Choosing a dentist that is right for you

Whether you have recently moved or are simply looking for a dentist that fits your family, there are many factors to take into consideration before selecting a new dental provider. Oral health is extremely important –both for your teeth and for your overall well-being – which means it is critical to find a professional that will meet your needs. Some questions to ask include:

  • Is the office staff friendly, professional and helpful?
  • Does the dentist make time to answer my questions? Do I feel comfortable expressing concerns?
  • Do the dentist and hygienists explain all procedures and discuss techniques that promote oral health?
  • Is the office clean and neat? Are proper hygiene practices used, including wearing gloves and throwing out contaminated items?
  • Is the office in a convenient location in relation to my home or work?
  • Does the office make special arrangements for people with dental emergencies?
  • Is information regarding payment plans and appointment schedules easy to understand?
  • Was the dentist highly recommended by my friends, colleagues, or acquaintances? Does he or she have a reputation for being accurate, skilled and knowledgeable?
  • Finally, is the dentist a True Dental Discounts participating dental provider, allowing me to receive discounts at all my appointments? As a member of the Aetna Dental Access program, you are eligible to receive 15 to 50 percent on most dental services. Why wait?
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