Since a dentist is one of the important doctors you need to see on a regular basis, it’s important to find one you trust and you’re comfortable with so that you want to go to your appointments. One way to find a dentist near you is to ask your primary care physician. Your doctor will likely know of dentists who are in the same insurance network so that you don’t have to pay any extra fees aside from a copayment. You can also talk to your pharmacist or your insurance company. The insurance company you have your policy through will have a list of approved dentists who you can contact, making it easier to decide on which ones to call so that time isn’t wasted calling those who don’t accept the coverage you have.
It’s also a good idea to get recommendations from your family and friends. They will likely be able to offer details that other resources don’t as some reviews that are online can be exaggerated. Ask about details related to the office and how it’s maintained along with how the staff treats the patients. Find out about the wait time in the office and if the dentist sees only adults, children, or both.
There are a few things that you want to look for when you do find a few dentists you want to talk to, such as the office hours and the types of insurance policies that are accepted. You need to find out about the services that are offered and if there are any services that might need to be referred to another office. Talk about the comfort measures that are given, especially if you have a high level of anxiety. Many dentists offer sedation options so that you’re comfortable while having dental work performed. You should always feel free to ask about the educational background of the dentist as well as the training of the hygienists.
You are warmly invited to schedule an appointment at Hillfield Pediatric & Family Dentistry to learn about the qualifications and experience of our dentist and what you need to look for so that you get proper dental care. Our office is located right here in Layton, and we happily serve families throughout the surrounding areas. Contact us today to book an initial appointment and get started.