Thomas A. Brown, Jr., DMD, MS
Dr. Brown grew up in Gainesville, Florida and received both his bachelor’s degree and DMD from the University of Florida. He practiced for two years as a general dentist prior to his endodontic residency, including one year in Orange Park and Jacksonville. While at UNC-Chapel Hill for residency, Dr. Brown was honored with both the prestigious Jacob Freedland Scholarship and Freedland Advanced Dental Education Fellowship. He holds both a Master of Science in Endodontics and Endodontic Certificate from UNC. He has published research in noted journals such as Infection and Immunity and Federation of European Microbiological Studies.
Dr. Brown is a member of the Clay County Dental Society, Jacksonville Dental Society, Northeast District Dental Association (NEDDA), Florida Dental Association (FDA), American Dental Association, Southern Endodontic Study Group (SESG), Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration, and American Association of Endodontists. He is a Past President of the Clay County Dental Society. He is currently the secretary/treasurer for SESG, the Vice President of NEDDA, and a Trustee for the Florida Dental Association. For the ADA, Dr Brown is currently serving as an alternate delegate for the 17th District.
Dr Brown is honored to be trusted with the endodontic care of our veterans who receive their dental care through the Veterans Administration. He also volunteers as a member of the Dental Lifeline Network, an organization that provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. These are people who cannot afford necessary treatment and cannot get public aid. Since 1985, participating dentists have donated over $500 million in dental care. Dr Brown served as the manager of the entire Endodontic Department during the annual Mission of Mercy event from 2016 to 2021. The first event he helped with was in Jacksonville where 2,900 patients received an estimated $2.7 million of donated dental care. He volunteers time to help teach endodontic residents at The University of Florida as a courtesy faculty member several times throughout the year.
In his free time, Dr. Brown enjoys many outdoor activities such as golf, surfing, skiing and relaxing at the beach. He is a proud member of the Orange Park Rotary Club. He and his wife are active members of Palms Presbyterian Church where Dr. Brown has previously served as an Elder. They have two fantastic daughters, Evangeline and Emerson, and a furry daughter, a chocolate lab named Ginger.