Our Team

The highest quality and most affordable dental care in Jacksonville.

In addition to being one of the friendliest dental practices in Jacksonville, we are also one of the most technologically advanced in Florida. We use modern methods and technologies to ensure our patients receive only cutting-edge, painless dental health solutions. Our dentists are experienced veterans in the dental field with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are one of the few in-house dental labs in Jacksonville that utilize the innovative CEREC technology which dramatically reduces your time spent in office.

Dr. Michelle DeFelice Hucke

Dr. Michelle DeFelice Hucke’s passion for dentistry came from growing up in a dental office founded by her Dad in New York decades ago. After graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, she returned to her hometown and worked with her Dad for years.

For the last decade, she served patients in St. Augustine through St. Johns Family Dentistry, the practice she owned with her husband, Dr. Ron Hucke. Dr. DeFelice Hucke maintains her love for and tradition of great dentistry and works constantly to stay trained and experienced with the latest dental techniques.

She is a member of the much-heralded Pankey Institute for dental practice excellence as well as the North Florida Dental Association. She currently lives near the beach and enjoys spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

Dr. Liz Alfuente

Dr. Alfuente was born in Houston, Texas, but moved to Florida in 1991. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Florida and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She worked as a dental laboratory technician and a dental sterilization assistant between undergraduate and dental school.

Dr. Alfuente is a fully licensed and active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Jacksonville Dental Society. She enjoys working in all areas of general dentistry and uses the latest technology to provide comprehensive dental care.

When away from the office, Dr Alfuente enjoys many outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. She is happily married to her husband, Matthew, with whom she has three beautiful daughters named Kynslee, Kadyn, and Kylar.

Dr. Kelly Carrothers, DMD

Dr. Carrothers has been a dentist for many years and is a long time resident of NE Florida. She received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan after graduating cum laude from the University of Toledo with a degree in biology. She values staying current on the very latest advances in dentistry and is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, The Florida Dental Association and the Northeast Florida Dental Association.

When not with patients helping them achieve beautiful smiles, Dr. Carrothers enjoys spending time with her family -- husband Rich and children Devin and Dillon. For years she has been a proud Dance Mom and loves living near the Beach!

Dr. James Trantham

Dr. James Trantham has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in Florida since 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and also received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from UF. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics.

Dr. Trantham believes strongly in staying on the cutting edge of dentistry. He is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Post Graduate Dental Studies. In 2016 Dr. Trantham earned his LVI Fellowship. An LVI Fellowship is an award to recognize those who have extensive training in advanced aesthetics, Physiologic science, and examination procedures which includes a minimum of 278 continuing dental education hours. Dr. Trantham also regularly attends several other advanced continuing education programs across the United States.

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