Finding the right dentist is an important decision for any family. How can you go about it? Florham Park dentist, Dr. John A. Carollo, suggests practical ways to discover the proper fit.
Ask someone you trust
Even if you are new to the area, you have neighbors, co-workers or people at your place of worship that happily would recommend a place to get your car fixed. So, why not ask them for a dental referral? Additionally, you can call the local college or university or state dental association for the names of fully accredited dental care providers near you. Frequently, local dental schools offer low-cost dental care to the public.
Ask about professional associations
The American Dental Association website provides the names of local and state dental societies and also has a search service on its consumer-friendly website, www.MouthHealthy.org. You can search by dental specialty and location.
All quality dentists maintain peer-to-peer associations in professional societies and in continuing education classes and study groups. Look for membership in specialty academies or associations such as the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry or the American Academy of Implant Dentistry to name just a few.
Do online research
And, don’t forget other online research. Explore consumer ratings services such as Healthgrades to view credentials and to see what actual patients say about their dentists. When individuals take the time to write recommendations for a dentist or doctor, it means that have had good experiences.
For instance, Madison dentist, Dr. John A. Carollo says that a full 80 percent of his new patients come from referrals. That speaks well of how his existing patients actually view their dental care and its results.
Your research should reveal what dental services the dentist offers. Restorative, preventive and cosmetic treatments are the broad categories to look for. Also, if you need a special service, such as orthodontics, dental implants or periodontal therapy, inquire about these. For example, Dr. Carollo offers a wide range of orthodontic services such as traditional braces, Invisalign and Simpli 5. Regarding patient comfort, what sedation dentistry options are offered?
Call and visit
Your prospective Florham Park dentist must be open to speaking to you about his or dental services. Call to arrange a tour of the office, and speak to the support staff. Look for a warm, welcoming atmosphere, clean, specious treatment rooms and a willingness to answer questions.
Also, you want a dentist who is close to your home and has office hours that accommodate busy family schedules. What are the emergency care policies? What financing is available for complex treatments? Does your new Florham Park dentist accept your dental insurance?
The informed dental patient
Information arms you to choose a new dentist. To see if Dr. John Carollo could be your next dental care provider, contact his office staff today to arrange a consultation. Get your questions answered, and feel secure in this vital decision.