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How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist – Massapequa Park, NY

Useful Tips to Know During Your Search

Did you know that the American Dental Association does not technically recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty? For that reason, it’s important to know what to look for when choosing the right cosmetic dentist, not just anyone who says they can perform the treatments you want. Below, we’ve included a handful of the most important factors to keep in mind during your search. We want to make your search as simple as possible and hope that you’ll consider Dr. Stutman for all of your cosmetic needs.

Training and Certifications

Not only is Dr. Dory Stutman highly experienced in restorative dentistry, but as someone with a background in art and design, he understands how important balancing the smile with the rest of your facial features truly is. While he’s been creating ceramic restorations for years, he’s also attended more than 100 hours of advanced dentistry, much of it focusing on cosmetics. He’s also an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an organization dedicated to educating dentists on the latest advancements within the field.

Payment Options

Since cosmetic dentistry is largely not covered by dental insurance plans, it’s important to know ahead of time how you’ll be paying for your future smile makeover. For example, our office provides an in-house membership plan, which guarantees notable discounts on cosmetic services. CareCredit and Springstone can also help you create a payment plan that fits your specific budget.

Dental Technology

When a dentist is staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in cosmetic dentistry, that means they’re complementing their knowledge with the proper technology. South Shore Dental Care not only offers same-day porcelain restorations, but they also offer cosmetic imaging software to help patients visualize their smile before treatment. On top of that, Dr. Stutman utilizes a highly advanced surgical microscope, making it easier for him to have a clear view of the working area and completely focus on the task at hand.


Whether you’re receiving a quick teeth whitening treatment or a full smile makeover, your comfort matters. That’s why the office you choose should have amenities that make your visit feel relaxing from start to finish. We feature big-screen TVs, personal headphones, and complimentary Wi-Fi to make your experience all the more enjoyable.

Before and After Photos

Is your cosmetic dentist willing to show previous patient cases they’ve completed? If not, that should tell you something about their confidence in your treatment. Many dentists, including Dr. Stutman, feature smile galleries of their cosmetic and restorative treatments. Look over them in more detail to better set your expectations!

Location and Scheduling

What’s the point of having a dentist that isn’t open when you are available? It’s crucial that you can easily access them for care, especially if you plan on completing cosmetic treatments regularly. Always take the time to confirm the location of their office and their hours of operation. We are not only open late four days out of the week, but we’re open two Saturdays a month as early as 8 a.m.