Dr. Rafael K Rodriguez, D.M.D., M.S.D.
My name is Dr. Rafael Rodriguez and I wanted to introduce myself personally to you. I am the owner doctor of Jupiter Periodontics. I took over the office of Dr. Matt Rostock, a doctor for which I hold a very high regard. When working towards my profession, I had a vision of the type of dentistry I intended to practice. I pictured my office environment being, for lack of a better description, “easy”. In its essence, a relaxed tone so that communicating what I see as a dentist, is well understood by you.
Though my personal tone may be relaxed, as a Clinician, I am passionate about providing the highest quality of care, using top quality instruments, and staying current with the latest conservative techniques. I have been on both sides of the dental chair so my staff and I are sensitive to everyone's apprehension with dentistry. I strive to be the office where my hygienists and myself will comfortably keep your mouth healthy to enjoy your favorite meals, conversations, and day-to-day activities so that you avoid preventable dental issues and never have to worry about your teeth.
I am a South Florida native who proudly attended the University of Florida for both College and Dental School. After which I decided to pursue a three-year specialty training in Periodontology at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV/VCU). During my time at MCV/VCU I attained a Masters degree in the Science of Dentistry from my research efforts in identifying the bacteria associated with Periodontal disease, served as chief resident, and lectured on Dental topics to other residents, colleagues, and dental students. I have participated in multiple charitable service trips providing Dentistry to families and people in need, both in the US and Internationally. I am a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and remain active in local and National Dental Organizations both as a member and speaker. I am also the current (2015) President for the local North Palm Beach County Dental Society.
I am an active member in the following Dental organizations:
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Florida Association of Periodontology
- Southern Academy of Periodontology
- Seaside Dental Study Club (local chapter of the Seattle Study Club)
- North Palm Beach County Dental Society (2015 President)
When I am not in the office, you are likely to find me around town chasing my toddler. My wife and I are very proud of our 3 year old and enjoy bike rides, visiting the beach, or chasing him around the park playgrounds.
Like I said earlier, my goal is to keep things easy for you. If problems do arise, you can be assured that I will clearly let you know about what I find and what the best options are before any treatment begins. Of course, you can also take some time to look through our website to get an idea of some of our more common procedures and let me know if you have any questions about anything you read.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about myself, and my practice philosophy. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Rafael K. Rodriguez, DMD, MSD