Tracy M. Eckles, DDS
Dr. Tracy M. Eckles joined the practice in 2015. Upon moving to Tallahassee, she opted to limit her practice to select procedures. She performs dental surgery to include surgical extractions, impacted wisdom tooth removal, bone grafting, canine exposures for orthodontics, and other surgical procedures. With a goal of patient comfort, Dr. Eckles is one of few Florida general dentists licensed to offer IV conscious sedation.
After a thorough evaluation for trigger points and myalgias, Dr. Eckles also offers therapeutic placement of neuromodulators (Xeomin®, Botox®) and needling for painful and destructive clenching and grinding, headaches, and myofascial pain in the head and neck. The life-changing relief these treatments offer her patients makes them some of her favorite treatments to perform. Esthetic treatments are also available. Dr. Eckles is a proud associate member of the excellent training academy, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
After graduating from Florida State University, Dr. Eckles completed her dental degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, followed by a post-doctoral General Practice Residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. After practicing in Warner Robins, GA, for five years, she returned to Tallahassee to put down roots. She and her husband, Michael, strive daily to survive raising their three young children (being outnumbered is tough!). They spend lots of time on the water, at FSU athletic events, and visiting the many parks and playgrounds Tallahassee has to offer.
Community involvement fills Dr. Eckles’s bucket. Professional involvement includes memberships in the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association (serving on the Committee on Dental Education and Licensure), Northwest District Dental Association (serving as Treasurer), and Leon Country Dental Association. She formerly served as Standards Advisor to FSU’s Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and enjoys the wide range of local volunteer opportunities her Junior League of Tallahassee membership provides.
Excitingly, Dr. Eckles serves as the local co-chair for the Florida Mission of Mercy, a “large-scale, two-day, professional dental clinic that provides care to any patient at no cost, with the goal of serving the underserved and uninsured in Florida.” Tallahassee will be hosting the event in March 2022.