Patient Testimonials

Our patients have so many kind things to say about our office, our dentists, our team, and the high quality dentistry we provide. We've collected some of their glowing testimonials here so that you can see what real Seacrest Dental patients have to say about the treatment that they've received at our office!

Seacrest Dental with Dr. Reece and his staff are the best dental clinic I have ever used. They always get me in on time. If my appointment is at 8:30, they have me in my room and working on me by 8:30. They never try to force necessary procedures on me like other dentists have done to me in the past. They are great and I will use them as long as I live here.

Stephen C. 

I was always a little nervous about having a dental procedure, but the staff and Dr. Reece Ruder addressed my concerns and I had very little discomfort. What a relief! The office staff and the hygienist, Jenny, are great. Very professional and efficient. Colleen in the front office was very helpful with any questions I had. Very reasonable prices!

Roxanne S.

I am proud to have found a dentist for me and for my family. I went in as a urgent care patient. When I called they got me in that day. Colleen greeted me with gentleness and a smile and helped me with my new insurance plan even though it is one they do not deal with. Jenny the hygienist is caring and gentle and explains what needs to be the next step. Dr. Reese is gentle and caring and explained my options to help me make a sound decision for my health.

Rebecca D. 

Great staff! I was so nervous before my first appointment but that quickly subsided after meeting the people that work at the office. I would definitely recommend Seacrest Dental to anyone looking for a dentist! Top notch in the way that they treat their patients!

Amy H. 

Very pleasant experience today with my first visit. The building is conveniently located. Great office staff, dentist and hygienist Jenny! So glad I found this place.


Thank You Seacrest Dental!! In town on vacation and crippled with a toothache on the first night. They were nice enough to see me on a busy Fri morning and saved the wknd. Such a friendly and accommodating office!!

Charles E.

Great place. Very professional and clean. Reasonable prices.

Anthony L

Fred is awesome! Everyone is so friendly, almost makes want to go to the dentist!

James Braun

I love Fred Ruder. I have been his devoted patient for 10 years.

Nancy McConnell

Valerie and I have been patients of Dr. Ruder since 2001 and we very much appreciate his caring attitude, his expertise and his reasonable prices.


After 38 years in Tallahasse with a wonderfull dentist, we moved to Watersound and are thrilled to have discovered Seacrest Dental! Our daughter referred us and we had a great eperience on our first visit to get our teeth cleaned ... what a great team!

Debbie T.

My visit was a pleasure as always. The staff is always friendly and very thorough. Best and most genuine office in our area.


Everyone in this clinic is wonderful.

Mary B.

Always pleasant, polite and professional. Informative and reasonable.


We love Dr. Ruder!! I brought my 2 daughters (5 & 7) and he had them laughing the whole time! The hygienists took their time and did a great job. The whole experience has the kids reminding me they need to brush and floss:) As a parent my favorite part is that he is conservative with treatment and might suggest something but is not pushy at all when it is unnecessary. We will be back!

Susie M.

Dr. Ruder has been my Dentist for two years. His staff is excellent!! They are all very professional and kind from the moment I walk into the office till I leave. I have to especially thank Effie for my wonderfully clean teeth...I just love the cleaning she gives!! She is very professional and friendly...and my mouth never hurts after my cleaning...which has not been the case with other dental hygienist.

Thank you Dr. Ruder and your Great Team!! Keep up the good work!


Been going to Dr Ruder for a very long time and it is always a great experience..thank you for moving closer to me!!

Brett D.

You all ROCK!!! :) Always friendly and warm staff. THANK YOU!


timely; professional; friendly; outstanding cleaning. The office is pleasant and efficient. The staff friendly and professional. The location ... convenient. The dental work is very craftsman/artist like. I am impressed.

Debby O.

Dr. Ruder and his staff were excellent! He made us feel at comfortable with his professionalism and easy going nature. We intend on making him our dentist for a long time!


Prompt with your appointments, friendly, courtious, and professional treatment.

Joe S.

I must say that I do not enjoy dental visits, but the staff are all extremely knowledgeable, and i do not have to wait very long for my appointment, and, dr. Leikin is kind and is an excellent dentist, he is fast, and i never feel pain when he is drilling away. thanks!


Prompt,friendly staff. Very professional experience.


Great care, would never go anywhere else!

Kristeena G.

Great job on my teeth now I can can smile with confidence

Tim G.

I have been Fred Ruder's patient for 15 years, or more. I have trusted him to crown nearly every tooth in my mouth, and Fred is truly fine, skilled, and a perfectionist. Yesterday, I have the privilege of meeting Steve Leikin! He is amazing. My tooth had broken completely off; I was shaken and distraught. The receptionist told me to come in right away. Steve introduced himself warmly, and said, "We can fix it. It will be fine." His confidence and demeanor calmed me, and he went right to work. He and his assistant discussed the situation; he explained to her, and to me, what he would do, and I left the dental office an hour later with 2 temporaries that look as good as permanent teeth. I never felt any pain, and I was comfortab...

Nancy M.

Great as always !

Lawrence H.

Everyone in the office was courteous and professional. I will go back!


Effie was great today!! So is everyone else at their office!


Everyone is so friendly. You never have to wait long to be seen and check-in and check-out is very fast and easy.

June Danelle K.

As always I found myself actually looking forward to going to the Dentist! The entire staff is professional, efficient and truly concerned about the patients.You truly are the best.


Dr. Ruder is awesome! Pain free, and sensible. The office staff is so helpful and professional. I am grateful for them all!

Julie K.

Excellent professional and personal service.

Karl W.


Joe S.

The staff was extremely kind and my wait time was extremely short I thought for being a new patient. Have already referred others.

Brenda H.

I was really pleased! Everyone is nice and prompt and all of my questions were thoroughly addressed.


Dr. Ruder is an excellent Dentist and his staff is welcoming and very professional. Practice is exceptionally managed. First class in every respect.

Andrew L B.

Amazing--Efficient, straight-forward, competent dental care for the entire family! The absence of bells and whistles is greatly appreciated. And everyone on staff has social skills--so refreshing!! I will continue to refer family and friends to the practice. Thank you!

D. Edelson

Fred's the best.

Fred S.

Pain free and work done in a timely manner.

JAM always, Fred and his team provide quick , top notch service with a good sense of humor always tossed in... Always our pleasure to use their services.


Excellent, professional dentistry.

Jack L.

Always excellent service, professional staff and Dr. RUDER is quick!


Had by teeth cleaned today, which I do every 4 months. Effie is fantastic! Thanks to her and what she has taught me about good dental hygiene, by teeth and gums are in better condition then they have ever been.

Lynn P.

Excellent service, very caring and attentive. The utmost attention to detail. Very reasonable.


"I am terrified of the dentist office!! I have had horrible experiences in the past at other dentist offices! I am 26 married & have 2 kids & still take my mom with me because I'm so nervous! Dr. Ruder is absolutely amazing!! I went today & didn't take my mom.. Dr. Ruder & staff treat everyone like a patient & not just a number! I drive 45 minutes to go to this office. I have always used gas in the past to ease my mind while in dentist chair I no longer use gas & I am so thankful for this dentist & his caring staff!! :)

Heidi B.

Entire staff is professional and courteous.


This place is fabulous!!


Dr.Ruder,and his staff were very accommodating,to my dental needs. I am not one for any medical procedures such as "needles". But,Dr.Ruder was very gentle,sensitive,considerate and caring. I recommend Dr.Ruder and his staff above all. THANKS!!!!

Rosemary W.

Your staff has ALWAYS been the most professional, and attentive team that I have EVER encountered in the dental field. That's why I continue to drive from Destin for mine and my families needs! It's worth the trip!!!!!

Dave M.

Most pleased with office experience, staff helpful and professional. I had my first procedure today with no pain and no shot! I had same procedure prior to this 4 times in a different office and had two shots each time. Fees are very reasonable.


Great staff. Really nice people

J. Burton

Extremely thorough and professional. Your happy staff.

Smiley A.

I had my teeth cleaned by Effie at Dr. Ruder's office. She always provides a very thorough job and is very efficient. She is a pleasure to talk to ~ I always look forward to my visit! Everyone at Dr. Ruder's office is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend Dr. Ruder and his office to anyone looking for a great dental experience!


Since I've been a patient at Seacrest Dental, I've received excellent service and never had to think about them performing unnecessary procedures. My family and I are very fortunate to have found Dr. Ruder and his staff for our dental needs.


I find that everyone is so nice and professional. Dr. Ruder explains everything well and I feel at ease when I am in the chair. As a rule I am very anxious when I go to the dentist. I have recommended him highly to all my friends.

Angie Z.

All good all the time.


I love customer their service. The doctor was very nice and caring, asking me every few minutes how I was doing. Prices are not as high as at other dental institutions. Also you can make a payment plan what is great. Thanks for your work


As always, my visit was a pleasant experience. The hygienist is professional and does an amazing job. The staff at the reception desk is always friendly and attentive. I strongly recommend this dental office to anyone in the community. The will not be disappointed.

Wally E.

They did a great job on my son Cullen. Even though he received sealants on 4 of his teeth, Cullen actually enjoyed his visit. So glad he isn't scared to go and he had a great experience. Thank you so much for making him feel comfortable.

Debra D.

Office staff is very friendly and engaging, & Jenny, hygenist, does a very thorough job while being delightful....makes going to dentist a "new kind" of experience...very positive!

Annette D.

I called because I had a chipped tooth and needed to get right in. They gave me a same day appt. They did a very complete and competent initial exam plus X-rays. Fortunately my tooth was going to be OK. But their professionalism and courtesy completely won me over. From now on Dr. Tamaskar is now my dentist and also my wife will be getting her next appt. with her as well. As a business owner, (health insurance agency) I interact with a lot of medical and dental professionals and I would highly recommend Seacrest Dental!

Jeff T.

I went to Seacrest dental to get a second opinion. I had been to a previous dentist just 2 miles down the street, and I was told that I needed a root canal. I was told from the other dentist that a old filling had lifted and allowed bacteria in and the cavity was really close to the nerve. I was not experiencing any pain, just sensitivity with hot and cold. During my visit today, they took a quick X-ray and then the dentist took a look. I was told I just need to replace the filling. There is a big difference in a filling and a root canal. I will not be going back to that other dentist. Seacrest dental is where my family will be going from now on. Thank you so much!!!!!

Debra D.

They make you feel like family...from the office manager, to all the staff, and Dr. Reese Ruder included. They explain your situation throughly and layout a thorough plan including pricing and work that needs to be done. They're very kind, informative and shoot it straight. I wouldn't use any other dentist in destin!!! I will recommend them to everybody!!!

Carla D.

The entire staff of Seacrest Dental made my dreaded nightmare of dentist visits so pleasant. I am so sorry it took me so long to find the perfect dental office and I rate them 5 stars...A+!!

Justine D.

Staff and dr. extremely focused on making sure no pain and experience is as pleasant as possible. A surprisingly great experience! Have recommended them to several friends, every one of them had a very positive experience; at one time or another; when you need a dentist, you won't find better!

Annette D.

Really love going to a dentist you can trust to do what's best for you! Smoothed my old crown instead of replacing it unnecessarily. I know it will be replaced eventually, just not now. Everyone in the office is happy and friendly. If you are new in town and need a dentist I would highly recommend Seacrest Dental.

Ruth M.

Everything about Seacrest & Dr. Ruder exemplifies quality in the practice. My wife is very impressed with the hygienist, as am I. I was in for a filling. Dr. Ruder was thorough and quick in his work. The experience was more than pleasant as the office provides customized music or a movie during the procedure. We were both taken prior to our appointment times, so we were in and out quickly. The office support is efficient and knowledgeable.

Hal V.

I am from out of town and while here for a business meeting and needed to find a dentist to check on a broken tooth and exposed filling. A local colleague recommended Dr. Reese Ruder. They worked me in, even though I know they are very busy! The front office staff was very kind and understanding and helpful. Dr. Ruder and his assistant were great - very helpful with explaining my options and, most importantly, doing the procedure with no pain. If I lived here, I would make sure Dr. Ruder was MY dentist! Thanks for taking care of me.

Cynthia C.

Dr. Reese Ruder is the best dentist I have ever gone to and am at ease every time I have a checkup. Today he pulled my wisdom tooth and I hardly even knew it. Painless!!

Jim N.

Being going to them about 2.5 years. Always very courteous and friendly. Quality services whether a cleaning, filling or root canal, provided in a knowledgeable, professional manner.

Tim W.

I love the people at Seacrest Dental. They make going to the dentist a pleasure. They keep you as comfortable as possible and work with you when life gets in the way. I would recommend them to anybody and everybody to try them out. You will never want to go anywhere else. Thank you staff.

ginny k.

Everyone at Seacrest Dental is awesome (and knowledgable). They are helpful when I have questions and very friendly every visit and only recommend things that are necessary.

Shaye S.

My experience is ALWAYS Great! From the moment I arrive until my appt. is over. Everyone is very polite and professional. I actually look forward to my Dentist appointments.

Jill J.

Great and professional staff. Got me right in on time and spent the necessary time with me without feeling rushed. I highly recommend this neighborhood dentist.

Troy P.

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