Meet the Doctors

Dr. John A. Samarkos., DMD

Dr Samarkos”I enjoy being a cosmetic and family dentist because it provides me an opportunity to interact closely with patients and their families while improving their dental health. I am committed to making every patient feel comfortable and educated about their dental needs.”

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. John A. Samarkos graduated from the University of Florida with Honors BS in Zoology in 1987. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1991 from UF. He started private practice with his wife Dr. Maria E.Rodriguez- Samarkos in 1993.Today, they have a successful dental practice in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Samarkos is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the Alachua Dental Association. In his commitment to excellence in the practice of dentistry, he has joined the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry completed many continuing education courses in general, cosmetic, restorative, orthodontics and neuromuscular dentistry throughout the year.

Family Life

Dr. Samarkos was born in Tarpon Springs, Florida and graduated from Tarpon Springs High School. He moved to Gainesville for his undergraduate studies and enjoyed it so much that decided to stay. Dr. Samarkos and Rodriguez-Samarkos have two children: Andres is 22, and Nicolas is 18. They have a beautiful white Bichon called Rocco. Their family stays busy with their children activities which include baseball and golf tournaments, but they also enjoy traveling , spending time with friends and visiting family in Tarpon Springs and Puerto Rico.

In the Practice

Dr. Samarkos and Dr. Rodriguez-Samarkos have been working, learning and practicing together for more than 26 years. We want to provide our patient with an exceptional experience and we treat everyone like they are members of our family.

Our team follows our same philosophy to making our patients’ experiences special! Each patient is treated like they were close members of the family. We enjoy working together and like getting to know our patients to serve them.

Dr. Maria Rodriquez-Samarkos., DMD

Dr Rodriquez-Samarkos“My primary goal is to provide every patient exceptional and individualized care and have them enjoy every visit to our office. Everyone in our team makes the journey to a new beautiful smile a positive and fun experience.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Maria E. Samarkos graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Microbiology in 1986. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1991 from UF. She continued her dental education completing a General Practice Residency at the University of Maryland Hospital and University of Maryland Dental School in 1991.She started working in private practice in 1991 in Dunnellon, Florida and started her private practice with her husband, John A. Samarkos, in 1993.Today, they have a successful dental practice in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Rodriguez-Samarkos is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the Alachua Dental Association. In his commitment to excellence in the practice of dentistry she has joined the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and completed many continuing education courses in general, cosmetic, restorative, orthodontic and neuromuscular dentistry throughout the year.

Family Life

Dr. Maria E. Rodriguez- Samarkos was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated from Colegio Lourdes in 1981. She moved to Gainesville for her undergraduate studies and after so many years enjoyed it so much that decided to stay and make it her family home. Dr. Rodriguez- Samarkos and Dr. Samarkos have two children: Andres is 22, and Nicolas is 18. They have a beautiful white Bichon called Rocco. Their family stays busy with their children activities which include baseball and golf tournaments, but they also enjoy traveling ,spending time with friends and visiting family in Tarpon Springs and Puerto Rico. Personally, Dr. Rodriguez-Samarkos enjoys cooking, reading and swimming aerobics.

In the Practice

Dr. Rodriguez- Samarkos and Dr. Samarkos have been working, learning and practicing together for more than 26 years. We want to provide our patient with an exceptional experience and we treat everyone like they are members of our family.

Our team follows our same philosophy to making our patients’ experiences special! Each patient is treated like they were close members of the family. We enjoy working together and like getting to know our patients to serve them.[/vc_column_text]