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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.

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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


I love Tioga Dental, especially Dr. Donatelli!  I’ve had braces for almost a year and the staff has been excellent with my schedule and when I have an emergency!  Not looking forward to getting my wisdom teeth removed but I know I’m in excellent hands.

I. Walker

Jes is amazing and makes the whole experience fun for my daughter. Dr. Donatelli explains things to me in a way that’s easy for me to understand and I never leave there with unanswered questions. My daughter enjoys her visits with him and his staff. Thank you all for everything you’ve done!

G. Benware

The staff in Ortho are great. They are fun and make a visit that could be dreadful, more amusing. Thank you to Lindsay, Jess, and Dr. Donatelli.

S. Bethel

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


Our bubble walls and jellyfish tanks provide a unique dental experience unlike any other office in our area..

Tioga Dental & Orthodontics Kids Brushing Techniques


Dr. Donatelli is UF trained and currently teaches orthodontics and Invisalign to dental student at UF.

Tioga Dental & Orthodontics Reception Area


We provide a comprehensive orthodontic evaluation up to and including i-CAT 3d cone beam scans.

Tioga Dental & Orthodontics Operatory Area


Our orthodontist works directly with our general dentists and periodontists in our office, under the same roof.