The goal of the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center is to provide specialized comprehensive dental care to children in Southwest Florida.


The center represents an innovative collaboration between the Naples Children and Education Foundation (founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival), the University of Florida College of Dentistry, CHS Healthcare, and SouthWestern Florida State College (Collier Campus).

The two-year pediatric dentistry residency training program is a satellite program of the UFCD pediatric dentistry residency training program in Gainesville. Residents receive their didactic training via videoconferencing with the Gainesville program, a nationally recognized leader in pediatric dental education. NCEF pediatric dental residents attend the Cleft Palate Clinic at Health Park, Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.