Finding the right general dentist can be a challenge. Informing yourself on the quality and reputation of local dental office teams is very important, but there are other factors involved which you might not even think about considering. The Corona dentists at Dental Associates of Corona will suggest some of the best ways for narrowing down your search.
Know the Services a Dentist Provides
The term “general dentist” can incorporate a number of aspects of dentistry. Nearly all general dentists will offer regular checkups with cleanings. Many will also offer endodontic services, including placing crowns and performing root canals. Some general dentists also perform cosmetic dentistry procedures, including such services as teeth whitening, veneers, and bonding. Others might offer sedation dentistry or pediatric dentistry. Do you want a dentist who can treat your entire family, including the kids? Are you scared of dentist visits and open to the idea of sleeping through dental work? Before you start your search, it is important to know exactly what services you want your dentist to provide.
Use your Resources for Vetting
Look for online reviews for the dentist you are considering. Even though anonymous online complaints should probably be taken with a grain of salt, you can at least get a good idea about the dentist’s reputation. Every state has a dental board. You can check with your state’s board to confirm that your dentist is licensed and in good standing. If you are concerned due to bad experiences in the past, it’s certainly your right to check internet message boards or review sites, and ask around.
Ask for an Interview
Since you are essentially hiring your dentist for a service, you shouldn’t hesitate to ask whatever “interview” questions you might have. Schedule a consultation before you make an appointment for an actual cleaning or treatment if it makes you feel better. You’ll have the chance to find out the dental team’s philosophy toward dental work and discern whether or not they embrace the newest technology. You should always ask about office hours to make sure their schedule matches your own.
Visit your Corona Dentists
At Dental Associates of Corona, we offer comprehensive general dentistry services for your entire family. You can schedule a consultation at our Corona dental office by calling (951) 273-9580. We serve patients in the 92879 area and surrounding communities.