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How to Find a New Dentist

How to Find a New Dentist

Looking for a new dental home may seem like a daunting process, but finding an office that is clean, comfortable, and staffed by knowledgeable and friendly professionals that share your goals for your dental health is possible. Read on to learn a few ways that can help you find a new dentist.

Ask Around

Friends, family, neighbors may have opinions and experiences that can help you find a dentist that will provide the care you need. Ask people you know if they’re satisfied with their dentist, and if they have a recommendation. This can be an excellent beginning to a search, and may give deeper information than a simple google search can yield. Plus there’s the added bonus of being able to follow up with questions about specific services or staff. Many have been able to find a new dentist they’re satisfied with this way.

Compare Needs with Services

If you’re looking for someone who can help your kids with braces, you may be searching for an orthodontist or an office that has both orthodontic and dental practices in house. You may be looking for a provider who can do a specific procedure, like an endodontist, or who has a specific specialty, like geriatric dentistry. Compare the needs you have, including location, care philosophy, and specific procedures or specialties. You can find a dentist that may provide the kind of care you need at a convenient location this way.

Use Tools Available to You

The American Dental Association has a “find a dentist” tool that you may find useful. Google can be helpful as well. Check with local dental societies, and they may point you to a well regarded local professional.

Consider a Consult

Don’t be afraid to call the office and ask any specific questions you may have, or schedule a free consult to meet your new dentist and see the office for yourself. Is it clean? Friendly? Do you and your family feel comfortable there? Getting to know your new dentist can be the solidifying factor in choosing the practice that suits you!

Call our Anchorage Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.

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