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White Sand and Stone

“Zen and the Art of Periodontal Maintenance: Perio 101 for the General Practice”

Come join us on March 10th, 2023 

 2hr CE: 2:00-4:00pm @ FSCJ Kent Campus, 

Building D, Room 120

3939 Roosevelt Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32205


Dr. Alex Fetner was born in Gainesville and raised in Jacksonville. He graduated from dental school in 2011 at the University of Florida. He practiced as a general dentist in Chicago and Jacksonville prior to returning to the University of Florida for his periodontal residency in 2014. He came home to Jacksonville in 2017 to join Fetner & Hartigan. He received his board certification in periodontics in 2019.

Dr. Alex has lectured on multiple topics, including the link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, as well as bone grafting for dental implant treatment. His master’s thesis was based on his research about a type periodontal disease that affects adolescents, particularly those of African descent. He prides himself on compassionate and conservative care for his patients with evidence-based treatment.

Dentistry runs in the family, and Dr. Alex is continuing the tradition: he is married to the wonderful Dr. Jackie Dorociak, a Pediatric dentist in Jacksonville. They have three beautiful children. He loves food, reading, woodworking, tennis, and being a periodontist!

Dr. Alex Fetner


Dr. Michael Fetner

Dr. Michael Fetner has been a practicing periodontist since 2013. He studied at the University of Florida, Gainesville for his undergraduate, dental, and periodontal degrees. He received his board certification in periodontics in 2015.

During his periodontal residency, he was elected chief resident in his third year of training. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Richard Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery, which enabled him to continue his dental implant research. He is an author for two dental implant research papers.

Dr. Michael Fetner continues to give back by teaching at the University of Florida graduate periodontics department once a month, Teaching at the FSCJ hygiene program, as well as working with various charities to treat the underprivileged.  He enjoys making things, from woodworking, metalwork, bonsai, and gardening in his greenhouse.

He and his wife Sondra have a son, Gideon, and two daughters, Quinn and Abigail. You may meet them walking or biking with their family through Avondale, where they call home.

Light Snacks and beverages to be provided.

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For this month’s community service, NEFDHA is excited to partner with Rethreaded to assist in combatting human trafficking. Rethreaded’s business model is based on upcycling materials into handmade goods.  They take items that would have normally gone into a landfill and make them into beautiful products.  Your purchase will provide freedom to women affected by the sex trade and are survivors of human trafficking.

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