Choosing Your Family Dentist: What to Look For

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For many, seeing a dentist on a regular basis is a challenging prospect simply because they do not know how to go about finding the right one. Trust and confidence are key elements in relationships with any healthcare provider, and that is surely the case when it comes to dentists. If you are among those who have wondered how to find a dentist you love, fear not. The following tips will help you identify a dentist perfectly suited to your needs.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has compiled a list of handy pointers that can make finding qualified, affordable dentists in your area a much easier task than you might have imagined. A simple first step to take is to ask your family members, friends, and colleagues for personal recommendations. You can also ask your physician or pharmacist for the names of dental professionals they know and respect. Contacting local or state dental societies can also be a terrific source for finding dentists in Atlanta.

Once you have collected several recommendations, it really does pay to make some comparisons among different dentists before making a final choice. Because the goal is to establish a long-term relationship with your dentist, finding the right fit is critical. Ask questions about the dentist’s educational background, training, and participation in continuing education. Discuss office hours to ensure that they are convenient for your personal schedule. Try to learn about each prospective dentist’s approach to preventive dentistry.

It is also important to consider the financial aspect of any potential relationship with a dentist. Therefore, you need to verify that the offices you are considering accept your dental insurance, are willing to offer payment plans when necessary and are willing to provide free estimates for common procedures.

Ultimately, you need find a dentist who offers an office environment in which you are comfortable. Friendly, efficient professionals who are willing to answer questions are extremely important, particularly if you have anxiety about visiting the dentist. If you or your child have special needs that require a specialized approach, be sure to verify that any prospective office is able to accommodate them. By following these few simple steps, it really is possible to find a dentist in Atlanta you can build a lasting relationship with, keeping your teeth and gums healthy well into the future.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Georgia today at (855) 979-3350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Georgia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Georgia.

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