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Standards

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    Personalized Treatment Plan
    We understand that each patient has unique dental needs. We will create a treatment plan that is unique to you and your specific situation. At Dental & Sedation Group you will not get a "one-size-fits-all" approach to your care.
  • 2
    Setting Realistic Expectations
    In many cases we can reverse years of dental neglect in a single visit. In those cases where more care is required, we will set realistic expectations and goals for your care. You will be informed every step of the way.
  • 3
    No Unnecessary Services
    Your treatment plan will consist of only those procedures necessary to correct your issue(s). What's more, we will often come up with an alternative treatment plan, allowing you to choose what course of treatment is the best fit for your budget.

Meet Our Doctors

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Dr. Laurence Fendrich DMD - Cosmetic Dentist Florida

Dr. Laurence Fendrich

Primary Specialty: Cosmetic, Implant & Sedation Dentistry
Education
  • Long Island University, C.W. Post College, Greenville, NY
    B.S. Biology, magna cum laude
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
    Doctor of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Atlantic Coast Dental Society

Dr. Fendrich is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, considered by many to be one of the finest centers for higher dental education in the country. For the past 26 years he has focused his professional efforts on providing caring, quality dental care to all his patients.

With a strong emphasis on cosmetic smile design and redesign, Dr. Fendrich has attended thousands of hours of continuing education to further his skills. In addition to having placed dental implants since 1984, Dr. Fendrich has been involved in numerous dental practices coaching and teaching his skills to younger dentists.

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Dr. Ernie Soto

Dr. Ernie Soto

Primary Specialty: Cosmetic, Implant & Sedation Dentistry
Education
  • Georgetown University's School of Dentistry
    Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Creighton University
    Undergraduate Degree
Professional Affiliations
  • International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • American College of Oral Implantology
  • American Society of Osseointegration
  • American Orthodontic Society
  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Dr. Ernie Soto is a reconstructive dentist who received his undergraduate degree from Creighton University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Georgetown University's School of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, Florida and has been practicing dentistry in South Florida since 1990. Dr. Soto's expertise in his field is unmatched and diverse with Dr. Soto routinely performing oral surgical procedures, implant and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Soto belongs to the International Congress of Oral Implantology, American College of Oral Implantology, American Society of Osseointegration, American Orthodontic Society, Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Soto is certified in Nitrous Oxide Sedation and IV Sedation and is one of a limited number of dentists licensed by the State of Florida to provide anesthesia. Dr. Soto has placed over 2,000 dental implants and 15,000 crowns. He instructs other dentists on state-of-the-art techniques, such as CT scans for virtual surgical procedures, 3D surgical planning, and computer aided surgical guides. Dr. Soto is included in the Examiner/Consultant pool for the Florida Dental and Dental Hygiene Licensure Examinations.

Dr. Soto has been the recipient of industry awards including Align Technology Inc.'s Invisalign Innovator Award and he has written numerous articles for Senior Life magazine. He also serves as an advisor to iHealthSpot, Inc., a leading provider of websites and patient education to dental and orthodontic practices nationwide.

Dr. Soto offers a complete range of dental services, integrating state-of-the-art techniques with proven traditional methods of treatment. Dr. Soto and his team are continuously learning new techniques for the best results. Most importantly, Dr. Soto genuinely listens to your concerns and provides personalized care for your specific needs.

Dr. Soto has lived in South Florida for 19 years and resides in Davie with his wife and three children.

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Dr. Michael Gorman

Dr. Michael Gorman

Primary Specialty: Cosmetic, Implant & Sedation Dentistry
Education
  • University of Florida, College of Dentistry
    Doctor of Dental Medicine
    Graduated cum laude
  • University of Florida, College of Health Professions
    Bachelor's of Health Science (B.H.S.), Rehabilitation Counseling
    Graduated summa cum laude
Professional Affiliations
  • Fellowship, International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Fellowship, American Dental Implant Association
  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association

A Florida native, Dr. Gorman grew up in Tallahassee. He joined the U.S. Navy immediately following high school and served a four year enlistment and is a Desert Storm veteran. Upon returning home to Tallahassee after his stent in the Navy, Dr. Gorman trained and received his Florida state certification as a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. He worked with the Tallahassee fire department for two years. Dr. Gorman next attended the University of Florida, where he received his undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Dr. Gorman then attended the University of Florida, College of Dentistry where he received his degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.). Dr. Gorman obtained his certification in IV conscious sedation from the University of Alabama, at Birmingham. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and holds Fellowships from the American Dental Implant Association and the International Congress of Implantology, the largest global implant organization. Dr. Gorman is also a member of both the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Dental Association for Conscious Sedation.

Prior to becoming a partner with Dental and Sedation Group, Dr. Gorman completed hundreds of hours of course work in postgraduate dentistry to obtain his certification in IV and oral sedation, as well as oral and implant surgery. Dr. Gorman is dedicated to the newest advancements in cosmetic dentistry and keeps up-to-date with the latest technologies. With the above mentioned qualifications, Dr. Gorman has the ability to serve a large patient population, ranging from someone who may only require small cosmetic procedures to full mouth rehabilitation involving extractions, implant placement and restoration, all completed by him in one location, without the need for multiple referrals. Dr. Gorman feels passionate about the ability to complete all phases of dentistry for his patients, as he is very well aware of the abundance of patients with dental anxiety and phobias. Surveys show that 70% of adults neglect their primary dental care because of fear and anxiety. Dr. Gorman feels that once you feel confident and comfortable with one practitioner, much of that anxiety can be alleviated.

Dr. Gorman has had the privilege of serving his community for over 12 years. The combination of his continuing education and state of the art equipment allows him to offer his patients high tech dentistry with a gentle touch. He believes it is never too late to give his patients a second chance at a new smile that will provide them with beautiful cosmetic and functional results, providing them with an improved quality of life.