Dr. Chichetti was raised in Clearwater Florida, received a degree in biology from Florida State University, and a doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Louisville. He returned to Tallahassee after completing dental school and is in practice with partners Dr. Neal Torgerson and Dr. Michael Hartley.
Dr. Chichetti has been very active in his profession for over 30 years, serving as president of the local and district dental associations, President of the Florida Dental Association, and as a member of the Florida Board of Dentistry for eight years, two terms as Chair. He co-authored the Florida state rule requiring the mandatory use of gloves for all dental professionals, the first such rule in the nation. He served as a member and Vice- Chair of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (responsible for producing the written licensing examination, a prerequisite for licensure across the nation). He also served as Vice-Chair of the American Dental Association’s Council on Ethics.
He has been a board member of The American Cancer Society, Big Bend Cares, The Tallahassee Community College Foundation, and The Florida Wildlife Federation. He is a past board member of SunTrust Bank NW Florida. He currently serves as Trustee and Chairman-Elect of the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation.
Dr. Chichetti has received numerous honors in recognition of his service to dentistry, including the Florida Dental Association’s “Dentist of the Year” Award. He received a Fellowship in the American College of Dentists and The Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Association of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Chichetti has an abounding love for wildlife, especially the marine environment. He is an avid scuba diver and fisherman. He lives with his wife Jo Ann in St. Marks, overlooking the Wakulla River. They have four adult children.