Justin Elikofer, DDS

Dr. Elikofer grew up in Evansville, Indiana, where his family enjoyed the outdoors as much as the seasons would allow. They primarily enjoyed boating on the Ohio River and camping at the Land Between the Lakes in western Kentucky on the weekends.

Dr. Elikofer excelled in academic studies but also enjoyed 3D ceramic art in high school. As he pursued his post-secondary medical education, he found that dentistry was the perfect mix of art and medicine. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and took a position with a traveling oral surgery team. Dr. Elikofer primarily focused his care on the treatment of hurting teeth that need to be removed or removal of teeth that patients wanted replaced with dental implants. These procedures always gave Dr. Elikofer the satisfaction of making huge impacts in a short amount of time. In 2018, Dr. Elikofer moved to Tampa, Florida, where he would study dental sleep medicine. Dental sleep medicine is the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with the use of mandibular advancement devices. These devices assist to stabilize the airway at nighttime while we are sleeping. Dr. Elikofer joined Dr. Holcombe in January of 2022 and looks forward to finally serving the community in which a majority of his family resides.

In his time off, you can find Dr. Elikofer on the water or beach on a nice day or at a sporting event. He follows USF Bulls, Buccaneers, Rays and Lightning.

Rodney Holcombe, DDS

Dr. Holcombe is originally from Richmond, Virginia. His interest in the dental industry originated from a mentorship experience with his own dentist in high school. Along with his cousin, Mitzi Gill, and Dr. William Gill, Holcombe studied how to become a master dentist.

He attained his bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He later went on to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1986 from the Medical College of Virginia. At the University of Maryland in Baltimore, he completed the General Practice Residency in advanced general dentistry.

In 1987, Dr. Holcombe joined Dr. William Gill’s practice and opened up a brand-new practice in Tampa in 1991. After purchasing that very practice, Dr. Holcombe opened up our current location in Tampa Palms.

Dr. Holcombe was a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, where he learned leading-edge cosmetic treatments. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, which allows him to stay updated with the latest techniques in the evolving dental industry. Dr. Holcombe has also mentored the Hornbrook Group on anterior aesthetics and live patient treatment.

His experience with the Pankey Institute and the Pete Dawson Group provided him with information to help patients with bite and TMJ issues. He received training from Misch International Implant Institute — a world-renowned institution for implant training. He also received hands-on training from Dr. Tom Balshi at PI Institute — the creator of Teeth in a Day.

Dr. Holcombe takes pride in providing clients with beautiful smiles in the cosmetic and dental implant industry. He utilizes advanced techniques to complete accurate restorations for Teeth in a Day and to make patients feel comfortable with sedation dentistry methods. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with complete understanding and personalized dental care.

Dr. Holcombe is married to Christine Beck, who is the Hillsborough County attorney. He enjoys golf, working out, hot yoga, and playing with his chickens and dogs on his farm in Citrus County.

Sara Sheffield, DDS

Dr. Sheffield grew up in Tampa and went to school at The Academy of the Holy Names. She completed her undergraduate education and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Dr. Sheffield then attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She practiced general and cosmetic dentistry in Chicago, Illinois, and is now happy to be back home in Tampa. Dr. Sheffield maintains her memberships in the American Dental Association®, the Florida Dental Association, the Hillsborough County Dental Association and the West Coast Dental Association. Keeping up to date with the latest clinical techniques and knowledge is important to Dr. Sheffield as she regularly attends a variety of continuing education classes.