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Patient Testimonials
Dr. Hitzel, 
As a new patient, I had my first appointment with you yesterday and wanted to express 
how thankful I am to have finally found a terrific dentist and staff in the Tampa Bay area. I was very impressed not only with your professionalism and thoroughness, but also with your patience and bedside manner. As I informed you during my visit, I hadn't seen a dentist in a couple of years because of a bad experience with another dentist. Although healthy teeth and gums are extremely important to me, the effort to find a good dentist whom I felt comfortable with was wearing on me. All that changed when I walked into your once! Gretchen was very helpful in getting me set up with your practice, and took the time to answer several questions. Patricia then guided me to the chair where she did a fantastic job cleaning my teeth as well as providing much needed advice about my brushing habits. She read my mouth as I would a newspaper, and every assumption she made with regard to my eating, drinking, and brushing habits were right on the money. Just when I thought things couldn't get any better, I met you. Although it certainly seemed as if you were particularly busy that day, you gave me a very thorough exam and did not leave my side until you had answered all of my questions. I especially appreciated the advice on the crown versus inlay issue we discussed in depth. Dr. Hitzel, I am extremely grateful to have found your practice. You and your entire staff are to be complimented for running such a wonderful once. It certainly comforts me to know that my smile is now in great hands! 

A very grateful patient, 
- Ed Burnette 

I just wanted to take this time to thank you for the most relaxed and pain free dentist appointment I have ever experienced, not only did you take care of my dental needs, you also cured me of my dentophobia, not to mention the pleasant smiles and caring attitudes of all the staff!! 
- R. Roberts

With thanks and praise, your office is a great credit to the dental profession. As a young at heart elderly person, I had tremendous anxiety when I came for my 1:00 with Dr. De La Torre. The team took time and laughter to help me relax. I was so pleased with the results.

Make sure the “Diva” doctor and her “adorable blonde” associate get my heartfelt thanks. They are most professional and caring. Keep up the great work! As we left my friend said to me, “I don’t know why anyone would go to another office.” That sums it all up. You are the greatest!
- W. Dixon

Fantastic dental experience. They were ready for me at time scheduled, very gentle with needle that delivered the local anesthetic. Temporary crown required little adjustment. All staff members are very courteous and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this office to all my acquaintances.
- Anonymous

I love the Clearwater office. Dr. Hitzel is the most professional dentist in the state of Florida. The office staff are always ready to help you with any question. I went to another dentist due to my insurance changing; I was so unhappy I changed my insurance. I will never go to another dentist.
- T. Dipietro

Best dental office that I have ever visited. No wait time and gentle services. The team is A-1.
- R. Cunningham

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