3520 St. Johns Ave. | Palatka, FL 32177 | Phone: 386-328-8351 | Toll-Free: 1-888-328-8351459 W. Call St. | Starke, FL 32091310 S.E. Palmetto Ave. | Keystone Heights, FL 32656

About the Doctor

Dr. Steve Chapman

Dr. Steve Chapman is originally from Mayfield, Kentucky. After graduating high school, Dr. Chapman attended Murray State University. Dr. Chapman continued his education at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He graduated with a D.M.D. in 1975. He then served in the United States Navy for two years as a Naval Dental Officer before pursuing specialty training in orthodontics. He completed his specialty program at the University of Florida in 1979. Dr. Chapman was the first dentist to complete the orthodontic residency program at the University of Florida.

Dr. Chapman is beginning his 33rd year in private practice. During these years, he has received many awards and honors. Some of these honors include:

  • Guest Lecturer at University of London College of Dentistry, London, England
  • Guest Lecturer at French Orthodontic Society, Marseilles, France
  • Guest Faculty University of Florida Department of Orthodontics, Gainesville, Florida
  • Guest Faculty Facial Pain Clinic, Gainesville, Florida
  • Dr. Chapman was an executive director for the Florida Association of Orthodontics for 11 years.
  • Dr. Chapman is a past president for the Florida Association of Orthodontists.
  • Dr. Chapman is a past president of the University of Florida Orthodontic Alumni Association.

Dr. Chapman belongs to several dental organizations, these include:

  • Northeast Florida Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists

Community organizations include:

  • First Baptist Church
  • Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, where he has served on the Board of Directors for over 25 years
  • Past president of the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch

Dr. Chapman and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children: Wylie, William, Gabrielle, and Isabelle. Dr. Chapman has a son, Brent, who practices general dentistry in Plantation, Florida. Dr. Chapman enjoys spending time with his family along with water skiing, snow skiing, hunting and restoring old knives.

He is a member of St. Johns Orthodontic Study Club. Yearly, he spends several hours attending continuing education courses. Dr. Chapman views orthodontics as fun and challenging. His current plans are to practice at least 20 more years!