Professional Services From Compassionate Dentists

Doctors Podvia and Stanford met during their freshman year at dental school at the University of Florida. After becoming part of the same circle of friends, they quickly kindled a friendship with one another. Friendship came easily for them because of their similar personalities and outlooks on life.

Over the years, doctors Podvia and Stanford contemplated building a dental practice together. In November 2006, their dream came to life when they purchased a practice in north Jacksonville, Florida.

Their vision expanded, with the doctors seeking a larger, more updated facility to provide an even higher quality of care for their patients. In February 2013, Podvia and Stanford relocated into a modernized facility at the corner of New Berlin and Yellow Bluff roads (in the Oceanway area).

Just as they expected those many years ago, their early friendship blossomed into a unified pairing of two dentists with similar work ethics and dedication to the utmost quality of care for their patients.


Dr. Kristan David Podvia

A lifelong native of Jacksonville, Dr. Podvia graduated from Episcopal High School and then received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Florida.

Inspired by her father‘s medical background and love of his patients, Dr. Podvia attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1997. To further prepare herself, Dr. Podvia completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Podvia is an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Jacksonville Dental Association. To ensure she can continue to provide the most current and excellent care to her patients, Dr. Podvia annually attends numerous continuing education courses.

Dr. Podvia and her husband, Rob, reside in Amelia Island with their two children, Nicholas and Emilee, and their other children, Daisy Dog and Millie Dog. She enjoys outings to the beach, watching her children‘s sporting activities, jogging, and the company of friends and family.


Dr. Alisha Stanford

Dr. Alisha Stanford grew up in the close-knit community of Starke, Florida. Her father is Dr. Harry Gruen, an accomplished dentist of 40 years. Watching her father and his love of dentistry, Dr. Stanford knew at an early age that she would follow in his footsteps.

Alisha Stanford attended Florida State University for her undergraduate studies and the University of Florida Dental School, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1997.

Dr. Stanford is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and Northeast District Society. She attends numerous continuing education courses so that she can continue to provide her patients with quality, cutting-edge dentistry.

Dr. Stanford and her husband, Doug, reside in Northern St. Johns County with their two children, Will and Jillian. During her time away from the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and being a devoted mother. An admitted perfectionist who maintains an intense focus on caring for her patients, she cherishes mindlessly losing herself in the numerous recordings on her DVR.