Meet The Doctors
Dr. Michael L. Abdoney
Dr. Abdoney is pleased to welcome you to Abdoney Orthodontics, and looks forward to helping you achieve your goal of a beautiful, healthy smile. Born and raised in Tampa, Dr. Abdoney is proud to serve the city in which he grew up, and the surrounding Tampa Bay area. As an orthodontist, Dr. Abdoney is extremely professional and caring. He enjoys his work, and even after 15 years of practicing orthodontics, Dr. Abdoney still enjoys seeing how something as simple as a smile can improve a person’s self-esteem and confidence.
Dr. Abdoney has received extensive education and hands-on training in dentistry and orthodontics from several of the nation’s top colleges and dental schools.
- University of Pennsylvania, Department of Orthodontics
- University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry
- Washington University, School of Dental Medicine
- Mars Hill College
The only way to continue advancing in the practice of orthodontics, is to participate in continuing education. Dr. Abdoney maintains memberships with several professional dental and orthodontic organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. He was appointed to the Florida Board of Dentistry by the previous governor, Jeb Bush.
Dr. Michael O. Abdoney
Dr. Abdoney truly loves being an orthodontist. Over the 50 years he’s been practicing, he has had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, and the friendships that he’s built with his patients and their families are one in a million. It has always been Dr. Abdoney’s priority to make each patient feel at-home when they come to the practice for treatment; and, he works hard to give his patients the attention they deserve.
Dr. Abdoney served many roles in organized dentistry in the past including being a President of the Florida Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Abdoney’s education in dentistry and orthodontics has provided him with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. Before becoming an orthodontist, he received the following degrees:
- John Marshall University
- West Virginia University
- Emory University School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree
- University of Montreal, Masters of Science (MS) degree in Orthodontics
By regularly participating in continuing education, Dr. Abdoney is able to stay current on the latest technology and orthodontic treatments. He believes that his patients deserve the best, and continuing education allows him to provide his patients with more options and better results. He is a member of several professional associations that provide him with opportunities for continuing education throughout the year.
Dr. Clayton H. McEntire
Dr. McEntire was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He joined the practice immediately following graduation from his orthodontic residency, and has enjoyed carrying on the 50+ year tradition of helping to serve the orthodontic needs of the Tampa Bay area.
The McEntire family, like Dr. Michael’s family, is also all girls including Abby, Arden, and Rosie. Dr. McEntire enjoys running, fishing, soccer and spending time outside with his family– all of which are conducive to life here in Tampa!
- Auburn University- Biomedical Science (BS)
- University of Alabama at Birmingham (DMD)
Graduated 1st in class and received Dean’s Medal
- Virginia Commonwealth University- Orthodontics (MSD)
Dr. McEntire is member of several Dental and Orthodontic associations. As a member of these organizations he is able to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field.
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Hillsborough County Dental Association
- West Coast District Dental Association