1. Is the office technologically advanced? The advances in modern dentistry provide many advantages for today’s consumers. Technology, not only makes the treatments faster, but more predictable. From using lasers in dentistry, Cad-Cam technology, whitening techniques, to routine cleaning and checkups, technologies increase comfort and efficiency.
2. Are sedation options offered? Whether the sedation options are used for anxiety management or to accomplish multiple treatments in a single visit, it is important that the dentist be qualified in performing in a wide range of conscious sedation from oral (pill or syrup) sedation to IV (intravenous) sedation. If the office offers complimentary consultation, you may take advantage of it to visit the office and establish you comfort level with that office. Knowing the doctor and the staff ahead of time is helpful in reducing anxiety.
3. Does the office have an onsite dental laboratory or does it send work across the city? Ability to have dentures and other prostheses fabricated right on the premises is a great asset for any dentist. This also means that the dentist is able to repair or replace prostheses quickly. This is vital in maintaining the smile during emergencies.
4. Does the office offer a complimentary consultation? This is one of the most important visits because it will give you an opportunity to determine many factors. You will get a chance to explore the environment and get to know the staff. Feel free to ask any questions you have. What range of treatment is available? Find out about the opening hours and details of what emergency cover is provided out of hours. You may bring a family member with you so they can give you additional feedback. This is a great way to establish a relationship and reduce anxiety as well as answer any questions you may have. To schedule you complimentary consultation, call now! 800-333-SMILE.