"I'm thrilled that Dr. Clarke was able to construct a tooth from what was left of the root. Never occurred to me that would be possible. I found Dr. Clarke confident, knowledgeable, skilled and pleasant for this person who finds dentistry more than a challenge. The staff is organized, competent and compassionate. I will be back with confidence. And yes, you may use my words. Thank you for asking."- Pat H.

Our Team

Laser Dentistry

At Laser Dentistry, Dr. Clarke and his team are known for providing high quality dental care to the patients of Bradenton and the surrounding communities in Florida. We welcome families and patients of all ages to our practice, and we especially love to see children. We offer personalized patient care in a warm and friendly environment with a wide range of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic services to meet your dental needs.

Dr. Clarke uses the finest dental materials available and state-of-the-art technology to ensure that your visits to our office are pleasant, comfortable, and efficient. Our goal is to exceed your expectations at every dental visit, and we strive to go above and beyond the standard for patient care. We know that you’ll appreciate the differences you notice at Laser Dentistry, and we look forward to working with you!

 

Meet Our Team

Kelly Clarke, DDS

 Kelly Clarke, DDS

Dr. Kelly Clarke grew up in central California. His mother was a dental hygienist, exposing him to the dental field from an early age, which greatly influenced his career decision. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2004. While there, he met his wife Beth, and they were married right after dental school.

After having their first child, Landon, the Clarkes moved to Spokane, Washington, to be closer to Beth’s family. Dr. Clarke bought his own dental practice in 2007 and practiced there for five years. He then sold his practice so that they could relocate to sunny Florida to enjoy the beautiful year-round weather.

Dr. Clarke is skilled in preventive and restorative dentistry, crown and bridge, cosmetic porcelain veneers, root canals including molar endodontic, full mouth extractions, and removable prosthetics. Dr. Clarke also has advanced training with Invisalign, endodontics, and laser dentistry.

In his spare time, Dr. Kelly Clarke enjoys sports and cooking. He also places a high priority on family time as well as health and nutrition. Dr. Clarke considers church and outreach an important part of his daily life.

Tracy Carpenter - Registered Dental Hygienist

 Tracy Carpenter

Tracy received her dental training from the Dental Hygiene Program at Santa Fe Community College, and she’s been with the practice for 10 years. Tracy enjoys finding ways of improving her patient’s homecare routine and explaining how their oral health has direct implications on their overall health.

When she is not in the office, Tracy can be found cheering on her kids, Ava and Eli, either at the pool or the soccer field. Her other passion is music, playing the piano, flute, xylophone/ marimba, or hand bells. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, and volunteering at church.

Marilyn Vigneault - Office Manager

 Marilyn Vigneault

Marilyn is new to Laser Dentistry, but she has over 17 years of experience in the dental field. Marilyn says, “I have a passion for dentistry. I enjoy the clinical aspect and helping patients make a commitment to their overall health. I love to see the transformation of a patient’s smile and the confidence that is restored!”

In her free time, Marilyn enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She also volunteers with the Italian Greyhound Rescue of Florida. She has a daughter and two stepsons and three rescue dogs.

Travis Alday - Front Desk Coordinator

 Travis Alday

Travis has been welcoming patients to the practice for three years. He says, “I love the interaction between myself and our patients. We have a ‘home’ and family environment that puts patients at ease and helps them feel comfortable enough to return.”

When he’s not at the dental office, Travis enjoys reading, walking his two dogs and spending time with his family.

Jan Wilson - Lead Dental Assistant

 Jan Wilson

Jan received her training at Manatee Technical Institute, and she’s been with the practice for over 8 years. Jan says, “I have specialized in several areas of dentistry including endodontics, orthodontics, and general dentistry. I enjoy providing care and quality work while building relationships with my patients. I love the artistry of the dental field and how one's smile can increase their confidence level.”

In her spare time, Jan enjoys reading, watching sports – especially FSU football, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

Amber Duschka - Dental Assistant

 Amber Duschka

Amber received her training in dental assisting from the Academy of Professional Careers. She’s been with our practice for four years, and her favorite part of her job is helping patients achieve their dental goals.

When she’s not at the office, Amber enjoys spending time with her six-year-old son and playing at the Riverwalk. She can also be found taking long walks along the beaches of our beautiful city!