Finding The Right Dentist

By Kendra L. Patterson, DMD | Dental Clinic

Jan 18

The modern family unit typically consists of two working parents who are faced with busy work schedules and one or more children who are involved with various school and extracurricular activities. With everything there is to do it is as important as ever to find a dentist who understands and can work with us to accommodate our hectic lifestyles. So, just how do we go about finding that dentist?

The recommendation from a close friend or relative can go a long way to influence our decision. We trust the word of someone we know well and who is aware of our family’s particular needs when it comes to dental care. If you’re new to an area and don’t have the advantage of a personal reference you can find patient reviews on the website of any dental practice that you are interested in knowing more about.

Active children are vulnerable to accidental injuries, many of which can bring on a dental emergency. If this could be an issue for your family you will want to find a dentist who is ready and willing to provide unscheduled treatment. A quick response to an emergency situation can make all the difference.

Extended family members are often a part of a typical household in today’s society. This being the case you will want to have a dental care provider that can cater to their needs as well as your own and your children’s. Dentures or dental implants may be an issue for some of these folks and finding a dentist who will take the time to discuss the various options can be of great importance to them.

Your family dentist is often the first one to recognize that your child may be a good candidate for orthodontic therapy. A practice that is part of a network of dental professionals will be able to arrange an immediate referral to a specialist in the field.

Kendra L. Patterson, DMD is located for patient convenience. The entire staff is devoted to paying personal attention to the individual needs of the patients. Make your appointment today, call 303-722-9504.

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