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Michael R. Markgraf, DDS
Creating Beautiful Smiles


Our team is truly dedicated to the well - being of our patients.  We appreciate and are flattered by all the wonderful comments our patients share with us.  Your feedback is always carefully listened to, so we can improve the experience of visiting our office.  What follows are a handful of some of the things our patients say about us.  
On a Thursday several days before going on a ski trip to Colorado I broke a tooth. Upon walking into Dr. Markgraf’s office, they were able to schedule an appointment for Monday afternoon, which they keep open for emergencies during “season”. The break in the tooth was too severe to save. He was able to remove the broken piece and smooth the sharp edges so I would be able to go skiing and have the tooth removed when I returned to Punta Gorda. The ability to get an emergency appointment in a couple of days rather than a couple of weeks is outstanding. Dr. Markgraf’s quick response for his patient’s needs is noteworthy.

Tony Licata

The office staff was very courteous and I did not have to wait for my appointment. The office is very professional and service great. Good bedside manner.

Bill Sanford

Highly recommend as best dental office and staff I have encountered in my life. All pleasant and very professional. Best cleaning I have ever had. My wife is deathly afraid of dentists but when she had an extraction done by Dr. Markgraf she was still waiting for the tooth to be pulled when he showed it to her already out.

Gordon Gibb

Absolutely the best!

Jan Moore

Great Dentist and office. Took time to answer all my questions. Everything with the office is very professional. I would recommend this office to anyone. No pain with all the work I had done.

John DiTusa

Dr. Markgraf and his staff are awesome. Always friendly and professional. You never have to wait in the waiting room either. Glad to have found this dentist so close to home.

Nancy Bundy

When a dentist (me) needs to find a new dentist, where does he go? My experience with Dr. Markgraf met and exceeded all of my expectations. He did not know I was a dentist until late in the first encounter. He and his staff hit all the marks for me. His facility and technology are top notch. The staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Mike has a confident yet gentle touch. He gives painless injections! I have recommended this office to neighbors and friends. You will appreciate his thorough examination and practical recommendations. Needless to say, I am happy to be a patient in this office.

James Tonn, DDS

I highly recommend Dr. Markgraf and his staff of friendly, dedicated professionals. Everyone I’ve met there has been caring and welcoming. They explain procedures and ease my anxiety about whatever dental work I’m having done – that, in itself – is a major feat.

Sharon Walker

Dr Margraff and his able office staff are great. My personal experience with both hygiene and fillings has been well above acceptable. I highly recommend this Dental office.

Bob Dorman

I highly recommend this dental practice! They are true professionals from the front office to Dr. Mike. Veronica, my hygienist, is very thorough. It’s great to have this practice so convenient to us in Punta Gorda!

Sue Maffett

My wife and I are new to Dr. Markgraf’s practice having recently moved from the Boston area and have both had excellent experiences with him and his hygienists. Their facility is excellent, clean, and convenient.

Gary A.

I was extremely pleased and impressed with not only the Dr. but the friendly staff. After using the same dentist for almost 30 years I was concerned about changing, but I could not be more pleased. I will be recommending Dr. Markgraf to others.

Katrina Drahos

I have been a patient of Dr. Markgraf for over 16 years and he and his staff are very efficient and patient-centered. He is the best dentist I have ever had. I highly recommend him.

Carol Duncan

We just moved and I needed an emergency appointment. I was fit in within 2 hours and was really impressed with the treatment, full description and rates along the way. Office staff is extremely pleasant and efficient. This will now be our regular dentist

Ellen Stevens

First visit was yesterday. I’m very impressed! Very thorough examination. Clearly explained what he was doing and why. Very professional! I think I have found my new favorite dentist!

Frank Drahos

Knowledgable and friendly staff…Prompt and efficient so time in the chair is short. Easily referred to other specialists when I was in need of a complicated root canal.

Sally Byle

I have been going to Dr. Markgraf for several years. The staff is always pleasant and the care is excellent. Before I found Dr. Markgraf, I had not been to the dentist in 9 years. Now I go regularly for cleanings and check-ups.

Thomas Kessler

When you keep going back somewhere they must be doing something right. My family has been going there for quite a few years. Everyone and I do mean everyone on the staff is great. Very professional and very informative yet very friendly. You don’t have to ask very much. The results are very well explained in detail. Try them. I think you will smile!

David Oliver

I have gone with what I have come to know is (IMO) the best dentist in PG by far. He has done everything to finish up my serious issue with the old crowns falling out and the need for implants, etc. He is Michael Markgraf. He has corrected a few things along the way that my old NC dentist messed up. He explains what is needed and why. He has excellent dental assistants. His wife Kathy is the office manager.

Tom Drolet

I switched to Dr. Markgraf after having an unpleasant experience with another dentist in the area. Dr. Markgraf took his time to understand my previous experiences as well as my goals for treatment, he came up with a plan that works for me. The staff from the front office to the treatment area are pleasant and take the time to talk to me about what is occurring.

Dennis Sullivan

I would like to give thanks to Dr. Markgraf. I moved to Florida from Wisconsin. I kept on reading an ad in the SUN paper about a former faculty member of Marquette University. I made the appointment and am glad I did. His professional work and care have given me a new bite on life. His dedicated professional staff make you feel welcome and well cared for. I did the right thing to see Dr. Markgraf and his staff for my dental needs.

Pat Troken

What a great dental practice!! The staff at the front desk are kind, polite, proficient, and professional. The office environment is very pleasant!! Seems the most updated technology in dental care is being used. Dr. Markgraf explained everything to me to a “T” and told me each step he was taking before proceeding. Really liked his assistant and my hygienist!! Think I will be a long time patient here!!!

Holly Zuczek

I’ve been going to Dr. Markgraf’s for years. Even though I’ve lived in different parts of the country during this time, I keep coming here for my check-ups because I love this practice and its staff. They’re all wonderful people. I highly recommend you check out Dr. Markgraf, DDS for all your dentistry needs!

Evan Waksler

My husband and I have been Dr. Markgraf’s patients for many years. We have nothing but praise for him personally and all his staff. The office staff are very accommodating when we call for an appointment and emergency care is available if needed. His dental hygienists are friendly and competent. We have been pleased with all the procedures we have had done and when they were more than routine, we always received a call to check on our well being. We would recommend Dr. Markgraf without any reservation.

Kaye Kirby

I am a snowbird and Dr Markgraf was recommended to me by a friend that lives here. I became a new patient by having my teeth regularly cleaned. His hygienist is excellent. Soon I needed him for a severe abscess. Problem was it occurred 10 days before a trip to South America. Somehow he fit me in and got me an endodontist to do a root canal. The tooth finally split and he had to remove it, all before my trip. I since have had him do an implant and also used him for a crown. He is an outstanding practitioner. If I have to have more major work done I will fly down here to have him do it. His entire office staff is professional, efficient, shows great understanding and courtesy. Could not give a higher recommendation.

Dave Higley

On my first visit, I was welcomed into the office by a friendly staff that treated me as if I had been a patient for a long time. Dr. Markgraf took the time to review my dental history, provide a complete exam and discuss all dental options with me. His manner was gentle as well as competent. I felt very comfortable with all the procedures done thus far.

Marlene Jones

Been a patient of Dr. Markgraf for over 2 years. Runs a very professional office and everyone is friendly and customer oriented. Dr. Markgraf is great-very straight forward, professional assessment and recommendations for your teeth, doesn’t try to sell you extra products/services. I have had two crowns and the experience/process was excellent. He is the best dentist I have ever been to!

Bob Bazemore

Mike is the best dentist my wife and I have ever had, and we’ve had a few in the four locations in the country we have lived. Also, he and his staff are caring and professional.

Ron Levis

Dr Mike Markgraf is not only an exceptional Dentist in every way, but he is also a compassionate, dedicated (to his craft and patients) and an honest person. My wife and I have used Dr Markgraf now for almost 15 years with everything from fillings and crowns to annual cleaning. His staff is also highly motivated and skilled. We have recommended numerous people to him over the years, all of whom have thanked us for the referral and have continued as patients. On a few occasions I have needed emergency work done, and without fail Dr Markgraf has done everything he could to accommodate me and to perform the work perfectly. We strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist.

Erik Hoffer

This guy has a well oiled machine. The office staff is excellent and his assistants are great. You come in for your appointment and they are right on time. Everything works like it should in a doctor’s office. Dr. Markgraf is pretty much business getting you in and getting you out. Afterall, who likes to sit in a dentist’s chair anyway?

Mike Vargo

For my entire life I have been self conscious of my front teeth. Dr. Markgraf is the first dentist to suggest a relatively simple, inexpensive procedure to help correct the problem. No other dentist has ever suggested this to me. I did it immediately and am so happy with the results. He and his staff are very professional and courteous. I can’t believe I’m going to say this but I enjoy my visits so much because of the warm interactions with them all.

Debbie Grabau

Seen the Doctor for 10 years. Painless as possible all the time.

Curtis Clapp

Dr. Markgraf & ALL of his staff are very knowledgeable, friendly, caring & sensitive to my particular dental needs. Thank you!

Penny Yarbrough

Very professional, nice staff and beautiful facility.

Martie Perry

Dr. Markgraf and his staff are excellent, pure professionalism in every aspect of dentistry. My personal experience has involved everything from whitening to crowns to implants, each of them successful. His conservative approach and his striving for perfection have resulted in better dental health.

Robert Richmond

Dr. Markgraf is a gentle caring man. I feel confident that all my dental needs will be attended to with professionalism. In addition, his staff is wonderful. My husband and I especially like our hygienist, Veronica.

Maggie McKinney

76 years old and have been to many different dentists. Dr. Markgraf is the absolute best I have known. Just had new bridge work done and am absolutely delighted! And very happy with the staff in general.

Glen Koedding

I had a cap come off and my neighbor recommended Dr. Markgraf as her dentist. I was able to get an appointment on the same day that I called and received great care. My wait was minimal and everyone was very pleasant.

Tami Sender

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Markgraf for 11 years. The front office greets us by name, the technicians are very well trained and remember us as well. Dr. Markgraf listens to our comments and makes recommendations to fix the problem. I think going to him for 11 years says quite a bit about his practice.

Mary Ann Hughes

A very professionally run office and staff. I feel welcome and know I am in good hands!

Louise Gurley

Even though he is out of network with my insurance I continue to go to Dr.Markgraf. I have used Dr. Markgraf as my dentist for over 15 years. That in itself I believe speaks volumes! Great dentist!

Greg Kalosis

Dr. Markgraf has been my dentist for over 15 years. He and his office staff are always friendly and very accomodating when I have had an emergency. His dental staff is very thorough with all aspects of their job.

Jane Masterson

"We worked in Fort Myers before retirement and all our doctors were there excluding our dentist. For convenience sake we decided to get a dentist in Punta Gorda. We feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Michael Markgraf."

Lore Frighetti

"After 35 years of deferred dental work, Dr. Markgraf presented clear alternatives for dental treatment. He explains precisely what will happen and why. His office is spotless, and he demands perfection. His staff is very professional and equally proficient. It is very easy to recommend Dr. Markgraf to prospective dental patients in the Punta Gorda area."

Tom Schmitz

"I moved to Punta Gorda in June 2012 with a terrible toothache from a failed root canal/crown! An ad in the local paper caught my eye and I chose Dr. Markgraf, because of his experience as a professor of Dentistry. WOW, was I lucky! I have a sparkling brand new implant and a very happy mouth! Finding him was like winning the lottery!"

Patty Flynn, RN

I have been going to Dr. Markgraf for several years. The staff is always pleasant and the care excellent. Before I found Dr. Markgraf, I had not been to a dentist in 9 years. Now I go regularly for cleanings and check-ups.

Patricia Kessler

I have been a patient of Dr. Markgraf's since 2012 when I moved to Punta Gorda. In the last three years I have had the most comfortable experiences being treated by him and his staff. I had moved here knowing that I had a two real problem teeth. In the last two years I have had two extractions and two implants to fix the "poor dentistry" I had received from my last dentist in Missouri! I have never been nervous, in pain or disappointed in the results from his care. He gave me plenty of the numbing medication, talked to me during the procedures to check that I was not in pain and was very complete in his care. We looked at X-rays together and he taught me about everything that was needed to fix my teeth. I feel like he is my highly skilled neighbor and that he cares deeply about the health of my mouth and teeth. I would never change dentist. I am keeping Dr. Markgraf forever!

Patty Flynn (Florida registered nurse)

"I have been a patient of Dr. Markgraf’s since moving to Punta Gorda in 2005. I am very satisfied with his professional care and that of his staff. Dr. Markgraf is thoughtful and thorough in his examinations and recommendations for treatment. He takes a conservative approach to treatment and offers the best options to his patients for their dental care. Many dentists push for extensive treatment which is not always necessary. Dr. Markgraf does not do this, reflecting his integrity. I am very pleased to be his patient and have referred several people to his office."

Carol Kerr

"Thank you for being a dental office I actually look forward to going to."

Debbie Murphy

I’m happy to provide a positive review of Dr. Markgraf. He and his staff are very professional and very good at explaining any problems requiring treatment. There are no surprises and any work is undertaken with an evident confidence and competence. In reality, it is very difficult for the average patient to properly assess the quality of dental work provided to them. The best the patient can hope for is a high level of confidence in the provider and a faith the result is good and appropriate to the situation. I have confidence in Dr. Markgraf and have had good results from the treatment he and his staff have provided.

Tyler Swanson

"The best decision we made when we moved to Punta Gorda almost 15 years ago was to choose Michael Markgraf as our dentist. When you walk into the office you will immediately know you will be well taken care of. Staff is excellent (Kathy and Debbie), hygienists are very well trained and efficient, office is pleasant, and Dr. Markgraf will give you the best dental care ever."

Doug & Arlene Covert

My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Markgraf for over ten years. We have found him and his staff to be courteous and professional. We have never had any problems with his office. He has always been willing to explain, in detail, both procedures and costs. I have been to other Dentists in the area (when I have had Dental Insurance) but have not been happy with them for various reason. I have always returned to Dr. Markgraf because he is trustworthy. I might add that the office in downtown Punta Gorda is very convenient to my home.

Mike O Neal

When we moved to Punta Gorda from Westport CT. I was very apprehensive about finding a new dentist. Dr. Markgraf was recommended by a person that managed another dental office in another part of Florida. It has turned out to be great advice. He is an outstanding skilled dentist beside caring and attentive. His staff is well trained and a delight to work with. I highly recommend Dr. Markgraf.

Gene Burg

New to Punta Gorda, I needed to find a dentist. My husband had a chipped tooth and when he returned from his appoint with "Dr. Mike" and showed me his tooth, I couldn't even tell it had been chipped-perfection and that is what this dentist is all about. He is easy to talk to, thorough and does a really great job. His staff is super nice too, and the office is neat as can be. Everything is in tip top shape. Thank you Dr. Mike

Kathleen Fosselman

Dental services have always been great. Both professional and honest. There is never a question if work was really necessary as I have found with other dental offices. Entire staff has always been courteous and friendly. I would recommend Dr. Markgraff and staff to anyone needing assistance. I have been a client for more than 5 years.

Dennis Baker

GREAT OFFICE STAFF, DR, AND HYGIENIST!!! Have recommended them to several people and will continue to do so. So glad my friend referred them to me!!!

Jane Olson

I was lucky to have found Dr. Markgraf. My husband and I were down from Virginia for the winter and I was very fortunate to have found such a caring and dedicated dentist. His staff are extremely caring and friendly as well. He will have all of my dental problems from here on…

Caramine Kellam

Dr. Markgraf has been the “keeper of my teeth” for the past 10 years. My experience with him and his staff has been one of quality, thoroughness, and patience. His knowledge and skill demonstrate his expertise. I recommend him without reservation.

Sylvia Shirley

Very personable office staff; quality of dental care is excellent

Raymond Cady

Nicest staff I have ever encountered in a Dentist’s office. ALMOST makes it a pleasure to go to the Dentist. They even have a phony Irishman on the staff!!!

Gordon Gibb

Friendly and professional staff, efficient office which always runs on time. Thorough Dentist and Hygienist. 15 year patient.

Maura Matzko

Excellent dental office. Staff is very friendly and Dr. Markgraf does great work. I would highly recommend.

Jill McNenly

I have been a patient of Dr Markgraf 3 years and always had a good experience.

Ernst Richter

The best dentist I have ever been to. The staff is always helpful and nice. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Benjamin Waksler

My husband and I changed to Dr. Mike from a local place of dentistry back in 2001. It was one of the best decisions we have made. He, his wife, and entire staff are just wonderful. The service is exceptional and the doctor always has time for us no matter what the reason for our visit. His honest is appreciated.

Leslie Beahm


What a wonderful experience. I was so impressed with the professionalism of your employees, Doctor Markgraf. Debbie, Kathy, and Theresa were very helpful… and you, sir, were outstanding. I was very impressed with the time that you took to explain what was wrong…what needed to be done…and how you planned to take of the problem.
I was NOT looking forward to having two teeth, which had been a part of me for a lifetime, being removed, but the experience was nowhere near what I feared it would be. You explained what you planned to do, AND WHY YOU needed to do so. This calmed my fears, and I am very appreciative of that.
You and your staff are a credit to your profession, and a GIFT to Punta Gorda.

Tom Schuckel

Got into my appointment on time. Staff was great. Very friendly and professional. Dr. Mike is great, I’ll always follow his advice.

Dennis Massengill

This is Jan O’Neal. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Markgraf since 2001, when we moved here from California. He was recommended to us by our realtor at the time, and I’ve been more than satisfied with him and his staff since then. He listens and responds patiently to questions, and always provides several treatment options. I have complete faith in his skill, knowledge, and expertise, and have referred many of my friends, neighbors, and coworkers to him.

Jan O’Neal

Great doctor, great location in the heart of PGI…very personable and helpful office staff. Not only would I recommend Dr. Markgraf and his staff, but I have!

Marie Moseley

By far, the best Dental office and staff! Dr. Markgraf is knowledgeable and personable. He takes his time with you as a patient and explains what you may or may not need-and lets you decide. Love that! (A lot of other dentists tell you that you need something done, but you may not.) The Dental Hygienists are awesome! My teeth are so clean that I want them to stay like that forever and I don’t want to eat or drink, haha…the girls are so thorough, yet gentle while cleaning. The Office Staff are just as nice too. Love Kathy! But of course, our home state is the same:) If you’re looking for a Dentist in the Punta Gorda area, please do not hesitate to call or go here.

Donna Daniels

On my first visit, I was welcomed into the office by a friendly staff that treated me as if I had been a patient for a very long time. Dr. Markgraf took the time to review my dental history, provide a complete exam and discuss all dental options with me. His manner was gentle as well as competent. I felt very comfortable with all the procedures done thus far.

Marlene Jones

I am a new patient with Dr. Markgraf and have had two appointments. Both times, Dr. Markgraf and the staff have been super friendly, helpful, and made my visits very positive events. Everyone takes the time to explain things to you and ensure you understand. They make you feel like part of the family.

Kevin Rhoad