Meet Dr. M&M

Manav Malik, DMD, FAAPD ("Dr. M&M")

Dr. Manav Malik - Pediatric Dentist Serving Sarasota,Lakewood Ranch, Venice and Bradenton
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Past President, Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Examination Committee, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • State of Florida - Public Policy Advocate, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Malik ("Dr. M&M" as children call him) grew up in Sarasota and comes from a family of dentists, his father practiced general dentistry in Sarasota for over 35 years and his sister practices orthodontics in Houston. He is fluent in Spanish, Punjabi, Hindi and English.

Dr. Malik attended Temple Emanuel, Julie Rohr Academy, and Pine View School in Sarasota before embarking on his dream to become a pediatric dentist. In his freshman year of college, while volunteering at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Malik realized he loved working with children. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Miami, Dr. Malik left for “gator country” to attend dental school. Dr. Malik graduated dental school from the University of Florida College of Dentistry at the top of his class as a decorated scholar.

After dental school, Dr. Malik completed his pediatric dental residency at one of the nation's top programs - the Baylor College of Dentistry in association with Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He then went beyond residency to complete his board certification in pediatric dentistry - certifying him as Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

After working in the Dallas/Fort Worth and East Texas area for several years, Dr. Malik moved back to his hometown and opened up a one-of-a-kind pediatric dental practice. From office layout and interior design to marketing and operational systems, Dr. Malik personally created his dream practice for children and parents to enjoy – SmileWorks Kids Dentistry. Today, the practice strives to provide every child with the highest quality of pediatric dental care in a fun, safe, and engaging environment.

True to his nature, Dr. Malik is actively involved in community and professional organizations while managing his growing private practice. Dr. Malik is the Past President of the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, serves on the Examination Committee for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and is the state of Florida’s Public Policy Advocate (PPA) to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Locally, Dr. Malik serves on the Board of Trustees for Forty Carrots Family Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children.

Dr. Malik, his wife, and two young children live in Sarasota. In his free time, Dr. Malik enjoys spending time with his family and friends and traveling. His hobbies also include practicing yoga, playing pickup basketball, family trips to Disney World, watching sports and movies, catching up on his favorite TV shows, and home improvement projects.

Dr. Malik and His Family in Sarasota, FL

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