It’s happened to nearly everyone. You break a tooth at dinner. You wake up with a tooth ache or pain in your gums. You lose a filling or a bridge cracks into two. When you need a reliable, trustworthy dentist who has nine national and state level awards to his credit, look no further than Dr. Abbiati.
Dr. Robert J. Abbiati, DDS, is the founder of Island Paradise Dental, a Marco Island-based practice whose patients seek him out from all over Collier County.
And no wonder, in a community where some people may wait a month or more for a dental appointment with another practice, Abbiati stands out for his strong desire to help and extreme empathy for dental emergencies.
“We will see you today in an emergency,” he says. “We guarantee same-day appointments. When you have a broken tooth, all you care about is the pain and getting it fixed. We understand that, even though we’re often here until 7 or 8 o’clock at night.”
Abbiati recently completed a total rebuild of his office, part of an extensive investment in the future.
The all-new, ultra-high-tech office is built for efficiency, convenience and comfort, featuring the most advanced dental equipment on the market.
“I saw the need for state-of-the-art dental care here, so it made sense to invest in this community,” Abbiati says. “We are very patient-focused, and it shows in everything we do.”
Abbiati has been practicing on the island since 2014, and his practice has been growing rapidly over the past four years.
To accommodate the growing demand, the office has doubled in size to 1,900 square feet. It features six operators (dental chairs), twice the number as the original. The new waiting room, decorated in soothing blues and grays, is clean and comfortable for patients and their families.
All equipment has been replaced with the latest technology, including 4 Iris HD cameras, Shick33 digital X-ray sensors, a Nomad Handheld X-ray unit, four wall-mounted X-ray units, a Hydrim instrument washing station, ADEC 500 dental chairs, SciCan German-made hand pieces and sterilization equipment. Water used in the office is purified using six filters. Island Paradise Dental is one of the few practices in Florida set up to separate mercury and metals from dental amalgam fillings so they can be recycled responsibly without polluting the environment.
Abbiati has been recognized as a “top doctor” in Marco Island and Florida in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Top Doctor Awards are dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care.
His dental career started when he graduated from the University of Southern Cali¬fornia School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. While at USC, Abbiati won the 2012 Acad¬emy of General Dentistry Senior Award, a top prize.
This was followed by a general practice residency at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, while at the same time he was working at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Abbiati has earned his Diplomate status with the International Dental Implant Association.
Abbiati carries out a full range of dental examina¬tions and treatments at his practice on Marco Island, and he has focused his practice on providing treatment at the highest levels, including cosmetic dentistry, full mouth rehab cases utilizing the lat¬est advancements in crowns and bridges, dental implants, advanced bone grafting tech¬niques, the use of short term orthodontics, oral surgery, extractions, and pediatric den¬tistry. He is an active member of both the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association, and he uses this to keep up to date with all the latest advances in his field.
He is committed to helping both the local and wider community, providing pro bono dental care for veterans and their families, and providing dental care on missions to Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Belize. This attitude makes Dr. Robert J. Abbiati a worthy winner of the Top Doctor Awards.
Top Doctor Awards special¬izes in recognizing and com¬memorating the achievements of today’s most influential and respected doctors in medi¬cine. The selection process considers education, research contributions, patient reviews, and other quality measures to identify top doctors.