Oral Surgeon in Gainesville & Lake City, Dr. Will Ratliff
Hello Gainesville and surrounding areas. I have been honored to be able to serve the North Central Florida area since 2017. I would like to start by saying, “Thank you,” to all of my wonderful patients who have allowed me to take part in their care over many years.
My wife and I met in Gainesville in 2001 at the University of Florida and loved every minute of our experience. We were both Varsity Swimmers for UF from 2001-2005. During our time as student-athletes we learned hard work and were instilled with a deep sense of community. It was a blessing to be able to return to serve the community in 2017. We moved back after dental school and residency and brought our 3 boys (Owen, Cole, Ford) with us. Since our time here we added another wonderful son, Byram. We are involved locally in many sports, school events, and philanthropic interests. The boys and I enjoy hunting, fishing, riding bikes, and Florida Gator sporting events.
I have traveled the SEC throughout my education. I completed my Bachelor of Science at UF in 2006. We then traveled back to my home state of Kentucky for Dental School from 2007-2011. From there I completed medical school and my residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana 2011-2017. We have enjoyed all the stops along the way and developed lifelong friends that we continue to keep in touch with.
We had never planned on moving back to the Gainesville area, however, when the opportunity came with Caton and Taylor, it only made sense. In 2019 the practice transitioned to Taylor and Ratliff and is something Myself, my staff and my family take great pride in. Our goal in the practice is to treat you as we would our friends and family. This is often not a “fun” place to visit but, we strive everyday to make it a comfortable experience from the time you walk in.
I specialize in wisdom teeth extraction, dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, oral and maxillofacial pathology, disorders of the TMJ, facial reconstruction, obstructive sleep apnea, and facial cosmetic surgery. Please come and see us at Taylor & Ratliff Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for an evaluation at any time.
Will Ratliff DMD MD