Choosing a pediatric dentist that checks all the boxes may come down to multiple factors. Considering all of these factors, will help you to determine the best pediatric dentist for your kids. While there are many financial, atmospheric, location and other factors to think about, here are some of the most common and important items to consider when choosing a pediatric dentist.
Make Sure The Atmosphere Is Kid Friendly
Keeping your children calm and helping to avoid dental anxiety can be improved by making sure the dental environment is friendly. Visiting the dental office or taking a virtual tour can help you see the vibe of the pediatric dentist.
Look for fun and happy décor and calming places inside the office that makes your children feel safe. Having a play space, toys for upset children, calming colors and friendly décor can help your child feel like they are not at the dentist. If the office does not seem kid friendly, it may be a good option to consider another dentist.
Ask About A Consultation
Before jumping straight into your child’s first appointment, you can ask the pediatric dentist you are interested in about a consultation. Having a consultation allows you to ask any questions and give your child the opportunity to meet the dentist face to face.
Asking questions to the dentist about the health of your child can also be discussed in this consultation. They can also walk you through how they would proceed with your child’s care. Pediatric dentists specialize in child dental care and should have many options for helping your child.
Pay Attention To Demeanor
During a consultation, pay attention to the demeanor of the dentists, receptionists and others in the office. Especially how they speak to your child. If you don’t feel comfortable with those in the office, it is likely that your child will not be either.
While finding a pediatric dentist that you love is important, you should also consider logistics such as where the dentist is located, if they take your insurance and if their hours fit with your schedule. Life can get busy and scheduling a dental visit that fits in your schedule every 6 months should be a priority for your family.
Taking into account these factors should not be put on the back burner, because this will determine the longevity of visiting this pediatric dentist.
Read Online Reviews
Hearing from others can help us to make decisions. When researching pediatric dentists you can find online reviews about them or ask others in your community about what dentist they prefer. While online reviews may not always be totally accurate, they can give you a sense of what other people have seen or experienced. Reading online reviews from those who liked and disliked the service will be helpful when considering a dentist.
Ask About Certification
Dentists who are board certified must pass the American Board Of Pediatric Dentistry’s oral and written examinations. These examinations cover all topics that pediatric dentists should know and ensure that they have completed the required training and retained what they have learned. You can look for the title on their website or search for board certified pediatric dentists using the ABPD’s Diplomate roster.
Mountain View Pediatric Dentists
Our dentists work hard to make our environment fun and kid friendly. Located in Pleasant View and Farmington, we look forward to serving you. We treat all our patients with patients and respect and will work with you and your child to provide the most comfortable care possible. We get to know your children individually. We make sure they understand what they get themselves into and what to expect. Contact us today to set up your appointment.