AboutSouthLake Dental Care

SouthLake Dental Care is a Middleburg based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. DePetris and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 904-512-3054 and experience why our patients think SouthLake Dental Care is the best dentist in Middleburg.

Dr. Eric DePetris

Dr. Eric DePetris has provided General Dentistry to adults and children for over 20 years. A native of Pittsford, New York Dr. DePetris grew up in a small town and owes much of his success to the values and old-world traditions of a tight knit community. The son of a physician, Dr. DePetris knew his future would lie in healthcare. And after graduating from Florida Southern College in 1991, he went on to complete his DMD at Tufts University of Dental Medicine. Dr. DePetris received numerous awards during dental school including merit scholarships and a United States Navy Academic Scholarship. At the culmination of his hospital residency in Bethesda, Maryland at the National Naval Medical Center, Dr. DePetris was assigned to the USS Coronado, AGF-11, Commander, Third Fleet. He relocated to San Diego, California and embarked on an exciting 2 year assignment which took him to many far off lands including Japan, Korea, Canada and Mexico. Dr. DePetris opted to shift into the realm of private practice in 2002 after gaining significant experience while serving in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. He moved back to his hometown in upstate New York and ultimately settled in sunny Jacksonville, Florida several years later.

Dr. DePetris is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, Northeast District Dental Association and the Clay County Dental Society. Dr. DePetris also serves on the Florida Board of Dentistry as an expert witness. Dr. DePetris regularly volunteers at Healing Hands dental clinic in Jacksonville, Florida helping to provide necessary dental treatment to those in need.

When Dr. DePetris is not caring for his patients he enjoys spending time with his 16 year old son, A.J. And taking his hobbies to the limit, he is both an accomplished technical scuba diver and a pilot.

All of our professionals at SouthLake Dental Care maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. Dr. DePetris is very proud of the professional, friendly team that makes up the SouthLake Dental Care team, and our goal is to treat each patient individually, making each patient feel comfortable at every visit.


Business & Marketing Manager

Nina is the Business and Marketing Manager for SouthLake Dental Care. She brings years of experience in these areas, but was new to the dental field when she joined the team in 2012.

Nina enjoys being outside and the majority of her free time she spends with her animals; either riding her horse or schooling her 3 Golden Retrievers in agility and obedience.


Dental Hygienist

Ellen has been a Dental Hygienist since 2005, and worked in the dental field since 2001. She has been part of the SouthLake Dental Care team since 2017. Ellen is passionate about patient care and preventive dentistry.

Ellen enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as running.