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Dental Care

Delivered with Honesty, Integrity & Kindness

Everything we do is focused on building long-term relationships with our patients. We love what we do, and we want you to look forward to visiting us – even if you are just stopping by for a cup of coffee. With nearly 70% of our new patients coming from referrals, we understand the power of treating people right. Our entire team goes out of their way to put you first, and we think you will notice the difference.

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St. Armands'
Premier Dentist

Taking the Time to Get to Know You

As an owner and founder of Tarpon Shores Dental, Dr. Shanaka has earned his reputation as one of the finest dentists in Sarasota over the past 20 years. He takes great pride in the clinical knowledge and skills he brings to every case. More importantly, he cherishes the opportunity to get to know each of his patients – starting with 60-minute first appointments – and to be there to help them every step of the way.

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Better Technology = Better Results

We know fancy technology does not create beautiful, healthy smiles on its own. However, we do believe it saves our patients time and money while delivering exceptional dentistry. From our ability to complete a crown in a single visit to our all-digital x-rays, technology makes us better. In addition, our intraoral cameras let you see what we see while our digital impressions eliminate trays full of goo and gagging.

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Providing Exceptional Dental Services

“This is an exceptional operation. I have been consistently treated with friendly and efficient staff, and Dr. Romesh is thorough and communicates treatment options in ways that I can understand. I'm extremely pleased with the services and overall environment.”

“Dr. Weerasooriya suggested a couple of options, and we decided on a course of treatment: extraction followed by an implant. I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Weerasooriya because at each step of the diagnosis and recommended treatment, the rationale and options were clearly explained and the visual images were supportive.”

“I was seen within hours of requesting an appointment for a dental emergency. I received excellent attention and excellent care and all staff members were most kind and courteous despite me being squeezed into their already booked schedule. I can’t say enough in appreciation of the totally positive experience with Tarpon Shores Dental, Dr. Shabaka, and all the staff.”

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A Truly Unique
Dental Experience

Focused on Treating Patients 50+ Years of Age

We do not treat kids. Instead, we focus on those who are young at heart. This means truly understanding how best to maintain the look and function of your own teeth for another 50 years. People are living longer, and people want to keep their natural teeth longer. We are uniquely qualified to help with this mission. At the same time, we welcome the opportunity to work with folks who are missing teeth but want to eat, drink and laugh without concern.

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