Dr. Michael Dorociak, DDS

Dr. Michael Dorociak, DDS

Dentistry  ·  

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Dr. Michael Dorociak, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He practices dentistry.Read his story

Sarasota Family Dental

3900 Clark Rd Ste J5

Sarasota, FL 34233
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • MetLife
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Dorociak's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dorociak "When Dr. Dorociak first began his practice, he believed very strongly that by providing his patients with honest, excellent dental care, he would become the dentist of choice for Sarasota families. Today, Dr. Dorociak is proud to have been recognized as the "Best of the Best" and "Top Dentist" by Sarasota Magazine and continues to uphold his foundation of good, honest dental treatment in an ultra-modern, caring, high-quality, and pain-free environment. Education Dr. Dorociak fills his practice with fun and enjoyment, even insisting that a game room be established in the office. At the same time, he is trained in the most complex of procedures and delivers the highest level of care. He enjoys getting to know and treating the entire family for a lifetime. It's no wonder Dr. Dorociak has been given so much recognition throughout the years for his work as a family dentist. Graduated from the University of Notre Dame - 1982 Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry -1984 Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry -1986 Completed a general practice residency at Miami Children's Hospital - 1987 Completed a comprehensive dentistry program at the University of Florida - 1996 Professional Affiliations If there were three words you could use to describe Dr. Dorociak's character, they would be commitment, passion, and integrity. He is committed to being the best and serving his patients with the highest quality, latest techniques, and gentle care in a comfortable, pain-free environment. He is passionate about his work and his profession. He also practices with the highest integrity, always striving to do what is best for the patient. Chairman of the Board, Gordon J. Christensen's Clinicians Report Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Florida Associate Editor and Project Director of a national dental publication Continually tests and evaluates new dental products and procedures Serves as a mentor and clinical instructor for a leading educational group Lectures at local and national conferences Awards and Continuing Education Dr. Dorociak recognizes that dentistry is always changing and advancing, and he does everything he can to provide his patients with the best and most advanced care. Dr. Dorociak is a very strong participant in continuing education. Received the prestigious Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1996, and the same distinction from the Florida Academy of General Dentistry in 1998. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Florida Dental Association, the International College of Oral Implantologists, and The Shepard Project; A Sarasota Dental Study Group. Dr. Dorociak continues to teach and receive advanced education in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, endodontics (root canals), prosthodontics (dentures and crowns), and many other dental disciplines. He has received extensive training and instruction in Provo, Utah alongside world-renowned dentist Dr. Gordon Christensen. Even in his spare time, Dr. Dorociak finds reasons to smile every day! Dr. Dorociak grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a town near Chicago where he rooted for the White Sox and the Fighting Irish. He misses the memories not the weather. He enjoys a good pizza and baseball or softball game. He is blessed to be in Florida and enjoys amusement parks and Disney. He loves spending time with his family, traveling, photography, sports, and reading. His wife, Gillian, is a dental hygienist, working right alongside of him each day. He and his wife have four children. Their daughter Jackie is a dentist and Katie is pursuing a phD in Neuropsychology. Their son Jared is at the Sarasota Military Academy where he plays lacrosse. Justin enjoys sports and roller coasters like his Dad and swims for the Sarasota Sharks."
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Patient Testimonials

This content was provided by Dr. Dorociak "A 5-Star rating falls far short of describing the outstanding care provided to patients of Dr. Dorociak. The doctor and his staff are thoroughly professional in their application of the latest technology, and they always sincerely and compassionately attend to the concerns and comfort of the patient. Treatment assistants Christine and Sandy are especially deserving of commendation for the quality of care provided to this formerly dental-phobic patient. What an incredible blessing Sarasota Family Dental practice is to our community! - Stewart, Feb 13, 2013"

Care Philosophy

"Create value by exceeding your expectations while making your dental experience as fun and rewarding as possible. http://www.sarasotafamilydental.com/"

1  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry

22  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Dental Disorders
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Plaque
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Prestigious Mastership Award from the Florida Academy of General Dentistry, 1998
  • Prestigious Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, 1996
Media & Publications

Dr. Dorociak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of General Dentistry, Member
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Florida Dental Association, Member
  • Gordon J. Christensens Clinicians Report, Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • International College of Oral Implantologists, Member
  • National Dental Publication, Associate Editor
  • National Dental Publication, Project Director
  • The Shepard Project, Member
  • University of Florida, Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. Dorociak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dorociak to family and friends
1771 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (1771)

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  • 1

Dr. Dorociak's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

My name is Mike I've had teeth pulled out before and it hurt really bad .this doctor pulled out 26 of my teeth and I felt no pain this guy was incredible. Didn't lie he was very caring .I truly wish all people will go to him he made a believer out of me trust me he the man
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The problem is not Dr. Dorociak's work, it's the wait time and the scheduling that's just not worth it. Schedules change, you get a call they decided not to be there at your scheduled time. To reschedule is a nightmare if you have a life, like work or school. If you need to get in for a problem,...more
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