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Savannah’s Choice for Exceptional Dentistry

Since 2000

Whether you are in need of an emergency dentist in Savannah, want to replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants, or simply overdue for your routine appointment, you’ll find only the best here at Compass Dental. From your first call to when you checkout at the end of your visit, we look forward to showing you just how much we care!

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Locally Owned & Operated

You’re never, ever just a number here.
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State-of-the-Art Dental Office

Comfortable, efficient dental experiences.
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We’re Great Listeners

And we don’t talk to you… we talk with you.
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Not Your Average Dentist

Helping you love to smile is always our goal.
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Savannah dentist Charles Fana D M DCharles Fana, DMD

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A Meticulous Attention to Detail

Dr. Fana first opened the doors to Compass Dental in 2000, establishing an environment of modern, attentive care that also features the latest in proven dental technology. Today, he continues to pursue new expertise by attending advanced training through prestigious organizations like the Pankey Institute – but more importantly, he takes the time to truly listen to patients near Highland Park and treat them as he would his own family and friends. Whatever you need to smile brighter, he looks forward to providing it here in Savannah!

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The Friendliest Group in All of Dentistry

At Compass Dental, our patients will always find plenty of smiling faces who can’t wait to welcome them in! Whether you thoroughly look forward to your six-month appointments or need sedation dentistry to help you get through it, Dr. Fana’s team truly goes above and beyond each day to create smooth, pleasant care experiences. Our assistants, hygienists, and front desk admins have many years of experience that can be relied on, as well as a shared passion for dedicated customer service. Over time, they hope to get to know you and your family very well and see everyone achieve healthier, brighter teeth.

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Top Rated Dentist on Google

Over 200 Reviews. And Counting.

“I had an absolutely, wonderful experience with Dr. Fana and his staff. His dental assistant Shannon was incredibly nice and bubbly. She had me laughing the whole time and made me feel right at home. In fact, his whole staff made me so comfortable. Never thought I'd say I look forward to a dentist appointment, but I look very forward to my next one with them. I highly recommend Compass Dental!!!”

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“Very impressed with this place! Each staff member I spoke with is very nice and thorough in explaining everything. My hygienist, Lynn, was awesome! She made a dreaded teeth cleaning fun and provided an excellent experience. Dr. Fana was very nice, as well. Highly recommend!”

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“This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. All the staff is super nice, and all the rooms are utterly spotless! My dental hygienist does a wonderful job at thoroughly cleaning my teeth with a minimal amount of discomfort. Dr. Fana is great. I would recommend this dental office to anyone!”

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Comfort, Quality & Convenience

Every patient’s dental needs are different. Maybe you’re overdue for a checkup, or you’re finally ready to perfect your smile with cosmetic dentistry, or you’re struggling with frustrating oral pain and in search of relief. Whatever the circumstances are, rest assured that Dr. Fana has a large menu of services near you waiting in the wings. Every treatment plan is completely custom and designed with your specific goals in mind!

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Making Dentistry Affordable for Everyone

Paying for important oral healthcare nearby should never have to be an overcomplicated or unreasonable experience. Here in Savannah, the Compass Dental team will help you find the financial path that fits your situation best! Our dedicated patient coordinator, Michelle, has plenty of knowledge to share to ensure you understand the cost and there are never any surprises. Whether you’re interested in using dental insurance benefits or would like to enroll in our in-office wellness plan for valuable discounts at a flat, no-strings-attached rate, everything from routine cleanings and emergency care to modern dentures come at a fair fee.

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Where World-Class Care And Friendly Service Meet

Is it time for your appointment? You can find our office at 7130 Hodgson Memorial Drive #103, not far from Hunter Army Airfield. We are directly between Bacon Park Golf Course and Hunter Golf Club, near Oglethorpe Mall. You’ll find us close to T.J. Maxx, Kroger, and The Original Pancake House. If you have any difficulty locating our office in your area, give us a call and one of our team members will help!

FAQs, Answered!

Although it’s completely normal to have questions about your oral health, many patients are hesitant or embarrassed to ask. Let us assure you: our dental team is here to help you, and we will never pass judgment. With all of that said, we know that some of our patients genuinely like doing their research online. For that reason, we responded to some FAQs right here!

How can I make a same-day appointment with a dentist?

If you’re interested in making a same-day appointment with Dr. Fana, then we strongly recommend giving our team a call. Although we normally book appointments weeks or months in advance, we do our best to make accommodations for patients who have sustained a serious dental injury, like a knocked-out tooth.

Note: if for any reason you can’t get on the phone, you can also submit a contact form on our website. We will do our best to get back to you ASAP.

How much does a dental checkup & cleaning cost in Savannah?

Although the average cost in the United States is between $200 and $350, there are several factors that will influence the price you pay. For example, our team at Compass Dental is in-network with the majority of PPO dental insurance plans, which means 100% of the cost of preventive care may be covered by your provider. As always, if you have a question about the price of your treatment, we recommend talking to our team directly. That way, we can give you an accurate answer and review all of the financial solutions available to you.

How do I get emergency dental care?

Dental emergencies can be overwhelming at times, especially if you aren’t sure where to turn to for help. A good way to determine the answer is by assessing the damage. Are you experiencing any potentially life-threatening symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or trouble swallowing? If the answer is “yes,” then head to the ER. If the answer is “no,” then call our team. From there, we can schedule a time for you to come in and give you instructions on how to handle your dental injury until you arrive.

What do you do if you can't afford a dentist?

Unfortunately, many patients forgo essential dental care because they are worried that the price will be too expensive. However, this will only result in more costly care, which perpetuates the misconception that dentistry isn’t affordable.

Fortunately, our team at Compass Dental offers several financial solutions, from dental insurance and our Dental Wellness Plan to CareCredit financing. That’s why we encourage our patients to talk to our team about all of the options available to them. This will ensure we can help you get the treatment you need at a price you can afford.

What level of education is required to be a dentist?

As you may know, becoming a dentist requires years of schooling and countless hours of continuing education. Dr. Fana, for example, earned his undergraduate degree at Florida State University and his dental degree from the University of Louisville before completing a residency in general dentistry at the University Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL. That’s not all – he also spent an additional year working with talented physicians and surgeons to further hone his craft. Now, he has more than 20 years of experience helping patients smile, and he’s continued to pursue additional training throughout that time. In fact, he’s studied at some of the most prestigious institutions, including the L.D. Pankey Institute!

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