Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Selecting a Dentist Who’s Right for Your Needs

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Healthy teeth and gums ensure a great smile, and your oral health can directly affect your general health, so finding the right dentist to manage your family’s oral care is important. It can also be a monumental task when you don’t know how to start. Although it’s not difficult to find an affordable dentist who is accepting new patients, selecting a dentist for your personal needs is a different story. Some dentists may not accept your dental plan. Others may have inflexible office hours. If you need specialized care, some dentists may not be qualified to handle your case. Fortunately, there are ways to make selecting a dentist a little easier. Here are some great tips to get you started.

Know the Types of Dentists

The first thing to know is that dentists whose titles designate them as doctors of dental surgery (DDS) and those who are known as doctors of dental medicine (DMD) have the exact same qualifications and training. A general dentist may also be called a family or cosmetic dentist. These titles do not reflect official dental specialties. If you are experiencing common symptoms such as tooth or jaw pain, minor bleeding, tooth injury or cavities, you probably don’t need to consult a specialist. A general dentist can assess your specific needs after a comprehensive exam. He or she may be able to perform treatments like wisdom tooth extractions and restorative procedures that specialists also perform.

Ask Prospective Dentists the Right Questions

Ask each prospective practitioner the following questions before selecting a dentist:

  • What training and experience do you have?
  • What advanced technologies or equipment do you use?
  • What kinds of sedation do you offer?
  • How are after-hours or weekend emergencies handled?
  • Which dental insurance plans do you accept?

To find out more about local dentists and dental clinics, contact your local dental associations, and read online reviews. Family member, friends, neighbors, and coworkers may also be valuable sources of information when selecting a dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Temple Terrace, call Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace today at (813) 440-3981 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Temple Terrace. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace, 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 Temple Terrace.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Staff was friendly; hygienist was WONDERFUL!
Julie B.
Monica was amazing she soothed my fears and made so comfortable!
Chanelle H.
I’ve been with the practice for years. I like Dr. Herron’s manner, and I like Elaine’s service when she cleans my teeth.
Russell P.
The dental staff was professional and courteous
Brenton B.
The staff
Bill H.
I had a great experience at Advanced Dental Care. The staff was very friendly.
Paula N.
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
Stephanie D.
I’ve never had a bad visit from the hygienists to dentist., they are all very knowledgeable and extremely professional.
Apoleon M.
Dr. Herron is great
Robert M.
Service was very personable and sincere. Staff was friendly and caring.
Masani N.
Professional, timely service from team/staff!!
Tonja B.
Doctor is outstanding with a wonderful staff
Gloria G.
Good care, efficient staff
Robert L.
Great cleaning from Mosen.
Marsha C.
Excellent. Service
Kenneth J.
I thought my appointment was at 3:00, but it was supposed to be at 2:00. I was still able to see the dentist by 3:15.
Judy A.
The staff is awesome and very professional
Kirby N.
We were in touch with a lady by the name of Amber Pena. She was a tremendous help with the entire process from the beginning to the end. It would be nice if everyone could be that professional and […]
Dayton D.
Fabulous technicisn! Very friendly & helpful check out staff.
Karen C.
My experiences every time I go here is great — friendly & courteous staff, they explain everything and make you feel that your dental care is their primary concern.
Idalia F.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (813) 440-3981
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