Dr. Sherwood West, DDS

Dr. Sherwood West, DDS

Dentistry  |  

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Dr. Sherwood West, DDS is a dentist who practices in Sarasota, FL. He has been practicing for 20 years.Read his story

Family Dentistree

3850 S Osprey Ave

Sarasota, FL 34239
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Delta Dental
  • MetLife
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. West's bio

This content was provided by Dr. West "“I am passionate about using my experience, knowledge, and expertise to help people. It is very rewarding to help people feel better and look great. Dentistry is a wonderful profession, and I feel blessed to help people by improving their smile and the quality of their lives.” — Dr. West Education and Experience Dr. S. Lance West completed his undergraduate work at the University of Florida in Gainesville and Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he received a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry. He attended Marquette University School of Dentistry, where he was awarded his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1998. Dr. West received his license to practice dentistry by the State of Florida in 1998 and has been in private practice in Sarasota since then. He joined the team at Family Dentistree in October 2000. Professional Affiliations American Dental Association Florida Dental Association Outside the Office Originally from Tampa, Dr. West now lives in Sarasota with his beautiful wife Michelle. They have two wonderful and gifted daughters, Savannah and Alexandra. Dr. West’s parents also live Sarasota, and they enjoy being able to have big family events together. Dr. West and his family are avid travelers and always excited to experience new places and adventures. His girls are involved in many sports activities, and they constantly amaze Dr. West and Michelle with their endeavors and accomplishments. As a family, they enjoy snow skiing, biking, going to the beautiful Florida beaches, photography, fishing, theme parks, and all kinds of outdoor activities. They are huge Florida Gator sports fans and enjoy going to games and cheering on the Gators. Dr. West is also an automobile enthusiast and loves the design and engineering aspects of innovative cars."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. West "Commitment

 Our Sarasota dentists and team of professionals have extensive experience in complex dental procedures to give our patients results that last a lifetime. Our average team member has been with Family Dentistree for more than ten years to render the care that can make the difference in your dental experience.


 We have committed to the latest in technology, including 3M True Definition Scanner, digital imaging, and intraoral cameras, for the best in diagnostic ability. This can mean better treatment, with less time and money required to achieve the highest quality of dental care. Our 9000 3D System delivers an unprecedented level of detail, which allow us to diagnose our patients with accuracy and confidence. 


 Our doctors and staff have sought extensive postdoctoral training to ensure the treatment our patients receive is the best that modern dentistry can offer. We have multiple doctors who are trained and certified in IV conscious sedation. You will appreciate the attention given to your concerns, your health, and the quality of a healthy smile.

Complete Care

 Taking good care of your teeth now will allow you to enjoy years of health benefits, good meals, and wonderful smiles to share with friends and family. We offer comprehensive dental care, including preventive care, restorative treatments, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and IV sedation."


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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tender Gums
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • IV Sedation
  • Invisalign®
  • Lower Dentures
  • Physical Examination
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry
  • Upper Dentures
  • X-Ray

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.


  • Marquette University College Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1998

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. West's Reviews

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Dr. West's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Sarasota, FL |
After having gone to Dr. West for 9 years, when I had a dental emergency, my phone calls were not returned for 48 hours. Never will I return.
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  • Aetna
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  • Assurant Health
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  • Delta Dental
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    Delta Dental Premier
  • MetLife
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