Lisa A. Turner, DDS, MSD

Dr. Lisa Turner, a native of Richmond, Virginia, completed both undergraduate and graduate studies at Old Dominion University. After completing a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University (MCV) School of Dentistry, she continued her post-doctoral surgical training at VCU for three years, earning a certificate in Periodontics with a Master of Science in Dentistry.

Dr. Turner is board certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery, through the American Board of Periodontology, a recognized certifying specialty board by the American Dental Association.  She is committed to practicing at the forefront of her field offering cutting-edge dental implant and periodontal surgical techniques, as well as serving in organized dentistry as a past board member for the Virginia Society of Periodontists, being selected to join a first ever state-wide dental leadership committee as well as serving as a past delegate for the Virginia Dental Association. Her research has been published and presented at the International Association of Dental Research in Brisbane, Australia in 2006, and presented at the Southern Academy of Periodontology meeting in Sarasota Florida, in 2017.

A lifelong dream of coastal living brings her to Southwest Florida. Her experience collaborating with other dentists and medical specialists enable her to provide the best possible care for our patients, improving both their periodontal and overall health.

Dr. Turner, her husband, and their three children live in Venice.  They enjoy swimming , kayaking, and many outdoor sports and activities.  Over the years, the Turner family has made dentistry and community service a family affair, serving together at Mission of Mercy service projects, and hope to continue this tradition in Southwest Florida. 

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • West Coast Dental Society
  • Florida Association of Periodontists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • OKU dental honor society



  • Past board member, Virginia Society of Periodontists
  • Past delegate, Virginia Dental Association
  • Audit Committee member, Richmond Dental Society
  • Chief Resident, VCU Graduate Periodontics Program


  • 2017               Chief resident, VCU graduate periodontics
  • 2017               Southern Academy of Periodontology, Billy M. Pennel Award in research
  • 2014               American Academy of Periodontology, outstanding dental student award
  • 2014               Induction into OKU National Dental Honor Society
  • 2014               Certificate of recognition, Clinical excellence, General Practice
  • 2013               Outstanding Student Leader Award, American College of Dentists
  • 2013               Hinman Scholar, Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society
  • 2012-13       Letter of Commendation, Department of General Practice, VCU SOD
  • 2013               Edmond T. Glenn Fund Scholarship
  • 2011-13       Merit Scholarship award for academic performance
  • 2012               Gay-Vaughn Fund Scholarship, academic performance and leadership
  • 2006               Lindsay Rettie Distinguished Student Research Award, ODU
  • 2006               Outstanding Master’s Degree Student, School of Dental Hygiene, ODU
  • 2006               Gene W. Hirschfeld Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award
  • 2004               Induction into Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society, Alpha Phi Chapter, ODU
  • 2004               Honorary Banner Carrier. College of Health Sciences,
  •                            Old Dominion University 100th Commencement Ceremony.
  • 2004               Outstanding Scholar in the College of Health Sciences, ODU
  • 2004               Valedictorian, School of Dental Hygiene, ODU
  • 2003               Induction into Alpha Eta, National Honor Society ,ODU Chapter.