FREQUENTLY ASKED DENTAL QUESTIONS
Choosing a Dentist
1. How do I find a good dentist?
Call your local dental society or state dental board. Check with friends
and coworkers and seek out personal recommendations. Interview your potential
dentist at his/her office and ask questions, let him/her know your concerns.
Inquire about their credentials and membership in organized dentistry through
such organizations as the Academy of General Dentistry which helps general
dentists keep up to date. Ask about their dedication to continuing education.
It is important to feel comfortable and trust your dentist.
2. I am afraid to go to the dentist, but I know I should. What can
Don't put it off. Your first step is a phone call. Talk to the dentist
about your fears. By developing a relationship with the dentist, you are
also involving yourself in the treatment plan. Dentists can discuss options
that will help you control and decide your own treatment and techniques
that can help you relax and feel more comfortable during your visit.