Having a good dentist is one of those things you shouldn’t have to worry about; when you have one it’s great, but it can be very discouraging when you don’t. You know you should be getting your regular cleanings, but if you don’t have a regular dental office to go to, it is easy to put those cleanings off. Finding a new dentist can be very frustrating, but it is an essential task that is better done sooner rather than later. Whether you recently moved to Huntington Beach or you are just looking for a new dentist, you’ll certainly have questions. But how do I find my new dentist? Below, we will go over the basic steps that will allow you to find the best dentist in Huntington Beach.
Find Potential Dentists
This can be done one of two ways. The first is the old-fashioned method: Asking around. If you have any friends or family in the area, ask them who their dentist is and if they are satisfied. Personal references are one of the best indicators of a good service provider, so they will be very useful in your dentist search.
The second way to find dentists is through online review sites like Yelp. Here, you can read reviews from real patients on Google or Yelp. You can check out the office’s overall rating and even parse through the individual reviews. Once you have your list of potential providers, you can move on to the next step.
Check Your Insurance, but Don’t Let it Determine Your Decision
When calling your potential dentists make sure you can utilize your insurance at their office. Although this should factor into your decision, don’t let it be a defining requirement. Many, including Surf City Dentist, chose very carefully which insurance plans we accept so that we can continue to put our patients’ best interest first. At Surf City Dentist you can utilize any insurance policy that allows you to choose your dentist. Typically this is the PPO type of dental insurance. Give our office a call to get a better idea of insurances we accept. If you don’t have dental insurance, we also offer our in-house membership plan that can save you money.
Decide What Services You Need
To further narrow down your list, decide which services you need. For basic cleanings, a family dentist is best. For cosmetic procedures, you’ll want to find a dentist that provides cosmetic dentistry too.
Schedule A Comprehensive New Patient Examination
Once you have narrowed down your list, it is time to choose an office and get a consultation. This is your initial conversation that can convince you that a dentist is the right pick for you. You can hear their voice, ask questions, and get further information.
Get An Initial Cleaning
If your initial examination goes well, it is time to book your cleaning appointment. Go to that office for your cleaning by one of Surf City Dentist’s talented Dental Hygienists. If you are satisfied with the appointment, your search is over!
If you do your research on Huntington Beach cosmetic dentistry or family dentistry, you will likely come across Drs. Jeff Coleman & Ken Yabuki. Drs. Coleman & Yabuki and the Surf City Dentist team have a proven record of family and cosmetic dentistry expertise, happy patients, and top-tier service. Whatever your dental need is, you can trust Surf City Dentist.
– Dr. Coleman
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
Please visit a licensed dentist or doctor.