The word dentist alone can leave many shaking in their boots. For some this is due to a bad experience in the past, for others it may just be a fear of the unknown. Dental care is important for your overall health and there is truly nothing to fear.
We recommend several areas to focus on when selecting a dentist you can partner with to achieve great oral health:
- Credentials: Contact your local or state dental society about the dentist you are considering. The ADA provides a list of local and state dental societies on its web site, www.ada.org. Ask the important questions such as: Where was the dentist educated?
- Recommendations: Friends, family or a family doctor are often the best resource for a dental recommendation.
- Service: Does the dentist offer family friendly hours? Is the staff helpful and understanding?
- Payment: Is your insurance accepted? Is cost information on fees and services readily available to patients?
Most importantly, take the time to see if the dentist is a good fit for you. It is important that you feel like you can easily talk with your dentist and feel like you are being listened to throughout each conversation.
If you are looking for a new dentist we hope you will consider Danville Family Dentistry. We are happy to meet with you and discuss any questions and concerns you may have. We are a patient-centered dental office and it would be our pleasure to serve you and your family!