How do you begin your search for a dentist? The most successful dental relationships are built on trust. If you don’t feel comfortable enough to turn to your provider when you suspect a problem, your oral health is likely to suffer.
Choosing a dentist who you can relate to is one of the most important things you can do for your family’s oral health. So what qualities should you be looking for when researching a dentist in Poipu?
Here are a few questions you should keep in mind during your interview:
- Do you feel comfortable talking to the dentist? You can learn a lot about someone in a few minutes of conversation. Does the dentist answer your questions patiently and thoroughly? The chances are that if you feel rushed during your initial consultation, this dentist may not be the best match for you.
- How long has the dentist been in practice? Decades of experience don’t necessarily mean this is the right dentist for you, but you may be more comfortable with a seasoned professional.
- What kind of reviews does the dentist get? We are fortunate to have easy access to online reviews and patient testimonials, so do some research to see how they are doing with actual patients.
- Does the dentist take extra steps to make patients comfortable? Today dentists have lots of options to help ensure their patient’s comfort, so you should look for a practice that goes out of their way to pay attention to all your needs.
Most importantly - don’t settle! High-quality dental care is an investment, and you deserve the best so don’t ever compromise your standards. If you select a dentist only to find they don’t live up to your expectations, you have every right to find one who does!
Please Call to Arrange a Consultation
If you are looking for the perfect dentist for you and your ohana in Poipu, HI, please call Kalaheo Dental Group. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and show you around our practice!