If you are about to move, if your dentist is retiring, or if you simply want to find a new dentist for personal reasons, it is important that you know what you are looking for.
On top of finding a dentist that is going to accept your insurance, you want to find one that meshes with your needs. Some people prefer dentists who explain each step of the process, while others do not want to know. Your personal preferences are going to factor into the type of dentist you choose.
Picking a New Dentist
You want to look around for a dentist that accepts your insurance. If you don't have insurance, then you want one with competitive rates or who offer payment plans. You also want to find someone that's local enough to turn to if there is ever a dental emergency. Look online and compare reviews of the dentists in your local area.
Some of them are going to have more expertise in one area than others, so make sure you find one that offers what you need. Read what people are saying, and find one that sounds like he or she would be a good fit for you. That is an important factor, as you need to feel comfortable with the person themselves.
Once you have narrowed down the dentists to one or two, call their offices. See how they treat you over the phone. Many dentists will also sit down with a prospective patient for a few minutes for free or very little charge, just to meet you.
Take advantage of this, and get to know each dentist. Then, once you have found the one that suits your needs and you feel comfortable with their demeanor, opt to go with them. From there, you simply need to schedule your first appointment and go see them.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (510) 883-3454 today.