Meet The Doctor

David E.Willey D.M.D.

The apprehension associated with going to the dentist can be left at the door of Lakeside Dental Arts, Highlands County’s newest dental office. For over 30 years Dr. David E. Willey’s mission has been to provide exceptional dental care while relieving the stress and anxiety associated with dental visits. His new facility is a culmination of years of planning by offering patients a personalized and comfortable experience while utilizing the latest in dental technology.

During his tenure at his Lakeview office, Dr. Willey studied extensively aesthetic and full mouth reconstructive dentistry with some of the top educators in the world. He has traveled the country, observing and learning the latest technology associated with general and cosmetic dentistry. With patient care and comfort his top priority. Dr. Willey’s newest office, Lakeside Dental Arts, exhibits a deeply personal approach to dentistry and his passion for his patients and the love of his “craft.”

As a third-generation dentist, Dr. Willey’s father and grandfather instilled the practice ideology of treating patients like family. Dr. Willey followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps by attending the College of Wooster in Wooster Ohio, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. He continued his education by attending the University of Florida’s prestigious College of Dentistry.

Doctor Willey and his wife Allison have raised three accomplished children. Both have a love of the outdoors, college football (Go Gators!) and animals. Their passion for their community is evident each year as they sponsor a “Day of Giving” for the underserved, contribute to Big Brothers & Big Sisters Back to School event, sponsor the Knotty Girl Annual Clay Shoot, support Highlands Art League, and South Florida State College, to name a few.

Our Team

Lakeside Dental Arts has a staff with more than 60 years of combined experience in the dental field. Taryn Todd Keefe has been a part of Dr. Willey’s team for over 15 years. Taryn is a certified dental hygienist and holds a certification to administer anesthetic for dental procedures.  Our newer team member, dental hygienist Alejandra Lopez, has been with Dr. Willey for 5 years. Janet Caraway has worked alongside Dr. Willey for over 22 years assisting in extensive smile makeovers, crown and bridge treatment, and more. For 18 years, Krissy McGee has led the administrative team and serves patients with a smile. Their experience, along with all staff members, makes Lakeside Dental Arts a premier dental care provider in Highlands County.

Krissy McGee – Office Administrator
Alejandra Lopez – Hygienist
Taryn Todd Keefe – Hygienist
Janet Caraway- Dental Assistant Manager
Kathryn Stanley – Dental Assistant
Jaynice Nance – Dental Assistant
Nancy McDuffee – Marketing Director
Allison Willey

Hygiene Team


Front Desk Team