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35+ Years of Honest Dentistry

At our dental practice, expect only the best. Led by Dr. Melanie Pugh – Dr. Ariel Westervelt, Dr. Mary Midence, Dr. Tracy Couillard, and our entire dental team truly strive to deliver dental experiences like no other. Expect trustworthy, conservative dentistry that is high in quality, performed by gentle, caring professionals. We value honesty, transparency, and always strive to do what is right. To us, you are our valued dental patient – and we know you have choices. We want to make choosing us as your dental home for life the easiest decision you’ve ever made.
Our Promise

Honest Approach
& No Sales Pitch

Long-Lasting
Dental Care

A Gentle
Touch

Genuinely Caring
Dental Team

Professional
Dental Experiences

Mary Midence, DMDAriel Westervelt, DDSMelanie Pugh, DMDTracy Couillard, DMD

Your Dentists

Welcome Home

After relocating from Kentucky in 2006, Dr. Melanie Pugh opened her dental practice here in Bonita Springs. Her philosophy has always been to do great dentistry, treat people like they are in her home, not sell unneeded treatment, and be gentle. Over the years as her practice has grown, Dr. Pugh has welcomed in like-minded team members and dentists to further deliver the hometown dentistry she believes in. Today, Dr. Ariel Westervelt, Dr. Mary Midence and Dr. Tracy Couillard continue to provide what Dr. Pugh started: high-quality, hometown dentistry from a dental team you can trust.

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High-Quality Dentistry that Lasts

Focused on Value, Not Sales Pitches

With a background in marketing and sales, Jody Pugh understands better than anyone the emphasis companies place on “the pitch.” In fact, his unique perspective and experiences have shaped the why behind what we do. Our approach? There is no sales pitch. No fluff. We’re here to have an honest conversation with you, focused ultimately on your options and how we can help get you to where you want to be. To us, value is using high-quality materials that last, coupled with the right treatment plan to reach your goals. And, for those that need extra financial help achieving them — ask us about our KLEER® In-House Membership Plan and CareCredit® financing options.

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Jody Pugh, Practice Manager

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What Brings You Here?

I Need a Checkup/Cleaning

Bonita Springs local? Recently relocated to SW Florida? Let’s meet!

I am Missing 1 or More Teeth

Your many options include crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants.

I Want to Enhance My Smile

As a trained cosmetic dentist, Dr. Pugh can exceed your smile goals.

I Am Worried About Bleeding Gums

Sensitive gums? Our world-class hygienists can get you back on track.

I Want to Learn About Sleep Apnea

Snoring? Trouble focusing? Fatigued? Learn about effective treatment.

I Want a Straighter Smile

No matter your age, clear aligners provide a discreet, quick solution.

I Have a Cavity or Broken Tooth

In pain? Experiencing sensitivity? Need a crown? We’re ready to help.

Your Dental Team

Our Team Are True Patient Advocates

Are you ready for a different dental experience? We take the time to really get to know you and understand where you’re coming from.. Each and every one of our team members has been carefully selected and trained to provide world-class service you simply will not find at any other dental practice in Bonita Springs. Our number one goal is to combine peace of mind with value and savings – and we work exceptionally hard to ensure your time with us is exceedingly positive in each of these regards. If there is a barrier or problem standing in your way – be it financial or otherwise – we are here to solve it. Relax! You’ve finally found the right dentist for you and your family.

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Our Patients Love Us

“Everyone worked hard to assist my very memory impaired mother. I was worried about her having to get her teeth deep cleaned. I had a very limited timeline to complete the task. My mother and I were extremely pleased that they all were flexible, kind and patient, as well as competent. They are all part of an exceptional group of professional women.”

Jill B. Bonita Springs, FL

“The dentists and staff at Dr. Melanie Pugh’s office were excellent. They took every step to be sure that I was comfortable. They made sure I knew from the very beginning how much my dental insurance would cover so I could make an informed decision. The work they did was superior. I highly recommend them to everyone.”

Mike S. Estero, FL

“This was the first time at this dental practice, and it was a wonderful experience. From the front staff to the dental assistants to Dr. Mendice… everyone was very pleasant, welcoming and professional. I highly recommend them!”

Barbara G. North Naples, FL

“Everyone worked hard to assist my very memory impaired mother. I was worried about her having to get her teeth deep cleaned. I had a very limited timeline to complete the task. My mother and I were extremely pleased that they all were flexible, kind and patient, as well as competent. They are all part of an exceptional group of professional women.”

Jill B. Bonita Springs, FL
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