Palms Dental
Dr. Christopher Stock

Meet the Team at Palms Dental

At Palms Dental, one of our goals is to foster a friendly, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment for our patients, team members, and guests. Since 2003, we have served our beloved Bradenton community in Manatee County, and we are honored to continue doing so. Our top priority is making sure you and your loved ones achieve healthy, attractive, and comfortable smiles that last.

A Dental Team You Can Count On

Led by Dr. Christopher Stock, our Palms Dental team enjoys building relationships with each patient. It's important to us that we gain your trust, and we pledge to always treat you with the utmost professionalism, respect, and compassion. We are passionate about what we do, and we genuinely care about your health and well-being. 

You can count on us to always be here for you and your loved one's dentistry needs. 

Our Commitment to Community

Dr. Christopher Stock is a Sarasota-Bradenton native and award-winning dentist who has practiced high-quality dentistry for several years. He and his team of dental experts provide exceptional care to people from various backgrounds and professions, including city officials, professional athletes, public service heroes, and educators. 

The team at Palms Dental is dedicated to our community through involvement in programs such as Remote Area Medical (RAM) in Manatee County. RAM is a non-profit provider of mobile medical clinics that deliver free dental, vision, and medical care to uninsured and under-served individuals. 

Please read our bios to learn more about each member of our kind and committed dental team.

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Dr. Christopher Stock, DDS

Dentist of the Year recipient, Dr. Christopher Stock has been practicing dentistry in the Sarasota and Bradenton area since 2000. 

Originally from the Sarasota area, Dr. Stock spent many years in Germany where his father served in the United States military. With an ambition to enjoy German culture to its fullest, Dr. Stock became fluent in the German language and still delights in conversing with fellow speakers when the opportunity arises. 

Dr. Stock is an alumnus of Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota and the University of Florida, and he graduated from Case Western Reserve University College of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Throughout his vibrant career as a dentist, Dr. Stock has had the unique opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds, attain new technological skills, and provide his community with exceptional dental care. Dr. Stock is an expert in general and restorative dentistry, and he holds certifications in implant dentistry and Planscan same-day dental crowns. 

He currently resides in Bradenton with his wife, Heather, and their three daughters. He’s proud of his family’s many accomplishments in their personal and professional lives, and he is what many of our patients consider to be a true family man. His wife Heather is a gifted local CPA, and each of his daughters are dedicated to their high school and collegiate studies.

His eldest daughter is pursuing her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, his middle daughter is pursuing a career in dentistry, and his youngest is excelling in her high school studies. 

As an avid cyclist, Dr. Stock is a member of the local cycling club the Village Idiots. He also enjoys weightlifting, running, and off-trail hiking and camping.

Languages: English and German

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Dental Hygienist

Michelle is one of our dental hygienists at Palms Dental. She was trained at the St. Petersburg Dental Hygiene Institute and has been a valued member of our practice since 2015. 

Since her dental hygiene career began in 1996, she has helped numerous patients maintain beautiful smiles and healthy mouths. One of her favorite aspects of dental hygiene is providing comprehensive periodontal care for enhanced gum health. 

Michelle loves working with such a fantastic team and using advanced dental technology to treat our patients with the highest quality of care. Over the years, she has cultivated meaningful relationships with her patients, many of whom have been with Dr. Stock for decades.

An active beach-goer, Michelle enjoys running, jet skiing, and paragliding along our gorgeous Gulf Coast. 

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Dental Assistant

Kim is a skilled dental assistant who trained at Sanford-Brown Institute in Tampa, Florida. She has been in the dental field since 2006 and a Palms Dental team member since 2021. 

Getting to know our patients and improving their oral health are just a couple of reasons why Kim pursued a career in dentistry at Palms Dental. Kim consistently delivers quality care to her patients and assists Dr. Stock in creating same-day crowns, digital impressions, and digital x-rays.

When she’s not providing exceptional dental care, Kim can be found soaking up the Florida sun, boating with family and friends, or breaking a sweat at the gym. 

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Dental Hygienist

Marjorie earned her dental hygienist training at St. Petersburg Junior College. Since 1999, she has helped patients maintain healthy, attractive smiles, and she has been at Palms Dental since 2021. 

Her favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is making and maintaining connections with our patients in Manatee County. Marjorie loves her co-workers and patients, and she enjoys working with the latest technology in our dental office to help her deliver more comfortable and accurate treatment. 

Marjorie enjoys spending time with family and friends at the beach or local hangout spots when she’s not performing routine cleanings and periodontal care.

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Patient Care Coordinator

With over 20 years of dental training and experience, Anne helps Dr. Stock maintain a dental office devoted to providing quality dental care in Manatee County. As a patient coordinator, Anne arranges office visits, discusses treatment, and provides insurance assistance when needed. 

Anne has been working with Dr. Stock for over a decade, and in that time, she has made many personal connections and helped people achieve excellent dental health. Her favorite part of working in the dental field is patient interactions and problem-solving. Anne always enjoys meeting new clients that are seasonal or international travelers.

Thanks to Anne and our team, we respond very quickly to providing treatment for our seasonal patients and arranging visits to specialists as needed. She also enjoys showing our patients the advances of dental technology and how it can help meet their needs. 

When she’s not running a tight ship at our dental office, Anne enjoys cooking and baking for her family and reaching new heights by skydiving along the Coast. 

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Dental Insurance Coordinator

As a dental insurance coordinator, Joanne's job is to help patients understand their coverage and move forward with necessary treatment. She trained at Marple Newtown Vocational Technical School and began her career in dentistry in 1981. Joanne has been at Palms Dental since 2008, and she loves being able to work with patients and explain how their insurance plan can help them receive treatment. 

When she's not talking about dentistry or insurance benefits, Joanne can be found combing the sandy beaches for shells and stones or practicing her aim at the shooting range. 

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Patient Care Coordinator

Carrie is a friendly and helpful patient care coordinator with over 10 years of experience in the dental field. She’s our patients’ first contact when they call our dental office, and she welcomes new patients to our professional, modern dental office by reviewing their dental needs and treatment. 

Working with a passionate and knowledgeable team is just one of the many aspects of dentistry Carrie appreciates. An avid mountain biker and hiker, she is always seeking new trails to explore. Carrie also enjoys paddleboarding along our white-sand coast and in our expansive bays and winding rivers. 

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