If you are looking for a dentist and don’t quite know where to start, the Mount Prospect Family Dentist would like to talk to you about a few of the qualities to look for before you choose a dentist.
A dentist may be highly trained and educated, but great dentistry is not just about training. Being a compassionate and understanding dentist develops through years of practice, hours of continuing education, and the ability to listen and respond to your needs.
Look for Skill, Experience, and Comfort
One of the first things you should look at is the extent of practical experience the dentist has. What are other patients saying about his or her treatment approach? What kind of results did he or she achieve with a procedure similar to yours? Can you be sure that you’ll get the same positive experience?
Many people overlook these questions, and although all dentists were rookies at one time, you’ll feel a lot more comfortable trusting your oral health to a professional like the Mount Prospect Family Dentist who has years of experience and an impeccable track record with patient care.
You Have a Right to Ask Questions
Our office offers a wide range of dental treatments for your family’s convenience. This is an important area to explore, because you want to be sure that the treatments are available when you need them.
Don’t hesitate about asking these questions – dentists are highly-trained professionals, but you have a right to know what to expect if you sign on as a patient. If you feel that the dentist is not being communicative or accommodating about answering your questions, you should probably look for another dentist.
Now that you know the qualities to look for, you have the information you need to choose a dentist who meets your needs and can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and beautiful! We are always happy to answer your questions, so please don’t hesitate to call us for more information!