Dr. Efren Cortes, DDS

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Cortes
Accepting new patients

Distinctive Dental Service

29 Imperial Ave Westport, CT 06880

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Dr. Efren Cortes, DDS is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Westport, CT and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University College Of Dentistry medical school in 1996. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cortes to book an appointment.

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3.9

Based on 39 ratings

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This is a great practice. I had the easiest, most painless post and crown procedure I've ever had with any dentist. Even the novocaine injection was a breeze. The entire procedure was accomplished in a few hours. A digital impression was taken, the tooth was prepped and then I left for 2 hours. When I returned the crown was ready and put into place. Dr. Cortes is a skilled dentist and a very pleasant person. I would highly recommend this office for your dental health care.
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Patricia A. – Nov 04, 2021
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Truly the best dental procure I’ve ever had. From Lorraine at the front desk to Gracie and Jessica — and of course Dr. Cortez, it truly was a lovely experience where I felt safe and listened to. I was getting banners which is a pretty difficult process and I loved my experience. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Erin Lee Carr – Jul 03, 2021
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Dr. Cortez & staff saw me in less than 12 hours from the time I called them. I needed an Emergency Root Canal & I am finally out of pain thanks to Dr. Cortez. I am returning in a week for a permanent crown, deep cleaning & xrays. I have severe dental anxiety & Dr. Cortez makes me excited to come back and get my dental health up to par. He’s the best!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nichole – May 30, 2020
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Because I am so very anxious about going to the dentist, I popped into this dental office to get a feeling about whether this was a place I'd feel comfortable. I spoke with the receptionist, and the doctor even came out to meet me, which was very kind. I made an appointment for a cleaning. Apparently the hygienist was not told of my fear. She spent the entire hour saying that I had too much gum recession and that she was surprised that ALL my teeth weren't loose. How horrible and terrifying to say to a person already so frightened of dental procedures! My anxiety level was at maximum! She said I needed a $1,200 cleaning to save my teeth. I did go to a specialist who said my gums are fine. I assume the hygienists are independent contractors and that she was just looking to make some money off of me. The two stars are for the dentist. He seemed like a nice guy. But my experience was zero stars.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 13, 2020
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I had a great visit with Dr. Cortes. It was my first time at his office. He explained to me what I needed to have done. It will be very expensive and I need to have four teeth extracted and a bridge put in. I feel I am in good hands. However, it is a three month procedure and extremely costly.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Margaret M. Rahe – Jan 01, 2020
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Got me in fast after my dentist of 8 years gave me a 3 week waiting period as a result of a doctor leaving. I found him and went in to get 4 chips/poor fillings fixed within days. He did great work, I was comfortable and he made sure I understood everything that was going on. Would recommend. The office is very nice and so is the staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 25, 2019
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Dr. Cortes and his staff are amazing. They provide patients with full information to make educated decisions about the dental care they receive, and are willing to work with clients to provide services within their budget or even provide installment plans. Everyone is very courteous and they work hard to ensure that their patients are as comfortable as possible. When I had to make a business call after an appointment, Dr. Cortes even let me use his personal office. I highly recommend Dr. Cortes
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joe Sweet in New York, CT – Aug 21, 2018
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My family receives excellent care at this practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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P. Nunn in Westport, CT – Oct 05, 2017
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I attended Dr Cortes Practice and had a cleaning followed by a number of fillings and a Crown. This work was done very sub par and I ended up in immense pain following the work. I then learned that I needed a root canal that Dr Cortes is unable to perform. (Something I was not aware of before procedures were started) I am now in the process of having all this work corrected. Dr Cortes is unwilling to take any responsibility for this. Basic Cleaning etc.. No problem. But if you have any s
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Blauvelt, NY – Jun 20, 2017
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Dr. Cortes is a highly skilled dentist with a knowledgeable support team. When I needed a root canal rather than a crown, he was able to handle the procedure right away in his office rather than referring me to a endodontist. This was the ideal patient experience as it saved time and money. Dr. Cortes and his team are very personable and like to connect with their patients. They continually checked in with me to make sure I wasn't experiencing any pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Carroll S. in Westport, CT – Jul 11, 2016
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The office is great staff is amazing! Would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Teresa in Westport, CT – Dec 11, 2015
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Excellent dentist! I have and will continue to recommend him to others! He does beautiful work. Fast and painless! Staff is very friendly and works with insurance to make sure you get maximum benefits.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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L Brooks in Weston, CT – Dec 03, 2015
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Efren Cortes and the staff at Distinctive Dental Service want you to know that dental health is something you can't afford to ignore. Distinctive Dental...Read more

Practice Areas

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Prosthodontics
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry
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Education

1996
New York University College Of Dentistry
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Efren Cortes, DDS's top areas of care?

Dr. Cortes frequently treats Ceramic Dental Crowns, Composite Fillings, and Crown Lengthening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cortes treats.

Where is Dr. Efren Cortes, DDS's office located?

Dr. Cortes' office is located at 29 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT 06880. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Efren Cortes, DDS speak?

Dr. Cortes speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Cortes has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Dr. Cortes' conditions and procedures:

  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Composite Fillings
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dentures
  • Gum Surgery
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Invisalign®
  • Lower Dentures
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Upper Dentures

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