Dr. Rachel Caldwell, DMD


Dr. Caldwell, originally from Kentucky, was raised here in St. Petersburg. She attended Blessed Sacrament School and St. Petersburg Catholic High School. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science with a concentration in Chemistry from the University of Florida. She remained in Gainesville to earn her Degree of Dental Medicine from the University of  Florida College of Dentistry. She has been practicing in Winter Springs for 7 years.  Dr. Caldwell and her husband, Matt, have always believed that there is nothing more important than the love and support of family. In holding true to that value, Dr. Caldwell sold her practice and moved back to St. Petersburg to fulfill her vision of “Family First”.  Because she understands that open communication and truly listening to her patients’ concerns are at the heart of successful dental care, she is able to partner with her patients and develop true relationships and smiles that last a lifetime.


Having been blessed by the guidance of many wonderful mentors, Dr. Caldwell now devotes time to others in an effort to “pay it forward”. She is a faculty member at the Pankey Institute, where she is able to teach higher level dental concepts to other dentists and help them along on their dental journey. She also mentors pre-dental college students and helps them prepare for dental school and their career.

A perpetual student, Dr. Caldwell is committed to higher dental education and constantly improving herself in order to provide the best care possible. She is an active member of many educational organizations and clubs, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Pinellas Count Dental Association
  • Dawson Academy
  • L. D. Pankey Alumni Association
  • Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration

Dr. Caldwell, her husband Matt, and their two daughters Julianna and Charlotte enjoy cooking together, boating, and most importantly, spending time with their extended family.

Dr. Caldwell is passionate about health and wellness and believes that solving problems in the most conservative way is usually the best method. Because of this, she is constantly researching and learning about new things that can help her patients live more balanced and happier lives.