Finding a Dentist: Here’s What You Need to Know

dca-blog_a-guide-to-selecting-the-right-dentist

Regular dental visits are key to preventing future oral disease and tooth loss. The relationship between you and your dentist affects the quality of your care, so when you move to a new area, or decide to change dentists, knowing how to find a dentist who meets your needs is important. Be prepared to invest some time in finding the right match. The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests using the Find-a-Dentist feature at MouthHealthy.org to locate affordable dentists in your area. You can also ask family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, doctors, and other healthcare professionals for recommendations, or contact your state dental society for help. Dental care is personal matter, so it’s wise to visit several dentists before making your selection. By the end of the first visit, you should be able to answer the following questions and consider their implications.

  • Are the office hours and appointment times convenient?
  • Can you get to the office easily from home or work?
  • Is the office and exam area clean and organized?
  • Was your dental history and medical information recorded to a permanent file?
  • Does the dentist practice and recommend preventative care?
  • How does the dentist handle emergencies when the office isn’t open?
  • Did you receive clear information about fees and payments before your treatment?
  • Is the dentist a member of the ADA?

DDS vs. DMD: Don’t Let the Letters Confuse You

A dentist with the title “DDS” is a Doctor of Dental Surgery, while one listed as a “DMD” is a Doctor of Dental Medicine. The two degrees are essentially the same. Both dentists have received identical education and training and are held to the same strict standards.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Florida, call Advanced Dental Care of Florida today at (855) 979-3334 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Florida. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Florida, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Florida.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everyone was polite and caring the whole time. Real good office staff, been impressed since day 1.
Shaun M.
My entire family has been going to Dr. Eber for years. Once you walk into the facility you can feel the family, friendly environment Dr. Eber and his staff creates. Every one remembers you and […]
A R.
Little wait time, friendly atmosphere, professional
Debra B.
The experience was great!! I love the staff their so friendly. Maday the receptionist is amazing, she helped me with all my insurance needs
Blennin A.
Excellent service, professionalism, and efficiency. I love this dental clinic.
Lisa C.
Consistent professional and courteous service from the dentist, orthodontist, hygienist and office staff. Our visits are always a good experience.
John K.
Everyone I have dealt with in the office are professional and enjoy taking care of their patients. Dr. Purcell, his assistant Jen and hygenist Joy are all fantastic. Pain free treatments make it a […]
Debbie M.
I have not been to a dentist in years due to an extreme fear of dentists. Everyone in the office (from check in to check out and everyone in between) made me comfortable and less nervous.
Terri B.
Dr. Eber has maintain an extreme level of professionalism as well as a great ” bedside manner.”
Donald B.
The team at Mautner Dentistry is awesome! I am not a fan of going to the dentist, but this is an office I enjoy heading to, always an excellent experience and she is the best dentist for me— […]
Laurie O.
I have been with Dr. Dennis Corona for over 15 years and trust him with my dental needs.
Sheila C.
Good service
Phuoc T.
The employee who cleaned my teeth was excellent! Very supportive and positive.
Darlene B.
I never wait too long. The dentist and hygienist are attentive and thorough.
Ellen S.
Judy the hygienist was great. All the people there are friendly and professional
Stacey R.
Miguel did an amazing deep cleaning for me today. Not only was he thorough but he cleaned some very deep affected areas without hurting my gums! Thanks Miguel!
Nancy B.
Every one was very personal and friendly
Mirta T.
I had a great experience. The staff , everyone was exceptionally professional and nice.
Stephanie T.
Pleasant people and understanding to the cost of dentristy
Alan F.
Overall experience was excellent and my treatment had positive results
Judith M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3334