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The new FDA Director of Third-party Payers and Professional Affairs focuses on issues and problems relating to third-party payers.


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New! Radiography

The FDA Radiography Training Program allows dentists to provide a convenient way for dental assistants to obtain radiography training.

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Gather your dental squad for a full day of peer-to-peer learning by the water, inspired and led by Florida's women in dentistry.


2018 Survey of Dental Fees

The ADA survey of fees charged by general practitioners and specialists is gathered from a nationwide random sample of dentists.

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Welcome to the Manatee Dental Society (MDS) Website

We are a component of the West Coast District Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

MDS is the professional society comprised of dental professionals. MDS serves member dentists in the Bradenton community and surrounding area. MDS is dedicated to the professional growth of its members and provides monthly continuing education seminars throughout the year, access to care volunteer opportunities, leadership opportunities and updates its members on important information pertaining to dentistry.

Executive Council Members 2019-2020

President - ​Bobby Troxler, DMD
President Elect - ​David Ashley, DMD
Treasurer - Christie Eastman Craighead, DMD
Secretary - ​​Paul Erben, DDS
Immediate Past President - ​​Nishith Patel, DDS

Executive Secretary - Kelsey Bulnes

General Membership Meeting Dates

September 17, 2019
October 15, 2019
November 19, 2019
December 2019 - Holiday Party
January 21, 2020
March 17, 2020
April 21, 2020
May, 2020 - End of the Year Celebration

Use the form below to submit your RSVP to the upcoming dental lecture.

All general membership meetings are held at IMG Academy Golf & Country Club at 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton, FL 34210. Meetings begin with a social hour at 5:45 PM and lectures begin at 6:30 PM.
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MTC Project Smart Smiles is looking for volunteer dentists to provide basic screenings and education to our community's children.  Please email Dr. Rob Hynton at for more details and to volunteer your time. Thank you.

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