Location: How far are you willing to travel to see a dentist? If you have young children, you may want to choose a dentist who is located close to home.
Insurance: Does the dentist accept your dental insurance?
Specialty: Do you have any specific dental needs? If so, you may want to choose a dentist who specializes in that area
Availability: What are the dentist’s office hours? Are they open on weekends or evenings?
Personality: Do you feel comfortable with the dentist’s personality? It is important to choose a dentist whom you feel you can trust and communicate with.
Is information provided about all fees and payment plans before treatment is scheduled? If you are comparison shopping, ask for estimates on some common procedures such as full-mouth X-rays, an oral exam and cleaning, and filling a cavity.
What is the dentist’s office policy on missed appointments?
Does the dentist participate in your dental health plan?