Dr. James Strawn DDS – Fort Pierce Dentist
Dr. James Strawn DDS has lived in Florida most of his life. His parents, both Florida natives, moved back to the state when he was 7. He attended dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University because Florida did not have a dental school. After serving as a dentist in the Air Force for two years, he returned to Florida to open a practice. As a youngster, Okeechobee was the first place he lived. He came to Fort Pierce to shop and fish and had fond memories. When he came down to take the Florida (Dental) Boards, Fort Pierce was one of the first places he looked into and decided it was the perfect place. Dr. Strawn opened his practice 25 years ago.
Dr. Strawn has watched the field evolve for 37 years. “We educated people on the importance of preventive care, of fluoride and regular checkups,” says Dr. Strawn. “We now have the luxury of having time to take care of other emergencies and repair work. There has been an advancement in dental materials and we have now high-tech tooth-colored materials and porcelains. The materials are much more aesthetic. The result is that we are able to use porcelain on the front teeth and make them look brand new, removing color defects and defects in size and shape. It can be a life-changer, getting a straighter, whiter smile so they feel good when they’re out with friends or at work. Remaking a smile is the most satisfying part of my practice.”
Dr. Strawn emphasizes a friendly touch and has been in one area his whole practice career. It is not uncommon for Dr. Strawn to treat the kids and grand kids of people he served way back. He deeply values the relationships that have been built, and always welcomes new patients. It’s a warm, family atmosphere. The staff are all good friends and there’s a nice team spirit that makes people more relaxed. They feel the warmth and caring. That is often missing in the health care field, but not at Midway Dental Center!
In addition, many patients come in with anxieties about dentists. Dr. Strawn and Midway Dental Center pride themselves on being able to connect on a level that has patients relaxed.