Meet The Team

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

Board-Certified Periodontist


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

The experience Dr. Davis had as a general dentist allows him to work closely with referring dentists to establish a dental treatment that best serves patients’ needs.  His rapport with his patients puts them at ease as he reviews each treatment plan.

Dr. Davis contributes to the dental community by holding monthly study clubs where he facilitates continuing education for general dentists.

He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, running, biking, and swimming.  Dr. Davis lives in Ocala with his wife and two daughters.


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

Board-Certified Periodontist


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

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

Dr. Cramer is a proud Florida native (Go Gators!) hailing from Groveland. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys boating and water sports with her husband, Chet, and their three dachshunds, Minnie, Meryl, and Lucy. She has a passion for agriculture -- especially beef cattle and honeybees. As a lifelong Gator fan, Dr. Cramer enjoys returning to the Swamp to watch Florida football.

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


Damian L. Black, DMD, MS, FACP

Board-Certified Prosthodontist


Dr. Black is a Board-certified prosthodontist with a passion for collaborating with our periodontists with a team approach to complex cases. He is an experienced master clinician with expertise in patient-centered treatment planning in prosthodontics, dental laboratory, and teaching.

Dr. Black was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in South Florida. He attended undergraduate college and dental school for his Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degrees, respectively, in the dual admissions program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After obtaining his DMD in 2010, He 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. Afterward, Dr. Black eventually 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, he obtained his Master of Science (MS) degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He 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.

Dr. Black assists in making Village Periodontics a problem-solving and highly reliable dental practice. With his experience in patient-centered treatment planning in prosthodontics, dental laboratory, and teaching, an excellent result can be achieved even in the most challenging cases.

In his spare time, Dr. Black indulges in fitness and wellness. He also loves to explore thrilling experiences such as hiking, indoor skydiving, zip-lining, traveling with friends, and enjoying rollercoasters (for the kid in him!)