Dr. James Schumacher
Dentist in Jacksonville, FL serving Avondale, Lakeshore South & Murray Hill
James L. Schumacher, DMD
Dr. Schumacher has been a member of the Jacksonville community since 1995. His is a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Dentistry, Class of 1985, and established his practice in Boca Raton Florida in 1986. Following the birth of their children, the Schumachers moved to Jacksonville to be close to family here and in Gainesville. Dr. Schumacher has taught part time at the UF College of Dentistry and continues to regularly mentor dental students and support the program. He has also served on several missions to Latin America teaching and delivering dental care.
Dr. Schumacher is passionately committed to continuing education and investing in state-of-the-art technology and procedures. He is a Scholar of the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute where the principles of optimal patient care are a primary focus and have greatly influenced his practice of dentistry. He has taken many continuing education courses from the pioneers in restorative dentistry, encompassing not only the beautiful cosmetic possibilities – dental implants, veneers, crowns, braces, etc. – but also the health and functional aspects of dental care. For Dr. Schumacher, great dentistry encompasses both art and function. TMJ (bite disease), facial pain, sleep disorder, etc. are often rooted in the alignment of your teeth. Dr. Schumacher has been featured in Jacksonville Magazine’s TOP Dentists since 2013.
Dr. Schumacher is also an active member in:
- Diplomat in the International College of Oral Implantology
- Pankey Scholar at the L.D. Pankey Institute
- American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- The American Equilibration Society
- President of the Jacksonville Dental Society, 2005-2006
- President of the Northeast Dental Association, 2011-1012
- Member of the House of Delegates for the Florida Dental Association, 2010-2014
- Florida Dental Association
- American Dental Association
While taking continuing education courses from many of the pioneers in restorative dentistry, Dr. Schumacher developed his keen interest in TMJ (bite disease) and facial pain. To Dr. Schumacher great dentistry is about both art and function. Recreating a patients teeth and bite in a way that will work well and last as long as possible is very important. This also led him to pursue advanced training in dental implants and the use of Waterlase Laser and CEREC equipment for his patients. Continuing to help patients looking for their cosmetic smile re-design is exciting still.
“Makeovers do not have to be extreme, they can be so subtle that only the patient knows the difference. Our goal is to create a result that can also last and work well for the patient.”
For Dr. Schumacher it’s about getting to know his patients, allowing them the opportunity to know him and together developing a plan for a lifetime of great dental health.
Cooking is Dr. Schumacher’s favorite hobby. He enjoys spending time with family and friends sharing his culinary skills. When time permits, he also enjoys fishing, hunting, golf & travel.
Dr. Schumacher’s Team:
They are looking forward to meeting you and helping to make your visit a memorable one.
Cindy – Practice Manager
25 years of service.
Gardening, wine, and reading are Cindy’s favorite interests outside the office. Her dachshunds Rusty, Gemma, Memphis & Desi also keep her busy. She and her husband enjoy travel and cooking.
Michelle – Hygienist
25 years of service.
Michelle knows baseball! Her two boys have been playing for years. And when she isn’t at the ball field or running, you’ll find her working with her church’s youth groups with her husband.
Kathy – Expanded Duty Assistant
21 years of service.
Kat is our resident holiday decorator – you especially need to see the office at Halloween! She loves animals – from her cats and dog Lola – to her rescued sea turtle and bats. She and her husband are involved with SCCA racing – she serves as a corner marshal many weekends.
Ashley – Expanded Duty Assistant
Recently joined the team
From Indianapolis to Orange Park, Ashley enjoys the sunshine and time with family. Cooking, traveling, and discovering new recipes are free-time activities. She also has a puppy – a Puggle, Nahia to chum around with.
Shonda – Patient Concierge
2 years of service
Shonda enjoys cooking and hanging with her husband and 4 dogs. They are animal lovers and are active in the animal rescue community.
Shannon – Hygienist
Recently joined the team
Shannon is a Navy Veteran. Her children, ages 5 & 8, keep her and her husband on the go. She also is a huge Star Wars fan!