Family Dental
Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS

Choosing a Dentist for the Family

June 15, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Kenneth Edwards
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When most people are looking for a dentist for their entire family, they are doing so with the intention of establishing a relationship with a dentist for the long-term. After all, it just makes sense to choose a dentist who will partner with you and all the members of your family for years to come to ensure you all enjoy good oral care. So you want to make the best decision when you look at various dentists.

In your search, there are a few things you might want to consider. Let’s take a look at some of the things you should think about when you are looking for a family dentist in Amherst?

Ask People for Their Recommendations

It’s always a good idea to ask friends and family members who they recommend. Perhaps they have a dentist they love; find out who that is. You can also post questions on local social media groups, as well as ask your family doctor or your local pharmacist.

Find Out More By Asking Questions

Based on your request for recommendations, you probably have a list in hand of possible dentists. How do you narrow down the choices? Ask the following questions: 

  • Where is the office located? What are the hours it is open? It is usually best to choose convenience to ensure that getting to the dentist is not a hassle for you or your family members.
  • If you have insurance, find out if that dentist will submit claims to all providers.
  • Does the dentist offer new patient specials? This might be especially important if you don’t have insurance and will be paying out-of-pocket.
  • Do they offer financing options such as Care Credit or Springstone?

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Once you have a feel for logistics, you need more information, such as the following:

  • How does the dentist make patients feel comfortable in the dentist chair? This might be especially important if anyone in your family suffers from dental anxiety.
  • What kind of technology is available?
  • What is the office like? Often a quick visit will tell you a lot about the staff and the office itself.
  • Are emergency hours available in case of a dental emergency?

Choosing a family dentist in Amherst doesn’t have to be a difficult decision. Give us a call if you are looking for the right dentist for you family!

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