Dental One Associates of Fayetteville
410 N Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214

How to pick a dentist after you move into a new town

How to pick a dentist after you move into a new town.

With all of the hustle and bustle that comes with moving your family into a new hometown, you'll certainly have plenty to do after you move into your new abode. Along with unpacking all of your worldly possessions, settling on a new interior design and getting your kids acclimated to their new community, there are a variety of tasks you'll need to undertake to ensure the long-term health and well-being of your loved ones. Finding a dentist is certainly among the top of your list of priorities, as proper care for you and your family's teeth can prevent a wide range of future health problems. However, finding one of these physicians can be difficult in a place that is still quite foreign to you, so consider the following tips to narrow down your search and find a doctor you can trust with your family's dental health.

Ask your friends and neighbors
As you get to know people in your neighborhood, at your kids' school and other social situations, don't be hesitant to ask for recommendations about dentists and other doctors in the area. These individuals may be able to provide a wealth of personal experiences and other important information that can give you insight into a dentist's standard of care and how he or she handles a practice.

Go through your insurance company
Finding a dentist that will work with your family's healthcare plan is a major consideration and can help you narrow down your search significantly. Consider visiting your insurance company's website for a listing of dentists in your area that will accept your form of insurance. While these websites usually don't get into specifics, such as standard of care, patient reviews and other information, it can give you a great starting point to find physicians in your geographic area that will be convenient for your needs.

Set up consultations
You can learn a lot about your future dentist by stopping into his or her office and simply sitting down for a conversation, reported KnowYourTeeth.com. Bring along a copy of your family's dental history, as well as a list of important questions. For instance, inquire about the dental procedures that are done in the office, as opposed to those which may have to be outsourced to a different doctor. Additionally, it may be wise to ask about your dentist's medical history, whether or not he or she is a member of the American Dental Association or the Academy of General Dentistry. These are great starting points to consider before you begin to delve into more intensive questions.

Study your dentist's demeanor
Many people have a fear of the dentist's office, and if your kids don't exactly have a favorable view of the place, it may be advisable to find a dentist that has experience working with all age groups. A family-friendly dentist who can make a regular teeth cleaning a fun experience is a rare treat for parents, who can help meet their kids' oral care needs without having to give their loved ones a pep talk every time they head into the office. After all, your new dentist will most likely handle your family's dental needs for years to come, so knowing that you have a friendly, affable person to see every few months will make the experience less of a chore.

Choosing the right dentist is a major decision for your family's overall well-being, but if you take your time and weigh the pros and cons of each one of these professionals, you can find an individual that is more than capable of handling your family's requirements.

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Miriam was excellent! Dr. Jo is always the best.
Cheryl H.
I like Dr Joe’s demeanor. Linda was fun to talk with and made me feel more comfortable. I am a nervous patient, so it really helped. Just needed a little extra Novocain as Linda was […]
Todd D.
My children and I have been patients there for almost 10 years. The staff are wonderful and always take great care of us.
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Awesome staff and family oriented.
Sharita N.
Dr. Perez and the staff was great and the assistant who assisted him doing my filling appointment was wonderful to.
Sandra C.
I’ve been a patient for close to 17 years, I have a terrible fear of dentist but would recommend Dr. Joe to anyone with the same problem he has a soft easy manner that sets you at ease.
Edward R.
great service
Mervin E.
I called for an immediate appt. due to extreme pain the night before. They accommodated perfectly. I was treated like a preferred client even though I had never been there before. Everyone from the […]
Joy T.
Everyone is very professional, love that. Dr. Perez made me feel very comfortable, feel better about going to the dentist now.
Gloria G.
Great customer service, and the staff made you feel comfortable.
Charisse W.
Great service from front desk, hygienist, dentist, assistant to the check out. I was aware of services today and in the future as well as cost
Angel W.
The employees are awesome.
Monique C.
Very friendly staff. They made the dental process easy for my family and I.
Kisean H.
Dr. Shatz was very nice and put me at ease. The billing person , Denise was WONDERFUL! She was so helpful.
Mary O.
Awesome services received by Dr. Johanson and his staff on every visit. He really takes good care of his patients and he explains the procedures thoroughly.
Nicole M.
They were very attentive to my issues, also kind and informative.
Alexandra M.
The Kindness and Professionalism of Dental One Employees. My Dental assistant, Linda, and My Den Hygienist were both caring and thorough. The Dentist who came in after my Teeth were cleaned, was vert […]
Sarah P.
Staff makes you feel right at home. All very competent.
Michael R.
easy and fast service with no problem. very professional.
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Great staff, great dentist, they were prompt, professional, considerate and friendly. What more can you ask for? Overall great experience
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Sunday Closed
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