About Your Dentist
“Teeth are like life's problems, if you ignore them long enough, eventually, they go away.”
“My goal is to treat every patient with honesty, dignity, kindness, and respect in order to provide a positive dental experience in our office. I am committed to helping you understand how to achieve the highest level of dental health with treatment options that are customized to meet your individual needs and goals.”
Doctorate of Dental Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) – Bradenton, Florida
Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene
Edison State College – Fort Myers, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry
The University of Miami – Coral Gables, Florida
While studying at LECOM, Dr. Gatis was selected to serve as an academic and clinical tutor. He served as Vice President of the Forensic Odontology Group and was trained and certified in using dental records to assist local and national law enforcement with cases of missing and unidentified persons. Dr. Gatis was awarded the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Student Award for Excellence.
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Gatis is trained and certified in cosmetic injectables (botulinum toxin A and dermal fillers), Invisalign, and Forensic Odontology. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association.
Life & Hobbies
In his free time, Dr. Gatis is an avid saltwater angler and he enjoys spending sunny days on the boat with his wife, Erika, and daughter, Mila. He also loves to cook and explore new cuisines (which is something he learned from his parents, both of whom are professional chefs). When time permits, he enjoys tennis, traveling, scuba diving, visiting with family, and occasionally struggling through a round of golf with friends.
Education & Continuing Education
Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Dayton VA Medical Center – Dayton, Ohio
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Nova Southeastern University – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Master of Science in Biomedical Science
Barry University – Miami Shores, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Nova Southeastern University – Fort Lauderdale, Florid
Dr. Norris is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association.