Selecting a dentist who meets your needs and expectations is a decision that’s too important to make without careful consideration. Don’t wait until a problem forces you to find a dentist – acting before you have a serious problem may save you time, money, and discomfort.
If you have a dental plan, check to see if your plan requires you to choose from a list of participating dentists. Some plans require that you use a participating dentist. Some insurance plans allow you to choose an out-of-network dentist (i.e., one who does not participate with the plan), but often your benefit will be less.
Get Dentist Recommendations
Ask friends, relatives, and coworkers for recommendations. Are they satisfied with their dentist’s service and quality of care? Ask your family physician, pharmacist, and/or faculty members of a local dental school if they can provide the names of recommended dentists. You may contact your