The American Dental Association offers some welcome advice for choosing a dentist. We have already talked about how word of mouth is an important factor in how many people find a dentist. Here are some things you should look for in an Elgin area dentist:
Location is always a factor when choosing a dentist. If you live in the Elgin area, there are many options, and most locations are not too far out of the way. While location plays an important role in convenience, many people are willing to drive a little farther for a better experience with their Elgin family dentist.
Relationship is a strong factor. Your Elgin dentist should be approachable, and should make you feel comfortable when you are in the dentist chair. After all, your dentist will be working very close with you to help you achieve a high level of oral hygiene; you most certainly will want to have a good, professional, comfortable relationship with your Elgin dentist and the dental office staff.
Specialty is another important factor in choosing a dentist in Elgin. Some dentists specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Others specialize in endodontics and restorative dentistry. Depending on your need, you may select a local Elgin dentist who can solve your immediate concern. Bear in mind, however, that it is good to have a general dentist who can maintain your dental history and work with you to through the years.
If you are looking for a dentist in the Elgin area, please come by and speak with me. I can address your interest in any of these critical areas, and will be happy to introduce you to David Rice DDS.
I look forward to meeting you.
-Dr. David Rice, DDS