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Advanced Dental Work and Facial Rejuvenation

When Sharon Eisenstein tripped one night and fell on her outside patio, she chipped her two front teeth and found herself in need of emergency dentistry.  Sharon Eisenstein received comprehensive dentistry and cosmetic services at Regency Court Dentistry in Boca Raton.

After staying up until the early morning hours searching for a dentist in her area, Sharon found Regency Court Dentistry in Boca Raton.

“I was searching online and I found them; they were close by my home,” she shares. “I needed to get into an office right away, as soon as someone was open the next day. I left a message on their machine, and they called me as soon as the office was open and got me in that same morning.”

What impressed Sharon the most about that phone call was that Naved Fatmi, DMD, was on the other end of the line.

“Dr. Fatmi was the one who called me back, not the nurse or the receptionist – it was Dr. Fatmi. I was so amazed by that. He wanted to know what happened, and he reassured me that he could help me. It was that personal service and care that really pulled me in. You just don’t find that anymore.”

To the rescue

Sharon said she assumed it would take several days to repair her chipped teeth, but to her surprise, it took just one day.

“They took impressions of my teeth in the morning, and Dr. Fatmi placed veneers on both teeth that afternoon,” she says.

Veneers are a more advanced cosmetic option, and can be appropriate for a variety of dental conditions seen in front teeth, particularly chipped or crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, stained fillings, or permanently discolored teeth.

“I had never heard of same-day service like that before, and I could not believe it. My teeth were fixed in one day. I was so impressed!”

Sharon says she then began regular dental visits at Regency Court Dentistry for routine cleanings and exams.

“I had always been apprehensive about going to the dentist because of childhood experiences,” she recalls. “But, they are awesome at Regency Court!”

For patients like Sharon who are shy about seeing a dentist, Dr. Fatmi and his staff work hard to ensure their experience in the office is pleasant and relaxing.

“We treat people with care and compassion,” Dr. Fatmi assures. “We want everyone to feel comfortable and at ease throughout their experience. We work hard to eradicate any fears and build a relationship with every patient.”

Dr. Fatmi says an important part of the reassuring process is to be forthcoming with patients about the procedures and processes involved in their care.

“We are very open with patients and explain what their options are and how we can proceed to help them achieve a healthier smile. Our ultimate goal is to work closely with each individual to achieve good oral health.”

“Dr. Fatmi is very soothing and makes you feel very relaxed because he tells you everything he is going to do from start to finish,” Sharon confirms. “He is open and honest. That makes a difference. Now, I look forward to my appointments.”

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Flashing A Confident Smile

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Creating New Smiles and Endless Confidence

David Underwood stopped going to dentists because he could never find one he felt had his best interests at heart.  David Underwood found a reliable and honest dentist in Naved Fatmi, DMD, at Regency Court Dentistry.

“There’s a history of bad oral health in my family,” David explains. “My father’s teeth were horrible, and my mom lost four of her front teeth at a young age. Knowing this, I tried my best at home to take care of my teeth, but I needed a lot of work done. I had decay and other things going on.

“I was tired of the judgmental attitudes and stares I was constantly getting. Every time I would go see a dentist, instead of giving me a plan and a goal to work toward, they would judge me and make assumptions as to why my teeth were in the shape they were in at my age. I just got fed up.”

After seeing at least four different dentists, the 27-year-old was left feeling discouraged that he would ever find one who could solve his issues. That changed when he met Naved Fatmi, DMD, at Regency Court Dentistry.

“The most important thing I want people to understand is that it doesn’t matter how old a person is, and it doesn’t matter what the problem is or where the problem came from,” says Dr. Fatmi. “Regency Court Dentistry gives people the solutions they seek so they can bite and chew properly, and they can smile, which restores one’s confidence.”

Creating new smiles

“The first thing David mentioned to me is that he didn’t like the overall look of his smile,” Dr. Fatmi explains. “After we took x-rays and came up with a treatment plan, I got started right away. The first thing I needed to do was to get his gums healthy, and to do that, I did a scaling gum treatment. After his gums had ample time to heal from that procedure, we got started repairing his six front teeth on the top. The reason he wanted to start there was so he could feel more confident in job interviews and when talking to people.

“To achieve our goal of creating a new smile for David, I wanted to be able to save all of his teeth and, luckily, I was able to do so. He had several root canals done, and we placed porcelain crowns along the top. The end result is a natural look that matches his facial structure and skin tone. And it has given him a renewed sense of confidence about himself. He is far too young to lose his teeth or to even think that was his only option.”

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As Seen In Boca Tribue: Local Dentist Helps Patient Smile Again

The Boca Raton TribuneClick here to read full article 

David Underwood was sick and tired of what he saw in the mirror. His smile wasn’t the best that it could be and it was time he did something about it.

“Overall I was just tired of the way my smile was,” says Underwood.

Underwood hadn’t had the best experiences at dental appointments in the past. Having had judgmental comments and snide remarks by various dentists he met with heighten his insecurities, Underwood was turned off to having anything done to his teeth.

“My past experiences have been horrible,” he says. “But Regency Court Dentistry was referred to me as a great office with nice, friendly individuals.”

Boca Raton DentistHaving heard such great things about Regency Court Dentistry, a practice that provides comprehensive care and specializes in everything from tooth extractions to dentures, Underwood became hopeful that he would be able to smile proud one day. After making an appointment, Dr. Fatmi and his amazing team of professionals met with Underwood to go over his dental problems as well as make a personal dental treatment plan using advanced techniques, and upscale equipment to help him achieve the best smile possible.

“Dr. Fatmi promised me he would do everything he could to make sure I was happy with my smile,” he says.

Underwood needed a lot of work, from root canals to dental crowns on almost every tooth. Dr. Fatmi, unlike many other dentists, assured Underwood that he would only do what was necessary, and would take every step to try and save as much as he could.

Since Underwood had his first appointment with the team, he’s been back to have follow-up work, as well as cleanings, all which left him more confidant about his teeth than ever.

“In my honest opinion from going to dentist to dentist, I have never found a doctor that seems to be more intrigued in what he is doing as well as generally caring about what you think,” says Underwood. “I would be crazy not to recommend him and already have.”

Fall Back-to-School Exams

Dr. Naved Fatmi, Dr. Millie Mendoza, and Sue Correia, CRDH, conducted back-to-school exams for over 100 Head Start children (3-5 years of age)​ at the Le Jardin Community Center in Florida City.  Each child received a dental exam, an application of fluoride varnish, and a toothbrush and toothpaste.

In addition, staff members were provided oral hygiene instruction and nutrition education to improve their knowledge and equip them to educate the children and families they serve.

Le Jardin Community Center, Inc. is a nonprofit agency that provides children and families with opportunities to learn, develop and increase their likelihood of success in the future, thereby giving them a “Head Start”.  Regency Court Dentistry is proud to support this organization.  Click here to learn more about the center.

Dentist Provides Flexibility to Patients

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This Boca Raton dentist provides flexibility to patients, along with a comforting chairside manner.

Working the graveyard shift as a data engineer not only impedes Brian Riccomini’s sleep schedule, but also his ability to make and keep appointments in daytime hours, when he wants to sleep or relax before his next shift begins.

Brian Riccomini underwent restorative dental work at Regency Court Dentistry in Boca Raton.

When Brian was looking for a dentist with hours that would accommodate his hectic lifestyle, he needed to look no further than Regency Court Dentistry.

“There was a lot of work I needed to have done because it had been so long since I had seen a dentist,” Brian shares. “Regency Court was very accommodating to my schedule. Their flexibility was a huge factor for me. It really drew me in to the office.”

Regency Court Dentistry prides itself on providing comprehensive dental care in a comfortable, relaxed environment. This was also something Brian sought out, as he had a long, negative experience with a prior dental office.

“I had a dentist growing up who had absolutely no chairside manner whatsoever,” Brian recalls. “To be honest, he was scary. As a result of that, I just stopped going to the dentist, and my overall oral health suffered tremendously.”

Brian says he suffered depression as a teenager and into his adulthood. Poor self-image was something he struggled with. “I became embarrassed of my teeth and my smile. This went on for many, many years.

“When I finally went to Regency Court, I was at a point where I needed a complete overhaul, but, again, I still had underlying fears based on past dental experiences. I was young and I did not want to lose my teeth, so I knew a change was in order. I forced myself into it.”

No More Fear

Regency Court Dentistry specializes in denture repairs, extractions, root canals and crown repair.

In the four years since Brian became a patient, he has undergone extensive restorative work, including root canals, crowns and dental implants.

“He has had nearly a full mouth restoration,” Dr. Fatmi says. “He was only in his early forties when he first came in, so he was far too young to have such drastic oral health issues. He had cavities, infected gums and sensitivity to hot and cold. It seems like he had every issue I could think of. Both he and I wanted to save his teeth, so we developed a long-range plan to do just that.”

For patients like Brian, who are apprehensive, Dr. Fatmi and his staff work hard to ensure that every experience in the office is pleasant and relaxing. They work closely with patients to ease his or her fears and erase the anxious feelings they may have.

“We treat people with dignity and compassion from beginning to end,” Dr. Fatmi assures. “We want everyone to feel comfortable and at ease throughout their experience.”

“We see a lot of people who have dental anxiety,” he explains. “Brian had a very bad childhood dental experience that progressed into his early adulthood. As a result, he let his teeth go. We work hard to eradicate those fears and build a relationship with every patient.”

“In Brian’s case, a procedure that may have taken an hour to do instead took an hour and a half to complete because I did not want to rush him. I wanted to take my time and allow him to be comfortable with the process.”

Brian says his fear of dentists is now behind him.

“Dr. Fatmi can make anyone feel comfortable,” Brian assures. “I am the biggest scaredy-cat there is, and he eased all of my fears.”

Dr. Fatmi says an important part of the reassuring process is to be forthcoming with patients about the procedures and processes involved in their care.

“We are very open with patients and explain what their options are and how we can proceed to help them achieve a healthier smile. Our ultimate goal is to work closely with the patient to achieve good oral health.”

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After-hours, All-inclusive Dental Care

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As seen in Florida Health Care News

When the need for emergency dental care arises, the professionals at Regency Court Dentistry in Boca Raton provide all-inclusive dental care under one roof. Regency Court Dentistry prides itself on offering emergency dentistry services. Visitors to an emergency dental practice have often waited longer than needed, until an easily fixable problem has escalated to an emergency. Patients in this situation can get the help they need in a timely manner at Regency Court.Mr. Long received comprehensive dental care from Dr. Naved Fatmi of Regency Court Dentistry in Boca Raton.

In fact, one patient with an abscessed tooth found out just how accommodating Dr. Fatmi and his staff can be.

“I was in a lot of pain with an infection in one of my teeth,” explains Mr. Long. “I work as an entertainer, a singer. I’m always performing and I was at a point where I was in so much pain that I could not focus. The upper right jaw area of my mouth had swelled up before and I just lived with it, I waited for it to subside. But not this time. The pain was just intolerable to me. I could not sing or perform if I wanted to. I had to do something about it.”

Mr. Long says his family members researched the surrounding area and found Regency Court Dentistry.

“We called the office and pressed the emergency number and they saw me the same day,” he says. “I was impressed by that, and the fact that Dr. Fatmi was able to save the tooth without pulling it.”

“We see patients on the weekends and after hours,” notes Naved Fatmi, DMD. “If someone is in pain and calls the office and presses option two, it goes directly to my cellphone. When someone is visiting South Florida – and we do have a lot of snowbirds – many of these people are in town on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and we see patients on the weekends. I know how important that is for someone who is in a dire situation.”

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Sit Back, Relax 

Regency Court Dentistry provides comprehensive care in a comfortable, relaxed environment. They specialize in denture repairs, extractions, root canals and crown repair.

For patients like Mr. Long, Dr. Fatmi and his staff work hard to ensure that every experience in the office is pleasant and relaxing.  Dr. Fatmi works closely with each patient to ease their fears and is forthcoming about what lies ahead.

“We treat people with dignity and compassion from beginning to end,” he assures. “We want you to feel comfortable and at ease throughout your experience.”

“We do see a lot of people who are anxious at first,” he explains. “Mr. Long was one of those patients. He was hesitant, only because it had been a while since he had seen a dentist. He was very self-conscious. Because of his work as an entertainer, he never took the time to address his dental issues. There were many factors involved, and he was truly grateful that we were honest with our recommendations.”

“We are very open with patients and explain what their options are and how we can proceed to help them achieve a healthier smile. Our ultimate goal is to work closely with the patient to achieve good oral health.”

Under one roof
In addition to the abscess, Mr. Long underwent several root canals as well as treatment for periodontal disease. He was thankful for Dr. Fatmi’s knowledge, expertise and ability to provide many procedures under one roof.

“In Mr. Long’s case, as with other patients, we were able to take care of everything right here in our office without sending him out to a specialist. He was very grateful for that.”

Dental services available at Regency Court Dentistry include crowns, dental implants, Invisalign, veneers, inlays and onlays, and whitening.

“Dental implants offer great benefits for denture wearers by providing tremendously improved stabilization and function with implant-supported overdentures, when compared to conventional dentures that have no mechanical or physical attachment to the jaw,” explains Dr. Fatmi.

“However, implants are also great for replacing individual teeth. When a tooth is missing, the only way to restore that missing tooth, other than utilizing a dental implant, is with a removable clamp, or removable partial denture. The problem is that this clamp can stress the adjacent teeth that it clasps onto, and has greatly reduced function, chewing force and aesthetic appeal compared to permanent [non-removable] crowns attached to implants.

Many patients are pleased to discover that they can get their old silver fillings replaced with a newer material made from either a resin or porcelain composite, a significant improvement and often a prelude to a whitening treatment.

Veneers are a more advanced cosmetic option, and may be appropriate for a variety of dental conditions seen in front teeth, particularly gaps between teeth, stained fillings, permanently discolored teeth and chipped or crooked teeth.Mr. Long received comprehensive dental care from Dr. Naved Fatmi of Regency Court Dentistry in Boca Raton.

Reason To Smile

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In addition to offering complete dental services, Regency Court Dentistry is a true citizen of the Boca Raton area. Dr. Fatmi and his staff participate in many local events and outreach programs such as providing Head Start dental exams conducted at Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, and The Arc of The Glades program on behalf of the Dental Home Initiative for people with developmental disabilities.

“We are proud of the results we provide our patients, and are especially pleased to play an active role in our community,” concludes Dr. Fatmi. “Going to the dentist should not be a scary or traumatic event, and we invite even those who are nervous about needed dental work to come in and let us help them.”

Mr. Long, for one, is glad that he set his dental fears aside.

“Dr. Fatmi gave me a new reason to smile,” he relays. “I was hesitant to go to dentists for many years, which I am sure contributed to my situation, but not anymore. I am thankful I found him, really.

“As an entertainer, I am always on the road and rarely have my feet planted firmly in one place for too long, but now I know that I have found a dentist that I can trust and I know right where to find him,” he adds.

Mr. Long highly recommends Dr. Fatmi and his staff to anyone needing a reputable, knowledgeable dentist in the Boca Raton area.

“They are top-notch and will go above and beyond to make you comfortable and to take care of all of your needs.  Now, I am no longer shy about performing because of my smile. I have a new, brighter reason to smile again!”
FHCN article by Judy Wade.

Delray Dental Day at Village Academy

We are proud to have participated in the first annual Delray Dental Day at Village Academy in Delray Beach, sponsored by KOP Mentoring Network.  Regency Court Dentistry’s dental hygienist, Sue Correia, provided oral hygiene instruction, dental screenings, and oral hygiene kits to local community children.  Dr. Naved Fatmi and office manager, Nancy Mason, awarded  first place winners with their respective prizes for their outstanding essays and posters on the benefits of good oral hygiene and the importance of prevention.  Delray Beach Mayor and City Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring the Delray Dental Day, read by community leaders.

At Regency Court Dentistry we are dedicated to the overall health of our patients and the local community. Giving back to the community is extremely important to us.  If you would like to see how Dr. Fatmi and his professional staff can help you with your dental needs call us at (561) 998-0727 or send an email to info@regencycourtdentistry.com.

Dental Health Education at the Islamic Foundation of South Florida

Earlier this year, we had the privilege of visiting the Islamic Foundation of South Florida located in Sunrise.  Sue, our hygienist, along with Tara Fatmi provided oral hygiene instruction and oral health education to over 200 students, grades K-8.  A good time was had by all.  More information at: http://www.ifsf.net/

Dr. Naved Fatmi, D.M.D. and Sue Kassoff-Correia, Registered Dental Hygienist, truly believe in giving back to the community and have partnered with many local organizations.   If you would like to see how Dr. Fatmi and his professional staff can help you with your dental needs call us at (561) 998-0727 or send an email to info@regencycourtdentistry.com.

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Back to School, Giving Back

It’s that time of year again, back to school.  As children return to school they also get back into a daily routine.  Making oral hygiene is a big part of this daily routine.  This month our hygienist, Sue, gave an oral hygiene presentation at Plantation Park Elementary school.

The lesson included: the roles of the dental team (hygienist, dentist, assistant), the importance of personal protection equipment (PPE): gown, mask, protective eye wear, and gloves, the anatomy of the mouth and the importance of fluoride and good daily oral hygiene to protect teeth, proper brushing, flossing, and mouth rinse techniques, as well as a lesson on proper nutrition.  Each child received a Colgate Wave toothbrush.

Pictured below is Sue, Paula Crisanti and the excited children.