“As a prosthodontist, it is my goal to provide patients with the highest level of compassion, empathy, and care. I am blessed with the opportunity to change lives on a daily basis by providing individuals with optimal esthetic, functional, and healthy smiles. This provides me with great personal satisfaction.” -Dr. Philip J. Hedger

Dr. Philip J. Hedger was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and grew up in Palm Harbor, Florida. He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies in Nutrition and received his dental doctorate from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Hedger then completed an Advanced Prosthodontics Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

Dr. Hedger maintains an active involvement within the dental community, serving on committees and providing educational lectures to peers. He lives with his wife Stacy (his high-school sweetheart) and their three daughters in Tarpon Springs. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Career Achievements

-Prosthodontics Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
-Master of Science: University of Illinois College at Chicago College of Dentistry
-DMD: University of Florida College of Dentistry
-Class President and Class Representative: University of Florida College of Dentistry
-Member: American College of Prosthodontists, Florida Prosthodontic Association, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association, Upper Pinellas County Dental Association, West Pasco Dental Association, Pinnacle Study Club of Tampa Bay
-Board Member: Upper Pinellas County Dental Association, Upper Pinellas County Dental Peer Review
-Faculty: The Pikos Institute