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Things to Consider When Choosing a Dentist in Sarasota

Choosing the right dentist is extremely important. You only get one set of teeth whitening so you want to make sure they’re well looked after and in the hands of a highly skilled and competent dentist.

Below are some important factors to consider when choosing a dentist in Sarasota.

Qualifications
The qualifications that a dentist has are extremely important for you to be aware of. If you’re not able to find out this information online then you should call the dentist’s office, where you should be informed without any hesitation. If the staff seem uncomfortable or unwilling to provide you with this information then you should probably look elsewhere.

Services offered
The services offered are another very important thing to consider. All general care dentists will offer basic services like fillings and dental crowns, but you might also want a practice that offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening and veneers. Be sure to check the full range of services offered by any dentists you’re considering, either on their website or by calling.

Location & opening hours
You want to be sure that you can get to your new dentist and that they’re open at times that are convenient for you. This is especially important if you work irregular hours and/or have limited access to transport.

Availability
A very crowded appointment list can sometimes be a sign of a good dentist, but a dentist’s office that is constantly overbooked and cannot get you an appointment that fits with your schedule does you little good. Choose a dentist who is busy, but not rushed to be sure they spend the proper time and care on each patient and can get you an appointment when you need it.

Chairside manner
This is extremely important. Your dentist might be very skilled at what they do but if they make you feel ill at ease then you’re not going to feel like you had a great experience. A good chairside manner is something that all dentists would have in an ideal world but in reality that’s not the case. Look for offices that go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

Cost
Cost is another important consideration when choosing a Sarasota dentist. The rate that dentists charge depends on a few factor including training, location and the services offered; not to mention the level of care you can expect to receive.

Get in touch
Sarasota Smile Design is one of the leading dental offices in the city. If you’d like to book an appointment or just get more information, please feel free to contact our office through the form below.

Next – Finding a Great Sarasota Dentist – Part 2 – Dental Training & Experience

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