Meet the Orthodontist
Dr. Stevens is passionate about providing excellent orthodontic treatment. Whenever advanced technology is available to improve the quality of care, Dr. Stevens has been ready to invest in it in order to provide the highest quality orthodontic experience for you and your family.
Dr. Stevens found his ‘calling’ for orthodontics at an early age. Born and raised in Miami, Dr. Stevens was inspired by his own orthodontist and worked for him in high school. He completed his pre-dental studies at the University of Florida in two years, spent his third year of college in Europe as an exchange student, and then entered dental school at the University of Florida. Graduating at the top of his class (with high honors), he then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his orthodontic education where he received his Masters of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Orthodontics.
Realizing that Florida was his home, he returned to allow Dr. Irving Fleet, Tallahassee’s first orthodontist, the opportunity to retire in 1986.
Dr. Stevens has been blessed to be married to Valorie since 1986. They have three extraordinary children, Austin, Cody and Emily.
Dr. Stevens grew up around the water and won many water skiing championships in the 70’s. Since then he has been involved in his church and a leader in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He is a former martial artist (3rd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo) and is fond of aviation (private pilot), scuba diving, snow skiing and snowboarding. His hobbies include reading and computers, and he takes pride in maintaining the computer system in the office.
Dr. Stevens has been very involved in organized dentistry, being President of the Leon County Dental Association, the Northwest District (of Florida) Dental Association and he also served as President of the Florida Association of Orthodontists.
Since 1995, Dr. Stevens has been involved in the graduate orthodontic program at the University of Florida as a Clinical Assistant Professor. While primarily involved in the clinical training of future orthodontists, he also has lectured to the residents in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at the University of Florida and Shands – Jacksonville.
In 1996, Dr. Stevens became the first orthodontist in Tallahassee history to become certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists. Board certification is optional in orthodontics, and only about 1 in 4 orthodontists successfully complete the rigorous certification process.
As an orthodontist, Dr. Stevens considers himself fortunate to work with the many outstanding dentists and dental specialists in Tallahassee, as well as his highly experienced and talented team. He strives to think of each patient as a member of his family, and carefully considers what would be the best treatment for each individual.
American Dental Association
The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public's oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement.
American Association of Orthodontists
On this site, you can learn about orthodontists—specialists in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The correction of tooth and jaw alignment results in a healthy, attractive smile that's good for life.
The American Board of Orthodontics
The mission of The American Board of Orthodontics is to establish and maintain the highest standards of clinical excellence in orthodontics.