About Your Dentist

Lauren Dickens, DMD

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Mission

"The most rewarding part of my job is alleviating my patients' pain. I pride myself in being gentle, friendly and thorough with every patient that sits in my chair."

Education

  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Microbiology Gainesville, FL
  • University of Florida College of Dentistry Gainesville, FL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Dickens is certified in nitrous oxide, as well as dermal fillers and botox. She is an active member of the Florida Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Dickens grew up in Destin, FL, but currently resides in Gainesville with her husband and dog. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys ballet, Ultimate Frisbee and cooking.

Sabrina Diaz, DMD

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

My Mission

As a dental health professional, I am focused on providing my patients with the best dental care and building long-term relationships with them by always being honest and compassionate. I love that my career gives me the opportunity to improve a patients quality of life.

Education

University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

University of Florida Gainesville, FL

University of Florida College of Dentistry Gainesville, FL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Diaz is certified in nitrous oxide sedation and continually seeks out a variety of advanced training opportunities. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the Florida Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

When shes not in the office, Dr. Diaz enjoys traveling with her husband, exercising, watching movies and playing board games with her family and friends.

Raquel Hamrick, DMD

I am passionate about dentistry because it allows me to help others in a way that moves me. Its exciting to have the knowledge and skill set to help patients of all ages improve their oral health and look at themselves in a whole new light. I look forward to continually learning new ways to give my patients the best possible care.

Education

University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

University of Florida College of Dentistry Gainesville, FL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Hamrick is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists, American Dental Association and Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. She has extensive training in leadership, practice management, periodontology and posterior restorative options. Dr. Hamrick is also a member of a general practice study group that meets once a month.


Life & Hobbies

Dr. Hamrick (formerly Blanco) lives in Gainesville with her husband Clay and their pets. Outside of the dental office, she enjoys working out, reading, binge watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends.

Patrick Fitzgerald, DMD

Education

University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology – Gainesville, FL

University of Florida College of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Gainesville, FL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Fitzgerald attends over 100 hours of continuing education every year in order to stay up-to-date on the newest technology and techniques in dentistry, providing the highest level of care to his patients. Upon graduating dental school, Dr. Fitzgerald received the American Academy of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Senior Dental Implant Award, as well as the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Award. Dr. Fitzgerald has achieved his Fellowship Certification in the International Congress of Oral Implantology, as well as passed the Fellowship Exam for Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Fitzgerald is also a Scholar and Alumni of the Dawson Academy, which has given him a strong foundation to treat TMJ disorders, as well as other bite (occlusion) and smile design needs of his patients. Other affiliations are with the Academy of Laser Dentistry (Standard Proficiency Certification), Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic participant, and Spear Education. Dr. Fitzgerald also participates as an adjunct faculty member at the Old Dominion University Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Life & Hobbies

During his time at the University of Florida, Dr. Fitzgerald participated as a Varsity Cheerleader, studying Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. He also went on to Sydney, Australia, to be a personal trainer for six months. Originally from the panhandle of Florida, Dr. Fitzgerald is happy to live closer to his family in Virginia.

In his free time, Dr. Fitzgerald enjoys staying physically fit through activities such as wakeboarding, paddle boarding, mountain biking, scuba/free diving, and fishing. He also loves volunteering at the ADA Mission of Mercy event and Park Place Dental Clinic in Norfolk. On Saturdays in the fall, you can always count on Dr. Fitzgerald to be watching some great college football, and in the summer, you can find him anywhere near the water or on the beach!