When you’re looking for a new dentist, you’re searching for more than someone to just clean your teeth. Your dental wellness is such a vital part of your overall health, so it’s important for every patient to have a dental home. Choosing the right dentist for you and your family is an important task. You’ll want someone you are comfortable with, who is also properly trained to provide the type of dentistry you need.
When visiting a new dentist, don’t hesitate to ask questions. Find out how long the practice has been in operation and how long the dentist has been practicing. Ask about the dentist’s training and experience with the type of procedure you need. Ask which professional dental societies the dentist belongs to and whether they keep up-to-date on the latest procedures and technological advances. Ask about the type of emergency care offered, such as evening, weekend, and same-day appointments. It is important for you to fully understand any diagnosis and treatment needed, so you may want to ask for clarification and more details before scheduling treatment.
Having a dental home allows you to feel comfortable when you’re dropping in for a regular visit and gives you a safe and trusted place to turn for a procedure or dental emergency. Here’s how to find the best dental fit for you and your family:
1. Find a dentist with a good reputation: The first important consideration when looking for the perfect dentist is to check his or her reputation. There are several ways to research dentists and their practice history. One of the first things to do is to search online reviews to see what positive or negative experiences patients have had at their dentist.
2. Interview your dentist: You need to interview your dentist or the dental practice, which is a simple as picking up the phone and asking the right questions. Find out where the dentist graduated, how long they have been practicing and what type of dentistry they do, how many staff members work there and how long have they been with that dentist.
3. Check your state dental board: Dentists are held accountable by their state dental board. Each state has a board of dentistry website that tracks the history of claims against a particular dentist. Make sure that the dentist you are about to see does not have any suspicious claims brought against them.
For all your dental needs, give Dedicated Dental a call at (702) 566-5509 to request an appointment, or request an appointment using our online request form. We want you to be comfortable with making the right dental choice, and our goal is your good health.