Whether you just moved to The City of Brotherly Love or you’ve lived here for years, finding the best dentist is important. After all, the health and appearance of your smile plays a huge role in your self-confidence and wellbeing. You can’t afford to put your trust in just any cosmetic dentist. So, whether you are looking for tooth whitening, dental implants, porcelain veneers, a simple smile makeover or a full mouth reconstruction, how do you choose the best dental care provider?
Here are five key criteria to help you choose the best dentist:
Education — Make sure the dentist you choose:
was educated and trained at a top dental school
keeps up with continuing education programs
has advanced training in specialty care (e.g. is a periodontist and/or prosthodontist)
has a long-standing dental practice
is a dental school professor
is familiar with the latest industry knowledge and trainings
Emergency Preparedness — Your dentist should be ready to handle any dental care emergencies you may have. That means being prepared with a comprehensive plan of action for treating you in the event of a dental crisis.
Friendliness/Customer Service — The best dentist’s staff should be friendly, making you feel welcome from the moment you step into the reception area. No one wants to deal with a rude office staff…it sets the tone for your entire visit. Make sure you trust the dental staff to meet your expectations.
Reviews/Recognitions — Do some research into what others have said about the dentist you are considering. Take a look at local professional or business organizations’ reviews. See if the media has recognized the dentist in local publications like Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Dentist List.
Rapport — This last criteria is hard to quantify but may be the most important of all. Make sure you have confidence in the dentist, especially if you want him caring for your teeth for years to come.
Looking for the best dentist in Philadelphia or Paoli, PA? Look no further. Amsterdam Dental Group is the region’s premier dental practice.
To learn more about our unique approach to dentistry or to schedule a consultation, email Amsterdam Dental or call 215-568-8130.