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
Great office, great employees… glad i was recommended to them by a friend.
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Great team. Very friendly and helpful!
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Outstanding service!! 10/10 will come again!!!
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Amazing dentist with an incredible staff. They are happy to answer any questions you have and explain in detail what they are going to do. Dr. Shaikh is one of a kind!
Kenneth A.
Customer service was great, plus the hygienist was very gentle, had no pain even after the fact.
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The Advanced Dental Care team consistently provides good and valued customer service. The dental team is flexible, friendly, and thorough in executing dental treatments and sharing easy to implement […]
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Love the team at Advanced Dental and thoroughly trust them with my dental care. Enjoy seeing the dental hygienists Lenor, who has been taking care of my dental hygiene needs for years and the dental […]
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Advanced Dental Care is a wonderful team of people who are always friendly and timely. As soon as I walk in they are there with a warm smile. They care for you as a person and not just a patient. […]
Lexie 1.
Nice professional operation Well organized Expedient service
Phillip C.
Great staff and comfortable office.
Kevin A.
The hygienist is awesome and the office staff is extremely polite and friendly!
Darla L.
Office staff is always awesome and Dr. Ortiz is wonderful.
Megan C.
Great dental service, and I felt like the staff and dentist cared about my dental needs.
Helen C.
Yesterday was My First time at Advance Dental. I LOVED EVERYTHING about My visit, The Staff’s GREAT & Friendly (((Dominique’s my Favorite lol)))& makes You feel welcomed when […]
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Great service!
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Competent care and friendly staff.
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It was a great experience. The practice is well staffed with pleasant, professional and organized people. Looking forward to my next visit
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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 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Phone: (321) 594-2624
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