Question number four. What do I look for when searching for a new dentist? There are several things to consider here. Number one, when you’re searching for a new dentist you want to call the office and ask the staff member if the dentist wears dental loops. These are basically magnifying glasses that a dentist wears to see exponentially better. Although this is not considered standard of care for a dentist, it certainly should be. If the staff member answers no to this question, run.
The second thing to consider when you’re searching for a dentist is to search online or social media to look for videos of the dentist. This will you give the best idea for what the office, staff, and dentist is like. The personality of the dentist is important if you want to connect and maintain a long term and positive relationship. As dentists, we have a responsibility for your dental care, so be careful when you’re choosing one that fits best for you.
The third thing to consider, if you’re searching for cosmetic dentistry specifically, search online and social media for before and after photos. If you can’t find any, this is not a good sign. The last thing to consider when you’re looking for a new dentist is to ask friends and family who they see, but be careful, because if you’re looking for cosmetics, for example, your friends and family may not be seeing their particular dentist for cosmetic needs. So be certain to ask this question as well.