Your Family’s Dentist in Cape Coral, FL

Dental Services For The Entire Family

Family Dental Care has been part of the Cape Coral, FL, community for over 25 years. Dr. Jerry T. McClaran, who started practicing since 2013, and his team believe that preventive care, along with consistent dental treatment, help make your smile the best it can be. Our practice is centered around delivering high-quality dental treatments to patients of all ages. Whether you’re looking for an exam or want to explore dental implants to improve your smile, you’ve come to the right place.

Dr. Jerry McClaran, Family Dental Care, Cape Coral, FL

Our Dentist


Dr. Jerry “Todd” McClaran

Dr. Jerry “Todd” McClaran was born and raised here in Cape Coral, FL. His father, Dr. C.E. McClaran, established one of the first dental practices in Cape Coral in 1972. “I grew up seeing how much my Dad loved practicing dentistry, and as long as I could remember, I wanted to follow in his footsteps.” Dentistry has become somewhat of a McClaran family tradition. Dr. Scott McClaran has a striving dental practice in Fort Myers. “I am very proud of my brother; he is a great dentist, and he has a beautiful practice. Our wives can testify that family gatherings can, on occasion, turn into a dental symposium — Dentists love to talk about teeth.” 


Following his three years of service in the Air Force, Dr. McClaran, his wife, Nona, and then one-year-old daughter, Dakotah, moved back to Cape Coral. “I really enjoyed my time in the Air Force. I was fortunate to be mentored by some great Air Force dentists during the residency program, and I gained a ton of valuable experience. When my service commitment ended, my wife and I were very excited to move back to Florida. I love the Cape; it is my home. I couldn’t wait to get back to our family, the great weather, the water, and fishing.”


For Dr. McClaran, the highlight of practicing dentistry is the immediate positive results of the work. “Whether it is fillings, crowns, veneers, or root canals, the positive results are immediate. That is one of the greatest things about dentistry.  For example, if a patient has a toothache, using the most up-to-date dental treatment, most times that patient will leave the office and immediately feel the improvement. Or, a patient who has not been able to smile in years due to insecurities of broken or discolored teeth, after just a few appointments, they are smiling again with confidence.” 


A huge point of emphasis with Dr. McClaran and his staff is treating patients as if they were family. “I am very fortunate to have such a great staff. They bring years of dental experience to the table. Simply put, at Family Dental Care, we want everyone to have the same level of care we would give our parents, sisters,  brothers, sons, and daughters.” Another area importance is patient education. “My job is to provide as much information as possible and help patients make an educated decision regarding their oral health.” 


Dr. McClaran stays up-to-date with the latest research, technology, and techniques to improve patient confidence and comfort. “When first visiting our office, it is all about building confidence and addressing a patient’s chief concerns. We want people to come in, see our office, and talk to the staff and me. We encourage our patients to ask a lot of questions and make a well-informed decision about their dental health.”


Microbiology and Cell Sciences, University of Florida- 2003
Doctor of Dental Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine- 2007
Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 96th Dental Squadron, Eglin AFB- 2008
Member American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and Lee County Dental Society

Our Staff

Rose at Family Dental Care in Cape Coral, FL.

Rose - Registered Dental Hygienist

I moved to Cape Coral in 1989 and have raised two children here. I started my dental career as a dental technician in the United States Air Force and received my Dental Hygiene degree from Florida Southwestern State College in 1997. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, crafting, and snorkeling.

Betty at Family Dental Care in Cape Coral, FL.

Betty - Registered Dental Hygienist

Aloha! I grew up in Hawaii and discovered my love for dentistry there in 1975.  Through the years I’ve become familiar with many aspects of dentistry, witnessing first hand the numerous advances in procedures and materials used in patient care.  I arrived in South Florida in 1988 and my desire continues to be helping patients maintain and improve oral health by providing dental care and sharing my knowledge with them to reach that goal.  I enjoy helping others in need through mission work and mentoring, I like to play golf, cooking, and have been adopting dogs from rescues for the past 30 years.

Amara at Family Dental Care in Cape Coral, FL.

Amra - Certified Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant since 2003 and have been fortunate to work in several aspects of dentistry and in doing so I have gained a wide array of knowledge along the way. I enjoy helping others to solve any issues that they have with their dental needs. In my free time, I enjoy my time on the boat with my family.


Is your office a corporate or private dental office?

We are a privately owned dental office.

Does your office see children?

Yes, we see children.

Does your office take Medicaid?

No, we do not take Medicaid.

Is Family Dental Care open on Fridays?

No. We are open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

For more information about how we can help you achieve your healthiest and brightest smile, contact us today at 239-574-2700. We look forward to serving your family’s dental needs!