About the Drs

Dr. Matthew Waite

20 years of experience in the field of dentistry.

While working in a periodontal practice, he attended University of South Florida and earned a degree in International Relations.  He then attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. He went on to be Class President, served on several student leadership committees and earned the Grace Voight Leadership Scholarship.

After graduating near the top of his class, he attended the University of Florida’s Peridontology Residency program. While there, Dr. Waite was Chief Resident for two out of his three years of residency and earned his certificate in Periodontology, as well as a Masters’ Degree in Dental Sciences and certification in Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Michael Tesmer

Highly skilled doctor with excellent patient rapport.

Dr. Michael Tesmer is a native Floridian who earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Florida. He continued his post-graduate periodontal training at UF, completing a three year residency in periodontics. He served as Chief Resident and was very involved in academic instruction, community service, lecturing and investigational research. He is also published in the Journal of Periodontology with an article on dental implants.

He remains very active in the UF College of Dentistry where he serves as courtesy faculty in the periodontology department. He has a caring and genuine rapport with his patients and his team. His excellent clinical skills and board certification make him an outstanding choice for your periodontal needs.

South Tampa Periodontics and Implant Dentistry was started in 2011

Serving the Tampa Bay dental community by focusing on individual patient needs, while providing excellent treatment options.
“I believe that there was a need for patient care in our community that was focused on the patient, while providing excellent treatment options. I invite you to our practice to experience our level of care.”


  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • World Clinical Laser Institute
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • West Coast District Dental Association
  • Hillsborough County Dental Association
  • West Pasco Dental Association


  • Associate Professor University of Florida Department of Periodontology
  • Executive Council Member Hillsborough County Dental Association
  • Alternate Delegate to the Florida Dental Association
  • Academy of Osseointegration Young Clinicians Committee


  • Wilckodontics (PAOO) ®
  • Botox, Dysport and Dermal Filler administration
  • Dental Laser Certification
  • Conscious Sedation Permit