Family practice at its essence
The term family practice is pretty common when medical professionals describe their services. Usually it means the practice can accommodate all members of a family, but sometimes it can refer to the individuals who work in the practice.
Dr. Charles A. Tomeo has been living and practicing in Bradenton for over 30 years. Originally from the Northeast, Tomeo attended Fairleigh Dickenson University on a full lacrosse scholarship followed by the University of Maryland Dental School where he also had a full academic scholarship.
After enlisting in the Army as a Captain during the Vietnam War, Dr. Tomeo completed his oral and maxillofacial training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He is licensed in three states, New York, New Jersey and Florida.
His son, Charles C. Tomeo joined his father’s practice in July of 2006 after completing his education starting with Florida State University, where he played NCAA championship varsity football. He also attended Nova Southeastern University Dental School and completed an internship at Columbia University Hospital and a residency at North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center both in New York.
Tomeo Tomeo are oral and maxillofacial surgery specialists which includes facial reconstruction, joint surgery, facial trauma, bone grafting, jaw surgery, birth defects, TMJ surgery and Botox in addition to dental implants, wisdom teeth treatments and biopsies. They currently perform all facial trauma surgeries that present themselves at the Blake Hospital Trauma Center on a 24/7 basis, many of which are performed pro bono, and are affiliated with several other hospitals including Manatee Memorial and Sarasota Memorial.
In addition to their west Bradenton location, the doctors have two other regular offices, one on State Road 70 East at Lakewood Ranch and another on Waldemere Street in Sarasota. They also see patients in their Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City Center location several times a week.
Although both doctors have exceptional educations, training and are board certified in their field, some of what sets them apart from other medical professionals is a very special family dynamic at Tomeo Tomeo. Not only is there a unique relationship between father and son working together, but several members of their large extended family are also involved in the practice. Dr. Tomeo, Sr.’s sister, Ellen Morabito, is the office manager and has been for 19 years, and his daughter, Melissa Ebling, is the assistant office manager. Even Dr. Tomeo, Sr.’s father, Carmine Tomeo, who passed away five months ago at the age of 86, contributed to his son’s practice by being responsible for all of the offices’ bank deposits.
Ellen Morabito says that most surgery centers are run by corporations and lose that personal touch. Tomeo Tomeo treats all of their patients just like they were one of the family.
Dr. Charles A. Tomeo, Sr. has had innumerable teaching experiences and continuing education in his specialties and has also been active in the community during the years he has lived here. He helped establish the Manatee Dental Hygiene Program as well as being the founder and sponsor of the Wildcats Youth Football Program in Manatee County. The family loves Anna Maria beaches and recently the entire family joined the Moose Lodge on Anna Maria.
When Tomeo Tomeo refers to themselves as a family practice, they’re not kidding. On most days, you’ll find several members of the Tomeo clan at the office inviting you to be a member of their family and offering extraordinary care provided by an extraordinary family.
TOMEO TOMEO ORAL SURGERY CENTER
1906-D 59th Street West
Monday through Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All major credit cards & all insurance accepted
By appointment only