Deborah Simpkins, DMD
"I am so grateful every day to be able to live my dream of being a dentist."
Dr. Deborah Simpkins, lifelong passion for dentistry began when she was a dental assistant, a position she occupied for many years. "All the time, I knew I was sitting on the wrong side of the dental chair," she says.
Dr. Simpkins returned to school and, after receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology from Rowan University in New Jersey, started applying to dental schools around the country, with Florida as her dream destination. She was accepted to Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, and her dreams were coming to fruition.
Today, Dr. Simpkins is proud to be practicing in her own private dental office where she is committed to providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date care to her patients. She uses the latest dental technology and individualized care to create and maintain healthy teeth and gums and a beautiful smile.
Dr. Simpkins commits herself to 100 or more continuing education hours annually. On July 30, 2011, Dr. Simpkins earned the prestigious Fellowship Award from the AGD.
“Fellowship and Mastership in the AGD are prestigious symbols of dentistry's continual journey toward improvement and progress. Masters and Fellows embody the AGD's principles and ideals and accept an obligation to continually prove themselves worthy of the designation throughout their professional lives.”
To earn Fellowship, Dr. Simpkins was an AGD member for three consecutive years, earned a minimum of 500 approved continuing education credits, passed a comprehensive 250-question examination, applied for the award, and attended the Convocation ceremony.
Dr. Simpkins is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- International Congress of Implantologists
- Academy of General Dentists
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Association of Women Dentists