Welcome to the office of Dr. Rebecca E. Benedict. Our office was established in 1963 and remains one of the most respected dental practices in Tampa Bay. Our philosophy is that of honesty, integrity, and commitment to excellence. Using our CAD/CAM computer, we can offer you custom dental restorations in a few hours. Our friendly staff and state-of-the-art technology will guarantee a lifetime of excellent dental comfort and health.
Our Professional Dentists
Dr. Rebecca E. Benedict is an experienced restorative dentist with advanced training in areas including dental veneers, dental crowns, oral surgery, and Invisalign. She is known for her empathetic, thorough, and knowledgeable approach to individualized patient care. She focuses on preventive dental care and the relationship between oral health and the body’s overall health.
Dr. Benedict is highly regarded in the dental community. She is the immediate Past President of the Tampa Bay Academy of General Dentistry. She is active in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Lori Ransohoff also focuses on restorative care, providing full mouth rehabilitation to patients. She also focuses on bite problems and prosthodontics, making prostheses for patients with lost permanent teeth. Dr. Ransohoff is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Academy of Maxillo-Facial Prosthetics.
Routine Cleanings and Exams
Dentistry has evolved over the years, and there is a strong focus on preventative measures to ensure a healthy mouth and body. Professional dental cleanings performed by a dental hygienist are a must for your overall health.
A Physical Exam
The oral cavity is carefully examined, using a small mirror to identify gum diseases and other dental issues. In the case of significant concerns, the dentist will take further preventive steps to avoid any oral condition.
Comprehensive Dental Exam
A thorough evaluation and recording of the extraoral and intraoral hard and soft tissues. It may require interpreting information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures (radiographs). This also includes an oral cancer evaluation, a recording of the patient’s dental and medical history, and a general health assessment.
It may include the evaluation and recording of dental caries, missing or unerupted teeth, restorations, existing prostheses, occlusal relationships, periodontal conditions (including screening and charting), hard and soft tissue anomalies, etc. All information reviewed and gathered is necessary for developing a customized, comprehensive treatment plan.
Why are dental radiographs important?
A radiograph examination identifies dental problems that are not visible during a clinical oral exam. It helps in detecting dental problems early and also in determining the following issues:
- Abscesses present at the tooth roots
- Evaluate the progression of temporomandibular disorders
- Identify tumors, cysts, and abnormal growths in the mouth, neck, or head
- Tooth decay present between the teeth or under existing restorations
- Evaluate and monitor bone loss in the mouth
- Infection present in the pulp chamber
- Malocclusion or misalignment of the bite
- Identify impacted teeth
- Evaluate the state of existing dental restorations.
Call Our Tampa Office Today
Do you need a dental office that offers full general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments? Contact us for dental care today at 813-733-6981. You can also request a dental appointment on our website. We are proud to treat patients from Tampa and the Hyde Park community.