Dr. Z Dentistry at a Smile Resort is a Jacksonville based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the-art dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Zimmerman and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 904-420-4041 and experience why our patients think Dr. Z Dentistry at the Smile Resort is the best dentist in Jacksonville.



Dr. Rod Zimmerman has practiced general dentistry in Mandarin, Florida for over 15 years. He earned his Biological Science Degree with Cum Laude Honors at University of California, Irvine, and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from McGill University in 1984. Dr. Z. successfully received his General Practice Certification from University of Florida.

Dr. Z retains active membership with the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Northeast District Dental Association. He also maintains his Academy of General Dentistry membership to continually update his didactic and clinical skills. Dr. Zimmerman, also a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, was first to bring to Jacksonville the ND-Yag Dental Laser. He also received certification to use the Er-Yag Laser to treat carious lesions in the mouth. Dr. Zimmerman also received his certification in Florida to treat his patients with Invisalign orthodontics. Dr. Zimmerman has completed his education on the Continuum of Implant Dentistry 2000 at University of Florida, Center of Implant Dentistry, to stay abreast in placing and restoring dental implants. He also completed numerous continuing education of bone grafting to better treat his patients requiring dental implants. He has recently been trained on the placement of dental “mini implants” to stabilize dentures. He is currently an active member of the Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Z’s love to educate the public on dentistry has afforded his fortune of being interviewed by Channel 12 News and of publishing articles in the community news. His community involvement extended to teaching children on preventive dentistry at Neighborhood Schools and to the Birth and Parenting Club.

Dr. Z, or who has become known as “A Smile by Z” attributes his practice success to always putting the patient first. Dr. Z, committed to revolution in dental technology from cosmetics to computerization in dentistry, still feels that it is the personal service and the attentive needs, particularly catering to the dental coward, which is most important when treating his patients. Dr. Z believes that true-to-the-heart comments and valuing his dental-patient relationships is what makes dentistry a rewarding and an enjoyable career.


Martha Lay

Office Manager
I love helping people feel good about themselves, and the beauty about working in the dental field is that it allows me to help their smiles look beautiful.

Shelby Towers

Dental Assistant
Why I chose this profession: At the age of 8 I knew I wanted to work in the dental field. I love everything about dentistry. Being able to educate patients and helping them achieve a healthy smile is rewarding.