in Clearwater, FL
We wouldn’t be able to provide exceptional care without the backing of our experienced, passionate dental team at Shiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry in Clearwater, FL. Our friendly, approachable team is committed to servicing the smaller smiles. Our mission is to form strong relationships with kids and their families built on trust, understanding, and transparency. We take the time to get to know you and your child so that we can provide truly personalized care for each and every patient!
Richard K. Gyles, DDS, MBA
Dr. Gyles is a board-certified pediatric dentist with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Gyles started his pediatric dental career over 15 years ago in upstate New York where he was the only pediatric dentist for miles. Patients would travel over one hour to see him. When he moved to Clearwater, Florida a couple years ago, he built from the ground up a pediatric dental residency program for a local community health center. Dr. Gyles was the pediatric dental director for the community health center and the associate director for NYU Langone pediatric dental residency program’s Florida site for over seven years before deciding to start his own pediatric dental practice. As the director of the residency program, Dr. Gyles was responsible for teaching the next generation of pediatric dentists. He shared his expertise and knowledge with dental residents to mold them into caring and successful pediatric dentists, many of whom have started their own successful practices. Dr. Gyles taught them behavioral guidance to provide dental care to the little patients in their chair including teaching them the skills to provide cleanings and exams, restorative dentistry, sealants, fillings, crowns, sedation, and hospital dentistry. Dr. Gyles has extensive experience in sedation dentistry and pediatric oral surgery, not something all pediatric dentists are comfortable with. He has also provided dental care for countless special needs patients and maintains hospital privileges at Tampa General Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital and South Florida Baptist Hospital. Dr. Gyles is very excited to have opened his very own pediatric dental office right here in the Belleair/Clearwater area and can’t wait to see your little one to help them start a lifetime of shiny teeth. This is a brand-new dental office with all private dental exam rooms. We do not believe in open bays for our little patients!