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Meet Melbourne Dentist, Cedric C. Chenet, DDS

Melbourne Dentist Dr. Cedric Chenet

Dr. Chenet is originally from Port-au Prince, Haiti, but he eventually made his way to the United States where he attended Averett College in Virginia to receive his bachelor’s of science degree. He then attended the prestigious Howard University where he achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1982.

That same year, he joined the US Air Force as a dental officer. He went on to serve all around the world in places such as Japan, South Korea, Egypt, Honduras, Peru, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, and his native Haiti. During this time, he was able to take an extensive amount of post-graduate training in various dental disciplines, including general dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, and pediatric dentistry. In December of 2002, he honorably retired as a lieutenant colonel and quickly started his own Melbourne practice.

At Dental Excellence Melbourne, Dr. Chenet believes that using the latest technology is essential to providing the highest quality care. That’s why our facility is fully computerized, including digital X-rays, paperless records, and a CEREC system. This is all part of his goal to have a practice that, in his words, is “where education, experience, and technology come together to provide excellence in dental health care.”

Dr. Chenet has been married for 25 years to his wife, Katia, and they have three boys. A family man through and through, spending time with his loved ones is always his top priority, leaving little time for hobbies. You won’t find him golfing or skiing, but you will find him traveling to visit family around the world. When he does have some free time, however, he enjoys scuba diving and hunting duck, dove, or quail. Dr. Chenet truly loves the life he’s lived as a dentist, and it’s certainly different from the year he spent as a dog catcher in New York City before going to dental school. In his words, it was, “The most interesting job I’ve ever had.” Another important fact about Dr. Chenet is that he is multi-lingual, speaking English in addition to French, Haitian Creole, and semi-fluent Spanish.

Dr. Chenet could have practiced anywhere in the world, but he’s very glad to have settled in Melbourne. Nothing makes him happier than to treat his own friends and neighbors, including many that live within walking distance of the practice.