Matt Bright, DMD

Going above the norm to ensure your child receives the highest standard of dental care.

Meet Our Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Helping kids is his life's work.

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Originally from a small town in Kentucky, Dr. Matt Bright grew up with several dentists in his family. He knew pediatric dentistry was his calling after job shadowing his cousin. He witnessed his excitement about going to work, how much fun he and the children had, and the life-changing impact he made each day.

Dr. Bright completed undergraduate studies at the University of North Florida. He returned to Kentucky for dental school and a pediatric dental residency at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

During residency, Dr. Bright received extensive hands-on training in dental trauma and sedation with a special focus on treating children with anxiety, sensory processing issues, and other special healthcare needs.

Dr. Bright and his wife, Danielle, always knew Jacksonville was the perfect place to raise a family and moved back to The Sunshine State.

He loves serving our communities as a top pediatric dentist, including Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, and Yulee. He says working with children is a blast because every day is a new adventure.

Away from the office, Dr. Bright loves to spend time with his wife and two kids, Harrison and Amelia. He also loves to travel, go to the beach, try new restaurants, cook, golf, and fish.

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How would parents describe you?
  • Great with kids
  • Kind
  • Genuine
  • Funny
  • Humble
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What was the best day of your life?

I have TWO best days of my life! The first was the day my son was born. It was the happiest I have ever been, and to be able to share that moment with my wife as well as my family and friends was something I will never forget.

I got to relive that moment again on the second-best day of my life when my daughter Amelia was born! Those two days were so incredible, and I’ll never forget them.

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What's an interesting fact about yourself?

Before deciding to pursue dentistry as a profession, I attended culinary school to become a chef!

Dr. Matt Bright's Credentials

See why parents trust him with their children's health.

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Education & Expertise
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology & Public Health Minor – Magna Cum Laude, The University of North Florida

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

  • Trauma-Based Pediatric Dental Residency & Appointed Chief Resident, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

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Community Outreach
See What Parents Are Saying about Dr. Bright

Always clean, bright, happy waiting area, fantastic, kind, helpful staff, and hygienists are fantastic with kids. Dr. Bright is the best pediatric dentist we’ve seen in eight years and two states later. If he offered dentistry to adults, I’d be happy to call him my dentist!

Lindsey L., 5-Star Google Review

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