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Dr. Brian Hoffman

Dentistry
Sarasota, FL
15 years experience male

Locations

Hoffman Dental

Sarasota, FL

Address

3920 Bee Ridge Road, Bldg. E, Ste.D, Sarasota, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(941) 925-1734

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

I love what I do as a General Dentist, and am extremely proficient in performing root canals, cosmetic dentistry procedures, functional dentistry and full-mouth rehabilitation cases. I believe in treating the whole patient, not just their mouth, the outcomes are so much better this way.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian

Doctor Q&A

247 Answers
193 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
IBS?: You may have ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). It is a bit difficult to dx, but seeing a well-trained dietician is very helpful, together with talking ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Circulation Issue: Sounds like the kidney and leg issues may be different from each other. Definitely see a primary care physician asap. Discharging abscesses are noth... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
TMJ: Tmj syndrome is untreatable? This is a myth, see your dentist for possible cures and treatment.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Water Intake: Urinating 5-6x in a 12-hour span of daytime is normal. Reducing that would mean you would be dehydrating yourself. It may be an inconvenience to go ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Great Actually: Some type of light exercise after eating is very good for you. It will help you digest your food, as well as keep you in better physical condition. ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Symptoms May Be Flu: Your description is a classic, textbook listing of flu symptoms. You should see your pcp, if it is flu you should treat is quickly, as if left untre... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
See A Physician?: From reading what you wrote, I do not know where these "bumps" are located, or how long this situation has been going on. However, if your nose is ac... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Depends: A history and evaluation of the "bump" is necessary. Where, how long, pain, increasing in size, color, texture, etc. Also, is the dentist who found ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Veneers & Crowns: I would not recommend either one of the above mentioned treatment options for someone very young, or someone with no previous dental fillings, cavitie... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
See Your Dentist/ENT: You could have a dental infection that lead to a sinus infection. You could also have a severe sinus infection that is causing dental pain. Either c... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Normal Routine: You should have digital x-rays taken. They are much larger, clearer, less radiation, and you can see things the dentist wants to bring to your attent... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Agreed and More...: I agree with the previous doctor's assessment of a proper dental examination. Some other characteristics of a thorough dental exam would be: intraora... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Miracle Mouthwash: Talk to your dentist about miracle mouthwash. I have written about it once before on healthtap. It helps dramatically, and it does contain lidocaine... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Floss: Floss regularly. See dentist every 6 months. Brush gently in small circles. Maybe use a waterpik.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Bacteria Nightly: Remember, when growing bacteria you need 6 things, and only 6 things, our mouth have all five all the time, and all six when asleep. 1. Darkness 2.... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Usually...: You will start to see relief begin in 2-3 days. It will only get better from there. Definitely make sure you have a diagnosis though. Knowing what ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Fast Answer: Bronchitis is the inflammation of a lung/lungs and is easily treated, usually transient, can be acute or chronic. Lung cancer is a growth of abnormal... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Maximum Tylenol (acetaminophen) Dose: The current maximum daily dose of Acetaminophen (tylenol) is 4000mg, divided into 1000mg doses, every 6-hours. This maximal dosage should only be con... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
No Real Issue: Extubation is not that discomforting. Chances are you will still be heavily sedated at the time of extubation anyway. Not to worry!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
HSV1 vs HSV2: Usually, HSV1 is located in/on the lips and oral cavity and HSV2 is located in/on the genitalia; however, this is not always the case, as the two vari... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Why the Sink?: Why would anyone pour their urine down the sink, when the toilet is right there? Urine goes in the toilet, not the sink...Ever. Urine is a biologica... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
GTR and GBR: It sounds like you are asking about Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) and/or Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR). These procedures allow doctors to add sof... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Protein: Humans need protein, in a full amino-acid profile. Eggs, beans, tofu are ok, but best sources are beef, chicken, pork, and turkey. Ensure you are ea... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Many Possibilities: With the description you have given, there are literally at least 10 different options to start from. The only way to know for sure is to go see your... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Why: Why do you only eat on the left side of your mouth? Is there a reason, or is it habit? If it's habit, then chewing on all your teeth is best for you... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes, But...: There was a recent study done this year, on just this combination. They found an increase in the following: anxiety, dyspnoea (labored breathing), d... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Papillae: The back of your tongue has circumvallate papillae, they are larger than the other types of papillae on your tongue and form a chevron shape. Papilla... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Healthy Gums: Nice, clean, stippled and pink. Also, patients can have periodontitis and still not have regular bleeding when flossing. The depth of tissue from whe... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
See Your MD Soon: You are on Aspirin and had a hemorrhagic stroke, now you are having recurrent headaches...Not what i like to hear. Obviously, you are also having mig... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Depends: Did the dentist that extracted your tooth place you on any medicine? Were antibiotics involved? Was the extraction difficult? Was there more bleedi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Palliative Only: Orabase will not help the cold sore, except alleviating mild discomfort. What you need for a cold sore (which is the herpes simplex virus) is anti-vi... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Depends: As a Dentist who does perform phlebotomy in my practice, we usually do not do CBC type blood work, unless there is something specific we are looking f... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Couple Probabilities: If you "just woke up with it" one morning, and it's already the size of a pea, chances are it's just a salivary duct stone, but you want a dentist to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Reversal Agent: There are really 2 ways you and your dentist, can control to quicken the length of action of local anesthesia. The first is under your control and th... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
No Allergy: However, make sure you are spitting the toothpaste out of your mouth and not swallowing it. Swallowing toothpaste can lead to GI upset and diarrhea, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Consider 2nd Opinion: If your Dentist wants to 'wait' while you're in pain taking Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen, I would consider going to see another Dentist. These medicat... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Depends: What is your level of fitness and metabolic rate? Meaning, the more you exercise, the more calorie intake you require. What is your phenotype; do yo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Public Health Clinic: All Public Health Clinics offer dental care at highly discounted, or free, costs. The wait is usually long and the care is usually a bit less than in... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Statistically, Yes: If you take research seriously, and most of us in the profession definitely do, then there is little chance of osteonecrosis of bone from a single IV ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Anything Possible: If diseases are still infectious and could be transferred by inhalation, a patient may be placed in a negative pressure room for treatment, or observa... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
See Dentist ASAP: Having a loose bridge can cause other issues that can cost you thousands of dollars. Breaking an abutment, the porcelain, etc. Once it becomes loose... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Only If...: You eat the majority of those carbs about 45 min-1 hour prior to your workout. Even still, you will be very tired at the end of the workout. If you ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
One: When you lose bone to periodontal disease, it does not come back without surgery.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Other Possibilities: A brain tumor in a 22 y/o is not the most common diagnosis i can think of in this scenario. It is not impossible, but definitely improbable. I would... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
2 Min = Not Enough: To properly address your mouth, spend 2-minutes brushing at one time; however, this should be done 2-3x/day for proper cavity prevention. Also, no fl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Many Options: In my office I have about 5-6 types of dental local anesthesia. I use them based on the procedure i'm doing, and where that procedure happens to be i... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Chest x-ray/MRI/PET: There could be blood in the sputum, that is always a cause for concern and gets people motivated. However, pain is usually not a symptom, until later... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Brush/Floss/Dentist: You cannot take antibiotics to rid your mouth of bacteria, at least not for any period of time longer than 10-days. Bacteria will return immediately,... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Weight/Age Dependent: Pediatric dosing is based on a child's age and weight, which is usually not the case with adult medications. Unless you know these two pieces of info... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
No: If the tooth is loose, it's loose because of loss of periodontal support, not because of the scaling and root planing (srp). If the damage to the too... Read More

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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
Apr 8, 2014
Dr. Brian Hoffman is an amazing Dentist. I started going to him this last year and I have been incredibly impressed with the thoroughness of his examinations. He has worked with me to develop an ora...Read More
HealthTap member
Nov 21, 2013
I do not recommend this man, he's violent & in drug rehab as a result of 3 felonies which he paid his way out of & I still suffer & progressively get sicker. It's public record! Plus he owes me money ...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! They told me that the pulp was too swollen to finish all at once. Their filling it today. Thank you for your answer. I feel better about the visit.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Am having 2 implants done soon and I'm sure the periodontist will make a remark about what I consider to be a poor result with alloderm. Bye!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Hi dr hoffman, i have checked my blood chem few weeks before. It turned out that mu blood sugar is low.. Yes, i ate chocolate and candy.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University College of Dental Medicine
Graduated 2007MD

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Graduated 2003MD

Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award - Columbus State College, 2011
American Academy of Orofacial Pain - Tufts School of Dental Medicine - 2007
Top Dentist Award - American Top Dentists - 2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Publications

Smokeless Tobacco Cessation
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