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Medicare Dental Benefit

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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 2020-2021

President - Christie Craighead, DMD, MS
President Elect - Gabrielle Chevance, DMD
Treasurer - Ryan Rubino, DMD
Secretary - Jackson Sullivan, DDS
Immediate Past President - David Ashley, DMD

Executive Secretary - Kelsey Bulnes

General Membership Meeting or Event 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.

MDS will resume general membership meetings in September.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Conventional vs. Digitally-Guided Full Arch Rehabilitation, Ozzie Richi, MDT
Speaker sponsored by NDX nSequence

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Medical Errors, Dr. Nicholas Grimaudo (2 CEUs) Required for licensure renewal - Hygienists are invited!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Save or Extract a Tooth, Dr. Robert Miller (2CEUs) 
Speaker sponsored by Straumann

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Holiday Party
Drs. Christie and Justin Craighead's Residence

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
A Glimpse into Pediatric Sleep Apnea, Dr. Jim Morrish (1 CEU)
Current Trends in Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Gy Yatros (1 CEU)

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Prescribing Controlled Substances, Dr. Joel Rose (2CEUs) Required for licensure renewal - Hygienists are invited! RSVP Required

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
MRONJ - Newer "Big Hitters", a New Update, Dr. Indraneel Bhattacharyya (2 CEUs)
Pier 22, 1200 1st Ave W., Bradenton, FL 34205

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Incorporating Orthognathic Surgery into a Dental Treatment Plan, Dr. Pat Ricalde (2 CEUs)

End of Year Celebration/Officer Installation

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 6:00 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: ​TBD.

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

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