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6320 Venture Drive Suite 102

Bradenton, FL

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.

Dr. Derrick Tengco, DMD

Dr. Derrick Tengco is a Tufts University School of Dental Medicine graduate who previously practiced in Massachusetts. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Tengco’s first stay in the Sunshine state saw him receive his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Miami and then acheive his Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University. Dr. Tengcomade his way back to the Northeast to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA.

While attending Tufts, Dr. Tengco participated in many community health outreach programs volunteering his time at local VA homes and promoting oral health practices to elementary schools.

Most recently Dr. Tengco work in West Brookfield Dental, providing comprehensive dental care focusing on cosmetic restorations providing both esthetic and functional smiles.

In his free time, Dr. Tengco enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, rooting for the Miami Hurricanes, and hoping to improve his golf swing.

Why Choose East Lakewood Dental?

Easy Scheduling

Quick & Easy Scheduling of Appointments


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

Lakewood Ranch
North Sarasota
South Sarasota
Venice Gardens
and All Surrounding Areas