How to Find a Dentist for Your Needs
Regular dental care is the best way to prevent gum disease and early tooth loss. When it’s time to change dentists or move to a new area, it’s important that your new provider meets your needs. If you don’t know how to find a dentist, don’t worry. You’re not alone, and there are many resources to help you.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends asking your family, friends, and neighbors first. If they can’t recommend any affordable dentists, try asking your former dentist or your doctor. If you still don’t have any prospects, contact your local dental society. It’s a good idea to visit several dentists before making a commitment.
During the first visit, you can usually find answers to the following questions to help you determine whether or not you’ve found a good match:
- Do the office hours and appointment options work with your schedule?
- Can you get to the office easily from home or work?
- Is the exam area clean and orderly? Does equipment look new and modern?
- Was your dental history and medical information recorded to a permanent file?
- Does the dentist practice and recommend preventative care?
- How does the dentist handle emergencies when the office isn’t open?
- Did you receive clear information about fees and payments before your treatment?
- Is the dentist a member of the ADA?
DMD or DDS?
A “DMD” is a “Doctor of Dental Medicine,” while one listed with the letters “DDS” is a “Doctor of Dental Surgery.” Both dentists have received identical education and training and are held to the same strict standards, and he two degrees are essentially the same.
To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.
The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.