to Find a Dentist
Finding the right dentist for you and family is key to establishing excellent oral health. Picking a dentist
out of the phone book or solely based on your Insurance coverage is not always the wisest choice. The best way
to find a good, loyal general dentist is by referral from your family and friends.
Dental care is a personalized service that requires a good relationship between the dentist and the patient.
Good communication and planning are key to patient satisfaction. There are several steps to finding the right
dentist for you, and we will go over all of these. We will start with where to start looking, how to evaluate
the dentist and the office and finally the first appointment. Here are a few helpful tips in finding the right
dentist for you:
Recommendations from family, friends, neighbors and co-workers are good sources
B. Asking a family Physician or local Pharmacist
Why do they
like the office?
they like about the dentist?
like the staff?
and visit with several dental offices
Don’t hesitate to ask about all your questions and concerns
C. Make sure you feel comfortable with the Dentist and staff before scheduling an
take continuing education?
procedures do they do?
procedure do they refer out?
up-to-date with the newest procedures?
Develop a feel for the office environment
your reaction to the welcoming receptionist?
have an emergency line?
schedule an appointment the next day?
dentist invest regularly in technology?
Set up a Comprehensive Exam which consist of cleaning, radiographs and a full comprehensive Exam with the
You should know after a Comprehensive Exam if you have found the right dentist for you and your
explain treatment needs?
Do they run
on time or make you wait?
Do they ask
you your medical history?
give you alternative treatment if finance is a concern?
Taking care of your teeth is very important. Regular visits to the dentist can
prevent cavities and gum disease. We want to establish a long lasting relationship with you and your family as
December 10, 2009
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