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4 Things to look for in a Dentist

Wondering what makes a great dentist? Take a look at the five following areas to see what dentist fits best with you!

1. Boise Dental Reputation

The most important thing when finding a Boise dentist is to make sure that your dentist is qualified to take good care of your mouth and teeth. There are several ways you can do this:

  1. The ADA. Any licensed dentist should belong to the American Dental Association. If they don’t, run!
  2. The dentist’s website. This website should have a section on the dentist’s education, certifications, and credentials, which will give you a better idea about how much education they’ve received and if they are a specialist in anything.
  3. Word of mouth. Probably the most common method, current patients of a Boise dental office can give you a first-hand account on if their dentist did a good job.

2. Friendly Demeanor


These kids clearly have an awesome dentist! (Image via Flickr by ChuckHolton)

Once you know you’ve found a competent dentist, the next most important thing is that you’ve found one that you are comfortable with. A Boise dental office has long been known as a place that patients hate visiting, but our Boise dentists and many others are working hard to change that. Look for friendly office staff, and for a dentist that you find easy to talk to and relaxing to be around. Everybody’s different, but you should be able to find a Boise dentist that has a personality that fits you.

3. Boise Dental Technology

In a growing age of technology, many dentists are embracing newer, faster, and more accurate ways of doing things. For example, our Boise dental office is equipped with several patient rooms, each with their own set of equipment and technology so that our dentists and hygienists don’t waste time sharing machines. We’ve also just introduced our on-site CEREC technology, which creates perfect crowns and fillings for our patients during the time of an appointment.

4. Dentist’s Availability and Insurance Discounts

On an even more personal note, you need a dentist who can meet your needs and (hopefully) work with your insurance company, (provided you have Boise dental insurance). Do you need weekend hours? What about evening hours? Does your dentist need to be great with kids? If you’ve found a Boise dental office that you like, a quick call should let you know if you are in network or not.

If you’ve found a dentist that you know is qualified and that puts you at ease during appointments, you’ve definitely found a winner. With the added perks of good technology and the right availability, you can find your perfect match for Boise dental work!

Got more questions or wondering if we are a good fit for you and your family? Stop by our Boise dental office or give us a call!