Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Nolan W. Allen

Dr. Nolan W. Allen

Dr. Nolan W. Allen is a graduate of Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Allen served two years as a Captain in the United States Army Dental Corps, then moved to Clearwater and became a founding partner of Clearwater Dental Associates.

Dr. Allen has been very active in local professional and civic organizations over the years, and was a founding Trustee of The Long Center for Recreation in Clearwater. He is a Past President and Legion of Honor recipient of the Springtime City Kiwanis Club of Clearwater and past Board member of the Upper Pinellas Chapter of the American Red Cross. He served as President of both the Upper Pinellas County Dental Association and the West Coast District Dental Association, and also served as President of the Florida Dental Association in 2007-2008.. He also serves as a Delegate to the American Dental Association House of Delegates and served on the ADA Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations and the National Elder Care Advisory Committee.

Dr. Allen is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the West Coast Dental Association and the Upper Pinellas County Dental Association and the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration. He is honored to be a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Outside of the office, Dr. Allen enjoys golfing, jogging, and spending time in the mountains of North Carolina.

Matthew R. Burton, DMD

Matthew R. Burton, DMD

I am a Clearwater native and a proud graduate of Clearwater High School. My family has lived in Clearwater since the early 1960s. When I was eleven I started coming as a patient to CDA. I remember being terrified of getting the “shot!” Much to my surprise I didn’t feel anything! I am forever grateful to that dentist, Dr. David Bassett, for giving me such great care and introducing me to dentistry.

When I was in high school I attended a meeting for high school students who were interested in pursuing dentistry as a career; my positive experiences with dentistry made an impact on me and I knew that was what I wanted to do for a career.

I received a BS in Biology from Samford College in Birmingham Alabama and in 2003 I graduated from the University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry. After graduation I returned home to Clearwater and joined the group at CDA.

In addition to learning from my colleagues I have made a strong commitment to dental continuing education. I feel an obligation to my patients to provide them with the best possible care I can. I consider my philosophy to be patient centered. For me that means helping patients receive the dental treatment they want and need. Whether patients are in pain, want to improve their oral health, or improve their appearance we attempt to really understand their situation and together we create a plan to accomplish their goal.

I am an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Florida Dental Association. I am proud to regularly volunteer my time at two local clinics, The Community Dental Clinic and Gulf Coast Dental Outreach. These clinics are for patients who are unable to afford dental care and they meet a great need in our community.

Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, playing golf and scuba diving. My wife, Sherrie Lynn and I were married in 2008. We welcomed our first daughter, Liliana in 2011 and our second daughter, Anabelle in 2013.

James R. Hayslett, DDS

James R. Hayslett, DDS

Dr. James R. Hayslett received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Hayslett was a full time member of the dental faculty at the University of Sydney in Australia in 2001, and currently serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is a member of many professional organizations and was elected to a Fellowship in the American College of Dentistry.

Dr. Hayslett has lived in Clearwater for over 30 years. He was an avid gymnast and pole vaulter in college. Now, he enjoys traveling to exotic locations and spending time with his eight grandchildren!

Maria Hernandez, DMD

Maria Hernandez, DMD

Dr Maria C. Hernandez received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami. She completed her dental training at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1991, receiving a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. She finished an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Florida in 1992 and served as assistant clinical professor for a five year period at the University of Florida residency clinic. Dr Hernandez joined Clearwater Dental Associates in 1992, shortly after finishing her residency.

Dr Hernandez is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and West Coast Dental Association. She has served as delegate to the Academy of General Dentistry National Convention.

Dr Hernandez was born in Havana, Cuba, and is bilingual. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a special focus in restorative and cosmetic procedures.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr Hernandez enjoys traveling, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.

Dr. Keith M. Kiskaddon

Dr. Keith M. Kiskaddon

Dr. Kiskaddon is a general dentist who practices comprehensive general dentistry and is a Pinellas County native.

Dr. Kiskaddon is a graduate of Clearwater Christian College, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Medicine along with minors in Bible and Chemistry. Following college, he attended the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. During his training at the University of Florida, Dr. Kiskaddon was a four time recipient of the dental honor societies Omicron Kappa Upsilon “Ethics Award”. This award recognized Dr. Kiskaddon as one who seeks the highest level of ethical conduct in both personal and professional aspects of life. At the completion of his clinical training in dental school, Dr. Kiskaddon was awarded the “Clinical and Professional Excellence Award” which recognized him as a leader and contributing team member of his dental clinic.

During his time as a dental student, Dr. Kiskaddon realized the importance of continuing his training at a post graduate level. He attended the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry’s “Advanced Education in General Dentistry” residency in Seminole, Florida. During residency, Dr. Kiskaddon received further training in oral surgery, endodontics, dental occlusion and it’s relation to TMD disorders, implant dentistry and treating complex dental cases. It was during this residency program that he was introduced to Dr. James Hayslett and Clearwater Dental Associates.

Dr. Kiskaddon is a firm believer in being a lifelong learner. This philosophy has led him to complete courses through the Dawson Academy and Implant Educators. Dr. Kiskaddon regularly attends continuing education courses offered through the Academy of General Dentistry and the Upper Pinellas County Dental Association.

When not at the office, it is not uncommon to find Dr. Kiskaddon enjoying some of his favorite hobbies: fishing, golf, tennis and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Kiskaddon looks forward to meeting you and providing the highest quality of compassionate, considerate and comforting dental care.

William Spencer, DMD

William Spencer, DMD

Born and raised in Clearwater, Dr. Spencer’s first time at Clearwater Dental Associates was as a patient. Those positive dental experiences inspired him to pursue a career in dentistry.

Dr. Spencer earned his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida and then went on to attend the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. After graduating, Dr. Spencer served for four years in the United States Army in El Paso, Texas. He found treating soldiers incredibly rewarding and decided to expand his knowledge at the University of Texas by participating in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency.

Providing a positive outcome for his patients that meets their goals and expectations is Dr. Spencer’s first priority. He believes listening and helping patients to understand their options is the first step to quality dental care. Dr. Spencer understands that dentistry can be a stressful experience for some and can provide different levels of sedation to meet each patients individual needs. Dr. Spencer provides a wide range of general dentistry services including, IV Sedation, implant placement, and oral appliance therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea. Dr. Spencer is currently accepting new patients at both the Clearwater and Dunedin offices.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Spencer enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants with his wife as well as exploring the great outdoors with his two beagles.

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