What to look for when choosing a family dentist

Having a great smile with healthy teeth and gums is a priority for families in La Verne and the surrounding communities.  Practicing good dental hygiene is critical to achieving that goal, but equally important is choosing the right family dentist to make sure you have the best possible dental health partner.

Here are some things you should look for when deciding which family dentist is right for you:

How long has the practice been operating?

There is no substitute for experience and being a grounded part of the community.  In addition, you might want to check on the dentist’s credentials and what professional organizations they belong to.

What level of emergency care is available?

If you have an active family, especially kids who play sports, you’ll want to make sure dental care is easy to access in the evenings and on weekends.

What is the dentist’s referral policy?

If the primary office cannot perform a certain procedure, who do they partner with and why.

Is the practice insurance friendly?

If the dental office is not in your network, this should be a big consideration for you, and one that may disqualify that particular office.  You should also pay attention to the fee structure to make sure it is in line with other similar practices.

Is the office equipped for the particular needs of children?

Is the front office “kid friendly” with books for young readers, possibly a video screen with children’s movies, or other décor that will put a child at ease?

Ask your friends and neighbors for a referral.

Find families you trust and ask who they are seeing.  If their feedback is good, chances are it will be a good experience for you as well.

Does the office make a commitment to new dental technologies?

Just as with other fields of medicine, dental medicine keeps on making strides in patient care and treatment.  A dentist who shows a commitment to ongoing continuing education or investments in new dental technology is likely to provide you with the best care possible.

Inland Dental Group proudly serves the city of La Verne and the surrounding communities.

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