Advanced Dental Care at RDV Sportsplex
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810

A Guide to Choosing a New Dentist

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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 Orlando, call Advanced Dental Care at RDV Sportsplex today at (321) 594-2624 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
Very professional, very courteous, and knowledgeable.
Marcus P.
Another good experience. I waited longer than normal to go back but once back, things moved swiftly and effortlessly. Like this new dentist and how […]
Anonymous
Fast, fun, and a friendly place. I received the best dental service as well as very satisfied with the results that was giving.
Anonymous
Dr. Charmaine Ortiz was professional and did not try to push any particular cosmetic procedures on me - she listened to what I said and gave her […]
Anna W.
I appreciated the excellent service
Bernard S.
Check-in was fast, staff was friendly and the dental hygenist was thorough as always.
Andrea R.
Had deep cleaning done. Were very gentle, and pain free.
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The staff are very courteous.
Aurora S.
I had a awesome experience. All the staff was very friendly especially my dental assistant Jessica, she made feel at home. It was my first visit but […]
Latoya W.
My consultation felt caring as opposed to a route to the dentists bottom line. The cleaning was thorough and painless.
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staff and dentist provide great care
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I've been going to Advance Dental for years now and every visit has been pleasant, friendly & professional. I would recommend this office to all my […]
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Surprised to see a dental office inside of a sports building pretty clever! Staff was very friendly Office very clean and organized hygienist was […]
Paula F.
Great service every time I go. I was super nervous but both the Dr. and her assistant took the time to make sure I was comfortable and relaxed […]
Meghan M.
Well, we're just getting started here, but everything was great!
Anonymous
Dr. Ortiz and her team are friendly, professional, competent, organized and don't keep you waiting! They are flexible and go out of their way to find […]
Merri C.
The staff was very helpful and friendly amd the dentist made sure I was comfortable. Had two extractions that day and was back to work the next day […]
Giovanni G.
Excellent as usual.
Mark A.
Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Dr Ortiz made the process of a tooth extraction pleasant. She did a great job. I had no insurance and the […]
Sara L.
Quick and efficient
Kaloutie M.
Both the Doctor and the dental asst were exceptional!! I would recommend this place to everyone!!!
Laura B.
Recommended by a friend, the entire office was great. I felt very comfortable and enjoyed my experience getting my teeth cleaned.
Anonymous
My first deep cleaning and it was far less invasive than I imagined. No pain at all. Another great experience at Advanced Dental!
Mary B.
I was happy about my visit.
Stephanie V.
I would definitely go back. The staff is very friendly and professional. The service is great. Would definitely recommend.
Desire S.
Always good!
Robert A.
Excellent as always.
Mark A.
Had a great experience even though I was at a dentist office.
Anonymous
I had a tooth extracted and a temporary bridge put in during this visit and it was easy as pie! The worst part was the anesthesia. Dr. Ortiz worked […]
Anna W.
Everytime i visit this office it's such a wonderful experience!!! Everyone there is awesome .
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Awesome! I highly recommend this dentist and office!
Sharon D.
I had a good experience with having a filling replaced.
Danielle Q.
We love Dr. Ortiz as the caring, loving and highly experienced dentist, as well as the loving and caring person she represents. She simply is THE […]
Sean S.
My appointment was on time. The personnel was courteous.
Byron T.
Professional, good, solid cleaning.
David O.
Great Team!
Gregory H.
Everything was great!
Theodore S.
I had a crown build up and temp. installed yesterday the 24th. I don't think it could have gone any better. I am a baby when It comes to dental […]
Leslie M.
They are very professional and have a passion for the work they do. Great Job!
Helen C.
The staff was attentive and courteous. They answered all my questions. I especially appreciate the diligince of the receptionist (Jessica?). She has […]
Anonymous
Dr Ortiz always makes sure I am comfortable and not feeling pain during the procedure. She is very attuned to the patient. I have always been very […]
Margaret F.
Best dentist I've been to.
Anonymous
I had a great experience yesterday! Was there for my cleaning. Leonor is always great, awesome.
Nayda C.
The staff is extremely welcoming and friendly. The dental hygienist calmedy nerves and always made sure I was okay.
Amanda J.
You run a tight ship. I walk in, I sign in, get my teeth cleaned, all in less than 40 minutes! Not just once, all the time! I wish that other medical […]
Robert A.
Staff was very friendly!
Gretchen G.
Great Staff!! Made sure it was pain free !!! I highly recommend them!!
Humberto H.
Great place. Went beyond the standard.
Joseph F.
Pain free! Crown build up & temporary were done 11/11.
Leslie M.
It was a good experience with a procedure carried out by efficient, friendly and professional staff.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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