Like most people you want to find a dentist that you can trust, who will care for you and your family and has your best interests in mind. Most people don't know how to go about selecting a dentist, or even realize the problems that can occur if you don't choose wisely. Here are tips that will help you choose the best dentist around.
- Check the dentist's license and credentials – This is a very simple thing to do. Check with your local dental board to see the dentist's licenses status and if any disciplinary action has been taken against that dentist.
- Look for references – With a simple Google search, you can easily read reviews concerning the dentist you are looking into.
- Visit the office – It will be better if you can go and visit the dentist's office or if they offer a free consultation, go for it! Look for a courteous staff and doctor that listen and take the time to answer your questions.
- Ask the right questions – Ask about infection control. Does the office follow the recently updated CDC guidelines? Are the dental assistants and hygienist current with CPR, nitrous oxide monitoring and x-ray technique?