How to Choose the Right Dentist

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Looking for a dentist? Thousands of dentists with different specializations, office hours, ratings, etc. are practicing all over the country. how do you narrow your search down to that one dentist?

For more help finding a dentist, check the Best Dentist Finder at DentalOptimizer.com. Get instant access to a complete set of search criteria designed to help you find the best dentist in your area based on your specific needs.

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How to Choose the Right Dentist

  1. 1. How to Choose a Dentist www.dentaloptimizer.com
  2. 2. How to Choose a Dentist Thousands of dentists practicing all over the country -- with their own specializations, specific locations and office hours -- how do you narrow your search down to that one dentist who's right for you? www.dentaloptimizer.com
  3. 3. How to Choose a Dentist When selecting a dentist and corresponding dental practice based on a need for cosmetic dentistry procedures (teeth whitening, porcelain veneers) or restorative procedures (dental fillings, dental crowns), it is important to consider the following factors: There are 12 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Dentist www.dentaloptimizer.com
  4. 4. How to Choose a Dentist (1 of 12)  Find out how long the practice has been in operation. www.dentaloptimizer.com
  5. 5. How to Choose a Dentist (2 of 12)  Ask about the extent of the dentist's training and clinical experience in performing the specific procedure you may require. www.dentaloptimizer.com
  6. 6. How to Choose a Dentist (3 of 12)  If the dentist does not perform certain procedures, ask about his referral process. www.dentaloptimizer.com
  7. 7. How to Choose a Dentist (4 of 12)  Before committing yourself to a dentist, identify all the procedure options that would solve your cosmetic dental concern. Ask about the pros and cons of each option. www.dentaloptimizer.com
  8. 8. How to Choose a Dentist (5 of 12)  Ask about the types of professional dental societies the dentist participates in. Some societies require dentists to take continuing education classes to keep them up-to-date on the latest procedures and technological advances in the field. www.dentaloptimizer.com
  9. 9. How to Choose a Dentist (6 of 12)  Ask about the type of emergency care offered. For example, is the dentist available after hours and on weekends? www.dentaloptimizer.com
  10. 10. How to Choose a Dentist (7 of 12)  Inquire comforts, about such patient as pre- medication or nitrous oxide, and amenities such as music or heating pads. www.dentaloptimizer.com
  11. 11. How to Choose a Dentist (8 of 12)  Inquire about the use of dental lasers as an alternative to traditional dental tools such as tooth drilling and scalpels. www.dentaloptimizer.com
  12. 12. How to Choose a Dentist (9 of 12)  If your needs include cosmetic dentistry procedures, ask to see before-andafter photos of the dentist's previous patients. Bring a photo of the result you would like to see or a picture of yourself before the need for cosmetic dentistry to help set a reasonable expectation for your procedure's outcome. www.dentaloptimizer.com
  13. 13. How to Choose a Dentist (10 of 12)  Determine dental costs prior to treatment. Dental cost totals should include procedure fees, anesthesia fees, and facility fees. If you have dental insurance. www.dentaloptimizer.com
  14. 14. How to Choose a Dentist (11 of 12)  Is the dentist's office located nearby? This could be important if your procedures require frequent or multiple visits. www.dentaloptimizer.com
  15. 15. How to Choose a Dentist (12 of 12)  Is the dental team friendly and courteous? You may not want to see a dentist long term if you don't feel comfortable with the dentist's team www.dentaloptimizer.com

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