About Us

Summerland Dental has been providing family dentistry services to the members of Lower Keys communities since 1987. Our well-trained staff is knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions you may have. Our online forms allow you to request an appointment as well as fill out all personal information prior to your first visit. Walk-ins are welcome!

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William L. Tycoliz, Jr., DDS, FAGD, D.ABDSM

Dr. Tycoliz graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1985 from the University of Tennessee. He has been practicing general dentistry/dental sleep medicine at Summerland Dental since 1987. He is a graduate of the University of Florida's Comprehensive Dental Program. Dr. Tycoliz is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida East Coast Dental Association, and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Tycoliz is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the only non-profit professional association dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Tycoliz helps treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy when indicated. An oral appliance is an effective treatment that is covered by most medical insurance plans.

AADSM membership provides Dr. Tycoliz with access to educational resources and practice management tools that help him better serve his patients by providing the highest quality of care in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. For more information about AADSM, please visit www.aadsm.org. Through the AADSM, Dr. Tycoliz completed the Mastery Program and passed the test to earn his Diplomate status in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Along with Dr. Tycoliz, his team at Summerland Dental has taken multiple seminars and hours of study to be able to offer dental sleep medicine services to our community.

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Debbie Jackson - Office Manager &
Johanna Acuna - Administrative Assistant

Debbie and her husband, Terry, have been in the Keys for four years now and are originally from South Georgia. She has over 20 years of experience in the medical field, and we are glad to welcome her to the dental field. She and her husband enjoy weekends fishing on the boat, spending time with their pets, and just being outdoors.

Johanna was a part of our staff prior to the hurricane and has returned to help us take great care of our patients from the moment they walk in the door. Her knowledge of dentistry and office protocol makes her an asset to our family.

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Jennifer Gongre, RDH

Jennifer and her husband moved to the Florida Keys over 15 years ago. Jennifer graduated from PHSC Dental Hygiene Program and received her Dental Hygiene license in 2008. Since then, she has cared for patients in Key West until recently joining our team in late 2021. Jennifer treats each patient with quality care and always tries to make their dental visits as comfortable as possible. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter enjoying the Keys lifestyle.

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Madison, Dental Assistant

Madison is Dr. Tycoliz’s lead assistant. She is a new member of our community following her dream of living and working in the Florida Keys. She and her partner completed their new dream home build. With over 10 years of experience, Madison's attention to detail makes her a welcome addition to our team! In their spare time, she and her partner enjoy weekends on the boat.

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Kathy, Dental Assistant

Kathy moved to the Keys in 1993. She is a graduate of the Median School of Allied Health Careers in Pittsburg, PA, where she earned a degree in Dental Assisting. She later expanded her function duties as well as earned a Radiograph license from the University of Florida in 1994. Kathy has worked in both general dentistry and specialty dental practices. She is well-trained in both dental assisting and in managing a dental office. When not at work, Kathy can be found swimming behind her house or at the beach soaking up some Vitamin Sea with friends.

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Robyn, Hygienist

Robyn graduated from hygiene school in 2009 with her bachelor's in dental hygiene. She has also gone on to achieve a certification in dental anesthesia. Robyn loves trying to find personalized solutions to each patient's unique dental situation and is always interested in learning. Robyn moved here full-time 5 years ago, and when she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their eight year old great pyrenees Bear.

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Whitney, Hygienist

Whitney has worked full time in our office since December of 2022. When she is working with patients, Whitney likes to create a comforting, relaxing and friendly atmosphere for her patients. She not only takes pride in keeping her patients teeth and gums healthy but also cares for their entire well being. Whitney is a 2008 graduate of the School of Dental Assisting from Brevard Community College in Cocoa, FL. After working as a dental assistant for 5 years Whitney decided to go back to school to become a Dental Hygienist and Graduated from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL in 2013. While in Dental Hygiene school Whitney received her certification to be able to administer local anesthesia to patients in order to further their comfort while in the chair. When she is not taking care of her patients as a hygienist, Whitney utilizes her Captains License as a Boat Tour Captain in Marathon, teaching passengers everything she can about local waters and Florida Key's conservation. When she has any time leftover she enjoys fishing, golfing and running her small epoxy art business!

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Summerland Key, FL

24986 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key, FL 33042

Email: summerlanddental@msn.com

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Office Hours

  • MON - WED8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • THU8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • FRI - SUNClosed
(305) 745-1522