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Education and Professional Information
Dr. Perret holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, he practiced general dentistry part-time while remaining at the LSU Dental School as an Assistant Professor of Operative Dentistry. He resumed his education and in 1989 received his Certificate in Orthodontics from the Department of Orthodontics at the LSU School of Dentistry. After a brief stay in Jacksonville practicing with a group of orthodontists, Dr. Perret began his solo practice in New Tampa in 1991. At the time, he was the only orthodontist practicing exclusively in New Tampa and also serving Wesley Chapel. He grew his practice by helping many children, teens and adults achieve new smiles through braces.

Dr. Perret was born in New Orleans, but he grew up in various locations in the South and along the East Coast. He decided to locate his practice in New Tampa in 1991, drawn by the sunny Florida lifestyle and opportunities for personal and professional growth. He and his wife Cathy have one daughter, Caroline, and a cat named Lizzy. Dr. Perret's interests include fishing, sailing, music and golf. His entire family follows the North Carolina Tarheels during basketball season - well, maybe not the cat.

Community Service and Activities
Dr. Perret has been involved in the New Tampa community since he arrived here in 1991. After participating as a sponsor during the inaugural year of the Northeast Soccer Association (now the New Tampa Soccer Association,) he was invited to serve on its board of directors and stayed for 5 years. He is a charter member of both the New Tampa Community Council (the group that first used the name “New Tampa”) and the Rotary Club of New Tampa, where he has served as president, board member, and chairman of the Rotary Club of New Tampa Foundation. Dr. Perret and his family are Cornerstone Members of the New Tampa YMCA, Silver Sponsors of the Friends of the New Tampa Library, and parishioners at Corpus Christ Catholic Church.

Awards and Honors
C. Edmund Kells Honorary Society - LSU School of Dentistry
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society - LSU School of Dentistry
American Association of Orthodontists Exceptional Interest Award - LSU School of Dentistry
Awarded United States patents for three orthodontic inventions, all currently on the market

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