Relocating to a new neighborhood is stressful enough for anyone, but especially families. Single folks may find it easy to choose a new dentist in the area, but what about moms and dads who need a good family dentist who can look after their four-year-old daughter’s new baby teeth one week and their teenage son’s wisdom teeth the next.
Asking your dentist before you move is the first step if you are moving house. Your dentist may refer you to a colleague or know of someone whom you can trust. Family and friends can also help you choose a dentist. Ask old neighbors if they know friends or friends in your new town, or get to know your new neighbors. Talk to the teachers at your kid’s new school and don’t forget to call the town or city council.
If you forgot to ask before you moved, go online. The World Wide Web can help you find a new dentist, but can sometimes be overwhelming. Any dentist can have a website, but with so many to choose from how can you narrow it down?
You can narrow your search by heading over to the ADA. The American Dental Association has a list of recommended practices. Whether you are looking for dentists in Fountain Valley or an Orange County Family Dentist that you can depend on to be available for family emergencies as well as regular checkups, the ADA can help.
Once you have cross-referenced the list that you found on the ADA to your list of dentists in your area dentist search on Google, choose five that you really like. Check out each dental practice website and fully research the office and its staff. Pay careful attention to the dentist’s qualifications and ongoing education. You want to make sure that the dentist you choose is up on the latest dental technology with classes, seminars, and product knowledge courses.
Most dental websites will have ongoing information with a news or blog page and fully detailed service pages that explain what to expect whether you are looking for a family dentist or in search of a Cosmetic Dentist for CEREC One Visit Restoration.
Call the offices of the dentists on your list and listen carefully to the person on the other end of the line. If the voice greets you with a welcoming hello and seems happy to hear your voice it is a good sign the rest of the office is run smoothly and efficiently. Ask questions. Find out the offices policy on financing and make sure that the hours are suitable for your needs. If you are satisfied, make your appointment and go with your instincts.