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Dental Hygiene Achievement Award


Congratulations to Vanessa Perez on receiving the Dental Hygiene Achievement Award.

This is a special recognition award for a student who has demonstrated significant improvement in clinical skills and patient treatment during the duration of the dental hygiene program.  The award is generously funded by Dr. Naved Fatmi, a strong supporter of dental hygiene education.

Vanessa has great achievement in the following:

  • Patient oral health assessment
  • Treatment plan sequencing and care plan documentation
  • Patient interaction and patient clinical treatment skills
  • Selection and use of adjunctive therapies
  • Interaction with classmates and faculty
  • Professional development activities

Dr Fatmi is truly a great mentor to and advocate of the dental hygiene program at PBSC. He served as Adjunct Clinical Dentist and continues to support the programs with his generous gift.   Vanessa will be required to take a few additional exams but would certainly be fortunate to work for Dr Fatmi! ” – Sue Kassoff-Correia


More Than Dentistry


Improve your look with medical aesthetics at this Boca Raton dental office

A lifelong aesthetician, Elsa Vasquez found the perfect place to serve clients thanks to her trusted dentist, Naved Fatmi, DMD, at Regency Court Dentistry.

I have been a patient of Dr. Fatmi’s for about five years; in fact, my entire family goes to him for our dental care,” Elsa says. “He is wonderful, and his team members are fantastic! Several years ago, I was talking to him about aesthetics, and we started a conversation about his desire to add those components to his practice. One thing led to another, and I started to provide the services to his patients.”

For patients seeking a bit of facial rejuvenation treatments to go along with that smile, Regency Court Dentistry offers JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, pregnancy and hydro facials, microdermabrasion and skin hydration therapy, as well as treatment for acne, rosacea and other skin conditions.

When treating a patient with acne, for example, the treatment regimen will focus on controlling the spread of bacteria, while at the same time regenerating the skin and making it healthier,” Elsa explains. “For a patient with rosacea, I help the person control the rosacea and treat the inflammation because there is currently no cure. It’s a very rewarding job for me to help people feel and look better.

Elsa feels she is fortunate to be able to share her knowledge and expertise with Dr. Fatmi’s patients.

I am thrilled and feel fortunate to be working with Dr. Fatmi, his staff and his patients to provide a full line of medical aesthetics to enhance the beautiful smiles Dr. Fatmi helps his patients achieve,” Elsa shares. “It is very satisfying for me to see a person’s entire self-image change because they have a beautiful smile and look great cosmetically. It’s rewarding to make people feel good about themselves!

More Than Just Teeth

Aesthetic services are becoming more readily available at many dental offices as an additional treatment option,” Dr. Fatmi explains. “Who knows your facial structure better than your dentist?

“I love the aesthetics part of dentistry,” he continues, “because it provides positive change for the patient, sometimes in just one day. JUVÉDERM results are evident the day they leave my office. BOTOX Cosmetic results are apparent within three or four days, in most cases. For someone who may be more introverted or shy about their appearance, this is a huge boost to their self-esteem.”

Elsa says she takes great pride in her role in restoring patient’s skin and making them feel good about how they look overall.

Patients will come in and have their teeth straightened, repaired, whitened, and when they look in the mirror, they still may feel something is missing,” she explains. “I am here to help them diminish facial lines, get rid of acne scarring and whatever other issues they feel are bothering them with their face. People want the whole package now and by offering medical aesthetics here in the dental office, they can get all of their needs met under one roof.”

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 in order to restore their confidence.

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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.”

Dentist Provides Flexibility to Patients


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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Oral Health Florida Event

Dr. Naved Fatmi and Sue Kassoff-Correia along with other members of the Florida Dental Hygiene Association from around the state of Florida attended the 2016 Oral Health Florida Coalition meeting in Orlando.

The Oral Health Florida coalition is comprised of a broad based group of agencies, institutions, organizations, communities, stakeholders, policymakers, leaders, and other individuals whose mission is to promote and advocate for optimal oral health and well-being of all persons in Florida. This mission is accomplished through the implementation of the State Oral Health Improvement Plan.

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Special Olympics 2016 State Summer Games


Highlights from the Special Olympics 2016 State Summer Games which took place on May 21 and 22 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida.

Regency Court Dentistry’s dental hygienist, Sue Kassoff- Correia, volunteered for Special Olympics Florida Healthy Athletes-Special Smiles program, which broke new records with 685 athletes receiving dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications, oral hygiene education, mouthguards, and oral hygiene kits!

Naved Fatmi, DMD and Sue Kassoff-Correia, CRDH, BS are committed to giving back to the community and have partnered with many local organizations.

Special Olympics Fall Classic will take place November 11-12, 2016. To learn more about the services provided by Special Smiles, access:

After-hours, All-inclusive Dental Care


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.”


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

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.

PBSC Dental Hygiene Class of 2016 Pinning and Awards Ceremony

Highlights from the Palm Beach State College Dental Hygiene Class of 2016 Pinning and Awards Ceremony held at the Lake Worth Campus, Duncan Theatre.

Dr. Fatmi presented the Dental Hygiene Achievement Award to Marie Zephyr, one of 24 Palm Beach Dental Hygiene Class of 2016 graduates, for her demonstrating significant improvement of clinical skills and patient treatment in the course of her dental hygiene program, in the following areas:

  • Patient assessment
  • Patient Interaction
  • Patient clinical treatment skills

Each year, Dr. Fatmi generously awards $250.00 and a Certificate of Recognition to the student selected by PBSC Dental Hygiene Services faculty. In addition, Dr. Fatmi was recently appointed to the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society as an Honorary Member of the Palm Beach chapter for his outstanding contribution to the dental hygiene profession.