Dr. Turke was born in and grew up in South Miami. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He went to New York for further studies and graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1985, with honors, and completed his orthodontic specialty training there in 1989.
Dr. Turke practiced general family dentistry for 5 years in New York City before specializing in the field of orthodontics. Upon receiving his doctorate from NY University, he married and moved back to Florida with his wife – mostly for the fishing! – but also to start their family and to establish his new orthodontics office in 1991.
Dr. Turke is board-qualified in orthodontics by the American Association of Orthodontists, where he is an active member. He is also an active member of the Southern Association of Orthodontists, Florida Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association, Hillsborough County Dental Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations.
Dr. Turke is on faculty as an Orthodontic Instructor for the New York University Langone/Lutheran medical Center Pediatric Dental Residency Program located at the Suncoast Community Health Center in Brandon, FL. Dr. Turke teaches orthodontics and supervises eight full-time Pediatric Dental Specialists participating in a two-year residency program.
Dr. Turke is a member of Idlewild Baptist Church located in Tampa. He is also involved in mission projects. He frequently joins with dentists and physicians on medical and dental mission trips to Mexico and Myanmar (formerly Burma).
“I would highly recommend Dr. Turke and his office staff if you are looking for an orthodontist. Dr. Turke has treated all 3 of my children with wonderful results. Appointments are very quick and easy, as I am able to schedule appointments before or after school. My children are complimented often for their smiles!” – Amy M.
My 13 year old daughter was a patient of Dr. Turke. She had an overjet and a crossbite, but after her orthodontic treatment she now has a beautiful smile! We are so grateful to Dr. Turke!- Faye T.
I had an amazing experience at Dr. Turke’s office. Everything went so smoothly, I must admit I was nervous at first but once I got in the office, Dr. Turke and Christine made me feel at home. Dr. Turke also answered all of my questions and was very polite throughout the entire process. It’s always positive energy when I’m here. I never have to wait when I have an appointment to see him either. Best Orthodontic Office Hands Down!!!- Dee L.