Dr. Rod Zimmerman has practiced general dentistry in Mandarin, Florida for over 15 years. He earned his Biological Science Degree with Cum Laude Honors at the University of California, Irvine, and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from McGill University in 1984. Dr. Z. successfully received his General Practice Certification from the University of Florida.
Dr. Z retains active membership with the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and Northeast District Dental Association. He also maintains his Academy of General Dentistry membership to continually update his didactic and clinical skills. Dr. Zimmerman, also a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, was the first to bring to Jacksonville the ND-Yag Dental Laser. He also received certification to use the Er-Yag Laser to treat carious lesions in the mouth. Dr. Zimmerman also received his certification in Florida to treat his patients with Invisalign orthodontics. Dr. Zimmerman has completed his education on the Continuum of Implant Dentistry 2000 at the University of Florida, Center of Implant Dentistry, to stay abreast in placing and restoring dental implants. He also completed numerous continuing education on bone grafting to better treat his patients requiring dental implants. He has recently been trained on the placement of dental "mini implants" to stabilize dentures. He is currently an active member of the Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Z's love to educate the public on dentistry has afforded him the fortune of being interviewed by Channel 12 News and of publishing articles in the community news. His community involvement extended to teaching children preventive dentistry at Neighborhood Schools and to the Birth and Parenting Club.
Dr. Z, who has become known as "A Smile by Z" attributes his practice success to always putting the patient first. Dr. Z is committed to revolutionizing dental technology from cosmetics to computerization in dentistry, still feels that it is the personal service and the attentive needs, particularly catering to the dental coward, which is most important when treating his patients. Dr. Z believes that true-to-the-heart comments and valuing his dental-patient relationships are what makes dentistry a rewarding and enjoyable career.
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