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Gainesville Orthodontics

Dr. Richard Donatelli Welcomes You to Our Website

Combining new technology with a commitment to quality and patient comfort, Dr. Richard Donatelli at Tioga Dental & Orthodontics and his outstanding team will make your orthodontic experience both pleasant and rewarding.  Our goal is to provide the highest quality, orthodontic treatment for all our patients with a personal touch in a supportive and caring environment. We love what we do and it shows!

The Latest in Leading Edge Orthodontic Technology

Visiting the orthodontist is very different then it has been in the past. There are many treatment options available today, including state of the art metal and clear braces, nearly invisible aligners called Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.  Choosing the right orthodontist and type of orthodontic care is just the start.

Our practice is not only focused on you achieving a beautiful and healthy smile but also providing you with the highest level of patient care in the Gainesville, FL area.

  • Donatelli specializes in early orthodontic intervention to best intercept developing problems to minimize their severity and the likelihood of future complications.
  • Ourorthodontic team is friendly, knowledgeable, committed and very enthusiastic about helping you from the moment you walk in the door, until treatment is completed.
  • We will be respectful of your appointment time. We do our best to stay on time so you can too.
  • Our goal is to make orthodontic treatment affordable for everyone.  Multiplepayment options are available with interest-free financing and multiple family member discounts.  We are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Get Started Today!

Throughout the years we have witnessed the positive effect that excellent orthodontic care can have on the lives of our patients! Our reward comes from seeing the beautiful smiles we help create and the enhanced self-confidence that develops during treatment. Contact our office today to find out how we can help your create the smile of your dreams.

Our General & Cosmetic Dental Services

Tioga Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Tioga Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry

Tioga Implants

Dental Implants

Tioga Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Tioga Invisalign


Tioga Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Tioga Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Tioga Dental Emergency

Dental Emergencies

Tioga Dentures


Tioga Teeth Whitening

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

Richard DonatelliAfter receiving his bachelor’s degree in biological science from Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Richard Donatelli earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. In 2012, he joined the team of Tioga Dental as an orthodontist. He is Invisalign-certified and has presented his knowledge on several occasions. His work has been published in both the Journal of Dental Research and the Angle Orthodontist.

He continues his connection with the University of Florida, serving in the Department of Orthodontics as a Clinical Assistant Professor and as an orthodontist on the school’s Craniofacial Anomaly Team. This experience allows him to remain up-to-date with the latest technology for orthodontic treatments, while striving to enhance his patients’ oral health and smiles.

Dr. Donatelli is a member of the following prestigious organizations: The American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Florida Orthodontic Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Southern Orthodontic Association, the American Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association, the Angle Society of Orthodontists and the International Association for Dental Research.

Dr. Donatelli is a dedicated family man. He enjoys spending time with his friends, following the Gators, and exercising. He is an amateur artist and currently volunteers for the Special Olympics. Dr. Donatelli welcomes the opportunity to provide orthodontics to Gainesville residents.

Tioga Dental & Orthodontics Waiting Area


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

Tioga Dental & Orthodontics Kids Brushing Techniques


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

Tioga Dental & Orthodontics Reception Area


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

Tioga Dental & Orthodontics Operatory Area


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