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.

Yashri Sanghani, DMD

Dr Sanghani was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She earned her Bachelor or Science degree from the University of South Florida and her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Temple University School of Dentistry Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Sanghani focuses on all aspects of dentistry including crown and bridge, cosmetic makeovers and Invisalign. She performs all dental procedures utilizing the latest techniques and materials in a comfortable and relaxing setting. This includes the implementation of pain management techniques to prevent treatment discomfort and minimize dental anxiety. “My mission is to provide the highest level of comprehensive dental care to my patients in a comfortable manner,” states Dr. Sanghani. Complete oral health is her long-term goal, but the immediate priority is her patient’s comfort.

Dr. Sanghani continues to take advanced training in various aspects of dentistry. She is passionate about educating her patients on preventative care, good oral hygiene practices and the risks of periodontal disease. She offers comprehensive treatment to the entire family. “There is no better feeling than changing someone’s life with a bright, healthy smile.”

When she’s not practicing dentistry, you can find her on a beach enjoying the Florida sunshine. “I love to explore new cities and try new foods with friends and family,” says Dr. Sanghani.

Professional Memberships:

American Dental Association

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