Wonder where Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres families go for Trusted Dentistry?

Lehigh Acres New Patients (888) 495-3427

Existing Patients: (239) 369-5897

Fort Myers New Patients (888) 499-5984

Existing Patients: (239) 482-7076

Meet Our
Caring Doctors

We’ve been proudly serving our local communities for nearly twenty years as both Caloosa Dental and Lehigh Dentistry. Both practices have the same high-quality treatment, and now, they share the Caloosa Dental name. We use some of the latest advances in technology to help you maintain a lifetime of healthy smiles, and our relaxing atmosphere and friendly team members will make you feel right at home.

We want to earn your trust by providing quality professional care that's personalized to meet your unique needs. Visit our two offices and find out why patients from all over Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres love their dentists!

Dr. Brian Gear grew up in Southwest Florida and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1987. He then went and wrestled for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he was captain of the team for two years. Dr. Gear was accepted to the University of Florida for dental school and graduated in 1998. Before he graduated from dental school Dr. Gear realized that he wanted a stronger implant, denture and restorative background and accepted a position in the Graduate Prosthodontic Residency to specialize in Prosthodontics.

He graduated from the Graduate prosthodontic Program in 2001. Upon graduating Dr. Gear moved back to southwest Florida to practice dentistry and raise his family. He was excited to work in a dental practice in Lehigh Acres. Since 2001, He has proudly served the dental needs of patients from our southwest Florida community as well as patients from Key West to Ocala. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, Lee County Dental Association, American Prosthodontic Society, American College of Prosthodontists, Florida Prosthodontic Society, and the Academy of Osseointegration.

Outside the dental office he has been involved in helping, educating, coaching, and teaching the local youth in soccer, wrestling, swimming, and church activities.

Dr. Denise Oakes-Lottridge graduated cum laude from Florida State University in 1993 with a BS degree in Biology and received her DMD degree from the University Of Florida College of Dentistry in 1997. After graduating Dr. Oakes-Lottridge accepted the position of Dental Director of a community clinic in Mayo, Florida where she worked while her husband went through Medical School.

Dr. Oakes-Lottridge and her family have been an active part of the Southwest Florida community since 2004. She prides herself on taking many continuing education classes in order to provide her patients with the best possible care. Along with her team, she offers quality dental care in a sincere and personal environment.

Outside of the office, Dr. Oakes-Lottridge is actively involved in the Lee County Dental Society, and served as President in 2012-2013, as well as being a delegate to the Florida Dental Association. Her involvement has allowed her to provide dental services through the Mission of Mercy, as well as Project Dental Care, helping those in need. Her other passion is her family, where the many school activities and children’s sports activities keep her busy. Dr. Oakes-Lottridge looks forward to meeting and getting to know you. She hopes to help you with your personal dental goals: whether its straightening, whitening, restoring or maintaining your healthy beautiful smile.

Dr. Miguel Scheel received his doctorate at the University of Guayaquil in Ecuador. He then attended the Internationally-Educated Program at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, earning his US Dental Degree, followed by a Residency and Specialty program at the same institution where he received a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree, giving him the opportunity to diagnose and treat advanced restorative cases.

Dr. Scheel is a Fellow of the International Colleague of Oral Implantologists, Master of the Implant Prosthetic section of the ICOI, Member of the American College of Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, South East Prosthodontic Society, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Lee County Dental Association.

In the office Dr. Scheel likes spending his time performing Cosmetic Dentistry, placing and restoring dental implants, and fabricating Complete and Partial dentures in his laboratory. In his free time Dr. Scheel enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and participating in several hobbies that include soccer and tennis. Dr. Scheel is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Trevor Hamm DMD was raised in northern IL. He received an Associate of Science degree from Kankakee Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Olivet Nazarene University. Dr. Hamm played tennis while attending ONU. After college, he attended and graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with high honors. He then moved to southwestern FL with his wife to escape the Midwest winters. Dr. Hamm is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, Lee County Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. Upon completion of dental school, he was awarded the Walter E. Dundon award for his leadership and clinical excellence.

Sherry has been in the Dental field for more than 20 years. She graduated from Riverdale High School and attended Charlotte Vocational Technical School where she earned her Certification in Dental Assisting and Radiology.Sherry worked as a Dental Assistant for many years before transitioning to Office Management. She earned her AS Degree in Business from Columbia Southern University.Sherry chose dentistry because it is a profession that allows her to help people improve their overall health and helps them to feel better about themselves. It's the joy of seeing a healthy smile!

The Caloosa Dental Team

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 x‑rays, and a comprehensive exam.

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Missing Teeth?

Dental Implants Can Help You Smile With Confidence

Since most oral surgeries are in-house, there’s no more convenient place to get dental implants than Caloosa Dental. Implants are an excellent option to replace missing teeth, improve chewing ability, eliminate bridges, and replace traditional dentures.

Several implants may provide a base for a series of artificial teeth known as a fixed bridge. Implants can even be used to secure a full set of removable dentures for people who have no remaining natural teeth.

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Straighten Your Smile Without Bulky Braces

Invisalign® Orthodontics

Dr. Lottridge has been straightening smiles for over 15 years!

For both adults and teens, get the smile you've always wanted with Invisalign® Orthodontics! Straight teeth and a revitalized smile no longer need to come from a mouth full of unattractive wire and bracket braces. Enhancing self-esteem and physical confidence, invisible braces offer an aesthetic and barely visible alternative to conventional wire/bracket braces. With iTero® there’ll be no goopy impressions, just precision scans to get you the smile you deserve. Reach out to us today for a consultation.

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Get the Smile of Your Dreams

With a Smile Makeover

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile will increase self-confidence and overall life satisfaction. Cosmetic dentistry includes things like tooth-colored restorations, dental implants, and crowns. We have many options, so please call us today!

Two Prosthodontists

Under One Roof to Help You Get the Smile You Deserve

With at least three more years of training than general dentists, prosthodontists are highly experienced with diagnosing, planning, and executing restorative and cosmetic treatments. With two prosthodontists on our dental team, Dr. Gear and Dr. Scheel would love to meet with you and discuss your needs. If you need dentures, implants, to fill gaps in teeth or have one or more missing teeth, please contact us.

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Do You Face Anxiety at the Dentist?

With Oral Sedation Dentistry You Can Relax at Our Office

Sedation dentistry is an excellent treatment for patients with extensive dental needs, or who are concerned about anxiety, difficulty getting numb, or sensitive teeth. If you have anxiety about the dentist, talk to us. We understand and want to help!

Our Goal is to Make You Feel at Home

Many Services in Two Locations

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Care for All Ages

Care for All Ages Learn More

From toddlers to the elderly, our skilled dental team is familiar with the unique needs of every patient, no matter their age. Our goal is to help them develop great oral habits that will last them a lifetime.

Join us today and discover how our practice can help treat your entire family.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Learn More

Veneers are very thin porcelain pieces that are custom made to adhere directly to the front of teeth without grinding or shaving. Transform your smile without drilling on your natural teeth!

In the hands of a highly skilled dentist, porcelain laminates can provide you with an incredibly natural, beautiful smile. They are virtually undetectable and can dramatically improve your appearance. They are durable and long-lasting when compared to other cosmetic treatments.


Braces & Orthodontics Learn More

A beautifully-aligned natural smile can be obtained both with traditional metal braces and other more subtle options like Invisalign® "invisible" orthodontics. Please contact us today for an orthodontic consultation!​

Complete Denture Care

Complete Denture Care Learn More

The best choice for replacing a full set of upper or lower teeth, cosmetic dentures are natural looking. Using top-quality materials allows our dentures to have excellent longevity as well as exceptional fit and finish, and they are fitted to your jaw for the most comfortable fit allow you to enjoy life like you used to, improving your lifestyle.

We offer comprehensive denture services including traditional dentures, immediate dentures, and implant-supported dentures.

Crowns & Bridges

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Protect and keep badly decayed or fractured teeth while maintaining a beautiful smile. Made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your other teeth, they’re durable, strong, and undetectable.

Crowns should be placed before the tooth is so decayed that it may fracture. This can often help prevent the expense of root canal therapy in the future. If a tooth is too damaged to have a crown applied, a porcelain bridge may be a good alternative.

In-House Oral Surgery

In-House Oral Surgery Learn More

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists with advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various head and neck conditions and injuries. After four years of dental school, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon completes four to six years of additional formal training in treating the craniomaxillofacial complex. This specialty is one of 9 dental specialties recognized internationally and by the American Dental Association (ADA).

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can diagnose and treat a wide variety conditions. The following are just some of the many conditions, treatments and procedures oral and maxillofacial surgeon deal with on a daily basis:

TMJ, Facial Pain, & Facial Reconstruction
Dental Implants
Tooth Extractions & Impacted Teeth
Wisdom Teeth
Misaligned Jaws
Cleft Lip & Palate
Oral Cancers , Tumors, Cysts, & Biopsies
Sleep Apnea
Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Whether your dentist refers you to our office, you have pain or symptoms causing you concern, or you simply have questions you would like answered, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We are here to answer your questions and provide the treatment you deserve!

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy Learn More

Gum disease is treated by carefully removing the bacteria and substances that form in the pockets around the teeth. The removal of this material occurs on a microscopic level and requires great skill. Our dental team has had advanced training to effectively remove all of the bacteria.

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies Learn More

Dental emergencies are quite frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is almost always required to alleviate pain and to ensure the teeth have the best possible chance of survival.

Sometimes, teeth become fractured by trauma, grinding, or biting on hard objects. In other cases, fillings, crowns, and other restorative devices can be damaged or fall out of the mouth completely. If there is severe pain, it is essential to contact our office immediately. The pain caused by dental emergencies almost always gets worse without treatment, and dental issues can seriously jeopardize physical health.

If you have questions or concerns about a dental emergency you might be having, please contact our office immediately.

Smile Whitening

Smile Whitening Learn More

Many everyday things like coffee, tea and wine can significantly dull teeth. Smile-whitening enables us to significantly brighten your smile for that dazzling white smile you deserve.

Plastic whitening trays will be made from models of your teeth. You will then place a special whitening gel in each tray and wear the trays in your mouth for several hours per day. (Many patients wear their trays after dinner and before bed.) A significant change in tooth color is usually seen in just four to six weeks.

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays Learn More

Our practice strives to conserve your own healthy tooth structure whenever possible. For those who have worn or cracked teeth, or who have large silver fillings, Dr. xxx recommends porcelain inlays. The porcelain bonds directly to the tooth enamel which means it is both durable and beautiful. An onlay is used when the tooth structure may be compromised by the use of a crown. Ask us about a consultation if you feel you may need an onlay or an inlay.

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting Learn More

If you've had a tooth extracted or need an extraction, the area where the tooth is removed will naturally collapse causing a depression or indent in your jawbone. Our practice can safely perform a bone graft to stabilize the area for an implant placement, to preserve the bone for a bridge, or to stabilize adjacent teeth.

Digital Practice

Digital Practice Learn More

Our use of digital x-ray technology and 3D imaging technologies reduces your radiation exposure and eliminates the use of chemicals. We can see and treat problems long before they become visible on traditional x-rays. The increased precision means saving you time and money and avoiding complications with your treatments.

Visit Our Two Convenient Locations

Serving Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres

Lehigh Acres

New Patients (888) 495-3427

Existing Patients (239) 369-5897

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Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

1001 South Loop Blvd.

Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

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Fort Myers

New Patients (888) 499-5984

Existing Patients (239) 482-7076

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Mon-Thu 8:00am-5:00pm

12580 University Drive, #101
Fort Myers, FL 33907

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