Dr. Michael S. Kanter
Dr. Michael S. Kanter was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He began his dental career in the United States Army as a dental hygienist. After completing his tour of duty in the armed services, he began his formal training at the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1978. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1982. He then completed his residency training at the Jacksonville Health Education Programs in the Department of General Dentistry. Dr. Kanter then moved to Sarasota, FL., where most of his family lives, and opened his first dental practice in Sarasota at the Meadows in 1984.
In 1991, Dr. Kanter founded and established a second practice, Braden River Dental, in Bradenton, FL. After several years and the growth of the Lakewood Ranch Community, Dr. Kanter expanded his range of services in the area by developing his new office in Lakewood Ranch. This office is a state of the art facility with all the latest equipment and technology that modern dentistry has to offer.
Dr. Kanter has extensive training in bone grafting , dental implants and cosmetic restoration. He is a graduate of the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute and has earned his Diplomate Status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the West Coast Dental Association, the Manatee County Dental Society and the Sarasota County Dental Society.
When he isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his family (he has 5 children), boating, flying, riding his Harley, attending Gator football and life!
Dr. Peter N. Masterson
Dr. Masterson received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees from the University of Pittsburgh (1976-1984). With his dental partner, Dr.Masterson built a prestigious practice in Pittsburgh until relocating to Lakewood Ranch in 2006. His Pittsburgh practice received numerous awards and was featured in “Mr. Roger’s Goes to the Dentist.” Dr.Masterson’s postgraduate education includes completion of the Misch International Implant Institute’s Prosthetic Continuum, The South Beach Dental Institute’s Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum, and the Seattle Study Club’s Discovery Club, of which he is a charter member. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at LECOM School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Masterson and his wife live in the Lakewood Ranch Community with their 5 children. They maintain active roles in their church and their community and are involved in the promotion of the local arts. They are supporters of the Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Ballet, where Dr. Masterson is the dentist for the Ballet’s Doctors Circle. Dr. Masterson enjoys running, physical fitness, and the Florida weather!
Dr. Michael J. O’Neil
Dr. Michael J. O’Neil earned his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and cell science from the University of Florida. He then attended NYU College of Dentistry and graduated in 2007. After graduation, he pursued a residency with the Advanced Education in General Dentistry specialty school at the UCLA College of Dentistry. His decision to return to his hometown of Bradenton, Florida to practice was based on the fact that he missed being around the people that know him best and his love of the water. He is an avid boater and loves to fish. He is also a HUGE Gator Fan!!
Dr. Mary Egan
Dr. Mary Egan was born into a large family in Wisconsin. After high school, she completed three years of nursing school and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr.Egan continued her post graduate training and earned her Doctor of Dental Science degree in 1992 from the University of Iowa. While in dental school she served two years as the student president of The American Society of Dentistry for Children. She and her dentist husband, Jim, lived in Denver, Colorado for over ten years practicing general and family dentistry. They moved to Florida in 2002 lured by the beautiful weather and to pursue his lifelong love of sailboat racing. In 2005, Dr. Egan completed a yearlong pedodontic residency program at the University of Florida. She has practiced locally in both Manatee and Sarasota counties providing caring, pediatric dentistry to area children. Dr. Egan and her husband live in Sarasota with their three daughters. They enjoy sail boating, fishing, swimming and playing tennis. They are happy to be living the great Florida lifestyle.
Dr. Leonid Blinn
Dr. Leonid Blinn was born in Kiev, Ukraine during a very turbulent time. His family was able to escape and found refuge in the United States of America. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York before his family moved to New Jersey. He graduated cum laude from The University of Miami in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He completed his dental education and received his D.M.D. degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2012. Dr. Blinn was a participant in multiple dental related events that periodically reached out to less privileged in the hopes of promoting the benefits of improved oral health care.
Upon graduation, Dr. Blinn relocated to the great state of Florida to begin practicing general dentistry. He has attended over 100 hours of Continuing Education topics ranging from Implant Dentistry to Invisalign. He prides himself on delivering the very best and latest dentistry to each and every one of his patients. He also prizes the value of educating his patients while treating them all like family members. He is an active member in the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Manatee County Dental Association.
Dr. Blinn also enjoys the beaches and serenity of Florida with his wife Sarah and two dogs, Uni and Fritz. He also enjoys all sports, fishing and considers himself a food enthusiast.