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
Long time patient, never had a bad experience. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Joseph R.
I was treated very well. I went with an awful pain and they did everything in their hands to take care of me. Thank you very much. I’m feeling much better know.
Lilliam I.
Excellent care, the staff are very skilled and Dr L expertly administers the novacaine. I literally never felt a thing!
Karen S.
Always great service and very porfessional.
Barbara R.
I have been going to Mautner Dentistry for over 20 years. I trust them completely and it is always a great visit. Every single person that works for this office truly cares about each and every […]
Craig M.
Dentist and all her staff are all excellent. Been a patient for years and would not go anywhere else. Caring and top quality care given all the time.
Ellen R.
I have been treated there for over 30 years and have had no complaints.
Stephen J.
Personalized service. Thorough exam / treatment from the hygienist
Aulikki M.
Very happy with the friendly atmosphere as well as the competency of Randi, the hygienist and the Dentist.
Deannie F.
Overall experience was excellent and my treatment had positive results
Judith M.
The staff is super nice and my hygienist Randi always does a terrific job. The doctor is always super sweet and gentle. If you’re looking for a great dentist, this is the place.
Sharlene Q.
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 […]
Janet L.
Everyone in the office was amazing! And I loved their process :)
Nicole A.
Professional courteous staff
Sheila D.
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.
I have recommended this office many times over the years. The staff never disappoints.
Marylou D.
When you leave your dentist’s office with a great smile, not only because of the impeccable quality of the work performed, but also because of the excellent care and professionalism of Dr. […]
Andrea M.
Dr. Lavenka and her staff are the best around .
Jeilin C.
Everyone is professional & friendly.
Linda K.
Tiffany was so patient and polite.
Stacey W.
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
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  • Phone: (954) 417-6146
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