Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

The Only Thing Scarier Than Seeing the Dentist Could be Not Seeing the Dentist


If going to the dentist ranks high on your list of things to avoid, you’re in good company. Recent findings by the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington revealed that 20% of people find dental visits so frightening that they delay or avoid proper dental care as a result. Two out of three of these people developed their dental fears based on a previous bad experience at the dentist. Even so, given the dangerous consequences of not getting proper dental care, it’s well worth making the effort to overcome any anxiety.

Although it’s understandable that a negative experience can create dental fears, avoiding the dentist is the worst way to deal with it. By not getting professional, routine dental care, the chances of tooth decay and other dental problems are increased, which will likely create the need for more time and expense at the family dentistry office.

A caring, affordable dentist in South Ocala can ease your dental fears by explaining the procedure in detail so you know what to expect, and arrange for you to signal if you feel uncomfortable during the procedure, prompting the dentist to stop treatment to give you a short break.

Since family dentistry experts know that some patients have dental fears, many have designed their offices with features to distract anxious patients during procedures. Soothing music, televisions for watching movies, and calming paintings help patients relax. In certain circumstances, they are able to prescribe mild sedatives for those with severe dental fears.

Parents who have dental fears should shield their kids from their own concerns so their children learn that professional dental care as a regular part of a healthy lifestyle. They should try to make the visit to the family dentistry office a positive experience, but let kids know that while they may feel some discomfort, they’ll end up with a brighter, healthier smile.

Fortunately, you can find a compassionate, affordable dentist in South Ocala who understands the dental fears of patients and the needs of children.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
Friendly staff, prompt appointment time, treatment plan explained, scheduling for services easy.
Delaina B.
Excellent skills of the dentist (Torres) and dental assistant (Chloe) and their prompt and courteous service.
Cynthia N.
Everyone was nice
Tanya S.
My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
Douglas R.
Sarah is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and always courteous.
Willie H.
My daughter loves visiting all the wonderful ladies in the office.
Cortney L.
My family and I love the staff and especially the office manager. She makes sure that we are taking care of and the environment is family friendly. We love our dentist family❤️
Isaac W.
Dr Chan is very patient and professional. Maidelyn is friendly and gave me the instructions I needed to know for my temporary crown.
Dang P.
Everyone at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road is professional, friendly and courteous. Thanks especially to Dr. Torres for his attention to detail, and to Jenny for her precision and knowledge.
Dave D.
Good experience
Jean D.
Everyone at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road is professional, friendly and courteous. Thanks especially to Dr. Torres for his attention to detail, and to Leci and Chloe for their professionalism.
Dave D.
Sweet and kind dentist
Joel M.
The staff and Dr Chen stayed open just so they could take care of my daughter. Chloe really made this appointment possible! They were very patient and kind to her. They went out of their way to help […]
Shannon F.
They are great. My only complaint is my own fault. I never floss!!!! Lol. They are so nice and very good at the cleanings. Sarah is the best
Brandon J.
My spouse and I have been a long time customer of Advanced Dental Care and seen many Dentist come and go. The standards continue to reamain high.
Walter L.
Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
Patricia P.
Courteous service and gentle procedures.
Theresa H.
I traveled 3 hours for dental procedures at this facility. My appointments were always on time and the staff and dentist were great!
Delaina B.
Great teeth cleaning and the hygienist was very friendly
Yelitza M.
Jennifer and Melissa are the Best, very Helpful… i Highly recommend this office!
Paula R.
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  • Monday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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