Joseph Brent Novak, DMD - General Dentist (FL License #DN15463)
Fellow -International Congress of Oral implantologists, Member-American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Member-American Dental Association, Member-American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Fellow-Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies
Dr. Novak founded Bushnell Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in 2005.
Although born in Texas, Dr. Novak spent many years in Indiana and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree (BSCE) from Purdue University. Upon graduation, he worked as a Structural Engineer in the nuclear power industry and later obtained licensure as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
After working as an engineer for several years, Dr. Novak attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry and graduated with the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). Upon graduation, Dr. Novak worked at a large, high technology dental practice in Hernando County, Florida. Five years later, he decided to start a practice of his own and founded Bushnell Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Novak has earned Fellowship status with both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Additionally, Dr. Novak is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Novak has completed special training at the E4D University in Dallas, Texas and at Glidewell Laboratories in Irvine, California for all porcelain restorations (crowns, onlays, etc.) that are designed and fabricated on-site at our Bushnell, FL office using our in office CAD/CAM systems.
In 2012, Dr. Novak received Recognition of Exceptional Dental Public Health Services by the Sumter County Board of County Comissioners for Bushnell Family & Cosmetic Dentistry's efforts in providing free dental care to needy children as part of the American Dental Association's "Give Kids A Smile" program. Dr. Novak is a past President of the Spring Hill, Florida Kiwanis Club. For more than 2 years, Dr. Novak served as the host of Leesburg's 790 AM radio program "The Tooth, The Whole Tooth, And Nothing But The Tooth". The show was heard on the radio every Saturday morning and provided useful dental and oral health information presented in an entertaining manner.
Dr. Novak, his wife, and step-daughter reside in Bushnell. When not working, Dr. Novak and his wife enjoy traveling, the beach, hiking, most outdoor activities and tending to their pet animals.