Dr. Richard Chace Caven is a fifth generation, Florida dentist. For over 150 years, Dr. Caven and his family have strived to provide the highest quality and most friendly dental care. Dating back to the 1860’s to Dr. Caven’s great great grandfather, James Chace, there has been true integrity and personal attention given to patients. And as reported in The Jacksonville Magazine, his dental peers have voted Dr. Caven as both a Top Dentist and Top Doctor in Jacksonville year after year. There truly is Continuity in a Time of Change.
Dr. Caven was born and raised in Jacksonville and has practiced dentistry here since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his D.M.D. from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.
Dr. Caven is committed to continually learning about advances in dental care. He has attended 1000’s of hours of continuing education courses in CEREC CAD-CAM technology, Lasers, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Implant supported dentures in one day called Teeth Xpress, ZOOM Whitening, advanced aesthetic considerations, porcelain veneers and crowns, advanced dental bonding, implant restorations, TMJ diagnosis and treatment, periodontal treatment, air abrasion technology, root canal treatment, Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm Ultra dermal filler.
Dr. Caven has been featured on the local news and in the newspaper, has published articles for local magazines and for more than three years, Dr. Caven produced and hosted “Your Family Dentist,” a TV program that explained basic dental information to the public in easy-to-understand terms.
Dr. Caven has been on the Clinical Board Advisor of the local Southpoint Study Club and helps lead a local educational experience in laser technology. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Northeast District Dental Association, the Jacksonville Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Pankey Learning Group, the Gebhard Study Club and a Charter member of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Away from the dental office, Dr. Caven has been married to his wife, Debbie, since 2004 and has a young girl and a younger boy to keep things active at home. He is a Charter member of the Southpoint Rotary Club and very active in the tennis community as an A level player.
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