I’m graduated college and my new job is halfway across the country from my hometown. I won’t be able to pop home for a quick visit any more and see my old dentist. So, it is time for me to pick my own. Do you have any advice for me?
Congrats on starting a new life! This is an exciting time for you. I’m impressed you’re already thinking of how important it is to get a dentist.
Finding the best dentist for you depends on what you’re looking for. Do you want someone who chats or just gets business done?
Do you want a general dentist for just the basics or are you hoping for someone that does cosmetic dentistry also?
For the first couple of choices, you can tell that just by your first consultory visit. The second two choices are a little more involved. For cosmetic work, you want to make sure they’re not just highly trained, but artistic as well. Knowing how to do the procedure and getting beautiful results are two different things. Your best bet is to find someone who is accredited (not just a member) with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
It’s worth it to drive to the next town if you need to for cosmetic work to get someone accredited. Though, in your case, you won’t have to.
Hope this helps.
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