Saturday, December 30, 2006
This is an interesting question and I will try and answer this as honestly as I can. When choosing a dentist you should look for someone who has" good word of mouth"(pardon the pun). The person referring you should recommend their work. Their recommendation should not primarily focus on their equipment or the quality of the dentists sense of humour or whether they are scratch golfer etc. None of these issues has much to do with their ability to be an excellent dentist. Although there have been some really great high tech improvements in the dental field(Ni-ti rotary endo,warm guttapercha 3D-fills,electric dental hand pieces, Digital X-rays,caries detector, and tough all porcelain crowns are some). Having a high tech dental office does not by itself insure that a cosmetic dentist is capable of providing beautiful dental work that lasts. Dentistry is an art and a science a the dentist must be able to perform careful detailed work to achieve long lasting and trouble free results. Pick a dentist because he is good at dentistry. A good dentist must be a good communicator to help educate you about preventive dentistry as well as a good technician to perform actual dental procedures. He must be caring about your special needs, be able to intelligently answer your questions and come up with solutions that are right for you. When asking for recommendation from a friend or a doctor find out how long they have known the dentist and why they like him!