and trained in the restoration of dental implants. His emphasis on total health and education results in healthy mouths with beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. When not in the office, Dr. Buckley is a "foodie", loves to try cooking new foods, and can be seen running or lifting weights at Lifestyles Family Fitness trying to burn off the calories he's consumed in those foods. Dr. Buckley is very "hands on" and also known to knock down a few walls when bored and undertake large home remodeling projects. Dr. Buckley looks forward to meeting you as well as your friends and family.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist

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Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Florida, Doctor of Dental Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1144456914

Office locations

Smile Design Dentistry

16021 Tampa Palms Blvd W

Tampa, FL 33647

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Dr. James was kind and funny. He had a wonderful bedside manner, was educational, and left me feeling at ease about my dental care. I have a complex health situation and see many doctors, so often times my dental care isoverlooked. That was not the case with Dr. James! I was happy to leave his office knowing I had received comprehensive care and we had a plan of action. ??
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Thorough, but conservative.
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Very friendly with great explanations about everything.
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Very kind and professional. Straight to the point and was patient in giving me details about my teeth. Highly recommend
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They didn't have my appointment in their scheduling. Not sure if it's Zocdoc's fault or their fault.
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I visited the Tampa Palms office and it couldn't have gone smoother. Everything from check in to filling out a few forms to the actual procedure was very efficient. Everyone in the office introduced themselves to me and explained everything in detail so there was no misunderstandings. 100% would recommend!
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The dentist was fine but their office staff was terrible. While they were polite, they were not knowledgeable and did not understand insurance. Because of their lack of competence I ended up paying for what should have been covered by myinsurance, and even more than if I had just done out of pocket.
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Wonderful visit!
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This was my first visit to this office. I left my other dentist because I was not comfortable there, the front desk staff was terrible and constantly screwed up the billing with my insurance. At James's office, I felt comfortable rightaway. Friendly and straight forward staff. I had scheduled an initial/cleaning visit, but some things popped up on my x-rays that needed some attention right away. He came and explained everything very thoroughly and gave me time to ask questions. He got to work right away and the hygienist got my follow up appointments scheduled quickly. I really like this office and would certainly recommend it.
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Everything was explained in detail. The plan was written so you know exactly what it will cost. Everybody was very pleasant I am returning!
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He's super nice and friendly! Thoroughly explains everything for your understanding. His staff is the nicest and most respectful. Very glad I chose him!
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Young, knowledgeable, caring doctor
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I went in to have a possible cavity looked at, they tried to take xrays and it took the tech about 26 tries to get all of the shots (I counted). She did not seem to know what she was doingand had to re-do each xray a few times before it was clear. The dentist came in, and jumped right to pulling the tooth that I was complaining about because he didn't know how far down the cavity went, saying it could be surface or down to the root, but why bother waiting, just get it pulled and do the wisdoms at the same time to save time. He offered a pulling appointment right then and there.
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Outstanding service!
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He was such a nice person who explained everythign I needed to know about my teeth situation. I feel like I left more educated and fully aware of my medical situation!
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I love this place! Everyone is so friendly and very informative. I didn't get criticized for my bad dental habits, or anything negative remarks. They make me feel very welcomed, and they remind me on how to have better dental habits. Love them!!! Definitely recommend!
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Excellent staff. Very friendly. Appreciated explanation and rationale for treatment.
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This dentist is very quick to give you an extensive list of treatment plan expenses. Getting a second opinion was the best way to go, and I found a much better dentist and effective treatment plan as a result.
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A little disappointed that DR. Buckley did not review my X-rays with me. He did with my husband. So, I spent very little time w the dentist, less than 5 minutes. That wasn't acceptable. Ashley & Wendy were great.
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Very professional! Excellent communication skills. Felt very comfortable.
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He was thorough and explained everything very clearly.
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Dr. Buckley and the entire staff were pretty awesome. He was very friendly and easy to talk to. All of my questions were answered and explained. My hygienist, Wendy, was also incredibly nice and went out of her way to makesure I got my cleaning done today even though it was my first visit and things were running late. Great dentist and great staff!
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Wonderful dentist! Great character! Honest and communicative. Great experience!
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James Buckley did such a good job. I am so glad I picked this place not only did they do a good job they are very professional. I finally found a great dentist!
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Very courteous staff. Completed my paperwork online so my wait time was less than 10min. Dr Buckley made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions. The great attitude of him and his staff is welcoming. Will definitely recommend this dentist to others in my area.
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Dr was absolutely amazing. Explained everything I needed done to me, took the time to ask what I wanted.
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Awesome dentist, takes the time to explain everything.
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I was in town for a few weeks for work and started having gum pain. I was able to make a same day appointment with Dr. Buckley and everyone in the office was extremely friendly and helpful. I got a quickdiagnosis and they were able to set up a deep cleaning the following day with a recommended treatment plan. My gums now feel great. Awesome experience
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Great place, great staff, and great service. Dr. Buckley and his staff are very knowledgable about oral health and its an added bonus that they can break down sophisticated terms to everyday common knowledge so that the patients can understand. I would recommend this place to the entire Tampa area!
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ouystanding very thorough and profesipnal. im impressed.
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It was amazing as always! He is the best!
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I had a great experience at this dentist and would highly recommend it.
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It was very quick and detailed. He explained everything and suggested more things to consider. I have always had issues with my teeth so the dentist is no stranger to me. It's great to be treated and hopefully know that Iam on my way to better teeth in the future. Also this dentist office takes a variety of discount dental plans which saved me over 900 dollars.
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Staff was very friendly and professional. It was the most enjoyable dentist visit I have ever had.
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