About Your Dentist
Working inside someone's mouth is a tremendous privilege. Dentists enjoy the ability to treat and diagnose in a short span of time, deliver people from pain, and give people their confidence back. It's also a special little corner of healthcare where you get to be an artist, a material scientist, engineer, and trusted advisor. My mission in dentistry is to bring these talents together to give people their dignity in a vulnerable time.
University of Washington, Bachelor of Science in Biology – Seattle, WA (2005)
Seattle University, Masters in Teaching – Seattle, WA (2007)
LECOM School of Dental Medicine, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Bradenton, FL (2017)
New York University Langone Residency: Advanced Education in General Dentistry- Seattle, WA (2018)
Fellowship: Academy of General Dentistry- Austin, TX 2021
Dr. Hodge is currently an active member of the Academy of LASER Dentistry, the Sarasota chapter of Seattle Study Club, and takes various courses in advanced dental methodology. The Academy of General Dentistry just awarded Dr. Hodge their Fellowship status; This prestigious award distinguishes that a dentist has achieved uncommon academic excellence and a commitment to lifelong learning in their field.
Life & Hobbies
Before dentistry, Dr. Hodge taught high school Physics, Biology, and Physical Science. He has a particular interest in the history of quantum and particle physics, and you'll notice easter eggs around the office that start some interesting conversations in that direction.
Education & Continuing Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Indiana University, School of Dentistry – Indianapolis, Indiana
Bachelor of Business Administration
Ball State University – Muncie, Indiana
Dr. Bettner has focused his practice on treating complex cases involving all areas of restorative dentistry, oral and implant surgery, Invisalign treatment, and endodontics. He and his team look forward to discussing your goals and expectations.
Dr. Bettner has always been involved in his community serving on several committees, and also on the Board of Directors for the local Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Life & Hobbies
A native of the Indianapolis area, Dr. Michael D. Bettner graduated from the School of Business at Ball State University In 1989. After serving on active duty with the United States Navy Hospital Corps, Dr. Bettner graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1999. He then relocated to the Sarasota area where he owned a successful dental practice till 2007.
In their free time, Dr. Bettner and his wife, Rebecca, enjoy traveling, boating, spending time with their family, and the Southwest Florida lifestyle.