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Dr. Ward Whitaker, DMD

Dentist

Professional statement

Born in Tampa, Ward Whitaker graduated from the University of South Florida with honors. He received his doctoral degree in dentistry from the University of Florida. Dr. Whitaker has practiced dentistry for 24 years and enjoys treating patients at his private practice. From simple extractions to facial rejuvenation, Dr. Whitaker and his staff take pride in offering personalized treatment in a relaxed atmosphere. When not working, he spends time with his son PJ who can now beat him in basketball!

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Employee Benefits

Specialties

  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1316069198

Office locations

Custom Dental Care

5200 N Armenia Ave.

Tampa, FL 33603

Custom Dental Care

16680 N Dale Mabry Hwy

Tampa, FL 33618

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Excellent, for CE stars all around.
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Very nice staff. Extremely helpful and understanding.
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Dr. Whitaker is patient and informative. Nice Dr.
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Overall great visit. Felt comfortable and the staff is very friendly. Making this my primary dentist!
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Nice guy
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Got a diagnosis and financing options right away. I asked for the procedure to be done right away as well and the doctor and staff made it happen. A beautiful office as well.
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This great place has become my new dental home.
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Great
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Very professional.
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The staff were very pleasant and accommodating. However, I would have appreciated if the Dr. Whitaker took the time to thoroughly explain what treatments he recommend me to have himself. Again, the dental assistant was quite polite, but hadsome difficulty articulating how the treatments would be completed etc (despite me asking for the doctor to return on several occasions). As a result, I left the office with my questions unanswered and more anxiety about what I needed to get done. After further consideration I decided it best to seek out another dentist.
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Highly recommend. Affordable if you don't have dental coverage. Super gentle as well
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The visit was very pleasant, the doctor was very detailed on what I need on my teeth. Very nice office and the staff is great.
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I liked that I was seated and attended to right away
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I would highly recommend Dr. Ward Whitaker to anyone looking for any kind of dental care. I called last minute after finding his office for a bad wisdom tooth that needed to be treated right away, not only did he fixmy issue he did it that very same day. Great staff and very friendly and caring.
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I typically hate going to the dentist. However this dentist visit was like no other. His dential hygienist explained everything to where I can understand what needed to be done. Then the dentist himself was very friendly and made sure Iunderstood the importance of what needed to be taken care of and what the rates would be. I'll say job well done.
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Doctor was fine but office staff was inefficient, failed to use proper means of communication (texting vs calling as marked on the zocdoc sheet) and made excuses for the delays. Wont be going back to these guys
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Office staff (front desk and dentist's assistant) were helpful and friendly which is just as important as the doctor himself. Dr. Whitaker introduced himself when he walked in and was very personable. I felt like I was given great care!
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Dr. Whitaker was professional and gave me a thorough explanation of my dental needs. This attitude extends throughout his staff as well.
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Very nice staff. The doctor was very nice and explained everything. Would definitely recommend.
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The staff was extremely professional, friendly and accommodating. The office atmosphere was clean and welcoming. The rates were also competitive.
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I'm from out of town and desperately needed my wisdom teeth taken out. Within 2 hours of finding this place I was already in a chair waiting for them to prep the tools. I'm amazed at how quickly they got myinsurance through and got me the treatment I needed. I'm definitely making these guys my go to dentist here in Tampa.
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I had such a great experience at Dr. Whitaker's office! I was very nervous because I had not been to a dentist in a number of years but the staff was all very kind, even staying late to see me! Plus,everyone was so positive and friendly. It was truly a great experience.
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It was very pleasant!
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I've seen the same doctor since I was 6 years old (now 23). Once I moved to a different state I really didn't know if I would feel comfortable anywhere else. I had my first visit at Dr. Whitakers yesterday andI believe I've found my new dentist. Thanks doc ??
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Very nice and professional, friendly staff, got my problem diagnosed immediately.
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I am glad that I found Dr. Whitaker the first week that I moved to Florida. Dr. Whitaker did an excellent job and was patient. I'll definitely go seeing him again.
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Very professional and courteous during my visit. Bedside manner was top notch and assistants were very reassuring and knowledgeable.
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