Why Choose Clear Coast Dental?
Early morning and Saturday appointments available.
Your comfort & peace of mind are always our top priorities.
Flexible Payment Options
We accept nearly all insurance, and offer in-house & CareCredit financing.
We use the highest quality equipment & supplies to provide the best care possible
Staff HighlightMeet Dr. Akbar!
After studying at New York University, Dr. Akbar completed her dental doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh. She also underwent an AEGD residency, honing her skills in all aspects of dentistry with the main focuses being restorative, preventive, and cosmetic care. Today, she is a Certified Invisalign Provider and has completed advanced training in teaching/education as well. When she isn’t busy at work, her favorite hobbies include working out, doing yoga, traveling, enjoying nature in local parks nearby and other cities, watching stand-up comedy, exploring Boston with friends, and practicing photography!Meet Dr. Akbar
Our Dental Office MissionFamily, Convenience
Here, you and every single smile in your household are always welcome. Our dental office has been around for decades, so these days, we often find ourselves helping three generations of the same family at the same time, including children, parents, and grandparents alike! And, thanks to having multiple dentists in New Bedford on staff, we’re able to provide a wider array of services than your typical dental practice, meaning you’ll be able to get all the cost effective care you need in one convenient location. We’ll even make paying for your care completely painless thanks to our flexible financing options and commitment to keeping your visits easily affordable.Tour Our Dental Office
Patients Love Our Dentistry
“I have bad anxiety, so you can imagine how much I love the dentist. I had to have two cavities filed and the Dentist and the Dental Assistant were great! They kept me calm the whole time and I felt like they really cared.”
"A great dentist’s office! Everyone is very professional and friendly. They make filling cavities as quick and painless as possible. I’d definitely recommend coming here if you’re looking for a new dentist!"
"This office is Top Notch! From the moment you walk in and are greeted by Michele and Lori until you leave, you feel like family. The office is clean and organized and the treatment rooms are immaculate! Dr. Arnold and her team are patient and inform you of what they are doing every step of the way. I can’t say enough about the team at Clear Coast Dental! Can you rate 10 stars?!"
"As a nervous patient, Clear Coast Dental has always made me feel comfortable and relaxed. The Dr’s take their time to explain procedures and answer any questions. The entire staff is always so welcoming!"
A Team Approach to
Our team’s #1 goal is to make you feel right at home every time you come to see us, and they’ll do so by carrying on the 30+ year tradition of providing warm, personalized dental care. Each member has decades of experience and truly cares about our nearby community, and you’ll feel that every time you come to see us. Thanks to them, you won’t believe how relaxing and fulfilling it can be to take care of your smile with services like routine checkups, cosmetic dentistry and emergency dentistry.Meet Our Dental Team
Featured Dental TreatmentsHow We Can Help You Smile
Dental problems big and small can all be taken care of here at Clear Coast Dental, and we can also provide routine treatment to help your family avoid developing issues in the first place! With an emphasis on prevention and a comprehensive menu of services, you can trust that our team will always be able to provide what you need. From routine care to advanced options like dental implants, we are here to help.
Can Be Affordable
At Clear Coast Dental, world-class service doesn’t come with a life-altering price tag! We accept nearly all dental insurance plans including some of the most popular like Delta Dental, BlueCross BlueShield, and Altus. We also offer in-house financing and CareCredit with no-interest payment options for quality and affordable dentistry. And, to make scheduling your first appointment with us even easier, we offer a FREE new patient exam as well as a FREE orthodontic consultation.Explore Your Options
Our Convenient Location
Our quality dentistry is easy to access at our convenient location! You can find us at 906 Hathaway Rd., New Bedford, MA 02740. We are across I-195 from the Whaling City Golf Course and the Dartmouth Mall is also nearby. This makes it easy to schedule your dental appointment around your daily errands and you can even fit in a quick lunch. If you need any directions finding our practice, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!
We are happy to announce that our office is now fully operational and is safer today than it has ever been before, as we exercise an abundance of caution in our care for you and your loved ones. Of course, we continue to operate in accordance with the latest guidance provided by the State of Massachusetts during the phased reopening period (see this link for MA Phased Approach to Reopening). Further, we continue to closely monitor the latest developments related to COVID-19 including our commitment to meet and exceed - at all times - the latest guidance and recommendations put forth by the CDC and other similar agencies to ensure the continued safety of our clients and team members.
Being fully operational, we are happy to see you and your families for all routine, urgent and emergent care, including all preventive hygiene care for both children and adults.
Due to the reduced access to care earlier this spring and summer as well as the fall and winter being a seasonally very busy time for our office, we are doing everything we can to accommodate each of our existing patients while working hard to accept new patients as well. That said, many of our appointments are booking up well into the fall and early winter. Please call us at your earliest convenience if you would like to schedule an appointment and we will work with you to provide you and your loved ones with an appointment that fits into your busy schedule.
While we have always taken pride in maintaining maximum scheduling flexibility for you and your families, you may notice certain measures in place to maintain compliance with new safety measures we have implemented in the office. This may result in slightly reduced scheduling flexibility for new appointments. We hope to be able to relax these measures in the coming weeks and months. but we very much appreciate your understanding during this time.
Please visit this link for a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of all of our COVID-19 related announcements.
It continues to be the case that if you are coming to us for any care, please call the office in advance if you meet any of the following criteria:
- You have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are under investigation for Coronavirus COVID-19
- You have been in close contact with another person who has been diagnosed with or are under investigation for Coronavirus COVID-19
- You have a cough, fever or shortness of breath
Thank you for your cooperation as we work to ensure the utmost safety and care for you and your family!