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Multiple Decades of Combined Experience
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Completed Countless Hours of Continuing Education
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Dr. Richard C. Mullens

As a trusted dentist near San Marco, Dr. Mullens continues to serve the patients living in and around the area just as he has done for the past 30 years. Seeing individuals who were once patients as children but are now bringing in their own children is a true joy and honor for Dr. Mullens, which is why he is so passionate about the field!

Viewing his pediatric dentist as his role model from an early age, he aspired to work in dentistry and went on to view it as an opportunity to mix it with his interest in technology.

Dr. Mullens attended Florida State University before pursuing his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his time at the University of Florida College of Dentistry at Jacksonville, he completed an Advanced General Dentistry Residency. Since these early days of schooling and residency, he has gone on to complete more than 1,500 hours of continuing education in dental implant therapy, esthetic dentistry, bite disorders, rehabilitative dentistry, and team development.

When Dr. Mullens isn’t busy perfecting a patient’s smile, he is found with his college sweetheart and wife Sherrill, and his two children Jordan and Tucker. He is often enjoying time water-fishing, waterskiing, surfing, riding motorcycles, hiking, and traveling.

Dr. James Nguyen

An artist at heart, Dr. James Nguyen enjoys combining his passion for the arts and the immense creativity it provides with dentistry. With more than 10 years of experience in dentistry, he grew up in a family full of medical professionals. With dentists and physicians to look up to, he knew early on that dentistry was his goal, especially since his mother combined artistry and the dental field in a way that inspired and encouraged him.

But before he could start helping transform smiles, he graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture before completing his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Florida. His residency followed at the University of Florida in Seminole. Helping him to perform advanced procedures with great precision, he spent time working in cosmetic dentistry, root canals, dental implant placement, surgical tooth extractions, and bone grafting.

Nowadays, Dr. Nguyen is a courtesy faculty member at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He has also completed the Dawson Academy Curriculum, and he is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Outside the office, this dentist near San Marco enjoys spending time with his wife Jacqi, who runs a law firm, and their dog Piper and cat Barry. Apart from his time spent with his wife and pets, Dr. Nguyen enjoys mountain biking, photography, woodworking, furniture making, archery, fishing, and traveling.

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I have been seeing Dr. Mullens for over 10 years and every appointment is always such a pleasure. Everyone that works there is knowledgeable, helpful, kind and genuinely there to give their patients the best possible experience - including the addition of Dr. Nguyen. If you need a new dentist, I highly recommend Distinctive Dentistry - you will not be disappointed!

Caroline P., Jacksonville, FL

How Can We Help You Smile?

If you’re looking for a dental office near San Marco that provides comprehensive, all-encompassing care under one roof, you’ve come to the right place! Our team is ready to provide the treatment you need at a price you can easily afford. Click on any of the links below to learn more about our available services.

Locating Our San Marco Dental Office

From essential preventive care to last-minute emergency dentistry close by, our San Marco dentists are here for you – we’re just down the street from the heart of San Marco! Our address is 3215 Hendricks Ave #1, Jacksonville, FL 32207. You’ll find us near Hendricks Avenue Elementary School, Metro Diner, and Southside United Methodist Church. If you have any difficulty finding us, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team for step-by-step instructions.