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MEET THE DOCTORS

Meet The Team

Nina Cramer D.M.D. M.S.

Board Certified Periodontist

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I am a board-certified specialist in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. I am skilled in all aspects of treating periodontal disease, correction of gum recession, and placement of dental implants. I have a special interest in regenerative periodontal therapies to regrow jawbone that has been lost due to periodontal disease or lost by removal of teeth.

I completed my periodontal residency and Master’s in Oral Biology at Temple University in Philadelphia PA. I obtained my dental training and DMD degree at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville. I also completed my undergraduate training at the University of Florida and graduated with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology and Cell Science and Psychology.

I am a proud Florida native (Go Gators!) hailing from Groveland. Outside of dentistry, I enjoy boating and water sports with my husband, Chet, and our three dachshunds, Minnie, Meryl, and Lucy. I have a passion for agriculture -- especially beef cattle and honeybees. A lifelong Gator fan, I enjoy returning to the Swamp to watch Florida football.

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Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

Licensed by the Florida Board of Dentistry

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

Member of the American Academy of Periodontology

Member of the American Dental Association - West Coast Federation

Dennis Davis D.M.D. M.S.

Board Certified Periodontist

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I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.  I am well trained in all phases of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy.  My undergraduate studies were completed at Florida State University, where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science. I went on to receive my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2002 at Nova Southeastern University. After spending several years in general dentistry, I completed a Dental Implant Fellowship at Southern Illinois University. I obtained a Certificate in Periodontology from the University of Florida in 2007. 

The experience I had as a general dentist allows me to work closely with referring dentists to establish a dental treatment that best serves patients’ needs.  My rapport with patients puts them at ease as I review each treatment plan.  

I contribute to the dental community by holding monthly study clubs where I facilitate continuing education for general dentists. 

I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy hiking, running, biking, and swimming.  I live in Ocala with my wife and two daughters.  

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Damian L. Black, DMD, MS, FACP

Board Certified Periodontist

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I am a board-certified prosthodontist and recently completed over 10 years of active-duty service in the US Air Force Dental Corps. This is where I have grown to become a master clinician, a more effective communicator and educator, and the leader that I never thought I could be. I have been able to use my specialty training to teach other dentists in prosthodontics – as well as young laboratory technicians – which has only further enhanced my expertise.

I was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in South Florida. For my Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degrees, I enrolled in the dual admissions program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. After obtaining my DMD in 2010, I was commissioned as a Captain in the Air Force and completed a 1-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD-1) at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. Afterwards, I completed a 3-year specialty residency in prosthodontics at Lackland Air Force Base (Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland) in San Antonio, Texas in 2015. At the same time, I obtained my Master of Science (MS) degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. I then had the honor of serving as part of the dental team for five years at Langley Air Force Base (Joint Base Langley-Eustis) in Hampton, Virginia.

I am a planner and a perfectionist, but I have learned to be practical as well. I value learning from, and about, individuals from various backgrounds with perspectives that may differ from mine. Embracing those interactions and experiences allows me to empathize with how you are feeling when you visit.

In my spare time, I indulge in fitness and wellness. I also love to explore thrilling experiences such as hiking, skydiving (indoors), zip lining, traveling with friends, and enjoying rollercoasters for the kid in me!

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