Dr. Brian van Aelst, D.M.D.

Locations: Lakeland, Lithia

Dr. Brian van Aelst moved to Florida in 1991, where he attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry and achieved many awards, such as, the Student Award from the Academy of Periodontology. After graduating with his Doctorate in Dental Medicine, he then entered a Periodontics program at Shands hospital in Gainesville, Florida. There he completed training in all levels of sedation and was awarded a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Choosing to go above and beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty of Periodontics, Dr. van Aelst earned the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology on May 8, 2008. Additionally, Dr. van Aelst has been performing periodontal and dental implant surgery since 2004. His research on bone grafting in preparation for dental implant surgery was chosen for sponsorship by the largest dental implant company in the world, the Straumann dental implant system.

Dr. van Aelst’s accomplishments have a single common focus: his patients. Dr. van Aelst provides his patients with the highest level of patient care available using the newest technologies if they are a beneficial addition to the foundation of his specialty’s proven treatment protocols. Outside of the office, Dr. van Aelst enjoys spending time with his family most of all. He and his family enjoy playing with their labrador retrievers, Scout and Callie. Dr. van Aelst enjoys golfing and, of course, cheering for the local Tampa Bay sports teams.

Dr. Brian van Aelst, D.M.D.