Meet Dr. Wilson

Education and Background


Dr. James G. Wilson grew up in Gainesville, Florida.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Florida in 1989.  Later that year he began dental school at the University of Florida College of Dentistry.  In 1993 Dr. Wilson was awarded the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree with High Honors, signifying his placement in the top 5% of his graduating class.   He continued his education by completing a one year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery fellowship at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and Shands Hospital in Gainesville.  The next year he moved to Jacksonville and completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Florida College of Dentistry - Jacksonville and University Hospital (now Shands Hospital – Jacksonville).  Finally, he returned to Gainesville to complete his education by entering a three year Periodontics residency at the University of Florida College of Dentistry.


As a native Floridian, Dr. Wilson knew he wanted to practice in the state.  He had family and friends in the Tampa area so in 1998, following the completion of his periodontics residency, he moved to South Tampa.  He practiced as an associate periodontist for two years.  In early 2001 he opened Tampa Bay Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at our current location.  Since that time it has been his pleasure to provide progressive periodontal and dental implant therapy for his patients and the dental offices who entrust their patients’ care to his skills and expertise.


The field of periodontics and dental implantology are constantly evolving.  As such, Dr. Wilson knows that striving for excellence necessitates more than the minimum of 30 hours of continuing education every two years as required by the Florida Board of Dentistry.  Dr. Wilson routinely takes in excess of 100 hours of continuing education yearly.   In 2004 sat for his oral board examinations and he is currently Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.  To achieve this distinction he was examined by a panel of internationally respected peers and awarded the Diplomate status, the highest level of recognition awarded by the specialty.  


Leadership and Honors


Dr. Wilson is well respected by his peers.  In 2016 he completed his sixth year representing the periodontists of the southeastern United States by serving as a trustee of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).  While a trustee he participated in and chaired multiple committees and task forces.   In 2017, his leadership on one of those task forces was recognized by the AAP by his selection to receive a Special Citation Award.  Based on his leadership and accomplishments, in 2017 and 2018 Dr. Wilson was elected by the periodontists of the United States to serve as and officer in the organization.  He currently serves as the Vice President of the Academy.  In 2020-21 Dr. Wilson will serve as Academy President, representing nearly 8000 members throughout the world.   In addition to his national leadership positions, Dr. Wilson has held local and state leadership positions including serving on the Executive Council of the Florida Association of Periodontists (FAP) from 2005-2010.  In 2009-2010 he served as President of the FAP.  Dr. Wilson recently completed his second term as President of the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration (2017-2019).   For his leadership and ethics Dr. Wilson was nominated by his peers to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists in 2008.  This organization is the oldest national honorary organization for dentists, and less than 4% of dentists receive this prestigious distinction.  Those selected have exemplified a strong commitment to dental ethics as well as excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society.  In 2010 Dr. Wilson also became a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. 




Dr. Wilson resides in South Tampa with his wife, Casey and their four sons, Nicholas, Chancellor, Justice, and Palmer.  In his spare time he enjoys traveling, golf, and is a fan of the Florida Gators, Buccaneers, and Lightning. 


Professional Memberships


Dr. Wilson maintains active membership to numerous professional organizations including:





 American Dental Association

 American Academy of Periodontology

 American College of Dentists




 International College of Dentists

 Academy of Osseointegration

 American Academy of Implant Dentistry




 West Coast Dental Association

 Southern Academy of Periodontology

 Florida Dental Association




Hillsborough County Dental Association

Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration

Florida Association of Periodontists









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