Smile Design and Implant Dentistry: Comprehensive in Every Way


by Julie Peterson


“We are mercury free and are skilled at safe mercury removal and the non metallic alternatives,” said Dr. Edwards. “We are especially excited about Cerec one visit all ceramic crowns and onlays and the beauty strength and biocompatibility of these restorations.”

At Smile Design & Wellness Center (SDIC), everyone knows that an attractive smile is an important part of a person’s general appearance, behavior, and self-confidence. Dr. Chris Edwards and Dr. Julia Bunker are dedicated to helping patients obtain that attractive smile through health-centered comprehensive dentistry and a wide range of dental services, while maintaining an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort for patients.

Providing innovative comprehensive dentistry, where technology and caring come together, Dr. Edwards has been making people smile in Florida since 2003. Dr.’s Edwards and Bunker are committed to minimally invasive dentistry. Highly skilled in the technology of lasers, the surgical microscope, air abrasion and complete implant services, SDIC is your one stop for most all of your dental needs. In many cases they are able to provide dental fillings without shots or drills.

Dr. Edwards and Bunker are highly trained and experienced in finding the best dental treatment option at the highest comfort level possible for every patient. They are proud of the thorough examination they provide and their process of helping their patients understand their diagnosis. The team is skilled at explaining all options and the choices that a patient has to obtain the optimal health for them.

“We are mercury free and are skilled at safe mercury removal and the non metallic alternatives,” said Dr. Edwards. “We are especially excited about Cerec one visit all ceramic crowns and onlays and the beauty, strength and biocompatibility of these restorations.”

Dr. Edwards has been practicing dentistry since 1979. He has always had a passion for creating the best experience possible for his patients. These days, he has managed to incorporate aromatherapy, natural lip balm, a massager in the dental chair, coffee bar, and headphones with great music into his dental center. The spa-like experience in no way detracts from the professionalism of the dentistry. In fact, it is a testament to the overall excellence. One need only look at testimonials on independently operated sites (AngiesList, for example) to get a flavor for the patient experience at SDIC.

In 2011, Dr. Bunker joined the center with excellent training in the field of implant dentistry. Tooth implants are permanent teeth replacement solutions that look natural and can last a lifetime. According to Dr. Edwards, the procedure is amazingly quick and painless and provides more options for patients.

Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Bunker earned a Medical Degree in Stomatology from the State University of Bashkiria in Russia. She earned her D.D.S. from New York University College of Dentistry where she graduated at the top of her class and became a member of the National Honor Dental Society.

Through their commitment to ongoing education, Drs. Bunker and Edwards will soon be certified naturopaths, after completing a 15-month training in integrative biologic dental medicine. This will enhance their abilities to look at patients from a holistic and biologic perspective and help the patients understand their conditions and their choices to obtain oral health.

“Prevention is the foundation of health and the patient needs to be involved in their own health and take the responsibility for it,” said Dr. Edwards.


Dr. Edwards graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and Temple University School of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. To reach Dr. Edwards you may call 321-751-7775 or visit

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