The team at our practice loves providing dental services to patients in Clearwater. Whether that means essential preventative dentistry through regular cleaning appointments, something more advanced like dental implants, or even cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening to give your smile a pearly white gleam, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice.
Directions to Our Practice
If you aren’t familiar with our location in Clearwater, we can help using a few notable starting points in town as a reference. For anyone coming to us from the direction of Clearwater East Community Library, get onto Old Coachman Rd heading south, then turn right onto Gulf to Bay Blvd. Take a left onto Belcher Rd. After a little over a mile, you’ll find us on the right side of the road right before Subway.
If you’re coming from the opposite direction, somewhere like Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, get onto Bay Dr heading east, then turn left onto Belcher Rd. You’ll find us on the left side of the road after two miles, right past Subway.
How much do you know about our local history? Clearwater was officially incorporated in 1891, with James E. Crane serving as its first mayor. The city’s popularity as a vacation destination grew, especially after the construction of the Belleview Biltmore resort hotel in 1897. By the early 1900s, Clearwater’s population had swelled to around 400, surging to nearly 1,000 during the winter months. In 1915, Clearwater was reincorporated as a city and designated as the county seat for Pinellas County.
Prior to 1906, the area was known as Clear Water Harbor, likely named after a freshwater spring near the current City Hall building. The bluff was dotted with freshwater springs, some even in the bay or harbor itself.
In 1915, a bridge was built across Clearwater Harbor, linking the city to Clearwater Beach. Clearwater Beach, although situated on a separate barrier island, belongs to the city and faces the Gulf of Mexico.
During World War II, Clearwater played a pivotal role as a training base for US troops bound for Europe and the Pacific. The city’s hotels, including the Belleview Biltmore and Fort Harrison Hotel, were used as barracks for new recruits. Clearwater experienced regular military activities, including soldiers marching through downtown and blackouts to thwart potential enemy attacks. Dan’s Island, now Sand Key, served as a target for U.S. Army Air Corps training exercises.