Meet The Doctors

Wayne L Faulkner, DDS

Wayne L. Faulkner, DDS is the founder of Smile by Faulkner, which has now transitioned into East Lakewood Dental.  He began his career in dentistry over 30 years ago.  In 1998, he opened his Lakewood Ranch office, the first Healthcare provider in the Lakewood Ranch area.  Dr. Faulkner is passionate about helping his patients and ensuring they receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care available. He loves challenging cases and is driven to find new techniques to help resolve all dental problems.  Dr. Faulkner received his Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Nebraska and competed his surgical residency at Emery University.  He and his family reside in Bradenton.

Areas of Expertise:

Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Crowns, Root Canal Therapy, Laser Therapy and Implants.  He specializes in reconstruction, smile makeovers and implants.

Juergen Lafrenz, DDS

Dr. Lafrenz began practicing dentistry over 30 years ago in Michigan.  He relocated to Florida and joined the team at Smile by Faulkner, which is now known as East Lakewood Dental.  He is passionate about providing each patient with the finest dental care and the most successful treatments possible.  Dr. Lafrenz is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida and Michigan Dental Associations, Academy of General Dentistry and the Dental Honors Society.  He has received honors from the Academy of General Dentistry, Oral Surgery and the Anatomy Award.

Areas of Expertise:

Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Crowns, Root Canal Therapy, Laser Therapy and Implants.

Why Choose East Lakewood Dental?

Easy Scheduling

Quick & Easy Scheduling of Appointments

Experience

Over 30 years of experience in dentistry.

Financing Available

We accept most insurance plans and offer financing through CareCredit.

Convenient Location

6320 Venture Drive Suite 102
Bradenton, FL

East Lakewood Ranch is Proud to Offer Dental Services to the Communities in

Arcadia
Bradenton
Ellenton
Lakewood Ranch
Myakka

Nokomis
North Sarasota
Osprey
Palmetto
Sarasota

South Sarasota
Venice
Venice Gardens
and All Surrounding Areas