Erin from Grand Avenue Dental Care in Hartford joined us this morning to talk about one of the big reasons a lot of people don’t go to visit a dentist... (LISTEN TO THE PODCAST BELOW)
= They aren’t sure how to choose one
As always, she offered great advice to you for Toothday Tuesday!
There are a few things you can look into before choosing a dentist to see if they will be the best fit for you and your family.
- Hours - Be sure to check to see what the hours are that the office is open and determine if they will be convenient for you and your family. For years, many dental offices were not open past four or open on a Friday. Nowadays, it is much more common for dental offices to be open later at night and 5 or 6 days a week.
- Are the dentists members of applicable dental organizations? For instance the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry are both organizations that dentists can get involved in. Often times this means that the dentists are keeping up on new technology and research within the dental industry, and can also mean that they are participating in continuing their education.
- Do they have positive online reviews? To be honest, this isn’t just how many stars they get, but how often and consistently are they getting reviews. A dentist with one, 5-star review might be good, but a dentist with 80 reviews at a 4.5 star rating show consistent, positive patient feedback.
- Are they kind on the phone? We are in a healthcare field and we believe that we should be kind on caring, even on the phone! It’s a good test of what you can expect going forward.
CLICK HERE for the additional things Erin recommends you can keep an eye out for to make sure that you will be comfortable, and to see our friends at Grand Avenue Dental Care in Hartford today!