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Meet the Doctors

Meet The Team

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

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Dennis Davis is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.  He is well 
trained in all phases of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy.  His undergraduate 
studies were completed at Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science.  Dr. Davis went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2002 at Nova Southeastern University.  After spending several years in general dentistry, he completed a Dental Implant Fellowship at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Davis 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 patients puts them at ease as he reviews each treatment plan.  

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

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


Rania Livada D.D.S. M.S.

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Rania Livada was born and raised in Cyprus. She completed her dental degree with the grade “excellent” at the University of Athens in Greece. She then moved to the United States to pursue advanced education in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. She holds dual certificates in Periodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition, she has a Master’s in Clinical Dentistry from UAB.  She is very well trained in all aspects of nonsurgical and surgical periodontal therapy, implant therapy as well as in IV conscious sedation.

Dr. Livada practiced in Florida for several years prior to accepting a full time faculty position in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). During her tenure there, she was heavily involved in didactic and clinical teaching in both undergraduate and periodontal graduate programs.  She remains an Adjunct Associate Professor at UTHSC continuing her teaching and research activity.  Dr. Livada has received numerous awards including the “Outstanding Educator Award” from the American Academy of Periodontology, the ”Junior Faculty Enrichment Award, the” Dean’s Appreciation Award”, “Bowyer Clinical Sciences Faculty Enrichment Award” and “Clinical Science Faculty Enrichment Award” from UTHSC. She has also received a scholarship from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.

She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and a Master of the College of Sedation of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology (ADSA).

Dr. Livada has authored several articles in peer-reviewed dental, periodontal and dental hygiene journals and has presented her research in national meetings and symposiums. She maintains memberships in several professional associations including the American Academy of Periodontology, International College of Oral Implantology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Society of Dental Anesthesiology and American Dental Education Association. She currently serves on the Anesthesia Committee of the American Academy of Periodontology.

In her free time she enjoys painting, learning new languages, playing music and traveling.