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Moving to a new place can both be exciting and stressful on many levels. On one hand, you can enjoy new opportunities you didn’t have before. On the other hand, you will definitely be missing many of the comforts of home.
One of these “comforts,” for many, is the service of a longtime family dentist. The time for your regular dental appointment is coming around, and you are moving to, or have recently moved, to a new place? What is the best thing to do? Read on to know.
- Ideally, before you even move, you should ask your dentist for recommendations. He or she may be able to recommend a trusted colleague practicing in the place you will be moving to.
- Ask for recommendations. If you do not have a recommendation from your former dentist, try asking the people in your new community who their dentist is. You may find that there is a particular dentist that most of them go to. If there is one, that dentist may be a good choice for you, too.
- Check the dental association. Many medical and dental associations now have websites and tools through which you can find their certified members. Go online and see if your new place has a certified dentist.
- Check them out. If there is a particular dentist you are interested in, or you have narrowed your choice to some two or three dentists, you can check them out first before committing to any long-term treatments. The easiest way would be to actually pay them a visit for an initial consultation. When you are there, see if you are comfortable with them and if they are responsive to your concerns.
Keep these tips in mind, and you will have no problems seeking a new dentist in your new location.