Five Tips for Choosing the Best Dentist for Your Family
We all want to find the best dentist! There is something to be said about finding a family dentist as a young individual, and being able to stay with that dentist through the years. It's also important to us all in finding someone we can trust. We only get one set of teeth in this lifetime.........we need someone who we trust to take care of them!
So how do we find the best and most trusted Dentist? Below are five tips that may make the process a bit more easier.
The first and foremost is to know your dental health benefits! While a dentist may come highly recommended to you, you need to make sure that they are covered under the benefits you may have under your health insurance or dental policy. Dental HMO's can limit your choice of dentist to members only associated with the HMO network. If you happen to have a PPO Plan, you will want to make sure you choose a dentist on your list of providers. Choosing a dentist with a PPO plan can make a difference in what you pay with your co payment levels.
Word of Mouth. This speaks volumes...........pun intended! A recommendation goes a LONG way in establishing a good dentist for your family. Ask your coworkers, friends, neighbors, family, and even other medical professionals! Ask what they like or dislike about their dentist. Find out if they are members of the ADA (American Dental Association) or the AGD ( Academy of General Dentistry). Find out if they are, usually is a good sign you are headed in the right direction.
Where is the office located? This is a big factor in choosing the right dentist for your family. Convenience is everything. No one wants to spend their morning stuck in traffic for 45 minutes just to make it to the BEST dentist across town. Do you want a dentist close to home or close to your workplace? What are their hours of operation like? Are they open Saturdays? Some of these things can be extremely important for the busy family life!
You have to like them! Never commit to a dentist office until you've met them, and are pleased! Ask to meet for a consultation. It may be best to visit several prospective dentists before making a decision.
And lastly, evaluate the dentist after the appointment. Was the office clean and tidy? Was the staff friendly? What type of payment do they except? Is there any special discounts the dentist provides........military, cash, clergy? Is it child and family friendly? Best Family Dentist Linwood NJ 08221
And when all else fails, go with your gut! In my experience, it usually is always right.
Everyone here at Dr. Peter Wiesel's Dental office is SUPER excited to help you with all your dental needs. We pride ourselves on providing you with outstanding service and invite you to to come see why we are the Best of 2015 in Dental Care for New Jersey! Give us a call to schedule your appointment now! Contact us at 609-927-5300.