About Us

Choosing an orthodontic practice that meets the needs of your whole family can sometimes be a challenge. At Tioga Dental & Orthodontics, we are proud to offer a wide array of Dental Services to Gainesville area residents. Using advanced technology and thorough treatment plans, Dr. Richard Donatelli looks forward to helping you and your family achieve optimal oral health.Orthodontic treatment is more than metal wires and brackets. Tioga Dental & Orthodontics offers comprehensive orthodontic services for children, teenagers, and adults, including contemporary treatments, like Invisalign invisible braces. A comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff promote our ideals for patient comfort and satisfaction, while extensively trained and knowledgeable doctors uphold the quality of our dentistry services. Whether your appointment is a routine dental checkup or a complex oral surgery, you can have peace of mind knowing that you will be treated compassionately.

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Our General & Cosmetic Dental Services


Cosmetic Dentistry

Family Dentistry




Wisdom Teeth



Conscious Sedation Dentistry


Oral Surgery


Dental Emergencies




Teeth Whitening


Tioga Dental and Orthodontics is by far the best practice, in the North Central Florida region. Better yet the whole state of Florida, in my personal experience as a patient and a dental assistant.
Malika Delgado
Wonderful experience!! I’ve gone to a few dentists, and would not go anywhere else given the option. The office staff and environment are excellent!
Angel D.
Super awesome experience every time I go! I have never had to wait long. Dr. Potter is very knowledgeable, thorough, and respectful. All of the staff are friendly and helpful, and take the time to listen and discuss any questions or concerns every time.
Angela Davenport
This dental office is the best I’ve ever been to!! I’ve been seeing Dr. Brush since 2001, and she’s only gotten better and better. Her office staff is happy and skilled at all phases of dentistry, from check-in to check-out!!
Debbie Mancini
Very professional. I recently had oral surgery on Thursday . The doctor and his surgical assistants made sure everything was explained to me and never left my side. I’m not very found of going to the dentist due to a past horrible situation however, the staff surpassed my expectations
Sharmaine Penny
Love their family friendly service. Had the best dentist and dental hygienists. The whole family had great experience, in spite of the fact that i have very sensitive teeth. Great Job Jolene!
Ruth Tuazon
Hands down the best care and comfort around. I have a true phobia of the dentist due to a child trauma. They made me feel at ease on the first initial visit and today when I had 3 teeth cut out, it was painless, they held my hand and it took only an hour.
Ashley Roberts
Wish I could leave a 10 star review! I can’t say thank you enough to Dr. Craighead for his patience and calming bedside manner throughout my surgical implant procedure yesterday. To say I was nervous was an understatement.
Melissa Sykes

Richard E. Donatelli, DMD MS


Dr. Donatelli received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry after earning his bachelor’s degree in biological science from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Donatelli joined Tioga Dental & Orthodontics as an orthodontist in 2012. He has given several presentations on orthodontics and his research has been published in multiple scientific journals, including the Journal of Dental Research and Angle Orthodontist. Dr. Donatelli strives to improve the oral health and self-image of his patients, while serving as a leader and positive role model in the community. He serves as the Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Florida and is a team orthodontist at the school’s Craniofacial Anomaly Team. Working at one of the world’s top orthodontic institutions allows Dr. Donatelli to keep current with the latest advances in orthodontic treatment.

He is Invisalign certified and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Orthodontic Association, the Florida Orthodontic Association, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the International Association for Dental Research, the American Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association, and the Angle Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Donatelli enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and is a volunteer for Special Olympics. He is an avid Gators fan, an amateur artist, and exercises regularly.


A comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff promote our ideals for patient comfort and satisfaction.


At Tioga Dental & Orthodontics, we want you to feel comfortable with making decisions about your oral health.


We believe that patients armed with information can make the best decisions for their oral health.


We can give you a complete smile makeover, from teeth whitening to even the most extensive restorative procedures.