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Welcome to New Smile Dental

What Makes us Different?

Our dental team always goes the extra mile to create a warm, relaxing, and enjoyable care experience for each patient in need. We want to leave you feeling inspired to smile!

MEET the Dentist
MEET Your Dental Team
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Gilberto López, DDS
Kind, Caring & Highly Trained

Meet Your Experienced
Family Dentist

You’ll see from the very first appointment that Dr. López isn’t like most dentists. For well over 25 years, he has striven to provide compassionate, education-based care that addresses the patient’s personal needs and concerns, leaving them with not only a healthier smile but a better quality of life too that’s sure to last. His tireless enthusiasm for serving others shines through at every single appointment, and he hopes that you and your family’s visit will be the first one of many more to come.

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Here to Serve You & Yours

Meet Your
Dental Team

From the very first phone call, we want our valued patients to know that they are our top priority! That’s why the New Smile team works so hard each day to make appointments smooth, enjoyable, and as stress-free as possible. We love taking the time to learn more about you and your family, personalizing our care approach and building a relationship based on trust. We’re also never too far away when you have a concern or need a question answered, whether it’s at the front desk or in the treatment operatory.

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We Value Patient Education

Our team loves helping patients feel confident and well-informed about their own oral health. Check out our video gallery if you’d like to learn more about enjoying a healthy smile for life!

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Kind Words from Our Dental Patients

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"Dr. López is awesome. So caring and gentle. He takes the time to make sure you understand what he is doing and he makes sure you don’t feel the pain. His staff is gentle kind and caring. Someone always calls the next day just to check on you."

Rebecca H.
Fort Smith, AR

"Dr. López and the staff here are wonderful. They take very good care of you and make sure that every visit is comfortable and pain free. I highly recommend. I’ve been going here for 5 years now and have never regretted setting up that first appointment. They are great!"

Stacey Y.
Fort Smith, AR
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"Words can't explain how great this team is! I felt comfortable. I felt like they could read my mind and we were in sync. Sounds weird but I truly appreciate their gentle treatment and I didn't feel like I've committed a crime by having bad teeth. I feel at home. Thank you guys!"

Audri J.
Fort Smith, AR
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Dental Insurance & Financing
We Make Dentistry Affordable

Our team enjoys making every aspect of oral healthcare as simple and stress-free as possible, including when it’s time to pay. We’re in-network providers for many major dental insurance plans and also offer flexible payment plans for added convenience!

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We Love Fort Smith

In addition to being a highly qualified dentist, Dr. López is also a committed humanitarian who believes that everyone, no matter where they live or how much money they have, deserves access to quality oral healthcare. He and his team members regularly serve the community through charitable organizations and even embark on international mission trips to underprivileged countries, inspiring smiles wherever they go!

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Giving Back Locally & Globally
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Frequently Asked Questions

The more you know about dentistry, the easier it is to get the best care for your smile. Our team is here to answer any questions you might have about your care; if there’s anything you want to know, all you have to do is give us a call! To help you take the first steps toward a healthier smile, below we’ve answered some of the questions that we’ve often gotten from our patients.

How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?

If you have a life-threatening dental injury such as a broken jawbone, you should call 911. Other dental emergencies, such as knocked-out teeth or chronic toothaches, aren’t as immediately dangerous but still require urgent care. Most hospitals and emergency rooms won’t be equipped to handle these types of dental problems, so it’s better to call a dentist instead. Our practice is proud to offer same-day emergency appointments, and we can give you first-aid advice over the phone if necessary.

How Do I Find the Best Place to Get Dental Work Done?

You only have one natural smile, so of course, you want to find a trustworthy dentist to take care of it. But simply searching for a dentist near you in Google can give you far too many results to sift through. A good strategy is to focus on what’s important to you. Do you want a practice that accepts your insurance? Are you looking for a dentist with decades of experience? Do you want sedation options to help you stay calm during your visit? New Smile Dental offers all these features and more. If you’d like to get a feel for what our practice is really like, take a look at some of our patient reviews.

How Much Does a Dental Checkup & Cleaning Cost in Fort Smith?

In the United States, the cost of dental checkups and cleanings averages between $200 and $350 without insurance. The exact price will vary depending on several factors, such as the cost of living where the practice is located. Bear in mind that many insurance plans offer 100% coverage for preventive checkups once you’ve met your deductible for the year.

If you’re having trouble paying for regular dental checkups, we can help! Our team offers financing through CareCredit, allowing you to pay in smaller, budget-friendly installments with little to no interest. Reach out if you’d like to learn more about this option and how you can apply.

How Can I Make a Same-Day Appointment with a Dentist?

Some issues, such as having a tooth knocked out, need to be taken care of right away. If you call our office and explain your situation, we can help you determine whether you need a same-day appointment and make the necessary arrangements for you. That way, you can find relief from your dental pain and have your smile repaired as quickly as possible before the issue has a chance to grow any worse.