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Best Dentists in Portland

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Portland Dentists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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380 Auburn Street, Portland, ME 04103

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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (1)

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Pamela Anzelc, DDS is a Portland, ME dentist whose practice has served Southeast Maine families for almost three decades. Dr. Anzelc earned her dentistry degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1985, then worked as a dentist at the U.S. Air Force Academy for three years before returning to Maine to start her practice. She offers a range of services, including cosmetic dentistry, periodontal disease and TMJ disorder treatment, and preventative care. The practice uses 3D Cone Beam Diagnostics, digital X-rays, intraoral photography, and it offers same-day crowns. The practice participates in Delta Dental, Anthem, and Securian insurance plans, accepts all major credit cards, and offers CareCredit financing.

487 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103

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Ronald P. Cody, DMD, is an award-winning dentist who serves patients of all ages in Portland. He has handled multiple cosmetic, restorative, prosthetic, and periodontic procedures. This includes bleaching, veneers, implants, routine cleanings, and dental checks. Cody specializes in corrective bite therapy to treat TMJ joint problems and fix related symptoms like headaches, enamel breakage, and hypersensitive teeth. He was a recipient of the American College of Prosthodontics Award, the Quintessence Award, and the Mary Lawson Award.

808 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092

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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (3)

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Main Street Dental is an oral health provider that has been serving clients in Portland, Westbrook, and surrounding areas since 2005. The clinic is led by dentist Paul Cloutier who earned his dental degree from the University of Maryland in 2003. The practice caters to individuals and entire families. Main Street Dental's staff provides services, such as teeth cleaning, dental exams, X-rays, tooth fillings, dental crowns, and dental implants. The practice also provides an at-home teeth whitening service.

25 Long Creek Drive, South Portland, ME 04106

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5.0 (8)

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Jean-Paul Boudreau DMD, LLC is an adult and pediatric dentistry practice that serves patients in Portland. The clinic specializes in general dentistry. Its services include implant restorations, complete dentures, and digital radiographs. It also offers hygiene visits for adults and children, simple extractions, and tooth-colored filling services. The clinic is equipped with the latest technology to provide improved dental care for its patients. Boudreau, the clinic's principal dentist, worked in the health care field as a research assistant for six years.

290 Bridgton Road, Westbrook, ME 04092

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4.9 (37)
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5.0 (24)

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Pear Tree Dentistry, located in Westbrook, Maine, has been serving the greater Portland metropolitan area for over 28 years. Dr. John Skvorak Jr., DMD, graduated the University of Connecticut Dental School and specializes in family, cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the World Academy of Radiosurgery, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Skvorak and his team of skilled professionals utilize the latest technology to deliver exceptional care in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. He also offers oral-conscious sedation for anxious patients, Invisalign devices, and emergency services. The practice has received many five-star reviews and hundreds of likes on Facebook.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Dentists are medical professionals who diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that occur with the teeth, oral mucosa, and disorders of the jaw, such as TMJ. There are several areas of dentistry that include orthodontics, pediatric, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetics.

    People visit the dentist for basic wellness check-ups and exams, dental treatments for issues such as gum disease and periodontitis, and restorative cosmetic procedures. Dentists help patients with various issues, ranging from filling cavities and straightening teeth with braces to tooth extractions and treatment for conditions such as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.

    When left untreated, conditions such as cavities and damaged or cracked teeth can lead to abscesses and infections, and dentists help by treating and preventing further damage.
  • Is it safe to go to the dentist?

    It's safe to go to the dentist, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the strict infection control guidelines that dentists have followed for many decades. At all times, dentists follow ADA and CDC protocols to ensure patient safety.

  • When should a baby go to the dentist?

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises parents to schedule the first dental visit within six months of the first tooth erupting and one year of age for all infants. Babies should also visit the dentist for emergencies, such as cracked or broken teeth.

  • Why does a child need sealants?

    Pediatric dental sealants are applied to the teeth to work as a barrier and provide protection from decay and bacteria. Sealants also work to prevent small food particles from settling in the grooves of the teeth, which can lead to the development of cavities.

  • Can you go to the dentist while pregnant?

    It's safe for women to continue with regular dental visits while pregnant. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can affect the gums and teeth, leading to inflammation and gingivitis. Regular cleanings and checkups can help keep hormonal dental issues at bay.

  • How do dentists pull teeth?

    Dentists pull teeth through simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed at the dentist's office with local anesthetic and forceps. Surgical removal is required for broken teeth and teeth that have not erupted, such as wisdom teeth. Surgical procedures require stronger anesthetic or sedation, and forceps are used to remove the teeth.

  • What kind of dentists are there? 

    There are seven primary areas of dentistry.

    1. General dentistry covers a wide scope, with procedures ranging from general exams and X-rays to deep cleanings and simple extractions.
    2. Pedodontists, or pediatric dentists, have a primary focus on infants and children.
    3. Orthodontists handle braces and other procedures that straighten the teeth.
    4. Periodontists treat the gums and structures that support the teeth, such as bone and ligaments.
    5. Endodontists perform dental pulp treatments, such as root canals.
    6. Oral pathologists, or oral surgeons, focus on surgical procedures that include wisdom teeth extraction and dental implants.
    7. Prosthodontists handle highly complex restorative dental procedures, including bridge and denture placements.