Dr. White is a native of Tampa, Florida. He received his BA degree in Microbiology from the University of South Florida, in Tampa. He received an Armed Forces Health Scholarship from the United States Navy, and attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where he received his DMD and the college’s Dean’s Award at commencement ceremonies.
Dr. White entered active duty at Naval Branch Dental Clinic Little Creek, Virginia, following graduation from UF in 1981. In 1987, he completed a 1-year Fellowship in Periodontics at the Naval Dental Center in Norfolk, Virginia, and was subsequently selected for an outservice residency in Periodontics at Indiana University (IU) School of Dentistry. He received his Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry from IU in 1990.
During his 28-year Navy career, he was a “full-time” clinician, integrating administrative duties along the way. He served as Dental Department Head aboard the USS Trenton (LPD-14), at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Naval Dental Center Newport, Rhode Island, Naval Dental Center Norfolk, Virginia, and finally, Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport, Florida, where he served as Director of the Dental Department and, ultimately, retired in 2009 at the rank of Captain.
Dr. White is a Diplomate (Board-Certified) of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1984, and is a Past-President of the Jacksonville Dental Society.
He has authored 6 articles in refereed journals, including JADA, and the Journal of Periodontology. He has presented both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, participated in medical/dental mission trips to Maracaibo, Venezuela and Accra, Ghana, received a Citation from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for his assistance in the identification of dental remains from the World Trade Center disaster, served on 6 different committees of the American Academy of Periodontology, and also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Periodontology at the University of Florida.
He is a Board Director of the University of Florida Alumni Association, the Jacksonville Beach Elementary Preservation Fund, and former Associate in the periodontal/dental implant practice of Dr. Christian Berdy. He is the proud father of Elizabeth White and Cecil White III.