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.

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Patient Reviews
providers I trust, feel comfortable with, clean office, recognize my time frames and take me on time
Carole M.
Outstanding people, wonderful service, great facilities. I love Dr. Harran, she is fantastic.
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The best service anyone can expect, I called to say I was running few minutes late. The front office rep was understanding & acknowledged my request. I showed up & was treated […]
Nabil E.
I came in for a second opinion regarding the fit of temporary dentures that were done in another dental office. Both the assistant and the dentist were very knowledgeable in their explanations and […]
Diane H.
Everyone from the receptionists to the Hygenist to the Dentists are all wonderful and professional. I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them to everyone!!!!!!!
Chuck W.
Easy to schedule a non routine appointment. Very little waiting time to see Dr. Efficient in office procedure with great outcome.
Barbara M.
The expertise of the providers in my dental care delivery.
Joann H.
Hygienist(Elaine) does an excellent job cleaning my teeth. She is also very friendly.
Shirley M.
The dental staff was professional and courteous
Brenton B.
Lovely staff and dentists. They were all very transparent and honest when I asked about my procedures and work done. CIGNA Dental insurance was accepted. I was only scheduled for an examination but […]
Tin N.
Short wait, expertise and professional attitude of personnel
Valerie H.
I needed something done and you got me in quickly. everything went as expected
Stephen B.
I have been a loyal patient of Advanced Dental Care since 2004. Their entire staff is very professional and friendly.
Karl U.
The service was on time and staff was friendly and efficient
Datrian R.
Friendly and professional.
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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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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