SHOVON KASEM, DMD – DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY
“I feel blessed to be a dentist in such a wonderful community. I love what I do. I don’t look at it as a job, but more as my calling. Every day I have the opportunity to help people, and occasionally change their lives. It fills me with joy to see how a new smile can bring out a new personality and confidence in a person.
I like to think that our office reflects my personality. I like that when patients come here, they don’t feel scared or judged. They don’t feel intimidated because that’s not who I am as a person. I just carry out conversation and tell people ‘Relax, I’m not going to hurt you. I’m here to help you and you’re going to leave here happy.’
My approach comes from when I was a kid. I hated going to the dentist because I was afraid of shots and pain. Those past experiences always made me think there has to be a better way of doing this. I think the biggest misconception in dentistry today is that it’s the same as it was 30 years ago. That is not the case, and here at Hancock Village Dental, we are showing our patients that we can make things much more comfortable for them.
I treat all my patients with the same care that I would give to my own family. I will do everything within my power to make a patient’s visit the best dental experience they have ever had.”
–Dr. Shovon Kasem
His True Calling
Dr. Kasem was always interested in being a doctor and had a passion for the arts. He realized dentistry is the perfect combination of both. He now helps people improve their health while also giving them a smile that will light up the room. Dr. Kasem, or ‘Dr. K,’ was born and raised in Orlando. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. He furthered his education by achieving a Master's in Human Nutrition and a Masters in Biomedicine. Dr. Kasem then fulfilled his dream of becoming a dentist by graduating from the prestigious University of Florida College of Dentistry.
Early in his career, Dr. Kasem found a desire to serve those in need. For two years, he worked as an assistant and trainer at ACORN Dental Clinic, which serves underprivileged people in North Central Florida. In recent years, he served on several humanitarian mission trips to Guatemala and Ecuador. There, he traveled into the mountains to reach rural villages, where he and his colleagues provided dental care to those in need.
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Kasem has practiced in Clermont for the past five years. He enjoys meeting new patients and joking around with old patients. His passion lies in cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers [link for smile gallery]. When he's not in the office, you can find Dr. Kasem spending time with his wife and two beagles, Junior and Max. He enjoys traveling, CrossFit, home improvement projects, sushi, and college football.