Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines
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 Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines today at (954) 417-6146 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines 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 Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines, 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 Pembroke Pines.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The entire staff is amazingly kind, considerate and professional. I love they truly take their time with you and I feel they listen to my concerns very well.
Lashawn M.
Everyone is so nice and gentle.
Demi L.
Care for cleaning n maintenance follow up. Advice on gum condition and continued care
Elizabeth K.
Excellent care, the staff are very skilled and Dr L expertly administers the novacaine. I literally never felt a thing!
Karen S.
Great health care and service.
Anna J.
The staff is very friendly, welcoming, and professional. They do great work and the doctors are wonderful. I have been going there for years and I always enjoy my visit. Thanks to them I never feared […]
Brittany M.
Little wait time, friendly atmosphere, professional
Debra B.
Super friendly staff and really knowledgeable and respectful. My 85 year old mom needed a cavity fixed and they were super kind and awesome to her. If I lived here this would be my dentist for sure!
Aaron S.
Great service, friendly faces, and that personal touch missing from so many offices these days. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and ensure you are comfortable and informed […]
Jason H.
This is the best by far from the staff and dentist all persons involved to maintain clean etc . Would HIGHLY recommend
Donna M.
I have been coming to this office for at least 30 years. Everyone takes good care of myself and family. I always recommend the office to my coworkers
Linda M.
I am absolutely in love with this dentist office. I feel so comfortable and well taken care of. They are professional and totally human and kind. The entire staff is beyond wonderful.
Maria G.
Quite satisfied with the care and professionalism of the staff.
Marc G.
Long time patient, never had a bad experience. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Joseph R.
Professional
James L.
My experience was painless with having three teeth pulled in one visit. The denist and her assistant was very patient and attentive with me seeing that I was comfortable and in less pain as possible. […]
Yolanda W.
Best dental office by far!! The staff is absolutely amazing & Dr.Bouchard-Lavenka is incredible!! Beyond satisfied with their patient care & would highly recommend their office!
Meilin C.
Great service and great people. Always an enjoyable experience.
James H.
Very friendly staff
Yeun-ho D.
Great office, great staff, professional and kind
Alice W.
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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 9:00 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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