7315 Merchant Court
Sarasota, FL 34240




More than just a dentist - the Right Dentist

In 2012, 2013, 2014 and again in 2015,  Dr. Santos, has been honored by her peers by receiving the distinction of being named one of America’s Top Dentists in Sarasota, Florida. 

To complete the top dentists list, dentists and specialists in the Sarasota-Bradenton area were asked "Who would you trust with your dental needs?" The nomination pool consisted of all dentists listed online with the American Dental Association. Those responding were asked to consider experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies, and results. Once the responses were compiled, dentists were checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have an active license and are in good standing.

In an interview in 2012, Dr. Santos said: "Treating children is my vocation. Being recognized for my service to the community and my patient care is an honor that I truly appreciate. I hope to continue to provide my patients with the same superior, quality dental care I have been providing for the past 18 years".


Woodland Community Church Dental Van

Dr. Santos has had the privilege to volunteer her services to the Samoset community through the Woodland Community Church Dental Van.


Halloween Candy Drive for our Troops

Don't know what to do with all that extra Halloween Candy?  Bring your candy to our office and receive a ticket for the drawing of a $100 Visa Gift Card.  The candy will be taken to the DAV Unit 18 located at 111 63rd Ave. E. Bradenton, Fl.  The DAV Aux. will be in charge of packaging and shipping to our men and women overseas as holiday gifts.  Like us on Facebook to find outmore about it and to know this year's winner.


Toys-for Tots 

Every year, our office collects new unwrapped toys for the Marines Toys-for-Tots Foundation. The objective of Toys for Tots is to help less fortunate children in our community experience the joy of Christmas. Please join us in sharing some Christmas cheer.  Like us on Facebook to receive more information.


Project Christmas Smile

In the last few years, Dr. Santos has participated in  this community event that pairs folks in need of dental work with dentists wanting to give back.  The goal of this project is to provide a day of free dentistry during the Christmas holidays with the hope that no one has to wake up with a toothache on Christmas Day.  


National Children's Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month went by fast!  During the month of February, our team had much fun educating children, parents and physicians in a variety of activities for the community.  Our goal was to raise awareness about children’s dental needs and to provide the tools to achieve optimal oral health.


          Give Kids a Smile 2014

One day, One office, Two dentists, 25 volunteers , 10 corporate and community sponsors, 26 patients, 189 procedures, $19,891.00 worth of Free Dental Treatment! On Valentine's Day 2014, we were fortunate to share the love with children in need of dental treatment. We couldn't have done it without the help of all the volunteers and sponsors. A special thanks to Crest, Colgate & Henry Schein for providing some of the materials and to Fast & Fresh for providing the food to keep us going through the day.   

      Give Kids a Smile 2013

One day, One office, Two dentists, 12 volunteers , 12 corporate and community sponsors, 29 patients, 165 procedures, $13,337.00 worth of Free Dental Treatment!  In 2013, we celebrated our 10th year anniversary at our Lakewood Ranch office by giving back to the community we have grown to love.  We were blessed with the opportunity to serve a group of children from disadvantaged homes with limted access to care.


Dr. Santos Goes the Extra Mile for a Patient

As a pediatric dentist I come in contact with some amazing children who have to endure the daily challenges of dealing with diabetes.  This is not a condition that you can ignore and children have a hard time adjusting to a regimen that will keep them healthy.  Having to monitor your blood sugar levels several times a day, making sure that you eat when you have to and avoid things that others are eating, taking insulin shots or dealing with a pump - not necessarily fun stuff when there is a huge pressure to be liked or accepted within your peers. 

I started bike riding a couple years ago as a way to share in some exercise and quality time with my husband and my boys.  During the past few years, I have been riding at the Tour de Cure because it is the best thing I can do to help raise awareness and funds for the American Diabetes Association.  This year, I took the 100-mile challenge to honor my patients who suffer from this terrible disease, in particular a little girl name Hannah.  My patient Hannah suffers from many other healthcare disabilities but the one that she struggles the most with is diabetes.  However, if you knew her, you would never be able to tell.  She is always happy and has a witty remark for everything you say.  She loves to sing and has a sweet love for her younger siblings. Hannah’s positive attitude brings perspective to my life and makes me smile.  I chose her as my inspiration for this ride because I wanted to be reminded of the reason why I am crazy enough to complete this challenge. After a certain amount of miles, my legs started to hurt and my mind wanted to take a shorter route but I had Hannah’s name on my handlebar to remind me that, despite her daily struggles, she can make others smile.

Click here to read Dr. Santos' story as featured in the East County Observer



2015 Summer Contest


Terms and Conditions:

  1. You may submit more than one photo.  Get creative!
  2. Submitted photos must be of a current patient of Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero.
  3. Any entries deemed inappropriate will not be accepted.
  4. You must be 18 y/o or older to enter your photo. 
  5. By sharing your photo, you are giving us consent to post it on our Dentistry for Children & Adolescents Facebook page.
  6. Please do not upload copyrighted photos or photos that you did not take. Such photos will be deleted.
  7. One winner per family/household.
  8. Entries and voting end on September 30, 2015.
  9. Winners will be posted on our Dentistry for Children & Adolescents Facebook page on October 6th, 2015.
  10. Prizes must be claimed by December 31, 2015.