4 Tips To Find the Perfect Chicago Loop Dentist
Whether you’re new to the area or simply aren’t satisfied with your current dentist, you now find yourself in the same position as many of your friends and neighbors: you’re looking for a new Chicago Loop dentist!
To help you sift through the near endless search results you’re bound to encounter online, the team at Lakefront Dental has gotten together to offer four easy tips that will help you quickly find the right dentist for you and your family.
1. Start By Reading the Doctor’s Bio
Any practice you’ll want to visit should have a professional looking website, and on it, you should easily be able to find some information about the doctor(s). If not, move right along! In a doctor’s bio, you’ll be able to learn basic information such as where they went to school, how long they have been practicing, and if they are still taking continuing education. That last point is particularly important, because this shows that a dentist is working to stay on top of the latest advancements in dental care, meaning they are always striving to improve themselves.
2. Check Out Their Services
A dental practice’s services are simply everything they have to offer their patients. Looking over these will tell you a few very important things, namely if they are able to help you as well as your family. You certainly wouldn’t want to take your child to a denture-centric practice, nor yourself to a pediatric one! A look at their services will let you know if they are able to meet all of your family’s particular dental needs.
Key things to look out for are the basics, like preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, but also look for more specialized services that other practices don’t offer, like all-inclusive dental implant care and emergency dentistry.
3. Make Sure the Office is Practical
This is something many people forget while going over a practice’s website: is it actually practical for your family? As in, is the office close to where you live, do they have hours that work with your schedule, and do they have payment options that will make your care affordable (as in do they accept your insurance or offer financing)?
An office that is relatively close and won’t break the bank will make it much easier to attend regular dental appointments, meaning you’ll have a healthier, more problem-free smile over time, which is the whole point of finding a dentist in the first place!
4. Make Sure They Feel Right
So the doctor sounds amazing, they have all the treatments you need, and they accept your insurance…now there is only one thing left to do: actually talk to the people at the office! Whether you give them a call or schedule a “get to know you” appointment, this will give you a good idea of how the practice will actually treat you as a patient. Are they friendly over the phone? Is the doctor easy to get a hold of? Do you feel listened to and informed? If this final impression goes well, then you’ve probably found your new dental home!
Choosing a new dentist is simpler yet more complicated than ever thanks to the internet, but with these tips, you’ll quickly be able to find the right practice and doctor for your family. For more tips about what you should look for in a dentist, you can always give us a call! At Lakefront Dental, we’re committed to helping patients have all the information they need so they’re always in the driver’s seat for their dental care.