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Welome to PRECiDENT Florida.
Tampa Bay’s first and only robotic-assisted dental center.
We are glad to be the leading center for facial and dental medicine in Florida. PRECiDENT is a multi-specialty robotic dental center, serving anyone who has unresolved dental issues. Our services include:
- Dental Implants
- TMJ Treatment & Surgery
- Sleep Apnea Solutions
- Facial Reconstruction Surgery
- Teeth and Gums
PRECiDENT Florida is also proud to be one of the few dental centers in America and the only location in the Tampa Bay area that uses Yomi Robotic-Assisted Dental Surgery.
We believe in giving our patients the best care possible. That means using the most advanced technology and staying up to date on the latest techniques.
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At PRECiDENT we strive to make your experience with our Board Certified Surgeons and Professional Staff as convenient as possible. We now offer Secure Telehealth Visits and communication with our team.
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Meet Your PRECiDENT Florida Team
Scotty L. Bolding, DDS, MS FACS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Board Certified: Diplomate American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Former Board Examiner
University of Arkansas, Baylor College of Dentistry, Baylor University
Specialty Interest at PRECiDENT
Comprehensive Diagnostic and Management of TMJ Disorders. Recognized as one of the Top U.S. TMJ surgeons providing both minimally invasive surgical techniques and advanced surgical techniques such as Artificial Total Joint Reconstruction.
Advanced Digital Planning, Design, and Fabrication of the Face, Jaws and Dental Arches
A National Key Opinion Leader of Digital Smile Design utilizing the most advanced digital planning software taking patients’ existing jaws, face, and teeth and accurately planning their ideal position for optimal function and aesthetics.
Sleep Breathing Disorder Management
Uses the most advanced Sleep Disorder diagnostic tools and airway analysis to determine the proper management for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Recognized for his work and development of CPAP Surgery for correcting the airway to help patients who cannot tolerate or wish to potentially eliminate the need for CPAP Machines.
Comprehensive Dental Implant Reconstruction of the Jaws
Recognized and published as one of the Nation’s leading dental implant and jaw bone reconstructive surgeons, providing comprehensive natural replacement of missing bone and teeth with artificial teeth that function naturally.
A native of Arkansas, Dr. Bolding began his educational training and developed his research interest at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he earned his B.S. in 1985. He then attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, where he further developed his passion for research, winning multiple research awards and earning his D.D.S. in 1989. After his dental training, he was accepted into the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program at Baylor University Medical Center, where, in addition to his Specialty Certification that he received in 1993, he continued his research and teaching interest; he also earned a Postdoctoral Masters in Craniofacial Biology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1992.
Dr. Bolding is a former Board Examiner and current diplomate of the Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an internationally recognized leader and renowned educator in the area of orthognathic surgery (jaw reconstruction), temporomandibular (jaw joint) surgery, and dental implants. He has numerous publications and has dedicated his career to advancing the art and science of dentistry. In 2016, Dr. Bolding’s father began to develop Alzheimer’s disease and then, in 2017, his father had a debilitating stroke that the neurologist and neurosurgeons were convinced was most likely attributed to obstructive sleep apnea. As a result, Dr. Bolding has dedicated his career and talents as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to assisting in the efforts to find solutions to treat Sleep Disorder Breathing and Alzheimer’s.
In addition to his work at PRECiDENT, Dr. Bolding has been widely recognized as a healthcare and business visionary. He has consulted with hospitals, physicians, dentists, and many other medical/dental industry leaders for over 15 years on improving business processes to deliver higher quality healthcare to patients. His passion for quality healthcare is easily recognizable and remains one of his primary motivations as a frequent speaker on the value of improved business systems and technology in the healthcare industry.
Ronald C. Kobernick, DDS, MScD
Periodontal Surgery & Orthodontics
Dr. Ronald C. Kobernick received his Dental Degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1971. He practiced General Dentistry for three years in the United States Army Dental Corp in Germany. He remained in Europe for one additional year teaching at the Zurich University School of Dentistry, Zurich, Switzerland, in the Department of Periodontology.
Dr. Kobernick then returned to Boston, Massachusetts to earn his Certificate in Advanced Training In Periodontology and a Masters Degree in Dentistry at the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He remained in Boston for two additional years to earn his Certificate in Advanced Training in Orthodontics prior to establishing his Specialty Practice in Largo, Florida in 1979. In 1995, Dr. Kobernick established a second practice location in Downtown St. Petersburg. His practice is limited to Periodontology, Adult Orthodontics, Implants and Pre-Implant Procedures.
Dr. Kobernick has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on Periodontics, Periodontal Esthetic Surgical Procedures, Adult Orthodontics, and Pre-Implant Diagnosis and Treatment.
He is married and has two daughters, a son in law, a granddaughter and three dogs.
- American Dental Association
- International College of Dentists
- American Academy of Periodontology
- International Congress of Oral Implantologist
- Florida Dental Association
- Florida Academy of Periodontology
- Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration
- West Coast Dental Association
- Pinellas County Dental Association
- Team Member of Children’s Medical Services of Pinellas, Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties
Simha Kukunooru, BDS
Dr. Simha was born and raised in India where he graduated from PMNM dental college and hospital with highest honors in 2003. After practicing briefly in India, he then moved to the states in pursuit of higher education. While working as a research assistant at University of Alabama at Birmingham, he was accepted to the speciality periodontal residency program at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and Birmingham VA Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his Certificates in Periodontology simultaneously from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and Birmingham VA Medical Center in 2010.
Dr. Simha moved to south florida to join as a periodontal faculty at Nova Southeastern University College of dental medicine. While teaching at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine from 2010 – 2011, he also served as the Interim Predoctoral program director. He then moved to Tampa, FL in 2011 and practiced as an associate periodontist in a dental organization for the last nine years. While practicing in the Tampa bay area, he was invited to teach at Lake Erie College of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, FL. As a faculty at Lake Erie College of Dental Medicine, he was involved in developing the undergraduate periodontal curriculum and didactic teaching from 2013 to 2015. Dr. Simha joined the office of Dr. Ron Kobernick in January 2020 and is wholeheartedly looking forward to serving the community of pinellas county and surrounding areas. His goal is to use the latest clinical concepts and state of the art technology to provide exceptional care with a warm smile. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lakshmi and their son.
Robert Joseph Herrod, D.M.D, M.S
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana
Specialty Interest at PRECiDENT
TMJ disorders, corrective jaw surgery, obstructive sleep apnea, dental implants, tooth removal, administration of anesthesia, complex bone grafting procedures, head and neck pathology, and facial trauma.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Following graduation, Dr. Herrod pursued his Master’s degree in Biotechnology at Rush University in Chicago. Dr. Herrod stayed in Chicago for an additional four years where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. He then completed a rigorous four-year residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey and the VA Medical Center in East Orange, New Jersey, where he served as Chief Resident. During his years in New Jersey, Dr. Herrod was extensively trained in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery including management of TMJ disorders, corrective jaw surgery, obstructive sleep apnea, dental implants, tooth removal, administration of anesthesia, complex bone grafting procedures, head and neck pathology, and facial trauma.
Dr. Herrod makes it his top priority to ensure that every patient is comfortable while delivering individualized, compassionate care. He is very enthusiastic to serve the communities in the tristate area.
When not in the office, Dr. Herrod enjoys spending time with family, working on his golf game, traveling, and playing the guitar.
Renee Bennett, RDH
Largo Clinic Administrator
Kim Dowdy, RDA
St. Pete Clinic Administrator
Holly Moons, CRDH
Dental Hygiene Administrator
Tatyana Mason, RN
Surgical & Dental Assistant