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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 2018-2019

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

Executive Secretary - Kelsey Bulnes

General Membership Meeting Dates

November 20, 2018

Dr. Matthew Waite, Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT)

December 14, 2018
Holiday Party, Edelweiss Restaurant Bradenton

January 15, 2019
Dr. James Pitts, The New Tax Law Changes and How They Affect Dental Practices - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

​March 19, 2019
​​Dr. Jeff Scott of the Dawson Academy, Implants and Occlusal Forces

April 16, 2019
Dr. James Gibney, 24 Hour Teeth

May 2018
End of the Year Party, Date TBD

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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.  Project Smart Smiles needs volunteers for Friday, May 10, 2019.  Please email Dr. Rob Hynton at for more details and to volunteer your time. Thank you.

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