Dr. Jim Flatley




James P. Flatley, DDS

Dr. Jim Flatley is a comprehensive dentist with 45 years’ experience in virtually all phases of general dentistry.  He practiced dentistry in the US Navy for 23 years and is a retired Navy Captain. His Navy assignments include Pearl Harbor, Great Lakes, Annapolis, Puerto Rico, USS Canopus in Charleston, Jacksonville, and of course... Orlando, where he also served as the Naval Dental Center’s Executive Officer.

Jim attended Marquette University School of Dentistry (Milwaukee) and Regis College (Denver).  He also holds an MS in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Florida.  He began his Navy career with a 1-year general practice dental residency at Great Lakes Naval Hospital and later attended the Navy Postgraduate Dental School (Bethesda, MD) for an additional 1- year residency in advanced clinical dentistry.

Dr. Flatley has a unique dental family.  His father and grandfather were dentists in his hometown of Kenosha, WI. Dr. Flatley's wife, Pam, was a dental hygienist.  He has a sister who is also a hygienist and she is also married to a dentist.  Another sister is a dental assistant in Wisconsin.  Dr. Flatley's stepmother was a hygienist - her late husband was a dentist, as are her two sons.  At family functions, members of the clan try not to talk about dentistry, if at all possible!  The Flatleys have a twin son and daughter who are grown and have pursued careers outside of dentistry. He and wife Pam are the proud grandparents of four boys and a girl.

Dr. Flatley recently served as President of the Dental Society of Greater Orlando and has been a delegate to the Florida Dental Association.  He continues involvement with membership in the Central District Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and American Dental Association.

Dr. Flatley enjoys family time, church activities, reading, following politics, and participating in many sports activities.  He and his partner, Dr. Garcia, are good buddies who genuinely enjoy working together, collaborating on complex dental cases, or just meeting for lunch. We are both eager to welcome our newest dentist into the Classic Dental family, Dr. Michelle Bargfrede.