Are you looking for a new dental practice/company to go to? Perhaps you are not liking your last option. Perhaps you moved across town or across the country and are now needing to start over completely. The good news is that there is an easy system that you can take to ensure you are happy with your dental company’s decision and have a great experience. Keep reading as the Sleek Smile Studio experts explain what to look for in a dentistry company.
The first thing that you should look for is that they are not too far from your home or work. There is nothing more annoying or less convenient than having to drive a long way to go see your dentist. It can be overwhelming to have to go too far, especially if you are bringing other members of your family. It can also cut into a lot of your day. That is why we recommend always choosing a dental practice that is close to your home or at least close to your work.
What hours will the dental practice be open? This is something that you will want to look into. If they are not open very many hours when you are available, you may want to look for a different one. Dental appointments typically take just under an hour so if you can make it at least during your lunch break then that one will work for you.
Do you currently have dental insurance? If you don’t, that’s okay. Try and search for a dental practice that gives all cash discounts. This will help with your savings and will cut some of the costs down. If you are not able to pay for it right out of your pocket, ask about any dental plans for payments they offer or if they are able to work with you a little. A company that is able to do this could move right to the top of your list. If you do have dental insurance, make sure that the dental company that you are interested in using accepts the insurance you have. There is nothing worse than finishing up with a dentist and finding out your insurance doesn’t cover it. Save yourself the money loss and the headache and ask about it before booking the appointment.
Are you in need of any other surgeries coming up? Many dentists double as a dentist that can perform certain ones. If you are in need of a specific procedure, ask if the dentist also may be able to do that in the future. If they can, it is nice to know you don’t have to go out searching again and you are working with someone that you already see and trust.
Do you have any other instructions that you want to have? Some people want to be put to sleep while they are in the dental chair. Is this something that the dentist allows and the office is trained in? If you do have any specific questions like this, make sure that you get them asked before your first appointment.
Have you had a checkup in a while? If so, you may want to choose a dental practice that has available as quickly as possible. Many dental practices are booked up weeks and sometimes even months in advance. Although it’s not always a great sign if the dental practice has a wide-open schedule, it is also important that your teeth are looked as sooner rather than later. So keep that in mind when you are looking for the right dental practice for you.
What are the reviews saying about the dental company online? This is a great place to go to see what past and current customers are saying about the dentist and the practice as a whole. If they are happy and they have excellent reviews, there is a much better chance that you will be happy too.
If you have any additional questions, never be afraid to ask them. That is what they are there for. If the person you are speaking with is rushing you off the phone, they probably are not a good dental practice to go to and are not giving you the time and attention you deserve. With that said, if the person is being pushy to you booking an appointment, that dental practice may be all about numbers and not truly care about their patients. They too may not be a great option to go to. Make sure that you keep this in mind when you are asking them questions. If you think of one at a later time or when you are trying to make your final decision, you should not be embarrassed to call back in order to make your final decision. It is a good idea to write questions out as you think of them though so that each of your options is written down with their answers making it easier for you to make your final decision of which dental practice you should start going to.
As you can see, there are quite a few things that you want to look for in a dental practice. Make sure that you keep these in mind and you will be so much happier with the result. Although you may get lucky and the first dental practice you hear about you end up loving, that is not always the case. That is why it’s a good idea to do your search and find out which dental practice will give you the results and attention you are looking for. We hope that this list helped and you are on your way to having a great experience at a dental practice.