Fredric J Witkin, DDS

Periodontist located in Miami, FL

About Dr. Witkin

Dr. Witkin received his D.D.S. from Emory University School of Dentistry and his Certificate of Graduate study in Periodontology from Boston University. He has practiced Periodontics in Miami since 1977.

Dr. Witkin began placing implants in 1987. His clinical practice includes implant site development and placement and all aspects of periodontal surgery.

He has taught at several postgraduate training programs in Miami, is actively involved in both national and local Dental Societies and Associations, and has lectured locally, nationally and internationally.

 

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GOODBYE LETTER

 

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”

                                                                                                                                 Jack Kerouac (On the Road

 

 

“Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.”

                                                                                                                                 Oscar Wilde

 

To my cherished, patients, co-workers, colleagues and, in a heartfelt sense, extended family.  I started practicing periodontics in Miami 43 years ago; in the summer of 1977.  Having no idea what would unfold, I began the journey with a mix of excitement and trepidation, vowing to always do my best and treat people as if I were the patient.

 

It has been quite a ride.  Computers, implants and lasers, oh my!  Digital radiography, CT Scans. So many changes, but the essence of being a professional is unchanged.  Helping ones’ patients.  Putting their needs first.  Looking back, I can honestly say I stayed true to my mission; I always did my best. 

 

Now, Oscar Wilde calls.  Jack Kerouac calls.  The gravitational pull of spending time with family, travel (when again possible) and creating “art” (some question that fredianslips are art; check out fredianslips.com) has become too strong to leave much room for other endeavors.

 

So, again with excitement and trepidation, this time with a huge dose of gratitude (to those who have trusted so much in me and to those who have aided me) added, I set off to what I hope will be the next crazy venture.

I leave active practice knowing that the doctors who will carry on are well trained, skilled, experienced and caring.     

With warmest regards and hoping to see you in “the real world”.

 

 

Many, many thanks.

Fredric Witkin