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
September 13, 2018 *Joint meeting with Sarasota County Dental Association
Dr. Marc Kaprow, Controlled Substance Prescribing in Florida, (to satisfy (HB) 21 requirements by January 31, 2019) . Download the course outline below.
Michael’s on East, Sarasota
Free for Members
September 27, 2018
Beers with Peers (co-hosted with Sarasota County Dental Association)
Ed's Tavern, Lakewood Ranch
October 16, 2018
Dr. Lindsay Eastman, Dr. Christie Craighead, Dr. Justin Craighead, The Old, The New, and What Works in Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
November 20, 2018
Dr. Matthew Waite, Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT)
Holiday Party, Date and Location TBD
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
The Dawson Academy
April 16, 2019
Dr. James Gibney, 24 Hour Teeth
End of the Year Party, Date TBD
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.