More often dental patients are searching for a dentist who cares about the health of the body in addition to the health of the mouth. This complete approach is comforting to patients who view the entire situation before treating an oral health problem. However, many patients aren’t sure how to find the right dentist. Dr. Shane Nelson DDS has provided holistic and biological dentistry services to his Overland Park patients for many years. He offers the following tips for finding a dental practice that is right for you:
- Ask your friends and family: We get referrals for hair salons, car dealerships, and restaurants; why not dentists? Asking a trusted friend or family member where they receive dental treatment helps patients learn a little about the office before picking up the phone.
- Do your research: Referrals are important; however, it’s critical to do your own research. Some dentists specialize in certain services or only treat a certain age of patients. Check out the website to ensure that the dentist offers the services you need for the individuals in your family who need it and have a convenient location and office hours.
- Meet the team: Once you’ve found a dental practice, it’s important to meet the team. From the first phone call to schedule an appointment to checking out following your visit, you should be treated with respect and care.
- Meet the dentist: While you will interact with a number of professionals during your dental treatment, it’s important to meet the dentist and make sure you understand their approach and feel comfortable asking questions or raising concerns.
Whether you’re looking for a new dental provider or have been without a dentist for some time, dental treatment is important. Dr. Nelson and his entire team are committed to the health of your mouth and your overall well being. They work diligently to provide expert service and gentle care to all of our Overland Park patients. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call our office today at (913) 297-7800.
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