November 3, 2015
Looking for a dentist? The Allen TX dentists at Ryan Dental Group have the credentials, chairside manner and reputation to make your dental care a breeze.
What characteristics should a new dentist possess? A great office, the latest diagnostic techniques, a versatile skill set–yes, your dentist should have all these and more. The team at Ryan Dental Group wants you to have the best dental experience possible and to develop a long term relationship with Laura Ryan DDS, Michael Ryan DDS and Meredith Davis DDS.
The best dentist has excellent credentials
You can have healthy teeth and gums. So, choose a dentist with an excellent educational background. Has he or she graduated from a fully accredited dental college or university? For instance, Drs. Ryan, Ryan and Davis all graduated from the renowned Baylor College of Dentistry.
Does the dentist value continuing education to keep skills current? If you have a special dental need, is the doctor able to fulfill it properly. Ask these questions when doing online research or interviewing the staff of your prospective dental office.
The dentist has excellent manual skills
Can he or she artistically sculpt filling material? Can the dentist use composite resin to produce seamless repairs to chips, cracks and other defects that mar smiles? Ask to see before and after photos of cosmetic dental cases or complex restorations.
Are patients valued and respected?
Allen general dentists Drs. Ryan, Ryan and Davis do not take a cookie-cutter approach to dentistry. Rather, they see their patients as individuals with legitimate concerns about their dental health. A good dentist values patient input in treatment plans.
Is the office comfortable and inviting?
A dentist’s staff should welcome new patients, giving them a tour of the facility and explaining payment options, dental insurance participation and pain control measures. Many patients have some degree of dental phobia from past bad experiences, claustrophobia or highly sensitive gag reflexes. Ask what measures the doctor takes to relax his young and his adult patients. Additionally, treatment rooms should be comfortable and include amenities such as on-ceiling TVs to provide distraction during lengthy or complex procedures.
A good dentist values prevention
Do your homework. Co-workers, neighbors and family members often make referrals to outstanding dentists. Also, look at online rating sites for customer reviews. See if the doctor stresses preventive care. While cosmetics and restorations are very important to the health and appearance of smiles, preventive dentistry is the foundation of a healthy mouth. Exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, plastic sealants for molars, x-rays, oral cancer screenings and other preventive treatments show where the doctor’s heart really is.
Good aesthetics are important
Your best dentist should offer a range of cosmetic improvements to change healthy smiles from dull and chipped to even, natural-looking and beautiful. For example. Ryan Dental Group offers professional teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dazzling crowns and cosmetic resin bonding. A caring dentist considers the patient’s goals and desires and formulates a realistic and budget-conscious plan for that perfect set of teeth and gums.
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