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Dr. Erin Smith Berling
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Erin was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree Summa Cum Laude from Florida Southern College, where she graduated as the Honor Walk Student. Dr. Erin earned her doctorate with Highest Honors from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and graduated 1st in her dental school class. She continued her education at the prestigious University of Florida/Shands Hospital residency program to become a specialist in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Erin currently resides in Lakeland, Florida with her husband, Ross, and dog, Belle! In her spare time, she enjoys Crossfit, traveling, swimming, and watching sports. Go Mocs! Go Gators!


  • 2016 Best of the Best Pediatric Dentist
  • Dr. Carroll Bennett Award for Academic Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Alpha Omega Award for Scholarship
  • Academy of Dental Materials Award
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award
  • Prosthodontics Americus Dental Lab Award of Excellence
  • Florida Association of Periodontists’ Outstanding Periodontology Student Award
  • Hinman Scholar
  • Phi Kappa Phi Award of Excellence
  • University of Florida College of Dentistry Dean’s List

Professional Affiliations:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Polk County Dental Association
  • Pedo Gators
  • Founding Member of the AVID study club for Women Pediatric Dentists
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