Michael D. Sheffield, DMD

Dentist - Fort Myers

5150 Mason Corbin Court, Suite 1, Fort Myers, FL 33907

(239) 334-3636


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Dr. Michael D. Sheffield-Dentist

Dr. Michael Sheffield (Dr. Mike) is a native of Fort Myers. He attended St. Michael Lutheran School and graduated from North Fort Myers High School in 1986.  Dr. Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL in 1990.  He went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry in 1994.  Dr. Mike began practicing with his father, Dr. Robert Sheffield, in August of 1994 at the practice's original location on First Street in downtown Fort Myers. 

Dr. Mike has completed over 2000 hours of continuing dental education over the past 20 years in order to better serve his patients' needs. His concentration is on comprehensively treating patients entire stomatognathic system including not only the teeth, but the associated jaw joint (TMJ), bones and muscles. A large part of this additional education was completed at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Dr Mike is one of a select group of dentists nationwide to receive the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) prestigious Fellowship. As a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), Dr. Mike has been recognized by the Academy's members as a leader who is committed to excellence in patient care. The FAGD award symbolizes the professional responsibility of general dentists to remain current in their profession. To achieve this award, Dr. Mike completed a comprehensive written exam and a minimum of 500 hours of quality continuing dental education.  Only 9% of dentists have achieved Fellowship.

Dr. Mike is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is one of a select group of dentists to have been certified by his peers and has met national standards of education and practice in oral implantology. As an Associate Fellow of the AAID, Dr. Mike has been recognized by the Academy membership as one of the world's leading experts in implant care. To qualify for this award, Dr. Mike passed a written and oral examination as well as submit a series of required cases reviewed by the AAID board of examiners. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry is an organization dedicated to communicating scientific knowledge and improving the clinical practice of dental implantology worldwide. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and to secure dentures.

Additional Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Lee County Dental Society
  • Society for the Preservation of Oral Health
  • Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Mike has been married to his wife Tanya for 17 years.   Tanya is originally from Angola, Indiana and graduated cum laude with a BS in Telecommunications from Ball State University in 1993.  Tanya works part-time in the practice assisting with marketing and administration.  They have three children Sarah Kate, Noah and Will.


Dr. Robert Sheffield-Dentist

Dr. Robert Sheffield moved to Fort Myers from Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1945. He attended Tice Elementary, Fort Myers Junior and Senior High Schools. He received a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Bob established his practice in downtown Fort Myers in 1964.  Dr. Bob works part time and limits his practice to removable complete and partial dentures.

Dr. Robert Sheffield is married to Frances Grisham Sheffield and they just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.   Dr. Bob enjoys spending his free time with his five grandchildren.


Cindy Thompson-Office Manager

Cindy is our office manager and has been with Sheffield Dentistry since November of 1999.  She is originally from Pennsylvania but has lived most of her life in Fort Myers.  She graduated from North Fort Myers High School and continued her education with job specific coursework and accreditation.  Her 25 years working in the public domain has provided invaluable experience, equipping Cindy to offer excellent customer service and care to our patients.   

Cindy is married to Lew Thompson and they have two adult sons, Michael and Steven.


Vanesa Coffman-Dental Assistant

Vanesa has been Dr. Mike's dental assistant since September of 2006.  She is originally from Maryland but has lived in Southwest Florida since 2006.  Vanesa graduated from North County High in Maryland in 1999.  She received her DANB (Dental Assisting National Board)  certification from Medix school in 2003.  Vanesa holds a CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) license and stays current with her continuing education.  Vanesa is adept at putting patients at ease in the dental chair. She enjoys helping Dr. Mike with all manner of procedures, but she especially takes pride in the ones that allow patients the freedom to confidently smile again!

Vanesa lives in Cape Coral with her two daughters and two chihuahuas.


Leigh Franco-Dental Hygienist

Leigh has been with Sheffield Dentistry since September of 1999.  Leigh was born and raised in Southwest Florida and graduated from LaBelle High School in 1988.  Leigh attended theUniversity of Florida and graduated from Palm Beach Community College in 1991 with an AS in Dental Hygiene.  Leigh enjoys being a hygienist because she likes getting to know her patients on a personal level. Leigh's number one priority is making sure that her patients are practicing good oral hygiene so when she sees them they receive good results from their dental checkups!

Leigh is married to Matt Franco and they have three children, Tyler, Kyle and Madison.


Michelle Davenport-Dental Hygienist


Lidiana Mujica-Dental Hygienist