Meet The Beach Dentist


(By Kim Ryan) There are so many amazing businesses on Fort Myers Beach, some you may know others you may not. This community has a vast array of services to offer residents and every week we like to highlight or introduce you to one. Today we’d like to tell you all about local dentist Dr. Nancy Bouchard, owner of Smiles with Care.

Kim: How long have you been in business?
Dr. Bouchard: Three years here on Fort Myers Beach.

Kim: What made you choose Fort Myers Beach?
Dr. Bouchard: The practice was available at the right time. I met the people at the Chamber the day I saw the practice. Their enthusiasm for the town was amazing. They recommended taking a look at the building, where I ended up moving the practice near Santini Plaza. They told me to stop in and meet Nicole and John Bennett, the Chiropractor. Confused, I asked if I should call first. They laughed. “No, Just stop in,” they said. I just love the small town feel of this community.

Kim: What makes Smiles With Care different. What’s your mission?
Dr. Bouchard: Short answer. It’s not about us. It is about you.
Long answer. At Smiles With Care Dentistry, we empower you to a healthy, confident, and bright smile through the integrity of our compassionate team in a professional, welcoming environment.
Shorter answer. We care (really!)

Kim: How did you get into dentistry?
Dr. Bouchard: I was a hygienist for 20 years doing both clinical hygiene and teaching at Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and then at Boston University Dental School. It seemed I had explored the profession completely. When I discussed this with mom and dad, mom asked why I hadn’t become a dentist earlier. Dad asked, “how much does it cost?”! I took mom’s advice. By the way, she was a hygienist before having all her children.

Kim Ryan: Tell us about your staff.
Dr. Bouchard: My team is great! We are all dedicated to keeping patients comfortable and smiling. Maria manages to take x-rays with patients laughing. Briana’s enthusiasm is contagious. She loves teeth! Jill has become a master at the financial side of dentistry.
Peggy brings a welcome smile on the phone. Megan is a hygienist who is fantastic, thorough, and gentle.

Kim: Anything else you want beach residents to know about Smiles With Care?
Dr. Bouchard: We have a membership plan giving savings for our neighbors.

Visit the Smiles With Care website HERE.
Call to make an appointment at 239-463-5433.

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