Why We are Different

Conservation of tooth structure

Our teeth are preserved and protected by the hardest substance in the human body, the enamel. Once this enamel has been altered through decay, trauma, physical or chemical abrasion it must be removed. It is our goal to conserve as much of the remaining enamel and dentine as possible. Using advanced techniques and modern technology we are able to preserve and in some cases remineralize the remaining enamel and dentine. Our office strives to preserve the teeth with minimally invasive procedures such as composite bonding, sealants, veneers and many other techniques that preserve and enhance the remaining tooth structure.

Preservation and stimulation of the supporting structures

The structures that support the teeth are the gum tissue and bone. These structures must be preserved and in some cases stimulated to regenerate where possible. This is done by a combination of in office cleanings and at home removal of food debris on a daily basis. We engage the patient to become part of the preservation procedures by teaching proper home care. When routine dental cleanings are combined with proper home care, the supporting structures can be preserved for a lifetime.

Dr. Graser’s Profile

Education

Venice High School
University of Florida - B.S. in Zoology 1978 – with honors
University of Florida College of Dentistry - 1982 with high honors
University of Alabama - Hospital Dentistry Residency 1983

Awards

Alpha Epsilon Delta - Presidential Honor Society
Sigma Tau Sigma - Honorary Tutoring Society
American College of Stomatologic Surgeons 1982
American Association of Endodontists Award 1982
Member of O.K.U. Honorary Dental Fraternity
Graduation with High Honors
Outstanding Resident Award University of Alabama 1983

Practice Experience

Birmingham, Alabama - 1982-1983 - Part time general practice
Venice, Florida - 1983–present - Full time general practice

Professional Activities

Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists
American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
West Coast Dental Association
Sarasota County Dental Association
Florida Prosthodontics Study Club
West Coast Implant Study Club
Sharks Tooth Study Club
Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Board of Directors - Sarasota County Dental Association 1987-1992
Membership Chairman - Sarasota County Dental Association 1988-1989
President Elect - Sarasota County Dental Association 1989-1990
President -Sarasota County Dental Association 1990-1991

Teaching Experience

1982 Hinman meeting in Atlanta, Georgia: “Bleaching Vital Tetracycline Stained Teeth.”
1982 University of Florida ASDA Day: “Bleaching Tetracycline Stained Teeth.”
1988 Venice Hospital Lecture Series: “Modern Concepts in Restorative Dentistry”
1989 Tampa Implant Study Group: “Temporary Restorations and Related Topics”
1989 Manatee County Dental Society: “Bleaching Update”
1990 Bill Strupp Seminar: “Accurate Alginate Impression Techniques”
1990 Dr. Jeff Weithe1s Office: “How to Survive Without Advertising”
1991 and 1994 Diabetes Support Group/ Venice Hospital: “Diabetes and Oral Health Care”
1997 West Coast Dental Association: “High Quality Diagnostic Impressions”
Center For Advanced Dental Studies St. Petersburg, Florida
Teaching Assistant “Application 1” 1995 to 2005
Teaching Assistant “Application 2” 1995 to 2005
Instructor “Communicating Quality Dentistry to the Clinical Staff”

Hospital Experience

Staff of Veterans Administration in Birmingham, Alabama 1982-1983
University Hospital Birmingham, Alabama 1982-1983
Venice Hospital 1983-2006

Publications

“Bleaching Vital Tetracycline Stained Teeth” Florida Dental Journal, Winter 1984
“A Hot Glue Gun can Simplify Laboratory Procedures” Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, February 1988
“Simple Accurate Crown Temporization” Trends and Techniques March 1989
“A Simple, Accurate And Stable Master Model and Die Technique” Trends and Techniques, July/ August 1989
“Organizing Records and Equipment for Transport to a Laboratory” Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, January 1990
“Custom Denture Impression Trays from Existing Dentures” General Dentistry Magazine May/June 1991
Contributor to the book: “The Branemark System of Oral Reconstruction” By Richard A. Rasmussen, DDS 1992
Center for Advanced Dentistry- Lab Assistants Video Series Contributor

Community Activities

Board Member of United Way 1984-1987
United Way Professional Division Campaign Chairman 1986-1987
Board of Directors of Venice-Nokomis Rotary 1984-1987
Rotary Member 1983-1987
Board of Directors of South Sarasota County Cancer Society 1984-1991
Chairman Professional Education Committee for American Cancer Society 1984-1986
Crusade Chairman for American Cancer Society 1986-1987
President American Cancer Society 1987-1988
Venice Yacht Club Membership Committee 1989-1993
Venice Yacht Club House Committee 1991-1993
Venice Yacht Club Board of Directors 1993-1995
Venice Yacht Club Board of Directors 2008-2010
Venice Yacht Club Rear Commodore 2008
Venice Yacht Club Vice Commodore 2009
Venice Yacht Club Commodore 2010
YMCA T-Ball Coach 1991-1996
City of Venice Parks and Recreation Board 1998 - 2001
Garden Elementary “School Accountability Committee”
Chairman 1990-1996
Pine View School for the Gifted “School Accountability Committee” 1999-2006
Laurel-Nokomis School “School Accountability Committee” 1999-2002
United States Olympic Decathelon Team Dentist 1999-2000
City of Venice Public Art Task Force 2009 - 2011
City of Venice Planning Commission 2011-present
Salvation Army of Venice Board of Directors 2010-present
Salvation Army of Venice Property Committee Chairman 2012-present
Venice Youth Boating Association Board member 2013-present

Special Interests

Family
Sailing

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