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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 - ​​​Vacant
Immediate Past President - ​​Nishith Patel, DDS

Executive Secretary - Kelsey Bulnes

General Membership Meeting Dates

Unless otherwise noted, all general membership meetings will be held at IMG Academy Golf Club, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton, FL 34210. Meetings begin with a social at 6:00 p.m. and business/CE begins at 6:30 p.m.

September 17, 2019: Dr. Jack Longmire, Medical Errors *required for licensure renewal

October 15, 2019: Dr. Sarah Fitzpatrick, University of Florida, Oral Cancer Screening and HPV Update

 November 19, 2019: Dr. Christopher Bulnes, Optimize Your Practice: Understanding the CDT Code, Dental Benefits, Claim Processing, and more! *This meeting will be held at River House Waterfront Restaurant, 995 Riverside Dr.

​December 12, 2019: Holiday Party - Dr. Jim Morrish's Home *contact for more details.

January 21, 2020: Dr. Nicholas Grimaudo, Domestic Violence *required for licensure renewal

February 2020: No meeting

March 17, 2020: CANCELLED

April 21, 2020:  CANCELLED

May 15, 2020: End of the Year Party and Officer Installation

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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. 

Event dates: May 8th.

Please email Dr. Rob Hynton at for more details and to volunteer your time. Thank you.

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