Readers were all smiles about Dr. Kevin Krause, whose bedside manner and positive interactions with patients earned him high marks and made him the winner for this category this year. Drs. Paul Jaworski and Benjamin Moricz, who practice together at Dentistry of Sarasota, drilled into the listings as runner-up, while Dr. Steven Schroeter came in as second runner-up. Dr. Jill Morris of World Class Dentistry and Dr. Christine Koval at Koval & Koval tied as third runners-up.

Jamie Barton (on Krause): He is warm, caring and very down to earth. He makes you feel very comfortable in his chair. He has taught me a lot about overall preventative care. He is a good educator and takes the extra time with his patient’s to make sure they understand. Emily Cetta (on Krause): He puts me at ease with his articulate and straightforward clinical information. Dr. Krause’s work has made me feel even more confident in my smile and my overall dental health. Marcia Cuttler (on Schroeter): Excellent. Compassionate and caring and very professional. Kept me smiling.