A Smile Resort
Rod Zimmerman, DDS:
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A Smile Resort
Rod Zimmerman, DDS
Jacksonville, FL













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jenny B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would like to give two thumbs up for the staff at Smile Resort in Jacksonville Florida. Dr. Z and staff were extremely patient and caring person. He put me at ease and made me feel comfortable and safe. He made sure I knew what was going on the entire time and didn’t make me feel silly for asking questions. He was very professional and made me feel important every step of the way. I would definitely recommend them for all your density needs. I know I’ll never look for another place to take care of me and my family.

Brian Crawford (Source: Google)


So I’ve been afraid of the dentist since I had a bad experience. I had a tooth that is really bad and made a call here . Dr Z took good care of me and made sure I was completely comfortable along this journey. Definitely give him a shot if you have a fear of dentists . I will definitely be returning . Clean office and very friendly staff .

Kristen Leckband (Source: Facebook)


Had an emergency, my crown fell off of a back molar Friday night about 5 pm night before July 4th not only did he answer the phone, but gave me advice on care for overnight. He saw me the next morning. He fully explained the issue with my tooth and repaired it as best as he could due to prior negligence of another dentist I had seen for work on the crown. Knowledgeable, personable and efficient. Thanks Doc! saving the day!

Lori A. from Middleburg, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Z is great, my husband and I had the best visit ever with Dr. Z. It was an emergency appt. We had to be seen on a Sunday morning. Dr. Zimmerman was very skilled and thoughtful of his pain level. Dr. Z talks with you and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. We have been looking for years for a dentist that treats you like family who truly cares and shows concern and listens to what your saying to them. So this past weekend the Dr. has added 2 new patients to his practice. I am spreading the word to my family and friends because finding a great dentist is a bit of a challenge, but I found Dr. Z and I am looking forward to my next visit!!

Noe AB (Source: Google)


I’m so glad i found this office! the services and staff are amazing and friendly. HIs hygienist, Cori is amazing,! I have never had a one on one with a a clinician who was able to explain every little detail in my mouth like she has. and actually making sense of it. Dr Zimmerman is one of the few dentist left who actually do dental work the right way. He is very informative and educational but what i liked more was that he was realistic about treatment. This is the type of office that you get what you pay for, and anything good isn’t cheap. Thank you Dr. Z

Gerri L. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zimmerman has been my dentist for well over 20 years. Quite simply he is the best! I have a serious dental phobia and I am treated with respect and compassion and Dr. Z does everything possible to keep me comfortable.  Never had any problems and Dr. Z has kept my smile healthy and beautiful!! Highly recommend.  You will love Dr Z and his staff.

Jana M. from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Source: Yelp)


Simply AMAZING  The office staff ate friendly and very professional- but also know how to have a sense of humor !  Always quick to return calls and get me in at the last minute – I come all the way from the Bahamas to get my teeth taken care of by Dr Z and his team.  I always feel like Dr Z takes his time to ensure I understand every detail of a procedure that needs to be done before he does it…he even made a personal call to an entodontist to get me a quick appointment & ensure I did not need a root canal before he started a repair on one of my teeth ! What dentist is that honest ?! Seriously, come see them – you won’t be disappointed

Mauri Swanson (Source: Google)


I am truly moved by Dr Zimmerman’s ethical bedside manner! I have spent over $53k between the age of 30-44yrs old trying to overcome a bad relationship with my teeth. I decided to get veneers and that’s where my horror story begins. Over the next 10 yrs I would loose teeth like a bad dream and when I begged the dentist to explain why this was happening, I couldn’t get a answer just another bill for another crown. By the age of 44yrs old, I went to Dr David & Associates and was finally told once the statue of limitations was up “why” I was about to loose what little teeth I had left as well as the rest of the crowns that had rotted nubs beneath them. I can’t begin to explain the darkness one will go into when they are not only loosing a smile that has cost a small fortune but also the fact that I am recently divorced and now I have to wear dentures? That is a enough to take me to a straight jacket and then some. I had a terrible experience with Dr David & Associates and although I paid in full for dentures I had only received the temporary and was refused a full refund for the rest! As the years pass on & I continue to try to find a way to fix my cracked dentures, without any luck, I reached out to Dr Zimmerman’s office by email. Today is a Saturday and I received a call from DR ZIMMERMAN HIMSELF! NOT HIS NURSE, NOT HIS ASSISTANT, NOT HIS STAFF, DR ZIMMERMAN HIMSELF CALLED ME TO DISCUSS MY CURRENT SITUATION AND OFFERED TO HELP ME!!!! He didn’t rush me off the phone, he actually took over 45mins out of his day with his family to call me!! I am so truly grateful for Dr Zimmerman’s time and his passion for helping people and his ability to see past the $$ signs!! In all the years I have spent in a dentist office, countless hours in expensive procedures, NOT ONCE HAS A DENTIST EVER CALLED ME & DR ZIMMERMAN, WHO HAS NEVER MET ME, CALLED ME ON A SATURDAY!!!! I am beyond grateful for Dr Zimmerman and God himself, I feel blessed & I have not stopped crying tears of joy he called today!! May God rain ☔️ blessings on you and your family and staff for the rest of your days!

Jenny Cohen Redding (Source: Google)


Dr. Zimmerman saw my husband after hours, on a Saturday, for an emergency extraction. My husband had been in extreme pain for nearly 24 hours and we were able to walk right in and be seen immediately. He and his son were extremely welcoming, knowledgeable, and went to numbing my husband right away to relieve his pain. They did a meticulous job on his extraction and it was much more affordable than any other emergency dental centers. I highly recommend Dr. Zimmerman!

Jan B. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr Zimmerman and the staff are very friendly, helpful, courteous and professional. I have been a denture wearer with 2 implants for over 25 years.  Dr Z was excellent and very meticulous in getting me the best fitting and most natural looking dentures for my implants. He is current with all the newest technology and an innovator in his own right. I am so pleased with my experience and recommend him wholeheartedly!!

Mark K. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


On the night of December 22nd I had an accident and broke about 50% of one of my front teeth. I ran to the bathroom and upon seeing my snaggletooth I wasn’t thinking “ouch, this hurts,” or anything like that. I was thinking “How am I supposed to propose to the love of my life on Christmas Eve looking like a Harry Potter villain?” Luckily my girlfriend is a patient of Dr. Z’s. His office was closed, but Dr. Z. agreed to come in on 12/23 to fix my tooth as a favor to one of his favorite patients (he was clueless about the pending engagement). I have extreme dental phobia, but Dr. Z’s personality set me at ease right away; he is equal parts funny, compassionate, and professional. Because of my dental phobia I usually get treated under the spell of the magical gas. However, I was so afraid that I’d get too loose lipped about my Christmas Eve plans that I declined the gas. Luckily, Dr. Z was both gentle and informative throughout the entire procedure and I can’t remember being so comfortable with my mouth open for over an hour. Even though Dr. Z informed me the procedure would only be a temporary fix, he took the time and energy to make sure colors matched and even asked my girlfriend (fiancé now) if his work matched what my teeth looked like before the accident and then made a little adjustment. I am so happy that my wife-to-be is so much smarter than me (I was going to go to a corporate dental factory) and is a patient of Dr. Z. Because of Dr. Z’s generosity I was able to smile on one of the most memorable and important nights of my life. Because of the care he provided while I was sitting in his chair I will never get dental care anywhere else. I’m actually looking forward to making my next appointment with Dr. Z and making his exquisite temporary work permanent.

Gary H. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


I had the best dental experience ever. Professional, courteous staff from front office to physician. Dr Patel is very skilled, great with her manner, attentive to my overall health (heart patient on blood thinner, so I have extra issues to attend to.) all through the procedure she is encouraging and reassuring, so the process is great all the way around. Thanks also ( many thanks) to Christy and Erica. A great team.

Theresa Sherman (Source: Google)


I just want to thank Dr Zimmerman publicly for the excellent work he did on my implants and crowns. My case was a complicated one, I needed bone grafts because I had periodontal disease and I didn’t have enough bone for implants. I really wanted to avoid having dentures and Dr. Zimmerman came up with a treatment plan that met my desires, needs, and budget. He sat down with me, explained every step and what to expect. The whole process took 2 years but it was worth it. I now have a beautiful smile with teeth that I am proud to show off. I recently visited a dentist in North Carolina to have my teeth cleaned. He told me whoever did my dental work did an excellent job. I knew that already but it was nice to hear it from another professional. Dr Zimmerman and his staff are the consummate professionals. His office is always clean, neat and tidy. His staff is always friendly and accommodating and Dr. Zimmerman always returned my phone calls promptly when I had any questions or concerns. Thank you Dr Zimmerman. I will always be grateful to you and your staff for my beautiful smile and the amazing job you did.

Ammar Al (Source: Google)


Dr.Z is awesome, and it shows in his work. Hes always willing to help where he can. His work speaks for itself. He takes his time to the job right, and takes great pride in the work he produces. He not only fixed my smile, he resorted my confidence. I didnt smile for almost a year before I met Dr.Z, and now i cant stop smiling. As someone who hates going to the dentist, I look forward to going in to see him. He caters to cowards.

Amber Johnson (Source: Facebook)


Even though my tooth was a piece of work and gave some complications I gotta give it to Dr. Z and his staff! He got the sucker out! He’s the most honest, straight forward Doc I’ve ever been too! Love the ladies at his office too, I was terrified and they calmed me down. I have definitely found the dentist I’ll continue to go too!

Sarah Cannon Kane (Source: Facebook)


I had a terrible fear of the dentist until I met Dr. Z and his caring staff. I’ve been a patient for over 10 years and actually look forward to my visits. I’ve no doubt they sincerely care about my health and comfort. I’m always treated like family. They make every effort to put you at ease and make sure your experience is as pleasant and painless as possible. Sit back in a massaging chair and listen to music, watch tv and relax while they go to work. Dr. Z is always up on the latest technologies and techniques and provides the highest level of care. Look no further for a dentist!

Sabrina Trinidad (Source: Google)


So I’m sitting waiting for my z-pack at the pharmacy because I have a tooth that has decided to be angry.. And with a quick call, drive, and paperwork, I was in the back on a chair with Dr. Z within 10 minutes of arrival. This is on a Sunday morning when I’m dying in pain. I hate dentists. They scare me. It’s why I held off for so long. But he did not judge me and made me feel like “I am there for you and let’s get you out of pain for now and get you back in to take care of you”. I expressed how scared and nervous I was and at the end I demanded a hug because I just.. He was amazing. I can’t wait to see him for future treatment and to turn my frown upside down. Go see him for am emergency. Go see him if you’re scared. Go see him for general dentistry. I work medical and he kindly reminded me that there are still those in the field who truly care about their patients. He’s one of them. Thanks Dr. Z. Time for the couch like I said and to actually not cry in pain. You rock and see you soon!! Recommending you to all my family, friends, and patients! ❤️⭐️

Sharon Dolby - Kelly (Source: Google)


Dr. Rod Zimmerman (Dr. Z) and his son Dr. Frank have given me wonderful care for some very serious dental work and treatment. Catering to cowards is why I first saw Dr. Z many many years ago and it is the reason I am currently willing to drive from an hour away. I am seriously afraid of dental work, and they and their staff treat me with much care and compassion. They put me at ease and make sure I am comfortable in all respects. They do excellent work and the staff is superb. I highly recommend this wonderful team. I would give them 10 stars if I could!

Rob F. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


Very happy with Dr. Z and his staff. I never liked going to the dentist and hadn’t for a while so some of my teeth were  in rough shape. One of my back teeth almost should have been pulled but Dr. Z was able to save the tooth and put a crown on it. He is very good at what he does. I moved from the Mandarin area to the White House area of town. I make the further drive because it’s worth it.

Carolann P. from Orange Park, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr Zimmerman is and has been my dentist going on 30 years. He caters to Cowards, I know because that’s me. I had such bad dentists while growing up, as a child all they did was pull teeth. I went to Dr Z office and that changed my life. A Smile shows confidence. Dr Z fixed my teeth for me and was willing work with on payment plan back in 1990. He could have made money off of me by grinding down teeth and putting in bridges but he Didn’t. He recommended braces to pull teeth straight and move forward. This not only decrease the gaps between my teeth, it allowed room for my bottom wisdom teeth. I live in Fleming Island and I drive to Dr Z because he is a GREAT dentist, he has never hurt me, and he is Honest. If your afraid of the dentist, Dr Zimmerman is the dentist you need. He has a great staff too.

Jennifer Short-Verner (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Zimmerman has a lot of wisdom and experience. I recommend whatever you may need done from a cleaning to extraction he is the gentleman to get I done. very friendly and makes you feel very comfortable. Dr.Z with his son have been the best experience I have ever had at a dentist office my 30years on this earth. I will definitely go back if I ever need dental work or another tooth pulled again. Very impressed to get my tooth extracted on a Saturday which is Halloween and didn’t have a problem with coming in the same day. I highly recommend!!!

Jay Magee (Source: Google)


I did get a call from Dr. Z on a Saturday afternoon several weekends ago, apologizing about the miscommunication and problematic appointment notification system put in place, which failed when my six-month cleaning was approaching in late February. He invited me to reschedule my cleaning with him, which I did and came in the following Friday. The cleaning was quick (less than an hour) and I was able to get on with my Friday afternoon. In this situation, I appreciate the fact that Dr. Z and his staff stepped up, admitted they had problems and did what they did to correct them and make good for me. We’re all human and mistakes will be made at times, so I’ve revised my rating to five stars and chalk this up to human error. And I did get my six-month appointment reminder by email the week after I scheduled it. 🙂 ORIGINAL REVIEW: I’ve been going to Dr. Zimmerman’s office since 1997 when I moved to Jacksonville. During my last cleaning in late 2020, I got a very hard-core press from Dr. Z and the new hygienist to begin a series of “deep cleanings,” which struck me as odd since I’d never had a problem with my teeth or a cavity in my life and my cleanings were pretty much standard yawn sessions. After my cleaning I signed up for my regular 6-month interval appointment, which was supposed to be 2/22/21. For this appointment, I never got a reminder call, email or text, which are their normal ways of confirming your appointment. When I called the office that morning to see what was going on, about 8 a.m., I got an answering machine, which again struck me as odd since it was a Monday morning. No one ever called me back from my message, and it’s a week later. I don’t see any indication online — via their outdated social media or their website — that they are closed, but I can’t help but wonder if that hard-core press to begin deep cleanings was a last-ditch effort to earn some business and stay open. Anyway, I’m looking for a new dentist now. I wish they had been honest and communicated with some transparency, whether they’re open or not.

Mathew Martin (Source: Google)


My experience with both long and short visits have been pleasant and comforting when getting dental work from Dr Zimmerman. There is something to be said when you have a personal one on one relationship between patient and caregiver that small over night institutions don’t provide. This has allowed me to have confidence in my treatment and knowing the recommendations the DMD provides is best and most necessary for my path to a healthy mouth. I would recommend Dr. Zimmermans office to not only those who have had a bad experience in the past but to those who are seeking to begin a new treatment plan with someone who is excellent at what they do and really enjoys to build relations with clients!

Collin C. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zimmerman is a fantastic dentist and person. I have serious white coat syndrome, it can be pretty stressful for me going to the dentist. Dr. Z was conscience of this and worked with me. Now, I have absolutely no apprehension when visiting the dentist, because I know I have a great one! I can’t say enough nice stuff about the staff, super friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you!!!! Dr. Zimmerman fixed teeth I thought were too far gone. Do not hesitate – make an appointment, you’ll fell a whole lot better.

Larry H. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


I was at his office today. He did a great job as always. I have been going to Dr. Z for over a decade. There is a reason for this. The first reason I went to him is the his sign “We cater to cowards”. I am always comfortable and know I am in good hands. The folks and Dr. Z makes me feel like I am part of a family.
Highly recommend Dr. Z

Jaime C. from Jacksonville Beach, FL (Source: Yelp)


I honestly think this is the BEST place for all of your dental needs. Everyone is super professional and pleasant (Olivia was awesome), place was mega clean, and they fit me in their schedule quickly. I called 2 other places first, it took one of them 2 days to call back and the other still hasn’t returned my call. Dr. Zimmerman is so nice and definitely knows what he’s doing. I have seriously always been uncomfortable at the thought of going to the dentist. Now, I’m pretty happy to. 5 stars for a dentist, people!! What does that tell you? I want to update this just a bit. I hadn’t met Dr. Patel or Erica yet when I left the original review. They seriously made me feel so comfortable. They were so friggin great. And I’m not an easy client. So I appreciate the time they took with me, so much. Basically the entire staff at this place will take care of you. *side note* if you miss an appointment with them, then I worry about you. They give you 3 different reminder options. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to have them.) But with those options it’s just absurd if you miss an appointment. C’mon guys and dolls, don’t be rude. Call and reschedule or call and confirm. #supportlocal #ihatehashtags

Stephanie D. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


Love the dentist? That would be strange but this is as good as it gets. I’ve had several dentists and Dr. Z. is the best, hands down! He understands that I am a big coward and is very patient with me. And most importantly, he is a perfectionist, which I like in a dentist. I’ve been going to him for years and will continue. I can’t say enough nice things about him. If you want a dentist that does excellent work, invests in the latest technology and is patient with his patients, you have found the right one

Jeri Greer (Source: Google)


I Have been going to Dr. Z for about three weeks maybe a little longer. When I first came to him I was in so much pain. I had an abscess tooth.He was very kind and his staff was very kind. He is very knowledgeable And wants to help people that need it. I am on my way to being pain free. Every person That works for him is very awesome and kind. I have not went to a dentist for a while. I just have had bad experiences going to dentist. Finding Dr. Z is the best thing that has happened for my teeth in me. Thank you God for having Smile resort cross my path.

Alex Morley (Source: Google)


Dr Z. provides dental care for me and my entire family. He is a fantastic dentist. I have had many tooth problems in my past and have had everything from simple cleanings to multiple bone graft surgery’s over the past 5 years with Dr. Z. He is very caring and will happily go out of his way to ensure you are comfortable and happy with the results. He has also taken many of my phone calls after hours in relation to post surgery recovery. The dental assistants are amazing as well. Extremely friendly and caring.

Gerri Lang (Source: Google)


Dr Z. has been my dentist for well over 20 years and I hope he never retires. I have a serious dental phobia and Dr Z and his staff treat me with compassion and respect. Dr Z is a perfectionist and has helped me maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Never had any problems and I highly recommend Dr. Zimmerman!

Sarah K. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


I had a terrible fear of the dentist until I met Dr. Z and his caring staff. I’ve been a patient for over 10 years and actually look forward to my visits. I’ve no doubt they sincerely care about my health and comfort. I’m always treated like family. They make every effort to put you at ease and make sure your experience is as pleasant and painless as possible. Sit back in a massaging chair and listen to music, watch tv and relax while they go to work. Dr. Z is always up on the latest technologies and techniques and provides the highest level of care. Look no further for a dentist!

Meredith Medvec (Source: Facebook)


I have been a patient nearly 20 years with Dr Zimmerman along with my husband and four children. He has always been THE most honest dentist with my family. He is definitely as gentle as can be when either my husband and I have had any procedures like cavities & root canals. We can’t imagine going anywhere else. His staff is friendly & helpful. Thank you, the Medvec family

C Scott (Source: Google)


An amazing dentist!! I called Dr Zimmerman on a Sunday in alot of pain. Despite being a weekend and dealing with ongoing office renovations, Dr Z saw me immediately and didn’t rush; he took his time checking everything and explained in detail the issues found, how they developed and what my options were. He did everything possible to ensure my comfort over the following weeks. To speak to his dedication – During this time, the city was closing offices due to a hurricane passing through. While Dr Zimmerman didn’t ask his staff to do so, he came into the office during the hurricane to care for a patient and gave out his cell # so we could reach him in case of emergency or if the pain escalated. At no time did I feel as though I was going through this alone. I had a good amount of dental work done and probably wasn’t the most pleasant patient at times, but everyone in his office went above and beyond to be patient, kind and reassuring. I used to go to a local corporate ran dental office with a revolving door of new dentists each time I went in. After seeing Dr Zimmerman, going to the dentist no longer has to be a negative experience. Thank you Smile Resort for treating me so well!

Brandon Close (Source: Facebook)


I highly recommend A smile resort by Dr. Rod Zimmerman. Dr. Zimmerman and his staff are very well educated, polite and professional. I was in and out and educated on care and follow up procedure. Dr. Z at A Smile Resort will be the only dentist working on me and my family.

Todd Berenson (Source: Google)


I had an emergency and called Dr Z’s office,and was told to come in that same day at 4:30, to be seen for my Abcessed tooth that was so painful.When I arrived they could appreciate how much pain I was in an within 5 minutes rushed me into a room. Then quickly numbed me up real good to provide immediate relief from the pain. After 30 minutes on nitrous oxide to relax and. let the novacaine work in Dr Z came in and went to work. This tooth was decayed to my gumline and had been told by another dentist I would need a surgical removal,cutting and stitches, an expensive endeavor. Dr Z used one utensil and in 60 seconds my tooth and any pain was gone. Very courteous,professional,caring and affordable experience. 5* isn’t enough for Dr Z,highly recommend Dr. Z and staff for taking care of ANY dental issue you have! Straight forward,no nonsense dentist. Thanks again to all of you at Dr Zimmermams office.