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Orthodontist – Jacksonville, FL

Get to Know Dr. William “Vaughn” Holland

Jacksonville orthodontist Dr. Holland Dual trained orthodontist and prosthodontist seal

Dr. Holland is a fourth-generation dentist who grew up less than two miles from our orthodontic office, and he is very proud to now be serving neighbors and families just off the Ortega River and helping patients of all ages achieve healthier, straighter smiles through orthodontic care! Keep reading below to learn more about him:

Meet Dr. Holland

Why Did You Become an Orthodontist?

Dentistry has always been deep in Dr. Holland’s family history – in fact, his father, uncle, both grandfathers, and one great-grandfather were all proud dentists! Additionally, his mother worked as a dental hygienist. From a young age, he loved so many things about the field, including the science and medicine involved and being able to fix problems with his hands. He chose to pursue the prosthodontic and orthodontic specialties because he particularly enjoyed complicated cases and working with children who had congenitally missing teeth.

When it comes to why Dr. Holland chose to eventually become a strict orthodontist, the answer is simple – he wants to be the best at what he does. His extra specialty training still helps him handle more complicated cases with ease, and this added expertise even leads to better outcomes for even the most straightforward situations.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Outside view of dental school building

Dr. Holland is a proud alumnus of John Stockton Elementary, James Weldon Johnson, and Stanton College Preparatory School. After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Florida with his Bachelor’s of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition, he continued his education at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He was then honored by being selected to pursue a unique, five-year dual specialty program in both Prosthodontics and Orthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, making him one of approximately ten such specialists in the entire United States.


What Kind of Advanced Dental Training
Do You Have?

Dr. Holland treating patient

Dr. Holland has decided to limit his practice to orthodontics. However, his extensive training uniquely qualifies him for the more complicated cases, including but not limited to: children with congenitally missing teeth, adults with interdisciplinary needs, and the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. Dr. Holland’s true passion for his craft is evident in his education in both restorative dentistry and orthodontics. His goal is to provide his patients with every available treatment option in order to achieve the optimal result, both aesthetically and functionally. He loves helping them achieve newfound confidence and pride through their smiles – watching them transform is his ultimate fulfillment!

Dr. Holland is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and Florida Association of Orthodontists.


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

Dr. Holland and his family

Dr. Holland enjoys spending his free time with his wife Vanessa and their four young children named Blake, Cody, Arden, and Walker. They go on lots of vacations together and also spend low-key, relaxing weekends with friends. Watching his kids play sports is always a joy, as well as fiercely cheering on the Florida Gators. Other hobbies include camping and fishing.

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