About Our Dental Practice – Bonita Springs, FL
Gentle & Comprehensive Care You Can Trust
For Dr. Melanie Pugh and the rest of our team, great dentistry comes down to three simple words: peace of mind. Over the years, we have earned our patients' trust again and again by providing gentle, honest, and conservative care at each appointment. (Conservative means that we do not believe in removing tooth structure unless we really have to.) We only use the best materials and latest techniques, because we know this will make your dental work last as long as possible. And we will never, ever, pressure you to get a procedure you don’t need. Here, our goal is to meet your needs with the same excellence we strive for every day.
& No Sales Pitch
Dentistry can be tricky. In some cases, one dentist may say you need a crown while another says you do not. No matter what your needs are, believe us when we say that you'll never hear a sales pitch here! We promise to be CONSERVATIVE and TRUSTWORTHY at all times. Conservative means we try to preserve your natural tooth structure whenever we possibly can. We do not believe in drilling teeth that do not desperately need it. Trustworthy means that we won’t try to sell you things you don’t need just to make more money. For us, this is the epitome of DOING THE RIGHT THING and TELLING THE TRUTH.
Long-Lasting Dental Care
What exactly does "quality" mean when it comes to dentistry? We believe that quality is defined by how well a dental restoration functions in everyday life, and by how long it lasts. In order to maximize both aspects, we ensure that you're never receiving second-best. Dr. Melanie Pugh has over 25 years of experience, we never use cheap overseas dental labs, and we never buy watered-down, generic, or aftermarket dental materials. It may come across as negative when we point out what we DON’T do, but these are differences most patients aren’t aware of until their filling or crown breaks down and needs to be replaced after just 6 months. With us, we are determined to offer the best clinical care possible, and this includes providing solutions that can be trusted to stand the test of time.
A Gentle Touch
You aren't just a set of teeth, you're a person, which is why all of our treatments are performed with a gentle touch. Whether you're getting a basic cleaning or something more involved, our team will take the time and care to ensure you're completely comfortable while in the chair. Our approach minimizes any post-treatment soreness and leads to shorter recovery times as well. Our goal is to give you a gorgeous smile as well as a pleasant experience at each appointment.
Genuinely Caring Dental Team
We've had patients pop into our office just to let us know that they've NEVER had a better experience with a dental team before, and that feedback means the world to us. We strive to treat every new arrival like they are an aunt or uncle who has come over to our home for a barbecue. It is the Kentucky hospitality that resonates from Dr. Pugh that drives this hometown vibe in our practice. Here, you will NEVER be treated like a number, as this goes against our most basic values.
Professional Dental Experiences
Over the years, we have focused internally on two areas of excellence: clinical excellence and operational excellence. This means we place great emphasis on details and getting things right the first time, every time. Several patients have told us in person and through online reviews how much they appreciate our professionalism (not stuffiness), as it helps them feel comfortable in our office and know they are in good hands.
More About Us
Over 25 Years of Experience & Expertise
in Restorative Dentistry
When your teeth aren't at their best, it can make so many parts of everyday life a little more difficult, from the foods you can eat to the sense of self-confidence you project to those around you. When looking for help to revitalize your smile, you also understandably want a capable professional who can be trusted. Dr. Pugh has been tackling complex restorative cases for over 25 years, prioritizing gentleness and lasting quality every step of the way. With her vast experience, diverse background and leadership capacities, Dr. Pugh has become a mentor of the practice for our dental team. Our office also only uses name-brand, top-tier materials to ensure the right results. Whether you're looking to repair a cavity or replace a large number of missing teeth, we have the skills and commitment needed to do the job right the first time.
A Winning Team Effort
“I just want you to know, that in my entire life, I have never seen a better team than the one you have assembled here.” This is what one of our senior patients recently told us. Our highly trained and friendly team ensures that our practice operates like a well-oiled machine, where each member seamlessly collaborates to make your appointments as convenient and productive as possible. Thanks to our expert staff, your dental experience will be smooth, from scheduling to settling into the chair to working out your payment options. We treat every single patient like a member of the family, and we know you’ll enjoy the difference starting at your first visit. Just as we intentionally choose the best materials, labs and implant systems to give our patients the highest quality, longest lasting dental work, we also choose the best of the best in the dental field to ensure our patients have the best possible experience in our office.
A Relaxed, Homelike Atmosphere
Nothing makes us happier than welcoming people into our practice who have recently moved to Florida. Between the great weather, active lifestyle, and the beautiful scenery, it’s no wonder that people from all over the world find themselves here! Since day one, we have been focused on making our practice feel just like that "back home" environment that Dr. Pugh grew up in her hometown of Kentucky. We can't wait to welcome you in for a kind and relaxing experience. In addition to being your dental home, our team can also help you acclimate to your new surroundings by answering any questions about Bonita Springs and the surrounding areas. We’ll have you feeling like a local before you know it!
Modern Dental Technology
From the very beginning, our practice has been committed to dental technology. That's why, in 2006, we transitioned to a completely "paperless" office with only digital records and X-rays. Now, we can perform your checkups with handheld intraoral cameras, capture highly-detailed, low-radiation digital X-rays, and much more. We also employ several state-of-the-art sterilization methods so you can enjoy peace of mind at every single appointment.
Committed to Your Safety
Health is so important, and we want to make sure yours is safeguarded at every stage of the dental care experience. Our team uses extensive PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and upholds strict sanitation protocols to ensure that any potential exposure to infection is kept to an absolute minimum. Our modern technology plays a large role in this goal too, elevating precision, accuracy, and safety. Your family deserves to feel at ease in the treatment chair, and we'll always go the extra mile to make that a reality.