Meet The Doctors

Dr. Jay Garlitz and Dr. Fred White

Dr. Fred A. White, D.D.S.

Dr. Fred White is a graduate of the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which is consistently ranked as one of the top dental medicine and surgery programs in the world. Founded in the 1700’s the University of North Carolina is the oldest state university in the United States and is one of the original eight flagship public colleges known as Ivy.

Dr. White served on the University of North Carolina’s Honor Court and also earned a Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Biochemistry from East Carolina University.  Dr. White was an investigative researcher at the East Carolina University School of Medicine and held a post graduate research position at preeminent Duke University.

Dr. White has been caring for patients from Alachua, Marion, Putnam and Clay Counties for 25 years in private practice and as a hospital dental surgeon on the medical staff at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Marion Community Hospital and West Marion Community Hospital. Dr. White is also a Clinical Professor at the University of Florida serving on the courtesy faculty.   

Dr. White is married to Dr. Michele White whose practice focus is pediatric dentistry and for the past 25 years has had offices in Ocala and Palatka.  Dr. Michele White has also been on the medical staff with surgical privileges at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Marion Community Hospital and West Marion Community Hospital.  Dr. Michele White is double graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a researcher at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Michele White is also a Clinical Professor at the University of Florida serving on the courtesy faculty.   

The White family has a long history here on Orange Lake and the prairies with ranching and farming.  They also have strong ties to the University of Florida and are part of the UF Legacy Society and their son Ethan is in the history program at University of Florida.

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University of Florida President Dr. Kent Fuchs, Linda Fuchs, Dr. Michele White, Ethan White and Dr. Fred White

Dr. Jay H. Garlitz, D.M.D.

Dr. Jay Garlitz is a graduate of the Doctor of Dental Medicine program at the University of Florida.  Dr. Garlitz earned a Baccalaureate of Science Degree with High Honors in Chemistry from the University of Florida.  Dr. Garlitz is Past President of the Alachua County Dental Association and has served in leadership positions for numerous American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association Councils and Committees.  He was recognized as Dentist of the Year by the Florida Dental Association and Alumnus of the Year by the University of Florida College of Dentistry. 

Dr. Garlitz has been caring for patients from Alachua, Marion, Putnam and Clay Counties since 1982 and is a Courtesy Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

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Dr. Jay Garlitz and President of the Florida Dental Association Dr. Richard Chichetti