How to Choose the Right Dentist.
If you’ve recently moved or decided to switch dentists, the prospect of finding a new dentist may seem daunting. You need to find a professional you feel comfortable with and trust.
Here are some tips to find the best dental care:
Contact your insurance company and ask about your choices. If you don’t have dental insurance, there are other options. A discount dental plan, like AmeriPlan can offer deep discounts on dental services as long as you use one of its 30,000 dental providers within the AmeriPlan network. The monthly membership plans are as low as $19.95 for an entire household and can provide savings between 20 percent to 80 percent off the cost of your dental services.
Ask around for recommendations. Talk to anyone you may meet in your new community, including your friends, neighbors, coworkers or even online community groups specific to your area. If you’re able to speak to the dentist’s current patients, you may learn more about the practice, the prices and personality of the dental provider.
Search online. A quick online search can provide valuable contact information about dentists in your area, and may also provide reviews posted by patients that could provide insight into the dental practice. Don’t necessarily believe everything you read online. Consider the source first before jumping to conclusions.
Make a dental appointment. While it’s important to research prospective dentists, sometimes you won’t know if you’ve chosen the right dentist until you’re actually seated in the dental chair. When you are in the dental office, look around and notice whether the office is clean and orderly and the dental staff seem to care about your personal oral health. If it’s difficult to get an appointment, due to limited hours or if the office is located too far from your home or work, you may want to consider finding someone else.
AmeriPlan offers an online list of dental professionals who are part of the AmeriPlan network. To search the many AmeriPlan discount dental plan options to find out how they can save you money at your next dental exam.