Signs You Have a Great Dentist

open signChoosing the right dentist can make all the difference when it comes to those routine visits we all must make. For most of us in Lancaster and York Counties, there’s a pretty good selection of dentists within easy driving distance (although the field narrows considerably if you’re looking for a holistic dental practice like Susquehanna Dental Arts).

Here are six criteria you can use to determine whether your new dentist is of the highest quality and will put you at ease each time you visit:

  1. Convenient Hours

Your time is valuable, and your family’s work, school, and activity schedule isn’t always the easiest to coordinate with regular nine-to-five office hours. Does the dental practice offer later afternoon and evening appointments? Are dentists available in case of a dental emergency?

  1. Great Listeners & Educators

Do the dentists and their staff take the time to listen to your questions and provide thorough explanations of the work that is to be done? Do they offer and thoroughly describe treatment options? You shouldn’t leave the office with more questions than you had going in. If you have follow-up questions, how easy is it to get in touch with your dentist’s office? Do they try to upsell you on products or treatments you don’t need?

  1. Concerned About Your Overall Health

Fixing a problem in the mouth while ignoring other health issues shouldn’t even be a consideration, but as a holistic dentist we see this more often than you might think. Your oral health is important to us, but so is your overall health, and you should seek a dental practice that’s in line with that philosophy.

  1. Recommendations

Even if you don’t personally know any other patients, it’s easy enough to find reviews online. How does the dentist you’re considering stack up on Google or Facebook? If you need services beyond what they can offer, can they refer you to trusted practices for those services?

  1. Up to Date

Is the dental office outdated, making you feel like you’re stepping back in time? Do they offer new technologies on their dental services list? Can they educate you on new findings in the field of dentistry?

  1. Easy Payment Options

When it’s time to pay, are the payment options convenient and do they work with your insurance? Susquehanna Dental Arts accepts most dental insurance plans and credit cards, or we also have partnered with CareCredit to offer low and no interest payment plans.  Learn more on our payments accepted page.

Patients at Susquehanna Dental Arts enjoy these and other benefits at our holistic dental office. If you’re not currently a patient of ours and live in or around Columbia, PA, we’d love to get to know you and your family! Give us a call today to get started at 717-285-7033.