Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton
109 44th Avenue East, Suite 200, Bradenton, FL 34203

Selecting the Perfect Dentist

Dentist Selection

Your oral health affects your confidence and even you general health, so finding the right dentist for you and your family is important. However, it can be confusing if you don’t know where to start. Thousands of affordable dentists across the country are accepting new patients. Some have specialized experience that you may need. Others may not accept your insurance plan. The one you think is perfect might not have office hours that will work with your schedule. The many variables can make selecting a dentist a daunting task.

Here are a few tips that can make sifting through the many options in your area a little easier:

Determine Your Dental Needs. First, be aware 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 known as a cosmetic dentist or family dentist, but these titles do not reflect recognized dental specialties. In most cases, symptoms like toothache, jaw pain, bleeding gums, injury, or tooth decay do not require a specialist’s care. A general dentist can assess your needs after a comprehensive exam, and offer a referral if needed. A general dentist may also be qualified to perform treatments like wisdom tooth extractions and restorative procedures that specialists also perform.

Ask the Right Questions. Before making a final selection, ask prospective dentists the following five questions:

  1. What type of education, training, and experience do you have?
  2. How do you handle after-hours or weekend emergencies?
  3. What types of sedation options do you offer?
  4. What advanced technologies or equipment do you use?
  5. What insurance plans do you accept?

Identify Your Local Dental Resources. For information about local dental clinics and dentists, check with your local dental associations and read online reviews. You can also ask friends, coworkers, and neighbors for recommendations.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Bradenton, call Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton today at (941) 357-1292 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Bradenton. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton, 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 Bradenton.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Excellent staff and services.
Irasel B.
Everyone was so friendly!
Natalie M.
Excellent service, totally professional, accommodating, and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone who “hates” going to the dentist. Dr. Fagin is totally “TOP […]
Steve W.
Staff very polite and professional.
Patricia H.
The staff and the dentist were exceptional. I was in the chair for two hours and everyone was very professional.
Karen B.
Your staff listens to what my needs and concerns are. I have complete confidence with the treatment I had and any future treatments.
Diana N.
Great experience with Advanced Dental!!I call with a problem & they scheduled me in within 2days!Fast & courteous!
Carmen M.
Everyone was very nice and professional.
Marianne N.
Dr. Fagan pays attention to detail, has a lot of concern for patient health and comfort and has done excellent work so far. He may have saved me from a root canal.
Cindi C.
Great office very nice people
Brian M.
Keverly and Dr. Purcell are the absolute best!!! Going to the dentist is no longer a dreaded and stressful task. Thanks for always taking great care of me!
Melissa S.
Awesome staff. They are always so nice. I never have to wait long which I love. Kesha is the best hygienist ever-just love her! I always recommend Advanced Dental when friends ask for a referral.
Kimberly A.
Great staff, well run officce, Dr. Shaw.
John K.
Very pleasant office staff.
Patricia H.
Best staff ever
Luz A.
Always treated professionally and cheerfully
Judy C.
The Dental Hygenists do excellent work. Rosa and Jackie are professional, friendly and thorough.
Donna R.
I have never had a bad visit.
Dave H.
Professional, caring and thorough! Explained proceedure
Jean B.
Everyone was very nice and explained everything that needed to be done and gave me the option of what I wanted done first. Felt very comfortable.
Lorinda R.
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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (941) 357-1292
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