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3 Big Differences between Good Dentists and Great Dentists

November 14, 2017
Posted By: Thomas P. Riley, DMD
Differences between Good Dentists and Great Dentists | Azalea Dental

If you have recently relocated or are just looking for a new dentist, there are lots of things to consider. Some important questions you need to ask are:

  • Does this office treat family members of all ages?
  • Do they offer treatments that are important to my family? 
  • What kind of education does the dentist have?
  • If you have an emergency, can you expect prompt treatment?

The answers to many of these practical questions can be found by visiting the dentist’s website or with a quick call to their office. Another good source is online reviews because they offer up-to-date information about the quality of service a practice provides.

A Good Dentist vs. A Great Dentist

However, there are three essential qualities that you should look for when searching for a great dentist: 

A great dentist focuses on you, not just your teeth. You are a unique individual with specific needs. Having a dentist who takes the time to get to know you benefits you both; you will feel like you are part of the process, and your dentist will better understand your needs.

A great dentist takes their time with you. Being rushed through a dental appointment or having a dentist who is constantly coming and going can make you feel uncomfortable and unimportant. Great dentists focus on one patient at a time and make an effort to build a trusting relationship that puts you at ease and lets you know how special you are.

A great dentist listens to your concerns. You are bound to have questions about your oral health. Does your dentist spend the time to explain things in detail and answer all your questions? You have a right to understand your oral health needs, and a great dentist will always take the time to explain precisely what is happening in your mouth and how they can help. 

Please Call Us with Your Questions!

If you are looking for the best dentist for your family in Summerville, SC, please call Azalea Dental. Our team works hard to provide you with the best possible dental experience in a soothing and comfortable setting.

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