We know you have a lot of options when it comes to dentist, but when someone specifically recommends a dentist to you, it’s worth taking a closer look. Here are the sorts of things you want to hear in a dental referral.
A good dentist stays up to date on the latest dental research and improvements on common dental procedures. Continuing education is a vital part of providing excellent dental care, so this should be an important part of any referral or recommendation.
#2: “My dentist has a lot of experience.”
There’s a time and a place for experimentation and learning, but your mouth during a dental procedure is not one of them. Balancing new, proven techniques with years (preferably decades) of experience is the perfect route to ensuring you get safe and effective dental treatment.
#3: “My dentist is affordable.”
You shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not you can afford to have a cavity filled or have your children’s teeth cleaned. Dental health affects much more than just your mouth. A good dentist should have payment plans in place if you need them, regardless of whether or not you have dental insurance. Dental health should be a priority for you, and helping you afford it should be a priority for your dentist.
#4: “I love my dentist’s personality!”
While dentistry isn’t exactly a popularity contest, you want to now you’re going to feel comfortable in your dentist’s hands. That starts with the greeting you receive at reception and continues through your experience with your dental exam and cleaning. If you don’t feel comfortable with your dentist, you’re not going to want to come back, so finding a dentist with a great personality and a warm office setting is key to a great dental experience.
Dr. Steve Irwin: A Dentist Worth Referring
With more than 30 years of dentistry, Dr. Irwin has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the best dental health. With friendly office staff and a comfortable office, we’d love to show you what a great dental experience feels like. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 816-347-9933, or contact us via our website.