About Our Doctor

Dr. James Etling ("Big E")

Dr.-Etling.jpgDr. Etling has extensive experience in the dental field. He practiced general dentistry in Florida from 1981-1996. While pursuing his orthodontic degree at Nova Southeastern University, he prepared to open Etling Orthodontics here in Palm City in January 2000.

He and his wife, Lora, enjoy the arts, surfing and numerous water actives. Dr. Etling values community involvement and sponsors many local sporting events, school teams/clubs, and supports local business.

“I treat each of my patients with purposeful consideration and give special attention to their specific needs. There are no two cases that are the same. My treatment plans are formulated to fit each unique individual and their needs.”


  • University of Central Florida - Undergraduate Studies
  • Case Western Reserve University College of Dentistry - Dental Degree
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami - General Practice Residency
  • Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale - Doctoral Orthodontic Degree

Membership Affiliations

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

Patient Testimonial

I couldn't have picked a better office for my daughter's braces! We love all the staff and Dr. Etling!
- Missy G.