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New City, New Dentist: What to Look for in a Dental Provider

dentist DallasOne of the many items on your to-do list after a move to a different city is finding a new dentist. You don’t want to delay this task, or else you might get off-track with your semi-annual appointments for exams and cleanings. When choosing a new provider, here are a few points to consider:

Individualized attention: Your dentist should be cognizant of your unique needs, including your family history and your own personal medical and oral health history. This will help our team tailor a treatment plan to meet your specific smile goals.

Technology: The type of technology available at the practice indicates whether the provider stays updated on the latest developments in the field. It’s important for a practitioner to be aware of and implement state-of-the-art technologies and techniques.

Qualified and experienced staff: Additionally, you want a dentist who is well-versed in a variety of treatments, such as interventions to address mild gum disease or dental implant placement. When more treatments are available at a general practice, it’s less likely that you’ll need to be referred out to a specialist.

Location: If the office is not convenient to either your home or your workplace, it’s unlikely that you will visit them every six months, as recommended. So, choose a practice that has a location that is easy for you to reach.

Welcoming environment: Nobody wants to go to a practice that feels cold and austere. We have carefully designed our office to make our patients feel welcome and comfortable. Additionally, we recognize that some patients may have fears about even routine exams, and we work to address those issues. You should always feel that our staff members are listening to you and taking your concerns seriously.

If you are new to our city and looking for someone to keep your smile in tip-top shape, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have about our practice or about routine dental care in general. Call us at the office of Dr. Buchanan to schedule an initial appointment today.