Finding a new dentist can seem like a lot of work. But, it doesn’t have to be. So where do you start?
Start with your insurance company’s listings. If you have Delta Dental benefits you can find a participating dentist here. Not only will you know you’re covered, you can find the dentist closest to your home or office and try to make visits convenient as well.
Ask your friends, your family, even your co-workers. You never know who’s had a really great experience with their dentist, or knows someone practicing in your area. At the same time, if a colleague has had a bad experience with a dentist, they’ll pass a long that information as well. If you’ve recently moved, you may even want to ask your previous dentist, as they might have a great recommendation for you as well.
Before heading to an appointment, don’t be afraid to do a little background check of your own. With the internet playing such a large role in patient recruitment, dentists, more than ever, have an online presence. You can get a good feel for the office just from their website. It’s also important to check out what people have said about them online. Sites like Yelp often have ratings and reviews for medical practices. To go one step further, set up a one-on-one consultation to get a real feel for the office prior to committing to a cleaning.
These three simple tips should make finding a great dentist easy. Do you have other tips? We’d love to hear them in the comments below.