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The Best Way to Find a General Dentist Near Me

November 14, 2022
Posted By: Helma Philips, DDS
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Starting a search for a new dentist near me in Midtown, NYC, can seem daunting simply because you have so many choices. How can you narrow down the list and find the dentist that checks all the boxes on your wants and needs list?

What to Look for in a Dentist

When searching for a new dentist, it's a good idea to start by listing the practical considerations that matter to you, including:

  • Experience — Length of time in practice doesn't always equate to the quality of dental care provided; however, if you have a specific need, like tooth replacement, you want a general dentist with experience in that area.
  • Location — Is the practice convenient to work, home, or school? You want to make it as easy as possible to plan dental appointments around your busy schedule.
  • Services offered — Are you most interested in cosmetic dentistry? Or dental implants? You'll want to narrow your search to dentists who highlight those services.

Once you've established your priorities, you can search for a specific dentist. You have a couple of options to get started with your search.

Ask Family and Friends to Refer Their Dentist

Asking family and friends if they would recommend their dentist is a great way to start your search. Referrals can fast-track your search because you can be confident that the dentist has already been vetted by someone you know and trust.

Search General Dentist Near Me in Midtown, NYC

Searching online can tell you almost everything you need to know about a dentist's experience and qualifications. There's almost too much information, but you have your wants and needs list to guide you, so you can hone in on one or two professionals who fit your needs.

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning Appointment

If you're due for a dental cleaning anyway, scheduling an appointment with a prospective dentist is a great way to meet the team and soak in the dental practice atmosphere. Is the staff easy to communicate with? Do you feel rushed, or are they responsive to your needs? Be sure to ask to meet the dentist to see how approachable they are and if your personalities mesh.

Call Our Midtown Manhattan Dental Office!

Or, you can simplify the process and call Helma Philips, DDS, to schedule an appointment at her Midtown, NYC, dental office. Dr. Philips has extensive training and decades of experience in providing cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry to New York residents and would be happy to help you.

We would love to show you why we're the best general dentist and how we can help you achieve your smile goals. Please call for an appointment to get started!

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