” I enjoy being an Orthodontist at Pappas and Tapley Orthodontics because it provides a wonderful opportunity to make people smile and develop confidence. I am committed to providing exceptional and individualized care and a journey that is a positive and fun experience. Patients are excited to begin and even more thrilled when they see their new smiles!”
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Janet Pappas graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Microbiology in 1981. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1988 from UF with several research awards. She continued her specialty training at UF, receiving a Certificate in Orthodontics in 1990 and entering into private practice with Dr. Tapley.
Dr. Pappas is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. She keeps current with the latest advances in orthodontics by regularly attending courses and seminars so our patients benefit from the most progressive and successful treatment options available.
In the Practice
Dr. Pappas and Dr. Tapley have been working, learning and practicing together for more than 25 years! Having met while working as dental research microbiologists, both were accepted into the same dental class and the same orthodontic residency program. Patients can feel confident in the consistency and excellent communication between the doctors.
Our team is devoted to making our patients’ experiences exceptional! Each patient is treated like they were close members of the family. It’s a fun group that enjoys working together to make our patients smile every day!
Creating great smiles in our office is a lot of fun! We get really excited and involved in our themed decorating and we love contests! – and our contest winners really love their various cool prizes! For a glimpse of the fun we have at Pappas & Tapley Orthodontics visit our video.
Dr. Pappas graduated from Buchholz High School here in Gainesville, though she spent her earliest years in New Jersey and one year in the Netherlands! She enjoys the privilege of working in her hometown, having watched Gainesville grow into a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
Dr. Pappas has two daughters, Morgan and Lynna, who attended St. Patrick and then Buchholz too! Morgan is a UF Computer Science Engineering grad and Lynna is at UCF focused on Nursing. Her family also includes 2 dogs, Jaxon and Buffet, Magic the cat, and has had many horses on their farm where they’ve bred, raised and shown Hunter/Jumper horses and ponies. Dr. Pappas stays busy keeping up with the farm and is an active gardener, having her home featured in a Secret Garden Tour! They also enjoy traveling adventures to Wyoming with family.