Local Dentist Recognized With Florida Dental Association Public Service Award

Dr. Christopher Starr

The Florida Dental Association recently announced that Dr. Christopher Starr of Wellington was recognized with the Public Service Award at the 2024 FDA Awards Luncheon in Orlando.

Starr is a regular volunteer dentist at the Caridad Center Dental Clinic in Boynton Beach, which provides services to uninsured children and adults who reside in Palm Beach County and live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The Caridad Dental Clinic provides patients with critical pediatric and adult preventive and restorative care.

Starr graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1970 and earned his dental degree at the University of Buffalo in 1974. After graduating, he accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, where he served as a general dentist at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C. He then taught dentistry at the University of Buffalo Dental School, Columbia University and the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

In 1983, Starr opened a private practice in Wellington and, in 2014, he welcomed his son, Dr. Michael Starr, as a full partner in the practice.

As the state’s premier professional organization representing Florida-licensed dentists, the Florida Dental Association serves as Florida’s advocate for oral health. A constituent society of the American Dental Association, the FDA was established in 1884 to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care from dental professionals. The FDA is the leading expert and advocate on issues affecting Florida dentists and the oral health of Floridians. To learn more, visit www.floridadental.org.



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