Trusted Dental Professionals

Offering Complete Care

Three Office Locations

For your convenience, we have three state-of-the-art locations throughout Jacksonville.


The Center for Dental Excellence provides first-class dental care to the friendly communities of St. Augustine, Orange Park, and Fleming Island, FL. We offer a range of services, including several cosmetic dentistry treatments, dental implant-supported restorationssame-day crowns, and pinhole tissue grafting. Regardless of your unique needs, we strive to exceed expectations, support your health, and ensure beautiful, long-lasting results.

Whether you need a simple dental filling or a complete smile makeoveryou will receive the most up-to-date procedures in modern dentistryCall our practice at (904) 530-9278 or contact us online to book an appointment today.

Over a Decade


Stephen Strout, DMD, MS and our team of trusted dental professionals lead the dental industry with expertise in an array of periodontal and dental implant solutions. Our dentists provide high-quality service and complete, compassionate dental care. The Center for Dental Excellence has been professionally serving patients with a solution and a smile since 2006. Diagnosing, treating, and preventing gum disease is our mission. Our team is dedicated to more than just serving patients, we strive to provide an exceptional experience.


In our quest of providing the best dental care, our dental office is equipped with the latest innovations in dental technology, allowing us to perform high-tech dental treatments like laser gum contouring. These procedures are minimally invasive, quick to perform, and offer lasting results. Regardless of your dental needs, we can craft a custom treatment plan so that you can achieve your optimum oral health.

Why Choose Us?

At the Center for Dental Excellence, we can attend to all of your oral health needs. Dr. Stephen Strout is a board-certified periodontist who leads our team to provide you with personalized treatment. We also establish relationships with each patient for the best possible experience.

Professional Affiliations


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Comprehensive Care


Bone Graft

Gum Disease Treatment


Bruxism Treatment

Cleanings and Exams

Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

Crown Lengthening

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Dental Bonding

Dental Bridges

Dental Crowns

Dental Fillings

Dental Implants

Dental Sealants



Fluoride Treatments


Full Mouth Reconstruction


Gum Contouring

Gum Surgery

Inlays and Onlays




Oral Appliance Therapy


Porcelain Veneers

Preprosthetic Surgery

Ridge Augmentation

Root Canal Therapy

Sinus Lift

Smile Makeover

Snap-On Smile

Teeth in a Day

Teeth Whitening

TMJ Treatment

Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Removal


Comprehensive Care


"I was referred to Dr. Strout by Dr. Diaz.  I had an abscessed tooth which needed to come out.  Dr. Strout is very professional, showed empathy, very reassuring and put me at ease.  One day later and I am feeling great.  Oh and his staff are very personable.  Thank you very much."

-Edward G.

Cutting-Edge Dental Technology

The Center for Dental Excellence uses the latest innovations in dental technology to provide comfortable and convenient treatments benefitting your smile and overall health. Utilizing cutting-edge specialty equipment and treatment techniques, many procedures that may have taken multiple office visits in the past can now be completed by our dentists in a much shorter amount of time.

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Traditional crowns, veneers, and other restorations can take weeks and multiple office visits to complete. With CEREC, patients can skip the lengthy process of having impressions taken, temporary restorations made, and final restorations placed. CEREC uses a digital scanner to design and fabricate crowns, bridges, and more so that patients can have a permanent restoration placed in a single office visit.

Diode Laser

The dentists at the Center for Dental Excellence use laser dentistry to provide more pleasant dental care. Treatments performed using diode lasers offer many advantages over traditional options. Conventional dental or gum surgery is often painful and requires a long recovery period. The use of diode lasers can reduce treatment time, improve the precision of the procedure, and minimize your discomfort during recovery.



A quick, reliable, and safe alternative to traditional methods of cavity detection, the DIAGNOdent system uses laser fluorescence to detect a cavity in its earliest stages. This allows your dentist to treat cavities when they can be resolved without expensive or invasive intervention. DIAGNOdent can save you time and money in the long run, in addition to preserving the health of your smile.


Combining water, air, and laser energy to perform a range of virtually pain-free treatments, WaterLase offers a safe, precise, convenient, and fast alternative to traditional drills. This incredibly versatile tool can work effectively with both soft and hard tissues. This allows our dentists to use WaterLase to address a wide range of cosmetic and oral health issues.

Take A Step Inside Our Offices!

St. Augustine office

Orange Park office

Fleming Island office

Rate and Review


Patient review

David K.

Everyone there was very personable,  professional, helpful.Couldn't ask for better service. Highly recommend it to everyone. VIEW ON GOOGLE +

Patient review

Darlene L.

The staff is always very nice and help calm you before you have any work done.. While having work done they are also are super caring on how your doing and that you are comfortable the whole time. VIEW ON GOOGLE +