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Advance Dental Care Center

Amir Zamani, D.D.S.

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Top 10 Critical Things You Should Know
Before You Select a Dentist

Dentistry is an investment in the future of your family's smiles. And, like any investment, you'll want to do a little research before making a final decision on dental work. These guidelines can help you choose the practitioner who's right for you.

  1. Check the doctor's credentials.

    Do you need general dental care, or do you have needs that would be better met by a dental specialist? Consider what you want and need from your dentist. No matter who you choose, make sure the dentist is licensed through the state dental board.

  2. Investigate the doctor's training.

    The best dentists didn't just go to dental school; they also completed extensive post-graduate training programs. In addition, the best dentists regularly attend continuing education classes to stay up-to-date on new procedures and materials.

  3. Start with a consultation.

    Going in for a consultation is a great way to learn more about a dentist and dental practice. Consultations are generally inexpensive, and are sometimes even offered for free. Talk to the dentist before you commit to anything. Remember, it's your job to make an educated decision.

  4. Communication is key.

    It's essential that you be able to talk to your dentist - and that your dentist will listen to you! There's a lot of dialogue that needs to go into an individual long-term treatment plan. If you feel bullied, pressured, or rushed, then that's probably not the right dentist for you.

  5. Look at before and after photos.

    Take a look at the dentist's portfolio before you make up your mind. Pay specific attention to cases that are similar to yours. Make sure that the photos are of actual work done by the dentist, not just stock photos.

  6. Don't pay too much - or too little.

    Some dentists charge more by marketing themselves as high-end luxury dentists offering cosmetic smile makeovers. Other dentists try to make up for poor materials and shoddy work by offering low prices. Beware the extremes.

  7. An honest dentist sets realistic expectations.

    Watch out for doctors who promise more than they can deliver. You want a dentist who will tell you what can and cannot be done for your smile. You need to know how long the process will take, what you'll have to do, and any complications that could occur.

  8. Nothing compares to experience.

    Much like other people, dentists get better at things the more they do them. Ideally, your dentist will have lots of experience with dentistry in general and with cases like yours specifically.

  9. Check out the facilities.

    Take a look around. What sort of equipment does the practice use? What is their sterilization process? Is it a comfortable atmosphere? Are the employees happy and helpful? Do they take the time to answer your questions?

  10. Look for a practice that specializes in general and/or family dentistry.

    Unless you have special dental care needs, a general or family dentist will be able to monitor your overall oral health and hygiene. Should you later require the services of a dental specialist, your dentist will be able to refer you to a qualified specialist.

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Call Us Today!

"We know that selecting a dentist is not easy. I want you to know that you can call me personally with any questions or concerns."

2111 Jefferson Davis Highway

Suite # 1 South

Arlington, Virginia 22202

Appt Tel: (703) 415-0505

www.arlingtondentalcare.com

Directions

FREE PARKING! Advance Dental Care Center has 3 parking spaces directly outside our office door.

From the District: If you are coming from the District take the 14th Street Bridge to Route 1 / Jefferson Davis Highway to Alexandria. Make a left on 20th St., do not go all the way through the intersection and take an immediate hard right on Clarke St. Once on Clarke St. go past our building (2111 Crystal Plaza Apts.) to the building next to us (2221) and make a left into the driveway for Crystal Plaza Shops around to the back of the building. Our spaces are currently marked with green signs for Dr. Zamani General Dentistry. Once you park, walk up the sidewalk towards the building and you will see our ground level entrance with our sign. Once inside it’s the first door on the left, still labeled with Dr. Zamani's name on it. Welcome.

From I 395 South: If you are coming from I 395 South the exit for Route 1 / Jefferson Davis Highway to Alexandria. Make a left on 20th St., do not go all the way through the intersection and take an immediate hard right on Clarke St. Once on Clarke St. go past our building (2111 Crystal Plaza Apts.) to the building next to us (2221) and make a left into the driveway Crystal Plaza Shops around to the back of the building. Our spaces are currently marked with green signs for Dr. Zamani General Dentistry. Once you park, walk up the sidewalk towards the building and you will see our ground level entrance with our sign. Once inside it’s the first door on the left, still labeled with Dr. Zamani's name on it. Welcome.

From Alexandria: If you are coming down 23rd St. make a left onto Crystal Drive and continue to 20th St. or if you are coming down Crystal Drive from Alexandria continue directly to 20th to the first traffic light and make a left on to Clarke St. Once on Clarke St. go past our building (2111 Crystal Plaza Apts.) to the building next to us (2221) and make a left into the driveway Crystal Plaza Shops around to the back of the building. Our spaces are currently marked with green signs for Dr. Zamani General Dentistry. Once you park, walk up the sidewalk towards the building and you will see our ground level entrance with our sign. Once inside it’s the first door on the left, still labeled with Dr. Zamani's name on it. Welcome.

From Northern Virginia west of Crystal City: If you are coming from areas west of Crystal City take I 66 East to Route 110 South. Stay on Route 110 as it turns into Route 1 Jefferson Davis Highway to Alexandria. Make a left on 20th St do not go all the way through the intersection and take an immediate hard right on Clarke St. Once on Clarke St. go past our building (2111 Crystal Plaza Apts.) to the building next to us (2221) and make a left into the driveway Crystal Plaza Shops around to the back of the building. Our spaces are currently marked with green signs for Dr. Zamani General Dentistry. Once you park, walk up the sidewalk towards the building and you will see our ground level entrance with our sign. Once inside it’s the first door on the left, still labeled with Dr. Zamani's name on it. Welcome.

Walking from the Crystal City Metro Station: Crystal City Metro Station on the Blue or Yellow Line. Exit metro to street level and walk straight ahead. Cross 18th St. You will be on Bell St. Take Bell to 20th St. and cross 20th St. You will be on Clarke St., which runs parallel to Jefferson Davis Hwy. Walk on Clarke St. past our building (2111 Crystal Plaza Apts.) to the courtyard area between our building and the office building next door (2221), make a left turn into the courtyard. Walk about a block forward to our ground level entrance on the side of our building on your left with signs for Dr. Zamani General Dentistry. Once inside it’s the first door on the left, still labeled with Dr. Zamani's name on it. Welcome.