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A Dental Experience You’ll Love

Why Patients in Riverside Choose Us

Anything but Standard
Locally Owned & Operated
Attention, Creativity, and Expertise Are Prioritized
Outstanding, Customized Dental Care
Safe, Clean, and Comfortable Office
Superior Service, Superior Results

About Our Remarkable Dentists Near Riverside

Several Decades of Combined Experience
Prioritize Positivity, Sincerity, Confidence, and Boldness
Artistic and Detail-Oriented Duo
Committed to Countless Hours of Continuing Education
Active Members of Professional Organizations
Passionate About Providing Exquisite, Long-Lasting Results

Dr. Richard Mullens

For over three decades now, Dr. Mullens has been helping patients in and around Jacksonville smile brighter. Inspired by his own caring and helpful dentist, he chose to study at both Florida State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. After that, he chose to complete an Advanced General Dentistry Residency at the University of Florida College of Dentistry at Jacksonville.

If these accomplishments weren’t impressive enough, Dr. Mullens has also amassed 1500+ hours of continuing education throughout his career. As a result, he’s undergone advanced training in everything from bite disorders and esthetic dentistry to dental implant therapy and rehabilitative dentistry. His goal first and foremost is always to provide those in his treatment chair with the absolute best, and he is thrilled to use his education, advanced training, and talent to do just that!

Dr. Mullens and his college sweetheart, Sherrill, have two grown children, Jordan and Tucker. When he isn’t helping patients or spending time with family, you’ll most likely find him water-fishing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling to National Parks!

Dr. James Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen has well over a decade of experience in the dental field, and each day he loves his job more and more! With family members who were dentists and physicians, he was drawn to healthcare at an early age. However, it wasn’t until his mother showed him that oral health and artistry are closely connected that he chose to follow in her footsteps. Now, he loves creating amazing, life-changing smiles with his own two hands!

For his studies, Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Florida. After earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine, he completed a residency program that trained him to perform root canals, surgical tooth extractions, and countless other advanced procedures. With a passion for learning, he has continued his training throughout his career at world-renowned institutions like the Dawson Academy and Spear Education.

Dr. Nguyen is a first-generation immigrant who came to America with his parents and brother after the war ended. Now, he is married to his amazing wife, Jacqi, and has two pets, Piper and Barry. In his free time, he loves spending time with family, mountain biking, practicing photography, paddle boarding, and traveling!

What Other Valued Patients Are Saying

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Wow! I have never had such a pleasant and thorough dental experience! My appointment started on time and then it just kept going up from there. As a new patient I was xrayed and photographed and checked for oral abnormalities at a level I didn't know existed. My teeth are clean and shiny, I was seen and heard, and yes, I look forward to my next appointment!

Wende W.

Let Us Know How We Can Help

Finding a dentist near Riverside requires careful thought and consideration. This is why our team at Distinctive Dentistry by Mullens & Nguyen is here to deliver comprehensive dental services to you and your family. Not only are we committed to personalized treatment and outstanding results, but we believe in patient-focused care that leads to longer-lasting smiles. View our services below to learn more about what we have to offer.

Locating Our Dental Office Near Riverside

Our talented dentists near Riverside are here to help with a wide range of dental needs, from routine six-month checkups to state-of-the-art dental implants. All at one conveniently located office too! You’ll find us at 3215 Hendricks Ave #1 in Jacksonville, FL. Since we aren’t far from I-95, we are only about a 10-minute drive away! While your GPS will certainly be able to help you find us, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team if you need any help. We’d be more than happy to assist however we can.

Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!

After reading the information above, you may still have a few lingering questions in mind. That’s understandable, of course, as we know you only want to ensure you get the best care possible. Our team at Distinctive Dentistry wants you to be as well-informed as possible, which is why we’ve decided to answer some frequently asked questions below. If you would like to speak to an experienced dental expert near Riverside instead, don’t hesitate to reach out for personal assistance!

How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?

Even if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing, a dental emergency can strike when you least expect it to. If you ever find yourself in an urgent situation, the first thing you should do is give our emergency dentist near Riverside a call. Over the phone, you’ll receive first-aid instructions to manage your situation until you make it to our office. You’ll also get penciled in at the earliest available appointment. Should you experience life-threatening symptoms (i.e., jaw fracture, uncontrollable bleeding, difficulty breathing), head to your nearest emergency room for medical attention.

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

Do you need to schedule a same-day appointment with our emergency dentist near Riverside? The best way to do that is by calling our practice directly. Do not send an email! You will not get the fast response you’re looking for. Plus, a phone call will allow our team to better understand your situation and get you the care you need. You can also visit our website and request an appointment using our online tool.

What Is the Best Way to Find a Cosmetic Dentist?

You might be surprised to learn that there is no single designation that qualifies a dentist to be a cosmetic dentist. However, some organizations offer advanced training in this specialty. When looking for a cosmetic dentist near Riverside, be sure to select one that has extensive involvement in the following high-profile organizations:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED)
  • Las Vegas Institute

Dr. Mullen and Dr. Nguyen have both completed advanced training in cosmetic dentistry. They’re qualified to administer multiple treatments, like veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, and more. To learn more about their expertise, you can schedule a consultation with one of them today!

What Do You Do If You Can’t Afford a Dentist?

At Distinctive Dentistry, we don’t want dental costs to get in the way of a healthy smile. That’s why we’re proud to offer several financing options to help make your care as affordable as possible. Our practice welcomes most dental insurance plans and will gladly explain your coverage if needed. Additionally, you can take advantage of CareCredit financing. It allows you to split up the total cost of your care into smaller monthly installments. With this option, even the most expensive service can fit just about any budget!