Meet the Doctors At Our Dental Office
At our dental office skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients.
As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.
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I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.
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Paul T. Rodeghero, D.D.S.
Dr. Paul Rodeghero is a 1983 graduate of Ohio State University Dental School. His undergraduate work was completed at the University of Cincinnati and he then completed a Masters in Pulmonary Physiology at Wright State University in Dayton. Dr Paul is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and stays current on state of the art dentistry having completed thousands of hours of continuing education.
He provides a wide range of service to his clients including perio laser surgery, mercury removal and clear wireless braces. Dr. Rodeghero also offers state of the art oral cancer screening as well as digital x-rays and intraoral video imaging that give you an accurate understanding of your oral condition.
Dr. Paul practiced in his own facility in Morrow, Ohio for 20+ years. He sold his business in 2002 and took a one year sabbatical. From 2004-2010 he provided other dentist with a much needed substitution service. He has dental licenses in 8 states and has replaced dentist around the country while they took a break from their practice for personal enhancement, medical situations, or vacation. He has now re-established a private dental practice in Clearwater, FL.
Along with his wife, Ginger, they raised four children on a small farm in Morrow. While there, he was the president of the local Chamber of Commerce twice, coached his son’s soccer teams through varsity in the local high school and enjoyed doing chores around the farm. Dr. Paul and his wife followed their four children to Clearwater, where they had all migrated to start their own lives. The family has grown with the addition of two daughter-in-laws, a son in-law and two grandchildren. Spending time with his family and building “toys” for his grandchildren are enjoyable pastimes for Dr. Paul.
Thomas J. Gilton, D.M.D.
Dr. Gilton, originally from the east coast of Florida, has been practicing in Pinellas County since 2012. He graduated Cum Laude with Honors from the University of Florida in 2008 and then earned his DMD from the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry in 2012. After meeting Dr. Paul Rodeghero, Dr. Gilton chose to practice here at Clearwater Family Dental because of a shared belief in providing compassionate, state of the art, and comprehensive care. Dr. Gilton believes that all patients should be treated like family and that there is nothing better than giving someone a smile!
Currently, Dr. Gilton is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and West Coast District Dental Associations. Committed to providing optimal patient care, Dr. Gilton attends various continuing education courses every year, and has taken postdoctoral courses in oral surgery, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry.
When he’s not with our patients, Dr. Gilton enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Amber and their son, Phoenix. He also enjoys sailing, cooking and fishing.
Christine Nguyen, D.D.S.
My passion for dentistry began when I was in college at the University of Florida. Whenever I had free time, I spent it at the dental school shadowing the dental students and doing research. I have always enjoyed helping others and wanted to work in the medical field so to me dentistry just made sense.
I attended the University of Florida where I earned an undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. This background in nutrition helped me understand the importance of nutrition and how it affects our oral health. I obtained my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at The Ohio State University where I received an excellent education from some of the best professors in the world. I completed numerous hours of community service and rotations through the hospital, and worked at different low-income offices throughout the state of Ohio. I went on a mission trip to Honduras my junior year of dental school and it changed my view of dentistry forever. I saw how dentistry made such a huge impact on their lives and how appreciative they were for the work we did.
My time spent outside the dental office includes spending time with my family and friends, exercising, yoga, volunteering at Give Kids the World and traveling.
Associations & Organizations
- American Dental Association — www.ada.org
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry — www.aacd.com
- International Academy of Medical and Oral Toxicology — www.iaomt.org
- Florida Dental Association — www.floridadental.org
- Perio Laser Surgery — www.millenniumdental.com/periolase.html
- Cancer Screening — www.trimira.net
- Mercury Free Dentist — www.dentalwellness4u.com
- Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) — www.ccrlab.com
- Mini Implant Technology — www.hytecinc.com
- Sonicare — www.sonicare.com
- Biohorizons — www.biohorizons.com/patient.aspx
- Z- Systems — www.z-systems.biz
The only word that I can think of to describe my experience at Clearwater Family Dental is OUTSTANDING!