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
Very Friendly staff! Knowledgeable! Caring! Sharing, which we need during Christmas and any time one visits the dentist.
Walter W.
my visit was good especially the doctor he was kind and courteous and the lady who took my tooth out she was so nice I was scared at first l I didn't […]
Tanisha B.
Short wait and professional and courteous care as always.
Judy A.
Very friendly and professional service.
David A.
always great service, smiling staff ,on time, fine work and look who's smiling now.........
Cathy C.
its been great having my kids seen and the staff has been great with both my kids and has been calming to them knowning that they were scared some […]
Shaun C.
My visit was actually pleasant. They're very caring about your comfort. The Dr. & her Tech treated me like we were friends.
Walter W.
Everyone in the office is unbelievably nice, from the doctors to the women at the front desk. They really care about the health of your teeth and […]
Jenessa H.
Dr Herren has excellent patient manners. And, it didn't hurt!
Russell P.
Dr Herring very pleasant and comforting making my crown replacement painless.
Sharon L.
I love Dr. Tucker. She is amazing!! Patient and mindful of what you want.
Teresa B.
All of the visit was done in timely manner and was well done with no problem.
Sam F.
The office staff, nurses were wonderful to work with, took time to listen to you. Dr C. T. is great, she shows she cares about your welfare. Would […]
John R.
My emergency was handled expeditiously and with alacrity. Different methodologies of treatment were discussed and my choice was implemented.
Michael P.
Great team work.
Hong G.
The staff there is friendly and helpful there. The waiting time is short and the billing is very reasonable. Nice experience. I highly recommend this […]
Mei S.
Staff is so friendly and nice! Dr. Tucker Farrell is the best dentist I have ever had in my life. I also enjoyed interacting with the dental […]
Danielle L.
Another great dental experience. Considering I've had a tooth pulled (and it was a difficult extraction), and a deep cleaning in the last 2 weeks, […]
Robert H.
The doctors and nurses here are very kind and patient to answer all my questions! I hope I could get help from them in future for my dental treatment.
Yan W.
Great caring staff. Patient care is wonderful
Herman M.
I needed a fast appointment for a broken crown. They accommodated me quickly and were on-time with appointment. Dr. Herron evaluated the problem and […]
Maryhele S.
Moises is a very thorough and professional hygienist
William J.
Loved my dental hygienist! Great improvement in service since my last visit
Jamilla C.
Everyone was friendly and Dr. Blackenburg is very informative and has great hands. I didn't feel a thing. I have scheduled my next appointments with […]
Claribel D.
Staff is great. Everything went well.
Jeffery S.
Affordable, clean, friendly and professional.
Julio S.
Will continue treatment and recommended services
Donald F.
Dr. Herron is an excellent dentist, I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Margaret C.
A very warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff is always courteous and did a great job in easing my fears. I must have called the office a million […]
Telesia C.
Wonderful experience, always very professional and caring.
Rosemary P.
Very friendly staff. Highly recomend them.
David A.
Everyone at Advanced Dental is great! From the office to the hygienists to Dr. Huregita, the patient courtesy is excellent. No one is particularly […]
Sharon D.
I was treated so well and Elaine and Andrea were wonderful!!!
Alana T.
Very professional and clean. I highly recommend.
Daniel H.
Each and every time I visit, my experience has been a pleasant one. Here, people are caring, respectful and very professional! Keep up the good work!
Veronica F.
Quick and reliable
Athanasios T.
Great Dentist.
Robert M.
Everybody is very professional and caring in the office.I was always impressed with the services.
Antoaneta F.
The doctors at Temple Terrace are very kind and considerate. They explained me every details that I want to know. They worked very carefully and […]
Yan W.
I had a deep cleaning done for the first time ever and they did a great job. Very gentle and very informative.
Marisol L.
The experience was considerably less stressful than I imagined thanks to the professional staff - Thank you!
Donald F.
I was pleased with the effort to help calm my fears of dinistry. I was very aqpprahinsive about the procedure. I thank them very much.
Ollie H.
The staff is very nice and friendly and helpful. It makes a trip to the dentist less intimidating, especially for a young adult. Already recommended […]
Tanisha R.
Very pleased with the service provided....
Karina C.
Dr. Herron is a great dentist.
Chrystal S.
Temple Terrace Advanced Dental Care is Excellent
Evelyne K.
Very friendly dentist and staff.
Michael H.
Everyone is so nice and very professional.
Sandra P.
DR Tucker and Monica are excellent,very professional.Nice experience.
Antoaneta F.
Advanced Dental Care provides good, straight-forward dentistry. Hygienist Elaine always informs me of any gum issues, and the rest of the staff is […]
Barry S.
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  • 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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