How to pick one
When you move to St. Pete, it’s a common task to find a new dentist. St. Petersburg, FL has hundreds of dentists in the area so you can be selective on choosing yours.
As you go about selecting one, consider the following common tips:
Check to see if the dentist has been in practice for at least a few years.
It’s a good sign if the dentist has been in business for years, because it can help build your confidence in the office’s capabilities. It also means the office has had time for others to become patients and to choose to remain patients, or to find a different dentist. If they have been able to remain in business over the long-haul, it means they are doing many things right.
See if they are active in dentistry circles
By staying in touch with dentistry professional organizations, a dentist office can do a better job adopting the latest techniques for dental care and servicing patients. In St. Petersburg, the relevant organizations are:
- Academy of General Dentistry (National)
- American Dental Association (National)
- Florida Dental Association
- West Coast Dental Association
- Pinellas County Dental Society
Do they take your dental insurance?
If you have dental insurance, call the dental office and confirm that they take your brand of insurance. Try to be very specific about what insurance company you use and the exact plan number. Some plans have similar names or codes.
Drop by the office
Your dental visits should be enjoyable experiences where you are taking care of your health. Dentist offices can distinguish themselves from their competition by showing patients that they care about the experience they have in the office. You should be able to witness the cleanliness and professional courtesies if you take a few minutes to stop by the office.
What are the hours of business?
The dentist office should have hours that support your lifestyle. Teachers, consultants, children and office managers all have different needs regarding when and how far out they can schedule dentist appointments. Check the hours of the dentist office to see if they will work for your schedule.
Our friendly dedicated staff greets you by name and with a warm smile. Dr. Maher Rashid, Dr. Murad Rashid, and our entire team of experienced dental professionals are committed to treating you with respect, personal attention and a higher level of care that comes from decades of combined dental experience. At Dolphin Dental Group, we take the time to listen because there is simply no better way to ensure you get the gentle care and beautiful smile you deserve.
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