How patients pick their dentist.
How patients pick their dentist…
It is a question that most patients have to deal with sometime in their life. It can be a stressful event. How the patient gets to the point where they are walking through the door of the dentist’s office is most likely all about marketing.
I am here to say this is the wrong way to find your dentist. You can believe me now or believe me after some work is done that you are not happy with, or after some teeth have been removed (extracted is the dental term, it just sounds too technically harsh).
A typical patient walks into a dental office after using the internet, finding out if they take the insurance and other people’s recommendations and sets to figuring out if this is the right fit. Here is where another mistake is made, and it’s not your fault.
The typical patient evaluates everything in the office except what goes into their mouth, which is why they are there in the first place! Think about it… you look at the office décor, office staff, the dentist’s appearance and personality, perhaps even the room that you are in and everything else but what you are actually there for!
Here is where it’s not your fault as a patient because you have to trust that the dentist can do what he says he is going to do. That trust is built on all you have seen, read and heard and not on the training, experience and knowledge that the dentist has. All you need to do is look up a prosthodontist!
They are specialists that can restore and replace your teeth and are friendly and nice and the office is all that a dental office should be. In the end you are getting the best that dentistry has to offer for you by the only dental specialist that restores and replaces teeth, a prosthodontist. We do more than just teach dentists how to be dentists, we also treat patients!
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