Rochester, New York

Dr. David K. Skeels

The Fine Art of Dentistry

Dr. David K. Skeels

2913 Culver Rd
Rochester, NY 14622
(585) 467-7000
Dr. David K. Skeels, Cosmetic Dentistry, Health and Beauty, Rochester, New York

When you look for a dentist, quality and comfort is what you're seeking. Dr. David K. Skeels, located in Rochester, NY, provides just that! Dr. Skeels has been providing expert comprehensive dental care services while taking patient comfort into consideration. 

Dr. Skeels received his degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery from Case University Western School, completed a year of general dental residency at The Eastmen Dental Center, and has over 1000 credit hours in continuing education courses. He also attends annual events at the International Symposium on Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry to ensure he current on all the latest dental research and technology.

Dr. David K. Skeels provides a dental evaluation that is individualized to each patient. During your initial visit, Dr. Skeels will determine your dental needs, provide his expert recommendations, and then create a health program specifically for you. Whether you want a simple teeth cleaning or require root canal therapy, Dr. David K. Skeels has the expertise to give you a painless experience. His dental practice will make sure that any procedures done will leave your teeth looking as natural as possible. He uses only porcelain dental crowns to maintain your tooth’s original appearance, and natural tooth colored fillings so your treated tooth will be indistinguishable from the rest.

His experienced staff will ensure you will be relaxed during your procedure, while making you feel at home in their office. Comfort is a must for Dr. Skeels, who has received training in providing pain-free treatment. He will also provide additional sedation for patients who request it.

The office also provides affordable payment options for their services, and will process all paperwork for patients with dental insurance. 

A healthy smile is a happy smile. Call Dr. David K. Skeels at (585) 467-7000 to make an appointment or visit them online

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