Going to the dentist may be outside of your comfort zone, but finding a new dentist can be even worse. You don’t know what to expect, so you keep putting it off.
At Weisbard Dental, we understand your hesitation. We want you to find the perfect Greenwood Village dentist to fit your dental needs and emotional expectations. Regular checkups from a dentist keep your teeth and gums healthy. The key to finding the perfect dentist is to do a bit of research and reach out to potential practices.
A Few Things to Consider When Looking for A Greenwood Village Dentist
The more you know about a dentist, the more comfortable you will be. Use these considerations to choose the best dentist for you and your family.
Word of Mouth
The best source of information is the people you know and trust. Ask your friends, family, co-workers, and your primary care physician who they trust with their oral health. If you are moving to the area, your current dentist may be able to make suggestions. People you know and trust can give you the little details you often won’t see in online reviews. Colgate Oral Care Center suggests you ask plenty of questions, such as how long the wait for an appointment is, and how well the dentist explains their processes.
Location and Hours
You may have found the perfect dentist, but their location makes it difficult to get there on a regular basis. A long commute, traffic and scheduling difficulties can lead to you putting off making appointments. Finding a Greenwood Village dentist that is close to your home, work or school and with convenient office hours can make it easier on you to find time for dental appointments in your busy schedule.
A DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) are the same thing, the difference is simply where the Dentist received their Degree. These three letters let you know that a dentist has the proper training to treat you as a general dentist, cosmetic dentist or family dentist. Dr. Weisbard offers a full range of dental services from semi-annual check-ups to crowns, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. In the case that you require a specialist, Dr. Weisbard has a number of local specialists she trusts to take as good of care of you as she does.
Insurance companies sometimes work with specific doctors and dentists in what is called a “network.” In-network dentists usually cost you less out of your pocket. A call to a Greenwood Village dentist’s office or your insurance company will help you determine your coverage.
Make a Call
A quick phone call to ask a few questions can get you answers and an understanding of the dental office’s atmosphere. Let the receptionist know that you are seeking a new Greenwood Village dentist and that you have a few quick questions. Things to ask include:
- Is the dentist currently taking new patients?
- How long will I have to wait for a preventative care or consultation appointment?
- Does the dentist offer emergency services? If so, what is the process?
- Does the office offer sedation dentistry or any other comfort-based options?
- Does the office accept your dental insurance? How is billing handled?
- What is the general cost of a preventative care or consultation appointment?
Make an Appointment
When you’ve done all the research, all that’s left is to make an appointment. You can either make an appointment for a regular cleaning or for a consultation, depending on your needs. If you aren’t sure what type of appointment you need, just call and ask the receptionist.
You may need to ask the dentist a few more questions before you are sure that this is the office for you. Dr. Weisbard encourages you to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable. She encourages you to use this time to ask about her experience, ongoing training, certifications, and awards. Weisbard Dental believes that every client should be well informed, confident in their choices and have trust in the Weisbard Dental staff.
Feel free to contact Weisbard Dental with any questions you may have in the search for a Greenwood Village dentist. We look forward to talking with you!