How to pick the right dentist for you
Selecting a new dentist is a difficult task for many people. Due to the sensitive nature of someone working on your mouth, it’s often best to ask for referrals from family, friends or coworkers. If you’re new to town, don’t have family and friends in town, commute long distance or work remote, you may not have a trusted local network to ask. If you’re like most people, you’ll probably turn to finding a dentist through an online search.
Before choosing, you’ll want to compare and narrow down your options. Be sure to consider:
- Proximity – How close is the dental office is to your home or workplace?
- Specialty – If you need a specific type of dental work, like implants, dentures or cosmetic dentistry, be sure to check that your selected dentist can provide the service.
- Availability – Is their schedule easily available online for you to find and book an appointment time that works best with your schedule?
- Insurance – If you have insurance, is the dentist in-network?
- Technology – Does the office make it easy for you to communicate with them, provide appointment reminders, pay your bills and schedule at your convenience, online?
If you’re looking for a good starting place, we can help! LocalMed provides a search feature where you can find and book a confirmed appointment with a dentist near you at your convenience. Start your search here at localmed.com.
LocalMed lets patients schedule appointments straight into your practice management system, just like your front desk would. You set your scheduling rules, and they’ll start booking appointments around the clock - even at 3am on a Sunday.
Learn more about how LocalMed can help your dental practice fill its schedule, 24/7.