Our Team

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Meet Our Team

Quality Dental Care in Palatka, FL Since 1994

Our dental practice in Palatka, FL was started in 1994 by husband and wife dentists, Dr. Charles Hicks and Dr. Shannon Hicks. We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry services. Palatka, FL Hicks Dental

Through the years, we have built a reputation for professional, reliable and family friendly dental care. We welcome patients from across Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler Counties and beyond. We are Members of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.

Our Doctors

All three doctors are graduates of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Charles Hicks has taken extensive continuing education courses in endodontic (root canal) therapy and a rigorous 10-day course at the Medical College of Georgia in implant dentistry. Dr. Shannon Hicks is focused on comprehensive treatment planning and preventive patient care. The three work together to provide our patients with the most advanced dentistry available to date. Having three practitioners allows us to provide more efficient services and flexible appointment options.


We were pleased to have Dr. John Draper join our practice in 2021! Dr. John Brandon Draper was raised in Jacksonville Florida. His father was a dentist in the Arlington area of Jacksonville for over 30 years. Growing up around a dental office obviously had a huge influence on the career path Dr. Draper ultimately chose to follow. After graduating from Duncan U. Fletcher high school, Dr. Draper studied biological science at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. After graduating from FSU Dr. Draper spent a couple years pursuing a degree in molecular biology but he ultimately learned that sitting in a lab all day was not for him and decided to apply to dental school. He was accepted to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine as a part of the class of 2019. Since graduating dental school Dr. Draper has been practicing and learning as much as he can about dentistry and striving to incorporate the latest techniques and technologies into his practice. In his free time Dr. Draper enjoys spending his time with his wife and kids, disc golf, and barbecuing. He is very excited to join the team at Hicks Dental and serve the people of Palatka.

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Our Team

We have three hygienists, two dental assistants, and two treatment plan coordinators on staff. Most of our staff have been with our practice for 16 or more years, and together with our dentists, they are eager to learn about new technology, apply the latest advances in dental care, and provide our patients with the best quality dentistry. We truly care about you, your oral health, and overall well being. Whether you are visiting our office for routine cleanings or complete smile makeovers, we are committed to providing you with superior technology, affordable financing, and convenient services.

Contact Hicks Dental!

For more information about our practice, dental services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Hicks Dental today at 386-325-6000. We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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