Category The POST

A special kind of dentist

This story was originally published in The POST, a UF Health publication.

When Timothy Garvey, D.M.D, decided he wanted to be a dentist, he imagined having his own practice — just a small one.

He never thought he would be teaching UF dentistry students, spending his free time providing dental care to people in rural areas of the Dominican Republic and working almost exclusively with patients with special needs at a UF-sanctioned office in Tacachale.