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Dr. Stephen H. Dunn

“Inspired by my sister’s career as a dental hygienist, I earned my dental degree in 1979 before joining the US Army Dental Corps. Helping people is my passion, so I continually upgrade my knowledge to bring you more convenient and predictable options for a healthy and beautiful smile.”

Dr. Dunn worked at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry as a researcher while working towards a dual undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1979. Because of his research, Dr. Dunn transitioned smoothly into dental school, and he earned his doctorate in 1983.

Having received a commission in the USA Army Dental Corps, Dr. Dunn was assigned as a dental officer to the 24th Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. Seeing the immense value his contributions made to the health of our soldiers, Dr. Dunn remained in the Reserves after active duty for another four years, attached to the rapid deployment dental unit out of Savannah, GA. During his time with the reserves, Dr. Dunn also worked at a dental practice in Jacksonville.

In 1988, wanting to open a private practice, Dr. Dunn acquired the practice of Dr. Duane Seibert, here in Ocala. After 24 years and two expansions, Dr. Dunn moved Dentistry at Bridlewood to its present location.

Dr. Dunn and his wife, Shelley, have three grown children and three grandchildren. He enjoys cycling, running, and swimming to stay active, and supports our community in any way he can. Dr. Dunn has served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County, Project Hope, and The Centers, and for 20 years has instructed the confirmation class at Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

 
Dr. Guneshi DeMel

I firmly believe that everyone should have access to the healthy, pain-free smile they deserve, so I give back whenever I can, both to the underserved in Florida and through annual mission trips to Guatemala.

Originally from Sri Lanka, Dr. DeMel has lived in Florida since 2004. Her dental education began at Broward College, where she graduated with highest honors. Dr. DeMel then attended the University of Central Florida for her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Florida.

 

Dedicated and passionate, Dr. DeMel has the highest expectations of herself and her work. While at Broward College, she was a member of the Honors Institute, graduating with highest honors. Her dedication both to learning and to always being the best she can, earned her entry into Burnett Honors College while at UCF, where she graduated Cum Laude. Dr. DeMel brings this passion and dedication to each person under her care.

Dr. DeMel’s passion for dentistry extends to helping members of our local Florida communities and internationally. In addition to her community support, Dr. DeMel gives back through annual mission trips to Guatemala to help people gain access to the dental care they need and deserve.