General Dentistry Specialist

Bogota Dental Center

Dentists located in Totowa, NJ & Bogota, NJ

Bogota Dental Center takes pride in being the best dentists in the Bergen County, Bogota and Totowa, New Jersey area. We offer both general and specialty dentistry services for people of all ages.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is very similar to family practice in medicine. A general dentist is a primary care provider who focuses on your overall oral health. General dentists, like family doctors, care for patients of all ages and may treat children, parents, and grandparents in the same family. A general dentist also coordinates care if you need to be referred to a specialist. The majority of the dentists in the US are general dentists; they may work in private practice, the government health services, the military or other settings.

How are General Dentists Educated?

General dentistry education is where all dentists begin. A Bachelor's degree -- preferably in a science -- is usually required. A four-year dental program includes all the basics of anatomy, dental disease, general oral health, prevention and treatment techniques, as well as technical skills like filling cavities. Depending on the program, dentists may graduate with a degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). There is really no difference between the two and both are licensed to perform the same procedures.

What Do General Dentists Do?

A general dentist typically offers a wide array of services beyond the basics of preventive dentistry, tooth cleaning and filling cavities. Most perform work like making and fitting dentures, crowns, bridges and dental implants. They offer cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening and veneers, treat gum disease, apply sealants to protect children's teeth and offer root canals. Much of their work is dedicated to patient education about issues like oral hygiene, tobacco use, nutrition and other topics important to oral health.

Can General Dentists Perform Special Procedures?

A general dentist who has had additional training may perform a number of what are considered specialty procedures. For example, sedation dentistry is the use of special medications to allay anxiety about dental care. This is within the purview of a general dentist. Specialized cosmetic procedures are another area that requires extra training for a general dentist. However, general dentists don't perform orthodontia or complex oral surgery like jaw reconstruction.

Click for live chat!


At Bogota Dental Center, our goal is patient satisfaction. We strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. We only accept PPO plans. Along with our accepted insurance, Bogota Dental Center accepts Care Credit, Cit Health, and Lending Club. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
MetLife Dental
United Concordia Dental
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I always expect sensitivity during and after my dental cleaning, but not today. For the first time ever, I had painless dental cleaning"

    Mo Togo wry M.
  • Yelp

    "I've never left a dental office in my life feeling like I found a place I could call my dental home but that's exactly what I've found in Bogota Dentistry."

    Lenny R.
  • facebook

    "Very satisfied. I had my implants done, and they made my freighting experience a breeze , now I drive from NY for all my dental needs."

    Monika Fijor
  • Insider pages

    "Bogota Dental has the latest technology, it's a clean modern and friendly office and The Doctors are amazing. I can smile with confidence again."

    Jennifer G.
  • "I am very impressed with the pleasant and professional way Dr. Sherzoy and staff treat patients. They are helpful and listen to concerns."

    Barbara M.
  • Yelp

    "Great service, short wait times and helpful staff. I've been coming here for about two years now."

    Julio S.
  • "The facility was bright and clean and the staff was friendly and very accommodating. I was taken very quickly on an emergency basis and treated like I was family."

    Verified Customer
  • "Dr. Sherzoy sincerely cares about his patients as well do his employees. They always make sure you are comfortable and never in any discomfort"

    Elizabeth P.
  • facebook

    "Love Dr. SHERZOY!! Best dentist I've ever had! Friendly staff and beautiful office. No more dental fears!"

    Jennifer Wooley
  • "The dental cleaning: excellent The dentist consultation: excellent The front desk: excellent"

    Hope G.
  • "The DA's and Dr. Sherzoy are consistent in showing dedication and compassion to their profession. I no longer hesitate when I have dental appointments."

    Wanda C.
  • "Dr. Pole who we had the pleasure of meeting is awesome my daughter loved her. Bogota Dental will be my families new dental center and I will recommend everyone I know"

    Kyana G.
  • "I actually looked forward to going to every appointment. Dr. Pole was my dentist and she is very professional, kind and caring"

    Naomi P.
  • "Dr. Pole and Carla were very professional and careful with my process.I felt at comfort while at their service."

    Sergio M.
  • "Dr. Pole was awesome! I generally dread going to the dentist, and my overall experience with the Bogota Dental team was excellent!!!"

    Anastasia K.
  • Google

    "This place is fantastic and full of incredibly nice and competent people. Shay took my x-rays and pictures and she was so nice and tried to make me as comfortable..."

    Melissa H.
  • Google

    "Excellent dental office! I've been going there for five years. The office is modern and clean. They have a lot of cool equipment like 3D MRI, the device that makes..."

    Tatiana C.
  • Google

    "Anna was great. She even demonstrated the proper way to floss. Great positivity attitud"

  • Google

    "After visiting several dentists, I ended up coming back to Bogota Dental. My hygienist Anna R. was so thorough in explaining my x-rays and overall situation ..."

    Christian E.