Pearl Dental Center
Rebecca Downie, DDS:
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Pearl Dental Center
Rebecca Downie, DDS
Tampa, 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: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Gina M. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I recently switched to Dr. Downie after some not so nice dental encounters in Tampa. When I called to make our initial appointments I was left with a great impression. My husbands appointment was last week, he hates the dentist and he actually came home smiling about how nice the staff was and how comfortable he felt! He also said that the office doesn’t charge for unnecessary treatments like other offices have in the past. A few days later we received a hand written thank you card from the dentist herself! What an awesome personal touch, we were very impressed! My first appointment is coming up this weekend and I am actually looking forward to going to the dentist for the first time in my life!

John Mitchell III (Source: Google)


Dr. Downie and here team at Pearl Dental are an awesome group and I highly recommend their work if you are looking to establish with a Dentist you can be with forever. Their offices are clean and state of the art, even getting X-Rays in enjoyable! They make going to the dentist an enjoyable experience and I always leave with that nice clean teeth feeling. Also, never any pressure to get extra services or pushing for more than what you need. they’ll make the recommendations if they notice something but the decision is always yours. Lucky have to have found Pearl!

Erce P. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


After searching for a new dentist  in south tampa, I feel like I found the perfect one..The office has just opened and is clean and friendly. Dr. Downie was very thorough and enjoys what she does…There was no “up charging” at the end of my exam that alot of people are leary of. And she was able to perform the exam and cleaning on the same day, something the last dentist I tried would not do. I would without hesitation recommend her.

Jared B. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Downie is a very thoughtful and caring dentist.  I’ve been getting my teeth cleaned and examed by her for the last 3 years.  Her willingness to truly listen to her patient’s needs and suggest honest treatment plans separates her from most dentist in the area.  Her new office in South Tampa is very homey and presents a state of comfort when you walk in.  Definitely recommend Dr. Downie to anyone in need of dental work in the Tampa Bay area.

S G (Source: Google)


Friendly office that believes in science. Came in thinking a crown needed replacing and, yay! it did not need replacing. But Dr. Downie found another concern; one I’ve shared with previous dentist and was ignored (space that had food getting caught in and was shredding floss on a regular basis). She saw, and more importantly, was able to show me on the X-ray, the problem. (Tooth has a root canal and her fear is that I would feel if there was a problem I would t be able to feel it without a nerve). I have complete confidence in her & her staff. There is a reason Dr. Downie gets 5 star reviews! 🙂

Priya P. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming to this practice for 2 years now and I really like Dr. Downie and her practice! I have always dreaded going to the dentist until I started coming here, which says a lot. The location is great and parking is easy right out front. Front desk receptionist is friendly and polite and it’s easy to schedule appointments. They have a convenient system to send reminders via email and text and also to let you know if there’s a cancellation and you would like to come earlier which I thought was nice. The practice is a clean and modern space. Comfortable chairs with television screens to entertain you while you have your exam or cleaning performed. Kelly the hygienist performed my cleaning today, and Dr Downie did my exam efficiently and thoroughly and seemed to know exactly what was going on. Last time I was there Dr. Downie herself did my cleaning which I thought was cool. They are both super friendly and professional. I particularly appreciate their straight forward nature and that they didn’t try to sell me a bunch of services I didn’t need (that has happened to me in the past and I really hate when dentists and their staff pull that kind of stuff – prett

Bo B. from Saint Petersburg, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Downie has amazing teeth, which I appreciate because she practices what she does professionally. I prefer to go to dentists who have awesome teeth. Her personality is warming and friendly. I love having forms provided to me in advance to expedite the process. As an IT professional, I can also appreciate having online forms so I can complete them and have everything submitted. When I arrived, the receptionist acknowledges receiving them and all that I need to do is sign a few acknowledgement of some standard forms. The dental technician was pleasant, friendly and had a great sense of humor. You can tell the entire staff works well together and it felt like a family environment. I’m grateful that I found a great dental practice and surprisingly I look forward to my 6-month visit. You don’t generally hear that too often especially when it comes to dental visits.

Lisa S. from Lutz, FL (Source: Yelp)


So I move here last year and as seen from previous reviews I have written, I am into the old school doctors and dentists. But I must say that I Dr. Downie changes all of that! I initially went to her in March with my fiance to get a check up. Being nervous and hating needles and the like, I was not anxious at all! The staff was so kind and at the first greeting I was comfortable. I don’t know what it was but I knew that this was going to be a great experience. In getting my check up I have two cavities and a crown needed. Well I was not happy but then again, my dentist in NY might have missed it. So after finding this out, I get the cleaning and set up my future appointments. Here comes the difficult part. I have a permanent retainer in the front of my teeth, so you guessed it, the cavities are in the front! So I would have to get the retainer removed, get teeth filled and have the retainer put back on. Without the two months of my research with my dentist in NY, I decided to take a leap of faith here and spare the expense of flying to NY to get it done. On Downie’s suggestion, I called Perez Orthodontics. (You know that experience was positive and review was written about that too.). So the removal, time frame it took, with no stress or hassle, BONUS!!! (Especially the price, very reasonable!) Now back to Dr. Downie. Through the two filings and the crown, that was SO MUCH FUN! She is a hoot! Of course, I go in there all excited (I am NEVER happy to be at the dentist)! She is so sweet, friendly, and an A+ professional in my book! Sorry dentist in NY, but Downie has you BEAT! Didn’t feel ANY needle, PAINLESS, lots of fun and laughter, and she pulls out all the “special” tricks for her patients to make it a piece of cake. Her staff is fantastic too! (Sorry ladies I forgot your names, but you know who you are). They know what they are doing, explain each step of the way, and are meticulous in details. Hey, nothing wrong with having a little OCD right? Especially when you want to look fabulous! The quality of work that she does is amazing. The cavities and crown she did was superb. They came out nice and doesn’t look like I had any work done with NO PAIN!!! Remember that the next time you visit your dentist. NO PAIN and she is WAY more fun! ;o) I am so happy I am her patient. I can hardly wait for my check up in September! But I can do without any cavities, etc. for a while. Now if I can just get Dr. Perez and Dr. Downie together! I will have to work my magic!

Megan Emily (Source: Google)


This is the best dentist in Tampa. The dentist and her entire staff are super welcoming, friendly, and accommodating. Best dentist in S tampa!! The only downside is everyone seems to know how good they are, so you must schedule ahead to get in. Seems to be 1-2 month wait on average when I call to schedule my appointments.

Emily P. from Vero Beach, FL (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely loved my visit here. All the staff was super nice and did a wonderful job. Didn’t make me feel bad about not going to the dentist for a few years, simply did everything thoroughly and always shared with me what was going on. Left the office feeling like I had been completely taken care of and I am so happy to finally have a dentist in the Tampa Bay area.

Honolulu R. from Huntsville, AL (Source: Yelp)


A recent transplant to the Tampa Bay area, there were a myriad of dentists from which to choose, over 60 offices were returned in my search, most of which were four stars and higher. I narrowed my search to the following criteria: 1) A great Yelp rating with supporting reviews 2) Minutes from work 3) Convenient hours. Setting up the appointment could not have been easier. Betty is a great communicator and Pearl Dental Center’s website couldn’t be easier to navigate. I got a convenient appointment for the following week. Betty is as nice in person as she is via email. Kelly, the hygienist, is very capable, personable, and funny. She took my x-rays, inventoried my chompers, and performed my cleaning – a very thorough and detailed one – awesome. My interaction with Dr. Downie was limited because I had ZERO cavities. She is very nice and personable as well and also has great sense of humor. She did get me with the fluoride treatment up-sale. (Which I needed). I was going to take off a star because Dr. Downie & Kelly are from Indiana, but then Kelly hit me up with a patient gift bag – so we’re even. I highly recommend Pearl Dental Center for anyone looking for a dentist. You won’t be disappointed!

Kelsie Carter (Source: Google)


Not all dentist visits are great, but my visit to Pearl Dental was the best experience you could get at the dentist! From the intake process with Deanna, to the the cleaning and x-rays with Kelly and my consult with Dr. Downie, they all made me feel welcome and comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised at the state of my teeth since my last dentist insisted I had more than a few cavities to fill (turns out I have none!). They are very knowledgeable. I will definitely be coming here in the future and will be referring others!

Shae D. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


****Update: She did two fillings for me today, and I felt nothing. I was numb, and the numbness just wore off, and I have NO pain!!! No soreness, no aches, no headache from the vibration, nothing! I can’t say enough wonderful things about her!!! Oh my gosh! She is an angel!! I’m a big baby when it comes to the dentist, but she calmed my fears! I moved here from Chicago and have had only two dentists in my whole life and she rivals my childhood dentist! The best hands down! I won’t go anywhere else!!!

Patricia P. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


The best dentist ever! My family moved to S. Tampa 2 years ago and after asking around among my neighbors, I found that none of them could give a ringing endorsement of a dentist. To a one, all felt they were either “upsold” products and treatments and/or the work performed was shoddy. But we needed a dentist, so when Dr. Downie’s postcard arrived in the mail, I decided to be the family guinea pig and give her a try. I am so happy I did… Her office is conveniently located on Swann and from the moment I entered the clean, pretty waiting room, I knew I had happened on a find. After an expert, pain free cleaning and a thorough examination of my teeth, gums and mouth, it was determined that I needed needed a couple of fillings and a crown. Follow up appointments — all on Fridays and Saturdays which works perfectly with my schedule — were easy to arrange and the work that ensued was painless and perfect. Since my experience was so positive, I made appointments for all 3 (young adult sons) and my husband. All have left after their visits raving about how wonderful Dr. Downie and her whole team were. She has 5 new loyal patients. I can’t recommend her or her friendly, upbeat staff more highly.

Zachary D. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


The most underrated part of a dentist’s practice is their staff.  The appointment process was easy and quick (all digital) with plenty of appt reminders.  When I showed up I spent 5 min inputting my details into a tablet, and was off to the chair.  Dr Downie has all state of the art equipment and after a couple xrays, Dr D sat down looked me over and made a few suggestions without the hard sales that you get from some of the bigger dental conglomerates.  I went directly over to her Hygienist who quickly and painlessly cleaned my teeth (she did great because it was better then when my mom who was in hygiene for  20 years did my teeth).  I recommend the good Doctor any day of the week and well not on Sunday because she is closed……;)

Sarah Marie (Source: Facebook)


I have always had issues with my teeth and therefore had frequent and sometimes unpleasant dental experiences. I have never in my life met a more kind and compassionate dentist and this clearly radiates to the rest of the staff. The most pleasant dental experiences of my life, even when having to have a cavity filled. She was also very knowledgeable and thorough. Do yourself a favor and go here to see Dr. Downie and her staff.

Carly C. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough good things about this office. For starters, it is convenient, you are able to book appointments online. The staff is friendly and attentive. The office is beautiful and puts you at ease with its style and comfort. After my first appointment the office sent me a hand written letter. I would recommend this office to anyone and everyone.

M T (Source: Google)


Dr downie has been been beyond excepcional with me and my dental treatment. She is the most caring and compassionate person that I know and as a dentist is the best in Tampa without a doubt! I have had so many bad experiences with countless dentists in the area who just cared about how much money they could make with my teeth by over- diagnosing me with stuff I didn’t need. Dr. Downie is extremely honest and conservative with her treatments because she genuinely wants what’s best for you and your health. I cannot speak highly enough of this place. Everyone is just amazing! This is the best representation of ethical dentistry so don’t go anywhere else. If every dentist was like her, nobody would “hate going to the dentist”. The 5 star reviews speak for themselves!

Rachel W (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Pearl Dental since 2016 and honestly look forward to every appointment! Dr Rebecca Downie and her team are incredibly caring and just seem like genuinely nice people. She always gives an honest assessment of my teeth and thoroughly answers any questions I have. The hygienists are gentle and mindful of any sensitivities so I never leave in pain. On top of that the office is new and completely up-to-date. With COVID they have taken every precaution necessary and I feel super safe going in for cleanings. I even noticed during my last visit additional air filters were added to each room (on top of all the other additional safety measures). I tell all my friends and coworkers I have the best dentist and I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Dr Downie and all of Pearl Dental!

Amanda E. from Apollo Beach, FL (Source: Yelp)


I was recommended to Dr. Downie because I’ve been through several dentists in the last few years. I was complaining to a friend about it and he recommended that I come to see her.  I was very hesitant because I live in Apollo Beach, and driving to South Tampa for an appointment was not fun.  However, it was COMPLETELY worth the drive! I was super impressed with the office, the hygienist (I had a cleaning while I was there), and the care and concern of the dentist.  They didn’t try to sell me a bunch of things I didn’t need, they cared about me and my health. I’ll be having my husband go to this office as well. They take insurance which is a HUGE plus for a local office and open on Saturdays! Super happy with them, and with my friend for recommending them!

Nicole R. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


I was terrified to go to the dentist and hadn’t been in years but when I went to see Dr. Downie and her team I was 100% glad it did. They provide and friendly, upbeat and comfortable environment. Plus having the ability to schedule appointments on Saturdays totally helps with my busy schedule. Thank you for giving back my smile! -Nikki R

Chelsea F. from Tampa, FL (Source: yelp)


From top to bottom this office is filled with helpful and informative staff members. I started the visit with meeting Bettie who is an extremely kind woman working in the front and provided excellent customer service. My dental hygienist was detailed and instructional. She explained to me about how I was flossing incorrectly and the techniques I should try to correct my bad habits. In the end I met with Rebecca and she was as nice as could be. She took time and went through my teeth and was able to provide answers to all my concerns. I would highly recommend anyone to see her that wants a knowledgeable dentist who seems to care about her clients. Even after the visit she was kind enough to write me a hand written letter about our interaction. Highly recommended.

Kelli Tnner (Source: Google)


After a decade of not going to the dentist out a fear from past experiences, and bad panic/anxiety disorder, I finally found the courage to go. I was recommended by a coworker to come to pearl for their professional bedside manor. I will not go anywhere else ever again. I am floored by the professionalism, consciousness of maintaining strict covid protection, communication, and care I received today. I highly recommend this office!

Jennifer B (Source: Google)


I recently had my first appointment at Pearl Dental Center after deciding to switch dentists. My teeth cleaning was done by Joani who was so kind, professional and honestly a delight to talk to. She is very good at what she does. After the cleaning I met Dr. Downie and she couldn’t be nicer. She is professional, honest and doesn’t order unnecessary treatments, as my previous dentist did, saving me quite a bit of money. I recommend Dr. Downie and Joani 100%. I’m so glad I found Pearl Dental.

Hunter H. from Tampa Bay, FL (Source: Yelp)


Rebecca is wonderful and the new place is spotless.  Very up to date with all the latest technology.  My only complaint is they are booked out a few months for regular cleanings.  But I guess that is just a result of the awesome service they provide.  I would not hesitate to recommend Rebecca to anyone.

Ryan J. from St. Petersburg, FL (Source: Yelp)


The process for a new client was easy and painless. Had a little hiccup with my insurance but the receptionist got it solved quickly. Communication was great. Had a small time, family vibe about the place but the service was better than a large dentistry. The hygentist I had was gentle and easy going. I was very comfortable which is a lot to say because I typically hate the dentist. But not this dentist. They were kind to my sensitive teeth, through with their inspection and the cleaning I recieved was great! Overall, I’d you’re looking for a dentist, look no further than Dr Rebecca Downie’s office!

D B. from St. Petersburg, FL (Source: Yelp)


I’m always apprehensive about going to the dentist, especially a new dentist.  What fresh hell is in store for me?  When I lived in DC I had the same dentist for 25 years and try as I might to replicate that care in Florida, I wasn’t able to – until today.  All of the paperwork can be done online ahead of time.  Dr. Downie’s office verifies insurance coverage.  The office feels so comfortable without that “corporate” feel to it.  Jaima took the first set of x-rays and then Usha did the second set, before cleaning my teeth.  She was so gentle, thorough and reassuring.  Dr. Downie did a thorough exam and did not try to sell anything!  After several dentists in St. Petersburg came up with unnecessary “treatment plans” it was so refreshing to find an honest and competent dentist. I drove from St. Petersburg and it was so worth it.   For anyone out there looking for a trustworthy, gentle and competent dentist, Dr. Downie and her crew rock.

Kailyn A. from Milton, GA (Source: Yelp)


Never did I think I’d actually enjoy the dentist until I found pearl Dental. Everyone was so incredibly friendly, professional and enjoyable to speak with. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and quick to help with my insurance. The dental hygienist (I believe her name was ooma, sorry for the misspelling!) went above and beyond… she was friendly, and very meticulous yet gentle with my cleaning. Lastly Dr. Downie was awesome! She was really kind and down to earth, and took the time to get to know me and my goals for my teeth. It’s obvious that she’s an expert in her field and truly cares for her patients. I couldn’t say better things about this practice, so glad I found them!

Maddz TV (Source: Google)


Dr. Downie & staff are hands down the best in the business! I appreciate her friendly staff & carding manor. Noting makes a visit better then a fresh smile and a Dentist who cares about your time! My appointments are always quick and easy, and the follow up care it’s great! I can’t recommend her enough!

PJ D. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Downie and her team are wonderful.  They have a very different approach than others in that you are not just a number.  They take a very personalized approach to patient/practice relationships.  I really appreciated that.  You get that small town feeling where you are important to their practice yet you are in a highly advanced practice with all the sophisticated technology in both taking care of your teeth as well as patient communications.  It truly is a great mix.  I like the automated email patient appointment reminder as well as thier very quick phone follow-up on a question I had later.  I even received a thank you card for becoming a patient at the practice.  Dr. Downie really makes you feel welcome and I enjoyed talking with her.  She has a very calming and friendly demeanor.  You can tell she only hires staff that know the importance of being pleasant and compassionate.  The dental office is very beautiful inside and the complete opposite of how so many dentist offices look sterile and uninviting. If you’re looking for a great dentist and team that clearly puts the patient’s needs as the number one priority then look no further.  You will be so happy you selected this practice.  They really are different from the norm…in a very good way.

Teri M. from Tampa Bay, FL (Source: Yelp)


Went in for my annual appointment a few months ago, and cannot wait to return. I also have a grinding issue I wasn’t really aware of but my hygienist suggested I get a mouth guard. I loved my family dentist growing up, and then tried going to chain practices which was not a fit for me. Going to Dr. Downie gave me the same feeling of going to my previous beloved dental office. I totally love this Practice.

Michael L. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Downie is the best dentist I have ever visited. Period. She is incredibly gentle with those sharp picks and high-frequency tartar fighting tools. Make no mistake though, she’s tough on the badness that makes people need a great dentist. Kinda makes me think she might be some kind of superhero. The Dental Defender!! And, she is absolutely charming to talk to, or at least listen to, you know, because you’ll have a mouthful of spectacular dentistry happening. Do your teeth a favor- take them in to have Rebecca fix them up.

Loo H. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr Downie is awesome! I made a cleaning appointment to check her out (moved here from Ohio and struggled to find a good dentist). Part of the exam included X-rays (super affordable) and she noticed that I might need a root canal. She sent me to a specialist and low and behold – I had an infection and needed a root canal. When the specialist drilled into my tooth, the smell of death and decay rolled out of there (ew, I know sorry) so I definitely needed the root canal. I visited 3 other dentists before Dr. Downie – not one of them noticed I might need a root canal – even after telling them I had pain from the crowned tooth. Not all dentists are created equal. Dr Downie is one of the good ones.

Siobhan S (Source: Google)


My experience at Pearl Dental was outstanding. The staff is so incredibly nice. The office is modern with its decor AND it’s equipment. The X-ray things they put in your mouth were smaller than other ones I’ve experienced and didn’t hurt (usually they’re big and clunky and are difficult for me to bite down on). My hygienist was gentle and so thorough. She was so nice and knowledgeable and told me everything she was doing. You can tell everyone enjoys working there. They really care about their patients. The process didn’t feel rushed at all like other places. Dr. Downie was great as well. I am looking forward to my next appointment!

Andrew F. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


Visiting Dr. Downie’s office was spectacular. The entire team was friendly and outgoing. I feel like they did everything possible to make me feel comfortable. I quite literally have not had a more pleasant experience at a dental office.. EVER! I went in for a standard cleaning and x-rays and the process was smooth. The inside of the front office is very modern (looks like a room from a west elm magazine) and cozy. In addition to the office looking good, it is also very clean. I’m impressed with how much detail went into everything. In addition to the great service you receive in the office, they make it super easy to get in contact with them via E-mail. They are extremely quick in responding to an e-mail and answering questions. Filling out patient forms can be done securely online as well saving you waiting time at the office. I was seen as soon as I got to the office because I filled out my forms through a secure online portal. I scheduled an appointment as a new patient and got my dental insurance confirmed all through e-mail.