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What To Look For In A Cosmetic Dentist? Elk Grove, CA
Woman Smiling After Cosmetic Dental Care at Ora Dentistry Elk Grove CA

We research the people that service our cars and our homes, but what about those that work on our teeth? After all, this is your smile we are talking about. Taking the time to screen your dentist is important, especially when it comes to a cosmetic dentist. Don’t assume that all cosmetic dentists are created equal.

First you need to know the difference between a general dentist and a cosmetic dentist. A cosmetic dentist can treat the same oral health problems as a general dentist, but he or she has undergone additional training and certification that focuses on improving the aesthetics of the teeth. A cosmetic dentist will be able to offer effective restorative procedures with attention to creating the most attractive results.

Cosmetic dentistry is elective, so the ball is in your court when choosing who you want to enhance or makeover your smile. Scheduling a consultation with your selected cosmetic dentist is a great first step. You need to understand his or her approach to cosmetic dentistry and make sure they offer procedures that address your specific aesthetic concerns.

Here is a list of qualities you should consider when choosing a cosmetic dentist:

  • Experience: Since cosmetic dentistry is not a formal specialization, find out what certifications for continuing education courses the dentist has performed in relation to cosmetic dentistry.
  • Professional Organizations: Knowing your cosmetic dentist is a member of cosmetic dental organizations ensures they are staying at the forefront of their field and actively engaged in the latest techniques and procedures for cosmetic dentistry.
  • Before and After Photos: Just like you would if you were seeking plastic surgery, it is suggested that you view before-and-after photos of a cosmetic dentist. Do the results look natural? Do you have some of the same concerns that the sample patients had? A qualified cosmetic dentist should never be afraid to show off his or her work!
  • Reviews: Consider doing your own research on credible online review sources, such as Yelp and others. Your dentist may even have a section on the website or social media that features reviews from actual patients.
  • Financing Options: Cosmetic dentistry is typically not covered by your insurance. It is highly important to have a financing plan before you initiate treatment. Make sure your chosen cosmetic dentist offers a payment option that works with your budget.

We invite you to explore, screen and research the esteemed qualifications that Dr. Devan Dalla offers in cosmetic dentistry. We realize that it is a major decision to choose someone to alter your smile. Therefore, we welcome your questions and concerns. To schedule a consultation at Ora Dentistry, please call our office today.

Posted on behalf of Ora Dentistry

2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000


Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm


Cynthia B.

Very confused by the website and advertising as an after hour/emergency dental service. I broke a tooth this evening and was looking for emergency dental services for the earliest appointment. I called and a receptionist/operator picked up on a Friday evening close to 8 p.m. and said that the emergency dental service was only for existing patients. That isn't on the website and in fact, the top line on the website states if you need emergency dental care , call. Don't mind that they aren't able to see me, but the operator needs a better script when explaining their services and should also provide better service or don't be an after hour receptionist. She also never asked me if I WAS an existing patient. Would love to give no stars, but I can't post unless I pick one. UPDATE: So wasn't expecting the owner of the practice to call me. I spoke with Dr. Dalla and he explained in detail their policies and calmed my anxiety regarding my broken tooth.. I appreciate that he is a business owner that pays attention to what is being said about his practice and would take the time to follow up. I may have found a new dentist.

Abida G.

I’ve been searching for a dental office for my special needs daughter for a long time. I called many offices explaining her situation that she had Autism and anxiety and I was told they didn’t see special needs kids. I came across Ora Dentistry through my google search and gave them a call explained to them my situation and they told me they’d be happy to see her. We scheduled an appointment. On the day of the appointment I called again and explained her situation and told them she would like her sister and mom to be there for support due to her anxiety and they were totally accommodating and that put me at ease. We got to our appointment and were greeted by Bridgette she was AMAZING with my daughter she made her feel SUPER comfortable through out the entire process! I’ve never seen my daughter so calm and relaxed. When the doctor came in to do his exam on her he too was beyond nice and again made my daughter feel at ease. I really have to thank Ora dentistry for their excellent service! If you have a special needs child this is the place to go! Highly recommend it!

Steve F.

Two years ago I visited this office to assess the viability of getting an implant for a lost tooth. On that first visit Dr. Dalla had x-rays taken, made the assessment, provided me with options, including performing an implant on a lost back molar. I consented, and right then and there, he performed the actual implant and gave me a return appointment to insure all was healing well. Then, 3 months later, he fitted me with the abutment and took impressions for the crown. Two weeks after that the crown was installed. Not only was the work done in record time, but it has been the best fitting crown I've ever had, and I've had 18 crowns in my lifetime of 68 years. This was my second implant. My first implant was by another dental office and does not come close to compare with Dr. Dalla's work. His implant and crown feel like healthy, natural teeth, and in fact, I chew most of my food using that new "molar." I wish I would have gone to him long ago. By far the best around. He is a perfectionist, and is demanding of himself. Just what you should want in someone performing your dental work. Highest recommendations!

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2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000

Opening Times:

Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm