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
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.
Been going here for decades. Never a bad experience. Dr. Lavenka and Julie took care of me today. Excellent work!
Joey S.
They treat me like family, the staff is very caring and thoughtful.
Ivonne C.
I was treated well by an excellent, well-trained group of professionals.
Joey S.
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.
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.
I’ve been going to Dr Mautner for over 20 years. When he left and had Dr Lavenka as the lead dentist I had no idea of her skill. I broke a tooth on Wednesday, and called and got an appt. for […]
Lee P.
Care for cleaning n maintenance follow up. Advice on gum condition and continued care
Elizabeth K.
pleasant atmosphere, great staff, excellent dental care!
Pam D.
Best dentist and staff I have ever experienced. They are all very helpful and do their jobs well while making it a pleasant experience!
Anna J.
Great staff!!
Megan B.
Professional, talented, timely
Roseann P.
Long time patient, never had a bad experience. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Joseph R.
This place si really great, the staff that works there is really friendly
Jairo M.
Both Doctor and staff are professional and friendly. I’m never in the waiting room long enough to open a magazine. The appointments are not rushed and are scheduled so well, that patients are more […]
Janet L.
Happy with my service
Christine M.
Love everyone at the office. Fast, gentle and efficient care.
Angela B.
Mautner and Staff are absolutely awesome!! I’m a former Marine with PTSD and severe anxiety issues!!! They made me comfortable and the experience was great!!!
Kalvin S.
The staff is very professional and courteous! My family and I have been coming for years. Thank you for being the best!
Leslie C.
Very nice staff and the new dentist is very good ..I still miss dr Mautner but love his office
Julie S.
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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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