Finding the Best Dentist
Everyone wants a healthy, youthful smile. This means that everyone wants a dentist who can help them achieve that. Finding the best dentist in your area that can meet your needs doesn’t have to be a difficult task if you know what questions to ask. Read on to find out some great questions to ask when you are comparing dentists.
What to Look For
When you are searching for a dentist, there are a few things you should look for. Here are a few tips for finding the best dentist:
It’s important to find a dentist who has a passion for what they do. Dentists who have a passion for their work will continue to educate themselves and keep up-to-date on all of the latest procedure and technique advancements coming out of the dental field.
Good Communication Skills:
One of the most important aspects of the patient/dentist relationship is good communication. Your dentist should be able to communicate all aspects of a procedure easily. Having a solid knowledge of a procedure beforehand helps with the fears or anxiety some may have about their dental procedures.
Along with being a good listener, you should work with a dentist who has compassion for his patients and understands that some people are nervous and have fears surrounding dental work. Knowing this, your dentist should be able to offer you pain management that is appropriate for your procedure, as well as explain the process to help calm you.
More to Consider About a Dentist
Once you have considered a dentist’s continued education, communication skills, and bedside manner, there are a few more things you may want to look for when making your choice.
Friendly Staff and Welcoming Office:
- When you visit a dentist, you want to be greeted with a friendly and helpful staff. Not only does this make things like scheduling appointments and office visits easier and more pleasant, it is also a sign of a kind dentist who treats not only their patients, but their staff, well.
Good Hours and Reasonable Payment Options:
It’s always a good idea to check with your dentist’s office about what insurances they offer. You will also want to see what payment plans they offer for those services not covered by medical or dental insurance.
Once you’ve made calls and researched dentists online, don’t hesitate to call a few of your final selections to schedule an in-office consultation. During a consultation you will be able to get a feel for how a dentist is with his patients, his staff’s demeanor, and be able to ask a few questions to see if you are a good patient/dentist match.
Choosing Your Dentist
Finding the best dentist for you and/or your family is not the easiest task. But, if you know what to look for and what questions to ask, you will find the care you need. Asking these questions during your search for care will put you on the road to finding the best dentist for all of your dental healthcare treatments and prevention.
Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS 443 N. Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 467-2777