Your dentist will make a huge difference in the quality of your dental care and your dental experience. Here are a few tips to help you find the right dentist for you and your family.
This may be harder than it sounds. Although every friend and member of your family has likely worked with a dentist in at least the last year, they may not feel comfortable recommending their dentist. In these days of corporate dentistry, people are more apt to settle for a dentist who is good enough and in their insurance network.
Potential dentist’s websites will tell you many things about that dentist. You will learn, first, where their dental office is, and how convenient it is to you.
A dentist’s website will also tell you about the dentist’s practice philosophy. This will tell you what the dentist truly considers important about dental care. Make sure this aligns with what you are looking for in a dentist.
You can also learn more about how they practice dentistry, such as what procedures the dentist performs and what dental technologies are available. You want a dentist who performs a good variety of general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures. This will ensure that you will not be referred out to a specialist for every minor thing, only when a specialist’s knowledge is crucial.
Finally, you should be able to tell whether the practice offers appointments at hours convenient to you.
Yes, plural visits. When you are considering dentists, it’s important to visit several before making a decision. You don’t have to meet with every cosmetic dentist in the Denver area, but the goal is to get context so you can make an informed decision about which dentist is right for you.
Evaluate the quality of the initial exam you were given. Was it adequately thorough? Did it utilize some of quality dental technologies, but also draw from the dentist’s personal experience and education to make a personal recommendation.
Evaluate the treatment recommendations the dentist gives you. This is a great place where having some context really matters—you can compare the recommendations from different dentists to determine which one you think best reflects the state of your oral health and your stated health care goals.
We invite you to evaluate Ascent Dental for yourself. We believe we are one of the most unique dental practices in the area and trust you will believe it, too, once you see it. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.