When you think of an “Artist,” you think of a professional, someone highly talented and someone who has perfected their trade.
Artistic Dental Associates has earned the right to that name. They provide a professional, friendly, and comprehensive dental service to families living in Zephyrhills and the neighboring communities of Wesley Chapel, Dade City, Plant City, Lakeland and more.
Led by Dr. Kulwant S. Bedi, affectionally called Dr. K by patients and staff, the practice has been operating for over 35 years. Dr. K actively practices in oral surgery, dental implants, prosthetics, periodontal treatments, and the entire range of dentistry. He has been a successful practitioner since 1976, when he graduated from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. This began a long career as a medical professional, after first gaining his master’s degree in nuclear physics, in Michigan.
“When patients come here, we don’t need to refer them to other practices, because we do everything in-house,” explains Carla Dignall, who has worked for Dr. K for many years. “We offer all general dentistry services, including oral surgery, extractions, bone grafting, crowns and bridges, dentures, lab repairs, as well as root canals, dental implants, periodontal treatments, cosmetic procedures and even TMJ solutions.
“We have our own in-house lab to provide a speedy and comprehensive dental health service to our patients. We maintain chartless record-keeping and have the most modern 2D and 3D X-ray and imaging equipment to ensure the best possible solution to whatever a patient requires.”
Carla continues, “Our goal is always to restore a person’s smile, or even make it look and function better. In doing this, we see all the other benefits a patient realizes by going through this transformation—it can truly be life-changing.”
In addition to being an exceptionally versatile dentist, Carla describes Dr. K as “a most kind and caring person. He is gifted in having a warm and gentle approach, which has a calming effect on patients that puts them at ease.”
The entire staff at Artistic Dental is patient-focused. “We understand that sometimes it’s the little things that matter most,” said Carla. “We are very concerned about the future of a patient’s dental health, and plan systematically according to individual needs in approaching a patient’s treatment. We all want the care we provide today serve them for years to come.”
This philosophy and caring reputation did not develop overnight. It started with Dr. K’s foundational approach to dentistry. “Good dentistry is like building a house – you must have a solid, healthy base from which to work,” said Dr. Bedi, who performed his first dental implant procedure in 1978.
Planning for long-term solutions for a patient’s dental health is essential for someone’s overall health and quality of life.
“Being able to chew and benefit from your food is an everyday enjoyment and important to one’s overall quality of life,” said Dr. Bedi. “Everyone enjoys eating and sharing meals with family and friends, and that begins with being able to chew your food thoroughly and without pain.”
Good dental health is also a major contributor to longevity, explains Dr. Bedi.
“Studies show that heart disease and Alzheimer’s are directly related to oral health,” said Dr. Bedi. “Gum disease is the number one cause of heart disease — everything starts in our mouth, and if there’s bacteria, it can be pumped by the heart into your circulatory system.”
Everything at Artistic Dental is done for the betterment of the patient, including seeing Dr. Bedi at every visit.
“Dr. K personally sees every patient. He is very hands-on and makes all the decisions, so patients don’t have to wait,” explains Carla. “We typically see between 10-15 patients per day, which is much less than multiple-office, chain-type dental practices. Patients have commented they feel their care here is individualized, which is our goal.”
After several decades practicing dentistry, Dr. Bedi loves his profession more than ever.
“I love that I get to do different things every day. I’m a perfectionist, and so appreciative that I can share my medical knowledge and skills with patients to give them a better quality of life,” said Dr. Bedi.
Artistic Dental provides dental services to adults and children of all ages and even provides a line for 24-hour emergency. Call now to schedule an introductory visit and receive a free X-ray with your consultation.
(813) 815-2127 (24/hour emergency cell#)
6153 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, FL
Published November 17, 2021