A new executive order from Governor DeSantis has been signed into law that affects our ability to treat our valued patients. Below is a short explanation of this new order. Please contact us for more information. (863) 465-2037.

We will continue to care for you through this difficult time as best we can. Thank you for your patience in dealing with this.


March 20, 2020

Dear Dr. Oxer,


All hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, office surgery centers, dental, orthodontic and endodontic offices and other health care practitioners’ offices are directed to immediately cease performing elective services until May 8, 2020.

Through issuance of Executive Order 20-72, Gov. Ron DeSantis has mandated the prohibition of any medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedure or surgery in the state of Florida. Dentists would still be required to see emergency patients. All non-essential elective medical and surgical procedures, including dental procedures, are included in order to conserve medical supplies and resources, preserve essential resources and control the potential spread of COVID-19.

The governor’s previous executive order, E.O. 20-52, is referenced in the last sentence of the order suspending elective procedures. It is the official declaration of a public health emergency, which was filed on March 9 and expires 60 days from then: May 8. 

Florida Dental Association


To help you in understanding what procedures are being classified as a "dental emergency" a flyer is available from the American Dental Association. While this is a useful tool please do no hesitate to call if you have questions about your needs. (863) 465-2037. 

James E. Oxer, DMD, MAGD
Sunshine Family Dentistry

408 W. Interlake Blvd
Lake Placid, FL 33852


Our goal is to be the most friendly and professional dental practice you have ever visited. We are confident that you will find our office warm and friendly, our accommodations comfortable and our technical services state of the art.

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