Meet Dr. McGavin

White Palm Dental - Melbourne, Florida

Meet Dr. McGavin

White Palm Dental
Melbourne, Florida

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Lance McGavin, DDS

Dr. Lance McGavin has been a resident of Melbourne, FL since 2020 when he received an assignment to Patrick Space Force Base. He was honored to provide dental care to thousands of service members, with his accomplishments earning him the esteemed title of Clinical Dentist of the Year for the entire United States Space Force. After completing his military service, Dr. McGavin, his wife, and their three children decided to make Melbourne their permanent home. He established White Palm Dental to fulfill a vision years in the making of providing a locally-owned practice where patients of all ages can come to receive exceptional dental treatment in an honest and friendly environment.

Dr. McGavin is actively involved in the community and enjoys volunteering with a variety of organizations. One of the things he enjoys most is visiting local elementary schools to teach children about oral health. Fun facts about Dr. McGavin include: he is fluent in the Estonian language, plays the piano, and loves Oreos. He is an experienced snowboarder and scuba diver and has taken up kiteboarding since moving to Florida.

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. McGavin graduated from The University of Utah School of Dentistry. He furthered his education with a one-year advanced education in general dentistry at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, enabling him to become highly proficient in many disciplines including oral surgery, sedation, and cosmetic procedures. Additionally, Dr. McGavin completed a year-long comprehensive implant course in Newark, NJ earning the gold standard in dental implant training from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. McGavin is grateful for the mentorship of highly esteemed dentists, including his father, a dentist of 34 years, as well as leaders of organizations like the American Academy of Periodontology and The American Board of Oral Implantology. With over 600 hours of continuing education and personalized training from industry experts, Dr. McGavin is uniquely qualified to provide a wide range of skilled treatment.


Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
American Academy of Implant Dentistry MaxiCourse

Scott Air Force Base
Advanced Education in General Dentistry

University of Utah School of Dentistry
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

University of Utah
Bachelor of Science (BS)

Honors and Awards

United States Space Force
2022 Clinical Dentist Of The Year

American College of Prosthodontists
Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in Prosthodontics

American Academy of Periodontology
Undergraduate Excellence in Periodontics

American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Undergraduate Excellence in Implantology

Volunteer Experience

Give Kids A Smile
Dental Care For Children From Underserved Populations

G3 Foundation
Dental Humanitarian Trip - Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Acción Callejera
Dental Humanitarian Trip - Santiago, Dominican Republic

Rising Star Outreach
Dental Humanitarian Trip - Chennai, India

Choice Humanitarian
Dental Humanitarian Trip - An Long, Vietnam

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