Your Health Questions Answered

Is Vaping Worse for Your Teeth Than Smoking?

Vaping may seem like a smart alternative to cigarettes, but its effects on your dental health can be severe.

01/12/2023 By Isaac Eger

Pearly Whites

Urgent Care Dental Practice Opens in Bradenton

The first of its kind in the nation, Urgent Dental Care is open seven days a week and treats all sorts of dental emergencies.

06/24/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Pro Tips for Keeping Kids' Smiles Healthy

How to keep your kids' smiles healthy, plus information about the recently passed Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act.

02/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Smiles at Lakewood Ranch to Host 'Free Dentistry Day' Dec. 11

Cleanings, fillings and extractions will be provided to patients between 8 a.m. and noon.

11/12/2021 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During Halloween Season

With Halloween season comes lots of sugar, which is delicious—but it can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums. Here are some healthy habits to keep in mind as you snack.

10/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Good Deeds

Price Creek Dentistry to Host Veteran’s Free Dentistry Day

Cleaning and fillings will be provided per patient between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 1500 Price Creek Way in North Port.

10/20/2021 By Staff

Health News

'Free Dentistry Day' to Take Place Nov. 23

"Free Dentistry Day" is a day dedicated to providing free dental care to the approximately 108 million Americans without dental insurance.

11/18/2019 By Staff

Health care

Dentist Opens New Office in Lakewood Ranch

Dr. Allison O'Brien is celebrating the opening of her new dental office with a ribbon cutting next week.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Health care

Dental Office Offers Free Care Nov. 17

University Parkway Dental is offering either one free cleaning or an extraction to every patient.

11/07/2018 By Staff

Health care

Mobile Medical Clinic Offering Free Care in Bradenton Oct. 13 and 14

The nonprofit Remote Area Medical offers free, high-quality dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals.

10/01/2018 By Staff

New hires

Dental Company Names New Chief Revenue Officer

Sarasota's Dental Care Alliance recently hired James Nick.

03/13/2018 By Staff

Health care

Construction Completed on New $1.7 Million Dental Company Facility

The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company recently completed construction on a 12,000-square-foot Lakewood Ranch building for Dental Care Alliance.

07/11/2017 By staff


Construction Begins on New Lakewood Ranch Dental Building

Halfacre Construction Company began construction on the latest corporate building for Dental Care Alliance in Lakewood Ranch in mid-October.

10/24/2016 Research by staff



WORLD CLASS DENTISTRY In private practice in the Sarasota area for more than 25 years, Dr. Jill Morris is one of only 350 dentists accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She has served as a post-doctoral instructor, journal editor and t

11/08/2013 By reginaw


DENTAL IMPLANTS - by Dr. Burr Bakke

WORLD CLASS DENTISTRY Dr. Burr Bakke is a fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has been practicing dentistry for 29 years.

11/08/2013 By reginaw


How to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

Contemporary dental care is astonishingly precise and pretty much pain free.

10/22/2013 By Su Byron