Top 5 Questions to Ask a New Dentist During Your First Appointment
Posted on 1/15/2019 by Bisson Dentistry
Firstly, welcome! We're glad to see you here and will be happy to answer any questions you may have for us.
If you don't have any, here are a few of the top questions we've prepared that you should ask your new dentist during your first appointment with us.
What Sort of Dental Treatment Do You Do Here?
You should always ask us about what our facilities are equipped to handle, especially as they pertain to your needs. In the worst-case scenario, you don't want to waste any time on your visit if your problem is not something we can fix, so that we can promptly refer you to one of our trusted specialists better equipped to deal with it. In the best-case scenario, we may just surprise you with the rich breadth of treatment and diagnostic options we have available!
What Can I Do To Help Myself? Proper care doesn't start nor end at the door to our office, but extends to the habits and behaviors you must form to improve your dental health. It shows initiative and a commitment to your treatment to preemptively ask us what you can do on top of what we provide, and allows us to guide you further than just the time you spend in our exam room, both in encouraging your good habits and curbing any bad habits you may have developed.
What Are My Payment Options? Just as not every procedure is appropriate for every patient, not all payment methods are equal in regards to the needs of the patient. We understand that everyone has different circumstances and will happily work with you to ensure that you fully explore all of your options, understand them, and select the best method that works for you.
Can I Have That In Writing? Taking our recommendations and advice home with you to mull over, consider, and verify for yourself is not just good practice, but proper sense. It also serves as a helpful reminder in case you forget anything we discuss and allows you to be confident in the care we provide.
How Does This Help Me? Every mouth is different, and everyone has varying dental care needs. Be sure to speak with us about how this plan is tailored to your specific case, so that you are comfortable and fully informed as to why we pick each procedure recommended to you, how it will help you, and what the expected results will be.
After reading this, feel free to come up with a few questions to add on top during your visit with us! And if you haven't already scheduled an appointment, give us a call today!
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