One Way to Check Out a Dental Practice

What’s the best way for people to find a high-quality dental practice?

I think it begins by doing what you are doing right now — searching the Internet for ideas, suggestions and dental practices near you.

To make a reasonable decision, you need to become fairly knowledgeable about two things. First, you need to know a little bit about dentistry. Second, you need to know some things about how to pay for the dentistry you need. This often begins by understanding dental insurance. It’s funny, those who don’t have dental insurance wonder if they should buy some and those who have it, because it is usually part of an employment package, really have no idea what it provides. Insurance policies are not all alike, even if they are coming from the same insurance company.

So here is a suggestion. Make an appointment with the dental insurance claims expert of a dental office you are considering using. Have him or her review and explain your policy to you. They file claims every day and I bet they could tell you how your policy stacks up with others they see.

And what a great way to get a feel for particular dental office’s culture! Without becoming a patient, you get to see whether or not the people are friendly, patient, helpful, or something less…before sitting in a dental chair yourself.

So, do you think this is a good idea? Let me know.

Also if you do this, I would love to hear your story.