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Dentist Niceville, FL - Niceville Family Dental Center

Thank you for visiting Niceville Family Dental Center, your experienced dentists in Niceville. Exceptional patient care, state-of-the-art equipment and a complete range of dental services-that's why our practice is recognized as one of the most professional and compassionate dental practices in Niceville.

Serving patients in Niceville is the foundation of our practice. By staying abreast of the latest dental technologies and procedures, Niceville Family Dental Center can provide the most advanced, personalized dental care for you and your family. You'll feel at ease with our friendly staff, caring Niceville dentists and comfortable office setting.

This website has been specifically designed to familiarize you with our staff and office procedures here at Niceville Family Dental Center. Check out our complete list of services, such as general dentistry, teeth whitening, crowns, preventive care or periodontal exams. Or, browse our educational patient library, find directions to our Niceville office or even request an appointment.

New patients are always welcome. Our Niceville dentists look forward to meeting you and being your lifelong partner in dental health.


Meet the Doctor

Dr. Ralf Zapata

Dr. Ralf Zapata, DDS, Managing Partner, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He served four years in the US Air Force as a general dentist prior to establishing the private practice of Niceville Family Dental Center in October 1991.

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Dr. James J. Shirley D.M.D

Dr. Shirley grew up close to the Florida panhandle in Atmore, AL.  He attended Samford University receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology. Then, he attended the University of Alabama Birmingham with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in May 2011. The following July, Captain Shirley entered active service in the United States Air Force, completing Commissioned Officer Training (COT) at Maxwell AFB and finishing a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. He then served as chief of the clinical element at the 8MDG, Kunsan AFB, South Korea.  In July of 2015, Dr. Justin Shirley finished his active duty service at the 96th Dental Squadron, Eglin AFB FL, where he served as a general clinical dentist and help provide comprehensive dental care to more than 8,000 active duty members from all branches of service.

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