By Dr. James Pechloff
April 15, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Best Dentist  

Finding a good dentist isn't always easy. Although technical skills are crucial, the relationship between dentist and patient is just as important. Dr. James Pechloff, your Wauwatosa, WI general dentist, shares some things to think about when you choose a new dentist.Best Dentist

Location, location, location

Location isn't just important in real estate. If your new dentist's office isn't in a convenient location, you may stop making those visits every six months. Although it's important to consider how far the office is from your home or office, other factors are also important. For example, inadequate or inconvenient parking or transportation issues can affect your decision.

Ask for a recommendations

Friends and family members can be good sources of information when you're looking for a dentist. Be sure to ask why your friend likes or doesn't like a particular dentist. The things that matter to you might not matter to him or her. Asking a series of follow-up questions can help you determine if the dentist sounds like a good fit for you.

Call dental offices

Once you've narrowed your list of Wauwatosa dentists based on location and personal recommendations, call each office and ask a few questions, such as:

  • What are your hours?
  • How long has the dentist been in practice?
  • What services does he offer?
  • Does he specialize in any particular area of dentistry?
  • Does he belong to dental associations, such as the American and Wisconsin Dental Associations?
  • How long will it take me to get an appointment?
  • How do you handle dental emergencies?
  • Do you offer sedation dentistry?
  • Do you accept my dental insurance?

Pay attention to small details during your visit

Whether you're visiting as a new patient, or you've arranged a quick meeting with the dental team before you decide on a dentist, it's important to pay attention to the little things. If the dentist's staff doesn't make you feel welcome, or the dentist isn't caring and friendly, you may want to continue your search. Take a look at the office. Does it offer modern dental equipment and comfortable surroundings for patients? Taking these small things into consideration can help you make your decision.

Do you need a caring dentist who offers the most up-to-date dental treatments? Call Dr. James Pechloff, your Wauwatosa, WI general dentist, at (414) 475-5505 and schedule your first appointment.