Written by Morgan Fliss

Committed to providing high-quality dental care for many years of happiness, family-friendly Douglas and Wolfenden Dentistry offers a wide range of general and specialty services for everyone in the Trinity and New Port Richey area. The office is fully dedicated to providing the best dental care and strives to give a healthy and beautiful smile to all those that walk through their doors. 

Dr. Shawn Douglas, a longtime resident of Florida, is the owner of the established practice and is one of the two highly qualified dentists at the office. 

Dr. Douglas graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Following his training at UNC, Dr. Douglas completed an elective residency at the University of Florida. During this time, he focused on dental implants and performing full mouth makeovers. He has been practicing dentistry in the Lutz and Trinity area since 2006. 

In addition to his formal education, Dr. Douglas has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education. His advanced training includes cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Douglas is also professionally affiliated with the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the West Coast District Dental Association. “The thing that is most exciting about dentistry is that there are so many changes and advancements in technology to help people out and improve their quality of life,” Douglas said.

In his personal life, Dr. Douglas and his wife, Jamie, enjoy waterskiing, biking, and traveling. They are active members of Idlewild Baptist Church, where they regularly organize and participate in community service events.

Dr. Douglas continues to volunteer locally and internationally. He has led teams of dentists on trips to Bolivia where they provided free dental care to an underserved rural community. While there, Dr. Douglas had the opportunity to train South American dentists on the latest techniques in dentistry.

Dr. Valentina Espinosa is the other dentist at Douglas and Wolfenden Dentistry. Dr. Espinosa earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables in 2010 and then completed dental school at the University of Gainesville in 2014. Then she completed a year in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Espinosa is a member of the Florida Dental Association and the West Pasco Dental Association and provides complete dental care for the entire family.

Douglas and Wolfenden Dentistry provide a range of services and procedures to guide you to the perfect smile. Beginning with general dentistry, the office offers regular dental exams and cleanings that inspect your teeth and gums for any underlying issues. They also offer numerous standard procedures such as bridges, crowns, dentures, extractions, fillings, fluoride, and sealants. Cosmetic dental services are also available such as tooth-colored fillings, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and porcelain crowns and fixed bridges. Check out their website for a complete list of all services and treatment options.

One thing that sets Douglas and Wolfenden Dentistry apart from other dentists in the area is their extensive knowledge and treatment services in sleep apnea. According to Dr. Douglas, “about half the population cannot use the CPAP machine that is typically used to treat sleep apnea. So, for that percentage of the population that cannot tolerate it, we have other options that can help them treat their medical condition that affects their quality of life.” One of the other treatment options for those suffering from sleep apnea is a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD), which is a device that resembles a mouthguard but eases the lower jaw forward to improve breathing and reduce snoring while sleeping. 

The office continuously receives numerous five-star reviews on both their Facebook page and Google. One client said, “Excellent first visit today. Everyone in practice made efforts to make sure I was as comfortable as possible, given that it’s a dentist’s office. My hygienist gave me some great tips to help with comfort. Dr. Douglas was kind and emphasized that he takes a very conservative approach.” Another client complimented the great experience by saying, “Dr. Espinosa and team are great and made my experience very comfortable. Beautiful office and very welcoming doctors and staff. I would highly recommend it.” While recent patient Lisa M. says, “What a wonderful experience. The office is beautiful but even more important, the staff is marvelous! Everyone I encountered was very friendly, helpful and compassionate. I loved my hygienist and just can’t say enough good things about Dr. Douglas. They all made, what can be, a very uncomfortable morning, a great experience!”

Take your first step in achieving your perfect smile today! To schedule an appointment, call or visit them on their website. Every visit is personalized to the needs of each patient as an individual so you can be sure you are receiving the best care and treatment plan. Douglas and Woldfenden Dentistry offers complimentary consultations for implants, sleep apnea, and Invisalign. In addition to this, they provide a new patient special for x-rays, exams, and cleaning for a special rate of $149 for those who do not carry dental insurance.

Wolfenden and Douglas Dentistry is located at 1821 Wellness Lane, Trinity, FL 34655. Phone: (727) 372-3200. Visit them online at trinitydentist.com