One of Us - Dr. Lindsay Maples


Pediatric dentist, Dr. Lindsay Maples, has a lot to smile about these days. Maples is a pediatric dentist and owner of River City Pediatric Dentistry in Mandarin. This year, the practice expanded to include a second location in Ponte Vedra at the Town Plaza Offices at Nocatee. Ponte Vedra Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics opened on Feb. 9. “I absolutely love my job and am so excited to get to know more families in Ponte Vedra and help to care of the kids in the area,” she said. If the expansion wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she is also pregnant with her second child and keeps up with a toddler and puppy! Maples lives in Nocatee with her husband, Andy, and their 2-year-old daughter, Maggie.

Where are you from originally?

I was born in Louisiana, but moved to Gainesville when I was six. I went to the University of Florida, where I received a Bachelor of Science [degree] in Exercise Physiology and stayed in Gainesville for dental school. After dental school, I completed my residency in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. After two years up north, I couldn’t wait to return to Florida!

Tell me about your family.

My husband, Andy, and I have lived here for six years. We have a 2-year-old daughter, Maggie, another baby due in June and a puppy named Charley.

When did you move to the area?

My family and I moved to Nocatee a year and a half ago, and we could not be happier. We love our community and have enjoyed getting to know so many great families in the area.

There are always events and activities for our entire family, which has been perfect for our growing family.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends. My favorite thing to do is to watch my daughter develop her own personality and become her own little person. Other than that, I truly enjoy running, working out and cooking.

When will the office be opening?

The new office, Ponte Vedra Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, will be open Feb. 9. I absolutely love my job and am so excited to get to know more families in Ponte Vedra and help to care of the kids in the area.

We will also have an orthodontist, Dr. Derek Hoffman, in the office twice a month, which will allow us to better serve our patients by offering orthodontic care.

What kind of services will you be offering or specializing in?

As a pediatric dentist, I am dedicated to providing children with quality dental care in a positive, gentle and caring environment. My staff and I know that going to the dentist can sometimes prove to be a scary process for kids, so we are focused on making them have fun and feel comfortable and safe at every single appointment.

Our advanced training in the area of pediatric dentistry allows us to offer the best possible treatment options to children of all ages.