C.R. “Chip” Edwards, Jr., DDS
Dr. Edwards was born in Orlando in 1952. He graduated from Boone High School in 1970 and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in biology at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1974. He attended Emory University for his dental degree and received his diploma in 1979. From there, he performed his Dental General Practice Residency at the Medical College of Virginia/VA Hospital in Richmond, VA. He finished his residency in 1980.
Dr. Edwards began his private practice with Dr. William Epps in 1980 at 245 San Marcos Avenue in Sanford, FL. In early 2000, Dr. Edwards began making plans to relocate his practice. By July 2002, Dr. Edwards had moved his practice to its current location at 2509 Park Drive.
Dr. Edwards is experienced in all aspects of dental care with an emphasis on periodontal, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. His team and patients know him to provide impeccable, compassionate dentistry. He continually seeks out the best dental procedures, but always thinks of his patients’ needs first. Although many people hate going to the dentist, everyone feels at ease and cared for in Dr. Edwards’s chair.
For all of his professional attributes, Dr. Edwards is also well-known for his lighthearted personality. If you happen to visit the office and hear laughter in the next treatment room, don’t be alarmed; it’s just Dr. Edwards trading jokes with a patient. Some of Dr. Edwards’s hobbies include boating, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his four children and seven grandchildren.
Meet Our Team
Patients enjoy coming to our dental office in Sanford, Florida, not only because they gain healthier smiles here, but also because they love visiting our friendly team. We strive to help your family feel comfortable at our office as we aid our dentist in providing quality care. You can learn more about our dental team by taking a look at their biographies below.
April has been a part of our team since June 2006, helping our patients as our treatment coordinator. April is enthusiastic about her job; she loves working within the caring environment of our practice with our patients and with other members of our team. April can visit with you about our treatment options and works hard to help ensure completion of treatment cycles for our patients.
In her spare time, April enjoys traveling, the theatre, gardening, and she also loves horses. We’re grateful to have April as a part of our team!
Beverly, the proud veteran at Dr. C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr.’s office, has been with his practice for over 15 years. Beverly graduated from the Miami School of Dental Assisting in 1978. She can discuss all treatment options available to you, the cost of the treatment you choose, affordable payment plans, and insurance coverage. Beverly is well educated in all aspects of the dental profession and is sincerely concerned with the health and wellbeing of her patients, many of whom she now calls friends.
Beverly’s hobbies include meeting new people and doing activities with her three children. She also enjoys traveling to Miami and the Florida Keys, boating, relaxing at the beach, and spending quality time with her family.
Karri, our business office coordinator and marketing manager, is well versed in all aspects of dental treatment. She is always willing to lend a cheerful hand wherever she is needed. Her goal is to make your dental experience a pleasant one from beginning to end.
Karri comes to us from New York State. She moved to Florida in 2000 after receiving a B.A. in English and journalism from West Virginia University.
Karri’s hobbies include fishing, running, and singing. She is an accomplished journalist and an avid boating enthusiast. She enjoys the opportunity to serve her patients’ needs and make their dental experiences pleasant.
Libbey—Registered Dental Hygienist
Libbey has been in the dental field for over 25 years. As a dental hygienist, Libbey has extensive experience with periodontal compromised patients. Because of that experience, she wants all patients to know that gum disease may lead to heart disease. Gum infections pose as great a risk for heart disease as smoking and elevated cholesterol. Dental infections can work their way through the blood vessels and nerves of your teeth. If an abscess forms and an infection enters your bloodstream, it can be carried to other parts of your body. Gum infections can progress without pain or noticeable symptoms, so most people are not aware of its presence.
Sherry joined our dental family in August 2017. Since then she has worked hard scheduling and following up with patients. She enjoys working with our highly experienced team and thinks that Dr. Edwards is very nice, kind and caring to his patients. She also likes that everybody at our office gets along and cares about each other and their patients.
Sherry received her Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene in 1983 and then her Bachelor of Science in biology in 1986. She is married to her husband, David, and they have a son, Mitch, who is attending dental school. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis.
Leanna—Registered Dental Hygienist
Leanna joined our team in January 2019. She enjoys the family atmosphere of our practice and interacting with kind patients. She works hard to help patients gain and maintain a healthy smile. She graduated from Mississippi State with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in social science. And she graduated from Pennsylvania State College with an associate degree in dental hygiene.
Leanna has a husband, Omar, and a son, Jackson. In her spare time, she likes going to and watching sporting events, being outside, and spending time with friends and family.