About Your Dentist

James Schumacher, DMD

Get to Know James L. Schumacher, DMD

Dr. Schumacher’s dental career impressively spans over 40 years so far, and he’s been a member of the Jacksonville community since 1995. Today, what he enjoys most about being a dentist is getting to know his patients on a personal level while also enhancing their smiles and improving their lives. If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Schumacher, continue reading below.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Schumacher first became interested in dentistry when he was in high school. He went in to see his family dentist for a filling, who worked in beautiful Tampa Bay. The process went by fast – just some chatting and joking around, two cups of coffee for the dentist, a few minutes of focused work, and the final touches. The doctor then handed him a bill for $20 and told him to say “hello” to his parents. Right then and there, Dr. Schumacher thought to himself: “I could do this job. I like the view, I like coffee, and I like the idea of getting $20 for 20 minutes of work!” He started to investigate the process of attending dental school – and the rest is history.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Schumacher completed both his undergraduate degree and dental doctorate at the University of Florida. He is also passionate about continuing education, which is why he’s a Scholar of the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute, where the principles of optimal patient care have significantly influenced his own approach to dentistry. He has also participated in Miami Implant Seminars as both a student and a faculty member, regularly mentors dental students at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and has even been featured in Jacksonville Magazine’s TOP Dentists since 2013. Today, he is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the American Equilibration Society.

What is Your Approach to Dental Care?

Dr. Schumacher has always believed the overall health of each patient is his priority. Oral health is a function of patient wellness. From addressing oral health issues that can affect cardiological function to dental anxiety impacting your day, taking the time to understand, diagnose and treat with compassionate care is the focus. Dr. Schumacher and his dental specialists view each patient in totality. That personalized care is a hallmark of the practice and in fact Dr. Schumacher’s career.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Schumacher and his wife have been married for over 35 years, and they have three kids. The oldest two are boy/girl twins! One is a pilot in the United States Navy, while the other is currently attending her second year of dental school at Columbia University. Their youngest son is a website designer. As for personal hobbies, he and his wife play golf every opportunity they get and even like to turn their travels into golf trips when possible. He also enjoys cooking, which is something he picked up while working as a cook in several restaurants through college and dental school.


Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-12:30pm

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Alex Hanania, DMD

My Mission

“My mission in dentistry is to provide high quality and personalized care catered to each patient with integrity and honesty.  My goal is to educate patients on the importance of their oral health and build trusted relationships with them and our community.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry (D.M.D.)
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine - Davie (Fort Lauderdale), Florida

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Hanania is committed to continually expanding his knowledge in dentistry and is currently pursuing Invisalign training.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Hanania is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Florida Dental Association (FDA).

Life & Hobbies

Away from the office, Dr. Hanania enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping up with current events, supporting the Florida Gators and Jacksonville Jaguars, and playing pickleball.


Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 7am-4pm
Friday: 8am-4pm