Mautner Dentistry
1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

How to Select the Right Dentist for You

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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 Pembroke Pines, call Mautner Dentistry today at (954) 417-6146 or make an appointment.

Mautner Dentistry offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pembroke Pines. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Mautner Dentistry, 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 Mautner Dentistry.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Mautner dentistry is amazing! They do whatever it takes to make sure their patient is comfortable and not in any pain at all.
Lacey D.
I had the best dental experience ever. I am usually extremely nervous at the dentist, at my appointment the team explained everything to me, they […]
Lowery M.
The doctor was so gentle, I did not feel a thing when she pulled my tooth, I was still waiting anxiously to feel it being pulled, when she said," […]
Robert Y.
Professional care as usual.
Ken B.
Had a routine cleaning and wisdom teeth extraction with no fuss. Highly recommend Dr. Mautner dentistry.
Kemal M.
I've been going there for 20 years! I miss DR Mautner,but the staff is excellent
Dena W.
Excellent care every appointment !
Maria S.
Jennifer S. Is voted best hygienist in Florida !!!
Michael W.
Jennifer was outstanding, as always.
Andreina T.
Honest and great quality care
Cristina R.
Good and excelllent
Alberto V.
excellent, always a pleasant experience, Have been with them many years!!!
Hilda M.
Great experience. No pain at all. :-)
Filipe P.
Fabulous, as usual!
Vikki W.
Jennifer is my dental hygienist and she is professional in every way and is concerned about her clients dental health. She explains what she is doing […]
Ruth P.
always a great experience, staff and doc are very sociable
Hilda M.
As always, everyone at the office was friendly and professional.
Sharon B.
As always, wonderful experience. Gentle cleaning. I was kept well informed of my situation. Everything was well explained during the process.
June F.
Dr. Mautner is willing to take any step to help you the best possible way. His team supports him and also adds positively to a great experience. God […]
Jaime N.
top notch, love the staff.
Michael H.
Been going to Dr Mautner's office for over 20 years. EVERYONE is pleasant & helpful.
Dena W.
As usual.
Robert F.
Love this office - very friendly staff who really care about you and your dental needs - you were recommended by word of mouth and I have really […]
Sharon A.
Great staff and team of professional people.
Laurie O.
I don't think anyone likes going to the dentist, but it is a necessary evil and the team at this office make it a bearable experience.
Jennifer C.
Great service,I love everyone at the office.
Lourdes D.
Always professional!
Maria R.
Wonderful service
Renee Z.
after not going to the dentist for years due to anxiety, dr mauter's team, especially Jen, far exceeded my expectations
Jennifer C.
Dr. Mautner is the greatest dentist, very knowledgeable and compassionate. He makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience for adults,but also […]
Kiya G.
I found the office by internet and chose to go because was so close to my home, my experience with the staff and the Doctor was excellent they are so […]
Millie F.
Overall,always a pleasant experience. I particularly like that each step is explained as it is about to happen. This makes me feel relaxed.
Paula P.
Love the office! Everyone is great!
Lynette L.
AWESOME.................
Carolyn W.
They go out of there way to help and they do excellent work
Sawsan E.
They are very nice, make me feel at ease!
Maria A.
I have been coming here over 25 years and love the whole staff and really liked meeting Dr Levine who is very thorough
Barbara G.
5 Star all the way!
Shelley D.
Very pleased, feels great. Thank you. Looking forward to future visits.
Mike M.
Thanks Doc!
Bruce M.
This was the best service I have received from a Dentist Office. Very comfortable environment and loving staff that cares about your teeth and the […]
Charmaine J.
Excellent service, friendly staff. Continue with your great work
Lourdes D.
Always excellent service! Having my teeth worked on is never unpleasant at Mautner Dentistry
Debra R.
Always a comfortable environment
Joseph A.
Very friendly and professional
George V.
My name is Alex Aponte and it is always a pleasure visiting this Dentist office. The staff is amazing and the Dentists are amazing. Always a great […]
Alexander A.
Excellent dental practice. I have been going to Mautner Dentistry for 25 years and love everyone, especially my cleaning wizard/adviser, Jennifer.
Susan V.
Too bad to know that Dr Mautner is leaving, wishing him the best and thank you
Raul G.
Friendly staff,Dr. Lavenka made me feel less anxious
Yvette D.
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 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (954) 417-6146
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