Five ideas to explore when trying to find a dentist.
Idea one. Ask a friend or family member for a recommendation.
When looking for a dentist there are many sources to consider. The best is a recommendation from an existing patient. Since there are many dentists with special technology equipment and training, it is imperative to know something about the dentists advanced training and office operations.
After all, patients deserve and often demand to be seen on-time, greeted courteously and treated with respect. There are many complex interactions that occur in a dental office so it is important to find a dentist that utilizes sound systems that make going to the office enjoyable to the patient.
Idea two. Do a Google search for a dentist that provides services you desire.
If you have gum disease and do not want scalpel surgery you might want to find a dentist that uses the Periolase MVP_7 LANAP procedure. So Google Periolase dentists in New Jersey and viola you have alead. If you want a crown done the same day you might Google search for a new jersey dentist that uses the E4D Cad cam one day crown machine.
Idea three. Call and ask a specialist such as a periodontist or oral surgeon for a recommendation.
Since Periodontists and Oral Surgeons and Orthodontists see patients based on referrals they will see the treatment work from many different dentists. They can give good insight into the most skilled and talented dentists.
Idea four. Check the yellow pages or flyers in the mail. Not always a great idea since you have no personal recommendation but probably OK since more progressive dentists with more amenities seem to market more often.
Idea five. Call your states regulatory board that liscences dentists in your state. This will insure that the dentist has the proper license and mandatory continuing education to practice dentistry.
Bad idea one. Only chose a dentist based on a list that participates with your insurance.
Unfortunately, many patients find a dentist based on cost or who takes their insurance. This may seem like a good idea to save money but will not lead you to the top and most skilled dentists. You see the very best dentists spend money to travel away from their families on weekends across the country to learn new and innovative treatments that will serve their patients well. The simple fact is that these dedicated dentists cannot afford to deliver exceptional care at the rate many insurance companys dictate.
Patients at the the top dentists offices are plentiful and are willing to pay out of pocket beyond their insurance coverage to receive exceptional care. A caring, gentle,talented and well trained dentist can provide dental experiences for patients that are memorable. Insurance based clinics cannot possible afford nor do they desire to provide the transformational experience that patients desire.
So when you are looking for a New Jersey dentist, look beyond your insurance list, look to family and friends, search the internet for dentists with special training and skill sets that match your needs. Most important, find a caring and gentle dentist. Once you do, you will be part of that dentists family of patients for a lifetime.