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Don't Flush It! Wait...What?

WHAT: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day WHEN: Saturday,…
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All About Teeth Part 2 -Your Teeth & The Rest Of Your Body

Smile Sarasota is all about keeping your teeth and mouth healthy...as…
All about teeth

All About Teeth - Part 1 - How Teeth Grow

In order to properly care for your teeth, it’s essential to…
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Smiles - No Translation Needed!

There are hundreds of languages in the  world, but a SMILE speaks…
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Labor Day Holiday - What, When and Why!

The first Monday in September is celebrated nationally as Labor…
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Healthy Gums and Teeth for Life!

At Smile Sarasota, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive…
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The Chicken or the Egg

Did you know that if you’re eating well but not taking care…
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Chemotherapy and Your Dental Health

Sadly, approximately 4 out of 10 of people will be diagnosed…
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An Apple a Day

July 11th is “Eat a Red Apple Day”! You’ve probably…
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Downtown Sarasota’s “Newest Oldest” Neighborhood

Gillespie Park in Sarasota, Florida is an up-and-coming place!…
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Hanging by a Thread

Your Health is Hanging by a Thread – The Story of Dental Floss When…
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Will Your Future Dentist be a Robot?

With driverless cars, advanced robotics and machine learning…

Time to Quit Smoking?

May 31st  is WORLD “NO TOBACCO DAY” If you use tobacco,…
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Walking the Tightrope of Patient Communication

Communication plays a vital role in breaking down barriers between…
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White or Silver?

One controversy in dentistry over the last decade deals with…
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A Blood Pressure Surprise

There have been many times that patients new to Smile Sarasota…
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Same Day Crowns - Magic!

One thing that many people definitely do not have is patience.…
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Root Canals and New Crowns

When Dr. Still places a dental crown on a tooth, it is always…
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What's So Special About Dental Specialists?

Smile Sarasota and Dr. Adam Still have always been there for…
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Fast, Painless & Live Saving

APRIL IS ORAL CANCER MONTH - But Dr. Still checks for it at every…
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Hurry Up and Wait? Not at Smile Sarasota!

Everyone wants to be seen on time; it is simply human nature…
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Another Headache? Dang!

Many people suffer with headaches for years without getting to…
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Take Care of Your Toothbrush!

As you reach for your toothbrush each morning, you may not realize…
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Choosing the Right Toothpaste

Choosing the right toothpaste can be a bit of a challenging task,…
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Pizza Pizza! Watch Out!

It's happened to the best of us at one time or another: We know…
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ACHOO!

“Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst”…
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Why We Embrace Dental Technology

We recently asked our Technology Coordinator to research Virtual…
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The High Cost of Missing Teeth

Most people do not realize how not replacing a missing tooth…
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Paul Revere Was a Dentist!

Do you watch CSI, or Bones? They often rely on forensics to identify…
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Got Milk?

We are all aware of the infamous, "Got Milk?" campaign, but have…
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Why We Take Dental X-rays

A couple of years ago, we published a Blog about the benefits…
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A New Year - A New Smile

As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, many of us will…
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Happy Holidays from Smile Sarasota!

At this crazy time of year, in the midst of the hustle and business…
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Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

At Smile Sarasota, we utilize the most advanced dental technology…
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Ow! My Tooth Hurts!

No matter how conscientious you are about your oral care routine,…
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Can Dr. Still Fix My Smile with Veneers?

Veneers, sometimes called porcelain veneers, are custom-made…
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Osteoporosis and Dental Health

Once per year, Smile Sarasota requests that you update your health…
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We Are Thankful!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. It is a time that brings…
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The Bridge to Smile Sarasota

As you all know, part of Smile Sarasota's logo is an awesome…
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Sharing Our Snowbirds

It’s that time of the year to say ‘WELCOME BACK’! Like…
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Trick or Treat Your Teeth!

Every Fall, kids of ALL ages anxiously wait for Halloween. A…
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Dr. Adam Still is More than a Dentist!

Dr. Adam Still Isn’t Just a Dentist - He Stands Out in the…
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Use it or Lose it!

At Smile Sarasota we take enormous pride in delivering expert…
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Gag Me!

Do you dread going to the dentist because you gag easily? Please…
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What Are You Smoking?

Needless to say, as a healthcare provider, Dr. Still encourages…
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Heart Day is September 29th!

September 21st is Heart Day and is part of an international…
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Just the Facts, Dr. Still!

Smile Sarasota takes dentistry very seriously. But believe it…
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Love Your Teeth

Do you love your teeth? We mean, really love them. As in appreciate…
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Should You Floss?

SHOULD YOU FLOSS?? Smile Sarasota is very aware of the recent…
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You've Got a Friend

Most of here at Smile Sarasota have pets and those for who don't,…
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Bad Dental Habits

Smile Sarasota is always nagging you about brushing, flossing,…
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Times Gone By

As most of you know, many of the staff at Smile Sarasota has…
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Wants vs. Needs

NEED- something you must have WANT - something you would like…
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Location, Location, Location

Being one of the few high quality restorative and cosmetic dental…
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'Same-Day Dentures’ is a Misnomer

You have probably seen the advertisements for ‘Same-Day Dentures’…
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The Crazy World of Teeth

At Smile Sarasota, we of course talk a lot about teeth...usually…
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Hot Time Summer in the City!

Welcome to the sizzling dog days of Florida summer! Smile Sarasota…
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Why Are Teeth Cleanings Necessary?

We need teeth cleanings for two very simple but important reasons: …
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Smile Sarasota Reaches Higher

From time to time we ask our patients to review our practice…
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Did You Take Your Antibiotic?

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We say these words almost every day. Our team here at Smile Sarasota…
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Are You Afraid of Going to the Dentist?

If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. Between…
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Memorial Day - Did You Know?

For nearly 150 years, Americans have gathered in late spring…
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Are We Boring You?

Snakes and fish do it. Cats and dogs do it. Even human babies…
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Stupid Things People Do When They Don't Have Dental Insurance

Patients come to our downtown Sarasota office every week and…
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The Nightly Grind - Why You May Need a Bite Guard

Early this year, we published a blog about teeth grinding and…
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Why Does My New Patient Exam with Dr. Still Take So Long?

If you are new to our practice, you may be curious about what…
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Why You Need to Drink Water

We seem to carry bottled water everywhere we go these days. In…
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We Appreciate You!

At Smile Sarasota, the reason we continuously put effort into…
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One Dead Every Hour

APRIL IS ORAL CANCER MONTH  Oral Cancer collectively kills…
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What Are You Waiting For?

Dental Cleanings & Checkups…How Often? Many times we…
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Are You Scraping?

Have you ever heard of a tongue scraper?  A tongue scraper  (also…
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Embarrassed About a Missing Tooth?

Are you missing a tooth? This can be embarrassing, especially…
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Dog Breath?

It's easy to improve your breath and keep your teeth and gums…
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Do Not Ignore Dry Mouth!

The human body is a miraculous thing. The mouth is a perfect…
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We Care

“Patients don’t care how much you know, until they know how…
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Making a Difference by Supporting our Community

Studies have repeatedly shown that doing good deeds for others…
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Health History Update AGAIN??!!

Why do we ask you to do yearly health history updates? You…
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Who Do You Inspire?

You have probably already made your New Year’s resolution and…
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The Artists Behind Your Dental Crown

After obtaining your dream smile at Smile Sarasota, much of the…
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Do You Grind Your Teeth?

DO YOU GRIND YOUR TEETH? You may not even be aware of it! Here…
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A Politically Correct Holiday Poem

Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck... How…
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Is it a Lemon?

There are five basic tastes that can be perceived by the human…
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Laugh it Up...It's Good for You!

5 Reasons to have a Really Good Belly Laugh! Laughter boosts…
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Cavities and the Common Cold

It's that time of the year again...everyone seems to be sneezing…
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Happy Thanksgiving from Smile Sarasota!

This coming week, just about everyone in the United States will…
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Teeth Don't Die...You Kill Them!

You may think that as you get older, you'll lose some of your…
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Do You Love Yellow Teeth?

Millions of people suffer from tooth discoloration to varying…
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On Time!

It's Important to be On Time! This is a common problem for…
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Your Smile...A Lasting Impression

One of the first thing people notice about you – one of the…
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Finding the Right Dentist in Sarasota

Considering that you and your dentist will be partners in your…
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What’s the Deal with Privacy (HIPAA) Forms?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996…
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Why Floss is the Boss!

Dental Floss...It may look like a simple piece of string, but…
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Don't Drink That Acid!

Did you know that popular diet and sugared sodas are nearly as…
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Dentistry is Not a Commodity!

We are seeing an unfortunate trend in today’s dentistry. …
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Fun 'Teeth' Facts

Time for some fun! Did you know a mosquito has 47 teeth? Here…
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The Truth About Second Opinions

Should You Get a Second Opinion? Getting a second opinion…
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Part 2: Gum Recession - Why Your Hygienist is Counting Out Loud

In Part I of this Blog post, we discussed measuring pocket depth. Recession…
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Part 1: What are all those numbers my Hygienist calls out?

Part 1: What are all those numbers my Hygienist calls out? During…
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New Patients and Dental Emergencies

Our office welcomes new and existing patients with dental emergencies. Please…
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The Importance of Sunscreen

IT'S SUMMER...and there are many good reasons to use sunscreen…
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Life Can Be a Struggle - But Keep Trying!

“Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may be only…
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Dental Cap or Dental Crown?

There is no difference whatsoever between dental caps and crowns. At…
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The Real Tech Decade

Smile Sarasota is a very high-tech dental practice and most of…
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Heads Up!

The human head weighs about twelve pounds. But as the neck bends…
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Preventive Dentistry vs. Neglect

Smile Sarasota tip: don't wait until something hurts to call…
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Do you use an ultrasonic toothbrush?

Do you use an ultrasonic toothbrush? If not, what are you waiting…
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Can You Save a Life?

What the heck are we doing to each other??!! Pictured is Bill…
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Do You Chew?

Do you chew gum? Chewing gum has been proven to increase brain…
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Why are my Teeth Sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity can be difficult to deal with, especially when…
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Memorial Day Quotes

MEMORIAL DAY:  A day to remember the soldiers who live and die…
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Are Wisdom Teeth Wiser

So…how did wisdom teeth become known as such? It goes back…
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Tooth Loss and Facial Changes

Yes, Smile Sarasota makes dentures, but our goal is to help you…
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The Spit Bowl

Depending upon your age, you may remember sitting in the dental…
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Well-Being and Dental Health

Sarasota, Florida is a great place to be and tops the list of…
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A White Teeth Diet

A tip for having white teeth: Go on a white-teeth diet! If…
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Dental Implants Are Not New!

We tend to think of dental implants as a modern marvel, and in…
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Worth a Thousand Words

There is a lot of information needed for Dr. Still to perform…
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Change is Difficult

YAY!! Our office is officially CHARTLESS! Thanks to Dentrix,…
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Adam N. Still, D.M.D., P.L - What do all those ‘letters’ after his name mean?

Lots of people have asked us why some dentists have a“DDS”,…
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History of Flossing

We know all of you floss every day…right? Flossing & cleaning…
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Dentists Wear Many Hats

We all know that a dentist must first and foremost, be a…
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What should you do if you break a tooth?

Chipping or breaking a tooth can be uncomfortable and worrisome.…
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We Combine the Passion of Yesterday with the Technology of Today

So what does compassion mean when choosing a dental office? Compassion…
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Technology Has Changed Our Lives

If you are a patient at Smile Sarasota, you already know that…
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I ONLY WANT TO HAVE MY TEETH CLEANED!

Many of our new patients here at Smile Sarasota ask “Why do…
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Are You Stressed?

Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few…
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Sarasota - The Crown Jewel of the Florida West Coast

We think Sarasota is the Crown Jewel of the West Coast of Florida…
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Protect Your Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile Sarasota does a lot of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry…
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Focus on our Team-Part 3

FOCUS ON OUR  SMILE SARASOTA TEAM – PART 3 In the dental…
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Focus on our Team-Part 2

PART 2 of FOCUS ON THE TEAM, highlighting Smile Sarasota front…
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Lessons from Geese

This holiday season, Smile Sarasota is grateful for the gift…
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Balancing Act

Life itself is a balancing act. Over-committed. Distracted. Stressed…
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Focus on our Team-Part 1

FOCUS ON THE DENTAL TEAM - THE GLUE THAT HOLDS OUR OFFICE TOGETHER! At…
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Smile for the Digital X-Ray Sensor!

Dental X-rays are an important part of your regular dental visits.…
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Freedom of Choice

A while back, one of our hygienists asked the front desk here…
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Always Learning New Stuff

I am very fortunate to work in a Sarasota, Florida dental office…
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A Bulldog Went Trick-or-Treating...

Halloween is upon us again!  Smile Sarasota started wondering…
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It's Not Really Dental Insurance

Hardly a day goes by that Smile Sarasota doesn't have a call…