20 May

3 Things to Look for in a Dentist

You may think that all dentists are the same, but nothing could be further from the truth. When you place your trust in a dentist, you want to be certain that you are getting the best care possible. Here are three things you should consider when looking for your new dentist.

References or Referrals

The best way to choose a new dentist is to check reviews, references and referrals. Make sure that your dentist is completely trustworthy. Unfortunately, some dentists perform unnecessary work in an attempt to earn more money. You want to be certain that the dentist you choose will perform only the procedures that are absolutely necessary. You also want to know that your dental issues will be resolved appropriately. Reading reviews and getting references can help ensure that they are trustworthy.


If you have dental insurance, you want to make sure that your dentist accepts the insurance that you have. If you are unsure, contact your dental insurance company and ask for referrals to dentists in their network. You can also check with the dentist you are considering to see what insurance they accept. You also want to make sure that the dentist charges affordable rates. If they are much higher priced than other dentists, you should probably keep looking.

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Going to the dentist often causes people anxiety. Even if you do not have dental anxiety, dental procedures are rarely comfortable. It is important that you have a dentist who is sensitive to your needs, both in your mouth and within your mind. A dentist that eases your mind and makes things as comfortable as possible is important.

If you are looking for a new dentist, contact us today to learn more about our practice. We can schedule an initial appointment and get you started on the path to better oral health.

Dr. Obrochta