Research shows that, in most cases, moms choose the family dentist. It’s not an easy task. Will your kids like the dentist? Will your husband?
Find Out What they Want
You already know what your family needs from a dentist. But what do they want? Next time you’re driving to the pool with the kids, ask them, “What do you like/dislike about going to the dentist?” Ask your husband the same question. The more you know about your family’s expectations and preferences, the easier your decision will be.
The Family Dentist Interview
It’s easy to forget some of the details when you’re trying to find a new dentist – especially if you’re packing the kids for camp and planning the family vacation! Here are some great interview questions that can guide your interviews. Before using these questions, think about the answers you want to hear.
- Where are you located?
- Do you see children?
- Are you accepting new patients?
- Do you take insurance?
- Do you offer financing?
- What are your hours?
- Do you offer _________________? (dental implants, sleep apnea treatment, cosmetics)
- Do you have a website?
- When can I get an appointment? (more…)