Our History

Florida Dental Centers was established in 1981 as a traditional fee for service group practice by Paul C. Schmidt, D.D.S. and L.J. Hutchinson, D.D.S.

We offer …
  • Concerned attitude
  • Total care of our patients, rather than referral – along with our general dentists we offer specialists’ services (oral surgery, periodontics, and endodontics)
  • Five convenient offices located throughout the Tampa Bay region
  • Excellent dentistry with modest fees, no hidden costs
  • Most insurance assignments accepted
  • Same Doctor assignments upon request
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Flexible hours of service for our patients (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
t40mpd97Paul C. Schmidt, D.D.S.

Dr. Schmidt grew up in Sarasota, Florida, and attended the University of Colorado then graduated from the University of North Carolina Dental School.  He practiced in Washington and Oregon with the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as in Switzerland and Clearwater prior to establishing Florida Dental Centers with Dr. Hutchinson.  He volunteers at the homeless shelter and on international mission trips.  He enjoys skiing, snowboarding, biking, sailing, mountain climbing, rollerblading and traveling with his wife, Cathy.  They have been married for 44 years and have 2 children and 7 grandchildren.

4ju49pzrKeith Hutchinson, D.M.D.
Keith Hutchinson was raised in Dunedin, Florida.  After finishing high school at the prestigious Tampa Preparatory School, he attended Auburn University.  After college he completed his dental training at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama. He now makes Tampa his home.  In his free time, he enjoys boating, golfing, skiing and spending time with his wife and two children.

Since opening their first office in 1981 in Bradenton, Florida, FDC has expanded to five locations in Pinellas and Manatee Counties.  Their goals remain the same.  Patients are treated with compassion, and with respect for the patient’s time, and to provide excellent dentistry at modest fees.

Contact Dr. Hutchinson, Dr. Schmidt or our Executive Director, Carolyn Mallory: