Dr. Strimer was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of South Florida, his D.M.D. degree from the University of Florida, his endodontic certificate from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, and his M.S. degree in health sciences from The George Washington University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and member of the College of Diplomates. He joined Manatee Endodontics in 2004 after eleven years of service as a dentist in the U.S. Navy. He is a courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, St. Petersburg clinic. Dr. Strimer and his wife Marianne have three daughters.