Dr. Daphne Toussaint sees dentistry as a profession where she can transform lives and use the artistry of working with her hands to provide customized dental treatment patients desire. Dr. Toussaint has been going the extra mile in dentistry from an early age. She started working at Midtown Dental when she was just 16-years-old as a Sterilization Technician to raise money for her high school marching band. Dr. Toussaint quickly fell in love with dentistry while watching the doctors at Midtown Dental improve the health, smiles, and lives of their patients.
As a double major she received her Bachelor of Science degree with Cum Laude Honors and later earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from the University of Florida (UF). Afterwards, she completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) training at the New York University Langone Medical Center because she felt it would allow her to provide more comprehensive care to her patients. Due to her training and her gentle nature, Dr. Toussaint is known for helping anxious patients be at ease and comfortable enough to receive the care they truly need.
While at UF, Dr. Toussaint was the Business Symposium Director for two years for the UF chapter of American Student Dental Association. She was also the director of the Oral Cancer 5K for the school’s Student National Dental Association. The 5K Dr. Toussaint organized raised awareness for oral cancer and funds towards oral cancer. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the National Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association.
Dr. Toussaint also enjoys giving back to communities. She feels that it is her responsibility to utilize her gifts to be a blessing to others. Dr. Toussaint has traveled to places as far as Panama, Haiti, Guatemala and most recently she joined the Midtown Dental team to Trinidad to provide dental care to people who otherwise would not have access to it. She has also committed to serving the people of Lakeland by providing care in Midtown Dental’s very own annual Free Dental Day.
In addition to practicing dentistry, Dr. Toussaint enjoys running. She has completed numerous Half Marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks. When she is not running, she enjoys weight training and pushing her fitness to the next level. Dr. Toussaint believes having her body at peak shape ensures that she can be at optimum health for her patients and it is also a great way for her to relax. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being a foodie.
Dr. Toussaint is elated and honored to serve the people of Lakeland.