Attitudes about dentistry vary like sides of a coin. Some consider them in the same way one might think of a plumber saying "I won't call one until I need one". On the other side of the coin are those who plan each semi-annual checkup for themselves, and look forward to that freshly cleaned feeling they get when leaving the hygienist's chair.
No matter what side you're on, you need to have a close relationship to a cosmetic dentist. The right cosmetic dentist is not only an essential health care provider that can save you from the pain and suffering associated with trauma, decay, or unsightly previous restorative dentistry, but can also save you money and time.
Getting a referral:
Patient referrals are an important part of the business plan for any dental practice, so dentists do their best to provide excellent care and customer service to ensure not only repeat business but also a high patient referral rate. Seek out a referral from your most trusted friends and associates. Consider asking the following questions when you have those discussions:
Your best bet going forward is to schedule an office visit or three once you're armed with some names. Once you're at the office, note the decor, smell, any neighboring businesses (a smoothie can be perfect after a long visit that leaves you famished but unable to chew), and professionalism of the staff. Make sure you ask the front office staff the following three questions to ensure any future visits are without surprise:
Armed with this knowledge, you're ready to meet your new cosmetic dentist. Only you can make the final decision, so trust your instincts. At any time you can change your life for the better, and choosing the right dentist for you should be part of that change. (For more information, contact P. Jeffrey Lowe, DMD, PA)Share