Meet Dr. John H. Penny Jr.

Meet Dr. Penny

“It is my goal to make a difference in people’s lives. Nothing makes me happier or more humble than taking the pain away or making a patient smile. Being a dentist has been a blessing; I feel grateful for the trust that my patients have placed in me over the years. I have been practicing for over 37 years and have met so many wonderful people, and they have all enriched my life in one way or another.

“Nothing would be possible without my amazing team. They work so hard and love our patients, and the patients love them back. We love to smile and it shows!” — Dr. Penny

Dr. John Penny graduated from Seminole High School, right here in Pinellas County, before attending the University of South Florida for his undergraduate education. He continued on to the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery there.

Dr. Penny is dedicated to keeping abreast of the ever-changing world of dentistry, as new technology emerges all the time. He understands the vital importance of keeping up to date, and is able to use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that his patients have access to the latest diagnostic and preventive treatment methods.

Professional affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • West Coast Dental Association
  • Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce

In the community

Dr. Penny believes in giving back to the community that has given him so much over the years. So he spends a lot of his free time outside the practice contributing to the growth and development of the area by sharing his knowledge of health and dentistry, and promoting healthy, active lifestyles for all. Dr. Penny volunteers his time with the Pinellas County Health Department to provide dental care to low-income patients, and sponsors many local charities and community fundraisers.

Outside the office

Originally from Lake Charles, LA, Dr. Penny has lived in St. Pete Beach since 1976. He and his wife have raised a son and two daughters, and their home is now full with six dogs, three cats, a parrot, and three horses. Dr. Penny enjoys spending his free time outdoors, whether with his family or fishing, playing tennis, or scuba diving.

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