How to find the Best Dentist…


best-dentist.jpgEveryone wants to go to a Good Dental Office, but how do you go about finding the Best Dentist?  This Article will give you the A, B, C’s and The 1, 2, 3’s of finding the best dentist.

The Three steps to finding the best dentist are:

  1. Ask for a Referral from a Friend or Co-Worker
  2. Call the Dental Office
  3. Visit the Dentist

The first step to finding the best dentist is to ask a friend or co-worker which dentist is the best one to go to for dental care.  Word of mouth is probably the best way to find the best dentist.   Ask your friend or co-worker to tell you the top 3 things they like about the dentist they recommend.  If these reasons are in alignment with what you are looking for, then you are off to a good start in your quest to find the best dentist.  

The second step to finding the best dentist is to call the office that you have selected and listen to how they answer the phone.  The best dentist will have people who answer the phone properly at their dental office.  It should sound something like this, “Good Morning. Welcome to the Dental Offices of Dr. Thomas Anderson, this is Michele speaking. How may I help you?”  The greeting should sound upbeat and happy and the person should be able to assist you in an easy and friendly manner.  Calling is a window into the environment created by the dentist and the best dentist will have cheerful and friendly people throughout.  If you call and you “feel” the environment is positive over the telephone, you will be more confident that the dentist you are going to visit is the best dentist for you.  If you call and someone sounds crabby and answers the phone with a gruff “Dental Office”, hang up and go somewhere else.

The Third Step to finding the best dentist is to make an appointment for a dental checkup and visit the dentist at their dental office.  If you have followed the first two steps to finding the best dentist and have been happy with the results, this third step to finding the best dentist will finalize your decision.  When you walk in the door, you should be able to feel a warm and friendly environment.  The people that you meet at the reception area should be happy and good hearted people.  You can tell when people genuinely care and you should be experiencing that you are in the right place.  The best dentist has an office that is made up of people who care about you.  They care about taking really, really good care of you.  They are super friendly and helpful.  They take pride in providing wonderful dental care and they are happy with themselves and their co-workers.  Everyone you meet in the dental team … from the front desk, to the assistants, the dental hygienist, and dentist, should be kind, respectful, and friendly to you.  You know when you are in the company of the best dentist for you is when can “feel” that you have finally found a dental home.

Finding the best dentist is a big piece in the jigsaw puzzle of your life.  Knowing that you are going to a place of trust, friendship, and support can make going to the dentist a fun experience.

I hope these three easy steps to finding the best dentist has been helpful.

If you are ready to live a life full of healthy teeth and beautiful smiles please contact the best dentist in our opinion. Our talented dentists and team are ready to provide excellent dental care to you and your family. We will be happy to add you to the Thomas L. Anderson and Associates, D.D.S. family!